@ghostravage: Like you said, he's used it once in his entire history and only during said run -- a run which the handbook entry was taking into account (IIRC a picture of Udon Tasky is located to the left of the stats). So, let me be clear: whether or not Taskmaster has it can be open to debate, but based on his history and the amount of showings he has had since the Udon run, I feel it is more than safe to say double-speed would not be a factor in this battle. Hopefully that clears things up.
Sure, but I think it's safe to say Taskmaster doesn't have double-speed since that's (IIRC) the only time we've seen it used.
Update: just to clarify, he doesn't have his Udon outfit/gear. I'm saying just skill feats -- sans double-speed --are transferable. As for gear, Tasky has his usual 616 situation: bow, sword, basic firearms, shield, etc.
Wolfman giving both characters proper credit in Deathstroke #7 something I slightly disagree with, but to each his own.
Thanks for reading! Well, I'm talking about giving Wayne's willpower and determination proper respect and not necessarily his effectiveness as a combatant. Even after that horrible beating, he still went after Slade and refused to call it quits. As I implied the article, I'm sure things could have played out differently if Batman focused on tactics and gear ;)
It really doesn't answer or alleviate most of the critics' valid concerns with this gimmicky PR move. Not to mention that Aaron is very flippant to anyone who dares question his wisdom. I got the short stick when I noted he was only focusing on positive tweets rather than anything that criticises or disagrees with this new PR stunt. Shocking that creators seem to want to alienate their fans now....
so why not start with her own identity in the first place. They are just continuing the trend that all female comic characters need to hang on the coattails of the male characters.
Why not wait and see how Aaron actually handles the character instead of assuming the worst? I'd say he's more than earned our support based on his work with THOR: GOD OF THUNDER ;)
You're entirely missing the point Gregg. The new female Thor flies in the face of Aaron's run and it gets rid of Thor with a woman for the sake of creating new female characters. And of course it's not silly to get upset, I'm so sick and tired of hearing this poor excuse (Just heard this bit on the podcast hence my comment on it.) This is not a good idea when it's done for the sake of change and for getting temporary PR. Marvel need to create new female characters that stand on their own, not female heroes that need the identity of a male hero to stand up. People who lump critics of this move into angry raging haters need to wise up and start realising that there are valid, justifiable reasons for disliking this change.
You know, it is possible to disagree with something without being hostile about it. Just because I don't agree with negative reactions doesn't mean I'm "entirely missing the point" and honestly, it's offensive that you'd jump to that conclusion based on my quick response to Johnny (which was essentially saying "Aaron has done awesome work, let's actually wait and see how he handles this."). Now, there's a big -- BIG -- difference between skepticism and completely writing something off before even reading a freaking preview. The former is fine and I welcome it, but the latter is so tiring and something we see FAR too often, especially when a majority of people end up doing a 180 a few issues in. If you're worried that this is a PR stunt and not happy they're placing a new female character in a pre-existing mantle-- that's fine and that would be a shame if she does just fade away after luring in new readers (and it's worth noting Marvel's doing a great job with unique female lead books -- ELEKTRA, MS. MARVEL, BLACK WIDOW, upcoming STORM, etc.) But that's -- to me, at least-- not how you're expressing it. You're seemingly stating it like it's a fact and that is what's going to happen, and to me, that's totally jumping the gun and writing something off way too early. Thor will OBVIOUSLY return to his signature role in due time (not to mention we'll see past and future Thor in the meantime, too), and then what does that mean for this character? Do you really think Aaron's plans with this individual are temporary -- especially after giving her such a big push? Aaron is behind this decision and he's MORE than earned my support with his work on GOD OF THUNDER, so I'm anxious to see what he has in store for us. Next time, please realize that just because someone doesn't agree doesn't mean they're "entirely missing the point." I get the points. "If Marvel wants to push a new female lead, she shouldn't just be taking the role of a pre-existing male." "What's the point if Thor will eventually return?" "This is a cheap attempt to lure in new readers!" I've heard 'em all and I think it's far too early for me to agree with them (not to mention, isn't bringing in new readers a positive?). You're seemingly acting as if having faith in Aaron's abilities and trying to be somewhat optimistic is a bad thing and means I'm blatantly ignoring any criticisms. As I just said, that's not the case at all -- I just don't agree with said complaints. If they turn out to be true, that's unfortunate. But that has yet to be seen and I'll happily give the first issue an honest chance. If this has all put such a bad taste in your mouth, then so be it and I hope you vote with your money when the first issue drops.