Task Force One

    (Image, 2006)
™ and ©2006 Image Comics

A coup in nuclear-armed nation gets the U.S.A.’s attention, but when two ops teams are slaughtered trying to infiltrate the country (the book’s not really specific on which country this might be), there’s suspicion that some super-human power is backing it up.

Task Force 1 is brought in, despite apprehensions over their only previous fieldwork, but we spend half the issue in flashback to that mission, though it’s really not clear what actually goes wrong. A force from the ground later takes out half the team, but if its cause is meant to be mysterious, it’s more obfuscated. In fact, there’s a lot of decent story here muddled in closure that just isn’t clear. The flashback itself seems equally likely to be a cut-scene at first, and it concludes with the team’s psychic blacking out, presumably, but by no means clearly, from overexertion. This book needs sharper editing to become a tight little tale. Right now, nothing in particular makes the book stand out from any other team of government capes.

— Brendan McGinley

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