Friday, September 14, 2012

Taskmaster - To Do List - J.D. Coughlan


Panel 1: Close-up of a to do list. On the list is:

HOMEWORK
BUY MOM BIRTHDAY PRESENT
DISHES
GET A GIRLFRIEND
CLEAN ROOM
DEFEAT MORTAL KOMBAT

CAPTION: Many years ago...

Panel 2: A young Tony Masters clutches the list in one hand, his other hand raised over his head in exasperation.

TONY: Gah! These chores -- these tasks -- they're such a burden!

TONY: They, more than anything, are what's holding me back from achieving greatness!

Panel 3: Tony crumples the list. There is an intense look of determination on his face now.

TONY: Well, no more!

Panel 4: Large, taking up most of the page. Tony in a dramatic pose, fist in the air.

TONY: As God as my witness, I vow to master every task!!!

Inset: The present Taskmaster sits with a beer across a table from Batroc the Leaper. Taskmaster is leaning back casually, Batroc looks skeptical.

TASKMASTER: Yeah, so, anyway, that's my origin story, or whatever.

END OF PAGE


I'm sure we all have our "stock ideas" for weeks where we're not too familiar with the character. This is one of mine -- I've always wanted to do a parody of the modern origin story, which often exaggerates minute aspects of the character.

2 comments:

  1. I could see Taskmaster telling such an origin story for the purposes of messing with people.

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  2. Panel 4 is what makes this one. Another great comedic page.

    Plus. . . Batroc!

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