Warning! Spoilers for Ant-Man #3 by Marvel Comics
A surprise villain has returned to the Marvel Universe and is complimenting Taskmaster on his incredible costume. In Ant-Man #3 from Marvel Comics, the Black Ant, who is a Life-Model Decoy of the Irredeemable Ant-Man, makes an unexpected return. Bemoaning about his own ant persona, the Marvel villain says he’s jealous of Taskmaster, admitting that he’s a big fan of the power-copying bad guy’s entire ensemble.
There are many iconic costumes in the Marvel Universe, as its villains are some of the best-dressed bad guys in all comics. From the Green Goblin’s frightening attire, Doctor Doom’s incredible metal mask and cape, to Jack Kirby’s larger-than-life armor, there’s little question Marvel villains conquer in style. However, one of the best-looking villains is Taskmaster, created by David Micheline and George Perez, whose unique skull mask and costume are getting a major compliment from the Black Ant, who admits he’s jealous of the assassin’s persona. In fact, he wishes he had such a unique look as opposed to being a bug-themed hero.
In Ant-Man #3 by Al Ewing, Tom Reilly, Jordie Bellaire, and VC’s Cory Petit from Marvel Comics, the Black Ant, a Life-Model Decoy of the Irredeemable Ant-Man, makes a surprise appearance, working to free the villain Ultron from the Avengers imprisonment. However, as he hops across the city to find Hank Pym’s lab, he recalls working alongside Taskmaster for the villain Kraven the Hunter’s criminal team, where he admits that hanging out with Tony Masters for so long made him feel worse and jealous. In addition, he references Taskmaster’s combination of skull mask and pirate boots, calling him the “definition of a unique human personality.”
Taskmaster Has One Of The Best Costumes In Comics
There’s no question Taskmaster has one of the best Marvel Comics costumes worn by any hero or villain. His skull mask, cloak, shield, and pirate boots shouldn’t work as a whole, but it makes for an extremely unique ensemble. Hopefully, the MCU will adapt Taskmaster’s comic book costume more faithfully when the live-action version of the character returns in Thunderbolts, as it’s too good of a look to leave just in the comics. Black Ant is jealous for a good reason.
Ultimately, Taskmaster is one of Marvel’s best-looking villains, so much so that even his fellow bad guys take notice. Black Ant’s jealousy about Tony Masters’ unique costume and persona proves that other villains wish they had a look even half as memorable as his. But, unfortunately, not all villains can have a look as iconic as Taskmaster, no matter how hard they try.
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