Marvel Comics has revealed previously announced titles Widowmakers: Red Guardian and Yelena Belova and Taskmaster are now set for a November release. Originally set for an April release, ahead of the release of the Black Widow movie, the titles now have a new home in November. No word yet on whether we’ll get the Black Widow movie this year or not, though. There are some sweet Red Guardian, Taskmaster, and Black Widow reprints coming this October too.
Widowmakers is written by Devin Grayson with art by Michele Bandini and a cover by Mike McKone. Taskmaster is by Jed MacKay with art by Alessandro Vitti and a cover by Valerio Giangiordano.
Check out the cover art for both titles below.
For more details on the projects read the official Marvel Comics press release below.
New York, NY— August 18, 2020 — Previously announced titles, WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA and TASKMASTER will be at your local comic shop this November! These action-packed series will serve as a perfect introduction to the covert cast of characters who make up Marvel’s world of espionage and will star in Marvel Studios’ upcoming film, Black Widow.
Writer Devin Grayson, one of the creators of Yelena Belova — the Red Room recruit who once nearly killed Natasha Romanoff — returns with a brand–new story drawn by rising star Michele Bandini in WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA. Yelena has spent years trying to figure out who she is. Once she thought the Black Widow mantle was her destiny, but fate had other plans. Now the past is catching up with her — and with Alexi Shostakov, a.k.a. the Red Guardian! Alexi has worn many titles, including husband to Natasha, but while the Widow played her avenging games, the Red Guardian waited in the shadows. Now a new day is dawning — and this time, no one will stand in his way.
Meanwhile, the world believes Taskmaster murdered Maria Hill! Now the greatest spies in the Marvel Universe are on the hunt and won’t stop until Taskmaster is dead. Follow writer Jed Mackay (Black Cat) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors) in TASKMASTER, a globe–spanning adventure that will send ripples through every corner of Marvel’s espionage community and beyond!
Don’t miss WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1 and TASKMASTER #1 when they hit stands this November!
WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1
Written by DEVIN GRAYSON
Art by MICHELE BANDINI
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
TASKMASTER #1 (of 5)
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO
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