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AVENGERS #196 (Jun 1980) Marvel Comics

cover:  George Perez
Joe Rubinstein
Date: Jun 1980
Cover Price: $0.40

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    "The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster" (17 pages) 
    writer:  David Michelinie 
    art:  George Perez
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    colors:  Carl Gafford 
    letters:  John Costanza 
    editor:  Jim Salicrup
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    Fans and news websites are reporting that the mysterious figure on the tank is Taskmaster. They also speculate it could be Udon's grey costume for the character.

    It's a possibility, given the hood and the bow.

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    Avengers #196 going for top dollars on Ebay

    posted Jun 29, 2019, 9:43 AM by Vu Nguyen

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    With the news that Taskmaster will appear in an upcoming Black Widow film, his first appearance in Avengers #196 is going for top dollars on Ebay.

    Taskmaster is unlockable character in Marvel vs Capcom
    posted Feb 17, 2011 8:33 PM by vu sleeper


    AVENGERS #196 (Jun 1980)
    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Taskmaster is copy-cat killer
    Mike Winder on Feb. 17, 2011 | 4:59 p.m.

    A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has just arrived for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Here at Hero Complex, we’ve been marking the release with a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Taskmaster

    Ever wonder where supervillains like Dr. Doom, MODOK and Magneto get their endless supplies of minions who are willing to carry out their crazy plans?

    In the Marvel universe, many of them are provided by Tony Masters, a.k.a. Taskmaster, a villain with photographic reflexes and a costume that resembles the grim reaper on summer vacation. Taskmaster’s ability to duplicate any action after simply observing it has made him a mentor to countless under-appreciated henchmen, a constant threat to superheroes and, more recently, a training instructor for the U.S. government.

    “Anything the Avengers can do, I can do better!” is how his creators, writer David Michelinie and artist George Pérez, had the villain introduce himself on the cover of The Avengers No. 196 in 1980. In that same issue, Taskmaster brags that he can sling his shield harder than Captain America, shoot arrows more skillfully than Hawkeye and perform more death-defying gymnastics than Spider-Man.

    The only Marvel villain to appear in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 who doesn’t hail from the Silver Age of comics, Taskmaster is one of the game’s “secret” characters, meaning he can only be unlocked after reaching 6,000 player points, a task which, according to Capcom’s Seth Killian, can be achieved in about an hour of gameplay.

    News: Taskmaster Action Figures Comes With Avengers #196

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    Toy Biz brings back the Marvel Legends action figure format for an eleventh series, the Legendary Rider Series. Each action figure is highly articulated and comes packaged with a reprinted comic book, or in some cases, a poster book. The idea behind Marvel Legends is to create definitive action figure interpretations of classic Marvel characters. Each figure in series 11 is packaged with a vehicle which they can ride in a legendary fashion. Series 11 also includes a Marvel Vs. game card.

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    The Scarlet Witch action figure is being re-worked and will be released in a later series of Marvel Legends. However, before this decision was made, a limited number of Scarlet Witch figures were released in Asia. You may see them on eBay, but rest assured that when she is finally released, she will have a wide release and should not be difficult to find. The revised version will be much-improved, so it should not be a loss to your collection to not have the initial scrapped version.

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    The Taskmaster action figure has 34 points of articulation and comes with an air scooter. (I would describe it more as a glider, but the packaging calls it an air scooter.) He also has an arsenal of weapons: sword, pistol, quiver, billy club, and shield.

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    Marvel Legends Series 11 : Taskmaster Action Figure
    Item #: MRVL34823 Year: 2005
    Manufacturer: Toy Biz

    Description: When the shadow of evil falls across the land, the world.s greatest champions strike for justice! From the pages of classic Marvel comics comes this line of highly articulated poseable 7 inch action figures, the Marvel Legends! Collect them all, each sold seperately. Taskmaster includes sky cycle, Captain America-style shield, Daredevil-style billy club, and Black Knight-style sword and scabbard.

    Price: 27.99

    (Vu: Comes with reprint of AVENGERS #196)
    News: Custom Taskmaster Action Figure

    September 01, 2005 12:55 am

    Item number 5995796978: Custom Taskmaster figure
    Start: Aug-26-05 14:34:58 PDT
    Ends: Sep-02-05 14:34:58 PDT
    Seller: copperpot111

    This is the first 12' Taskmaster custom that we have made and it is based on the popular George Perez version of the Avengers character This figure features a machine sewn-on costume and cape and an original custom headsculpt and sheild. The figure is extremely poseable and articulated.

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