Solomon Grundy. Victor Zsasz. Madame Crow. Copperhead. No, these are not this year’s nominees for sexiest maniac alive…they are the new recruits for Task Force Z! What does this mean for Red Hood and Bane? Will Mr. Bloom’s Lazarus Resin heist spell certain doom for the Resurrection Twins? How many rhetorical questions can I possibly squeeze into one paragraph’s worth of copy? 1) A lot. 2) Yes. 3) Three.
But Why Tho?Task Force Z #7 refocuses an already brilliant series and makes it exceptional. Still intense and wild in its story, the comic appears restructured and changed. There is an understanding from Rosenberg that the mission is different and the dynamics within the team are all new. It shows that this series has much more depth to it than just a zombie/horror comic. And included in that is an epic, action-packed issue that knows it has awesome characters at its disposal.
Lyles Movie FilesTask Force Z has been a surprising thrill ride with each installment. While its quality isnt a shock anymore, it remains one of the more enjoyable monthly titles from DC.
Geek DadOverall, it's a fun and chaotic issue that delivers in action and disturbing visuals, and I think it's picking up as the series goes on.
Dark Knight NewsTask Force Z #7 felt like a story ramping up for a finale AND one that's ramping up for a lot more stories. In both cases, it was a great read, with lovely art and a multitude of twists and turns along the way. This is a dead good book.
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Weird Science DC ComicsWhile there are strong action elements to this story that I love to see in this book because...... Well, zombie villains going up against people, this issue turns it into a scavenger-hunt style that I'm not a huge fan of, and it kind of bogs down the book. Thankfully, we have great art throughout and a swerve to our story that I can't wait to see how our team recovers from.
Batman-NewsMost of what happens in this issue is relevant, but the issue is lacking a strong, memorable moment that allows this one to stand on its own. I also think there's way too much talking and not enough action, especially for this title, which has been very action-driven so far. It's not a boring issue and it's definitely not a bad issue. I just wish it was more than just a middle-of-the-road entry and I wish that Eddy Barrows will return next month to finish out the rest of the series himself. Lastly, I only recommend this comic to those who are already invested in Task Force Z.When read out of context, this issue probably isn't going to convince new readers to get into the series.
The Batman UniverseOverall, Task Force Z is, minimally put, an entertaining read. Red Hood and Two-Face make a good pair, and there's enough of a plot within a plot to keep the storyline moving and provide the sense that things are progressing. Now, how Task Force Z deals with Batman in the next issue will be very interesting to read!
ComicBook.comThere's a lot that unfolds in Task Force Z #7, but little of it seems to propel the story forward. Outside of a few excellent jokes on behalf of Matthew Rosenberg, both the script and overarching plot runs flat. Even with a comic that largely runs on some shocking reveals, none of to be found here in this issue and the end result largely fills like a filler.