Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Task Force Z #4 Review

Task Force Z #4 Review

I Knew Everything.... Until I Didn't

Task Force Z #4 Review
Written By: Matthew Rosenberg
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Kieran McKeown, Eber Ferreira, Dexter Vines, Adriano Lucas, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 25, 2022

Let's continue to get our zombie on as we get back to Task Force Z, where previously we saw Jason Todd uncover the mysterious leader of the group who turned out to be Two-Face. Yeah, it was a big reveal if not a tad confusing but now it's time to see if it all makes sense for the big picture...... and maybe with that explanation, we will get the big picture. Let's jump into this issue and see if Jason Todd can uncover the truth and hopefully survive long enough for it to mean anything. Let's check it out.

For this issue of Task Force Z we're going to have a roller coaster ride of emotions as we have a pseudo-heart-to-heart talk between Red Hood and Two-Face about what's been going on with Task Force Z and how it is a legitimate organization that's trying to do good and while I enjoyed this idea because it gave this book what felt like a bit more focus, that aspect quickly changes when Amanda Waller shows up the next day to shut things down. While normally this would seem like something that would make sense, what with our team being a bunch of fucking zombies, but since Amanda Waller is currently on the run from the government in Suicide Squad, this element feels out of place and it's not the only one.

Task Force Z #4 Review

There are a lot of small things in this issue that are trying to expand the story like Jason's relationship with Batman, Mr. Bloom's real motives behind things, and even another Task Force along the same lines as our titled squad but in the end, I left this issue a bit confused about where this book is going, why people are doing certain things and also I was a tad disappointed because the focus finally seemed to be here and then just simply unraveled as the book went on. I'm still a fan of this book but this issue felt all over the place.

Task Force Z #4 Review

All in all, I still really enjoy the art in this issue, even though we do have two artists for this chapter and I still like the concept of the book a lot and need to know where things go for the duration of the series, but things just kind of feel like they are all over the place here and while normally I might leave a book wanting more, I don't know if more is what this book really needs because there feels like there's way too much here and waiting another month to hopefully get to the bottom of what's happening is going to suck. At least though it seems that Jason Todd's motivations are determined here so at least that's a takeaway while also knowing that something is rotten in the Chop Shop beyond the bodies of our team.  

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Bits and Pieces:

While there's still plenty of intrigue in this series and some excellent art, this issue feels like it wanted to cram too many things into it when it finally felt like we were going to get a handle on what the story was...... So yeah, sadly the story is still a mystery, while some of the continuity feels off. By the end though we get a promise of a fight that I can't wait to see next issue.


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