Monday, September 10, 2012

Taskmaster – What’s in a Name - Ben Rosenthal

1.  A wide panel from side on, with Deadpool on his knees, laughing uncontrollably.  Taskmaster is standing opposite him, sword pointed at Deadpool’s head.

CAPTION (Taskmaster)
I remember it like it was yesterday.

The first time I met Wade.


2.  Same as Panel 1, with Taskmaster raising his sword away from Deadpool’s head.  Deadpool is not laughing, but wiping a tear away from his still masked face.

No, really.  Why did you call yourself Taskmaster?

Because....I’m a master....of any task.....

3.  Same as Panel 2, however Taskmaster has lowered his sword.  It is like he has just realising how lame his name actually is.  Deadpool and Taskmaster are looking at each other in the eye.

4.  Same as Panel 3, but with Deadpool rolling around on the floor in a fit of uncontrollable laughter.  Taskmaster’s head hangs low.

CAPTION (Taskmater)

So....can I write a Deadpool mini yet?


  1. Well, I still think that Taskmaster is a cool name.

    Plus, it makes sense when you consider the role he plays in sometimes training thugs for other bad guys: "taskmaster: (n) a person who imposes a harsh or onerous workload on someone."

    Sounds like a fitting name to me. :^)

  2. I'd second Mr. McLaughlin, and would hire you to write Deadpool in a heartbeat based on this script alone. You just nail that absurdist tone right out of the gate. Really funny page, great job.

  3. Ben - you're a star. You can write Deadpool anytime...

    However, knowing what a smart-ass Taskmaster is, I'd have expected him to have a sharper comeback from this.

    Unless... after being "defeated" thus by Wade, he studied him and used his photographic-mimickry powers to mimic Wade's smart mouth in the future...?

  4. This is great and you have Deadpool down pat.

    Yeah, his name doesn't really make sense, does it?

  5. Fun page Ben. I like how you use Taskmaster as set up for a Deadpool gag, which you pull off with pro level skill.


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