Are we the baddies? After the shocking (but not really) betrayal by Mr. Bloom, the new Task Force Z are public enemy number one. All of Gotham is hunting for them. They are out of money, out of friends, and out of Lazarus Resin. But now they will have to face their most dangerous foe yet-and it’s one of their own!
But Why Tho?Task Force Z #9 is another heavy metal edition of the zombie comic series. Every inclusion brings familiar faces into the undead world, placing them in imminent danger of being eaten. Every fight is hardcore and Rosenberg leans even further into that tone. The art can either be explosive and gory or make your skin crawl. The books longevity is impressive, and the next issue bodes even more excitement.
Dark Knight NewsTask Force Z #9 is an action-packed story that has really found its rhythm, I'm loving the Easter eggs, the villains, and all doubts I had about this book have been put to bed. Now I'm waiting with bated breath for what will happen next.
Comic WatchTask Force Z is terrifyingly good. Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira and Adriano Lucas are absolutely killing it with this book thus far. The storytelling is fun and engaging, the art is phenomenal at all levels - this is unexpectedly one of the best series DC is currently publishing!
ComicBook.comTask Force Z barrels forward in terrifying fashion as Jason Todd and his band of misfits find themselves up against—you guessed it—another insurmountable threat. Despite the plot redundancies throughout this title, Rosenberg's character work shines through here in Task Force Z #9, giving characters other than Red Hood some adequate time to shine. A certain sense of wit and, in turn, charm shines through in the script here and that carries the book forward a substantial amount.
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Graphic PolicyTask Force Z #9 isn't bad in any way, I want to make that clear. As part of the greater story, it's solid. There really are some key moments that'll play out over the next few issues. But, it doesn't quite pack enough in on its own to stand out from the quality that has come before it. It's a solid chapter in the greater whole.
Geek DadAs we get to the last act of this zombie-fueled thriller, it continues to be a mixed bag of compelling character moments and over-the-top action.
The Batman UniverseTask Force Z, in a few words, is a fun series. It's a bit wild and dark, dramatic, and a little over the top at times, but intriguing and with an engaging set of characters and a well-paced plot. The creative team, writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Eddy Barrows, does a great job producing a story that is, overall, solid and enjoyable.
Weird Science DC ComicsTask Force Z #9 takes a step backward after the last issue, and with only a few left in the series, that is worrisome. Hopefully, this is just a blip in this stretch run, but Rosenberg has a lot to tie up here and not much time to do it in.
Batman-NewsI enjoy this comic's visuals a lot more than its story. The art is solid all the way throughout, with fun layouts, high energy action scenes and cool thematic visual cues. The story lost some of its focus, and it remains to be seen how the upcoming final three issues of this series are going to turn out. If you haven't dropped this book yet, you might want to see it through, since we're so close to the end, but I don't consider this issue a must-read, let alone a must-buy, by any means.