Membership: At least six unnamed members

Purpose: Top students of the Taskmaster, criminals for hire.

Affiliations: Taskmaster, the Triune Understanding

Enemies: Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell), Silverclaw (Maria de Guadalupe Santiago), Warbird (Carol Danvers)

Base of Operations: Presumably one of Taskmaster's academies.

First Appearance: Avengers III#26 (March, 2000)

History: (Avengers III#26)- Taskmaster was hired to pose as Captain America and lead some allies of the Avengers into the Triune Understanding's New York headquarters and have them destroy Triune property in an attempt to discredit the Avengers. When the heroes realized that the Captain America they followed was an imposter, he had his Split-Second Squad come out of hiding and unmasked himself. The Squad attacked the heroes and was ultimately brought down. Taskmaster is also knocked out and he and the Squad are teleported away when Lord Tremont arrives and destroys the building leaving the team to take the blame.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger.

The Split-Second Squad members wore identical costumes. They were all very skilled fighters, agile, quick and strong. They also had small plates on their hands and feet that allowed them to glide on the air and zap opponents on contact.

by Patrick D Ryall

The Taskmaster's Split-Second Squad should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers III#26, page 27, panel 4

Last updated: 09/05/13

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