Another month has passed and this new run by Jason Aaron continues to pave a new direction for The Punisher that barely resembles the character as we have come to know him. Is it a bad thing? Well, maybe not for some fans. But, old school fans might struggle with reading this run, especially those… Continue reading Review (With Spoilers!): The Punisher Vol. 13 #8 (2023) by Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz and Paul Azaceta
Art by Jesus Saiz, Colors by Dave Stewart While the cover and cliffhanger of last issue set up the meat of this issue to be the conflict between Daredevil and The Punisher, their battle is brief and more of a teaser for a prolonged conflict between these heroes and their new respective ninja clans to… Continue reading Review (With Spoilers!): The Punisher Vol. 13 #7 (2023) by Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz and Paul Azaceta
Punisher War Journal: Brother by Torunn Grønbekk, Rafael Pimentel & Matt Milla was a very entertaining comic book that reminded me of the classic Punisher stories. It's action packed with a very simple premise that pits Frank Castle against the "world", which is great. A network of criminals are attempting to hunt down Frank Castle… Continue reading Review: Punisher War Journal: Brother #1 (2022) by Torunn Grønbekk, Rafael Pimentel & Matt Milla
This issue marks the end of the first half of this run ("Book One" (of Two)) and the conclusion of the fight with Frank vs. Ares. STORY (w/spoilers) Cover by Jesús Saiz This issue's main highlight was the fight between Ares and Frank, nineteen pages of Frank versus a God. Frank went full "army of… Continue reading Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #6 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz & Paul Azaceta
Issue #5 had a cover and synopsis that indicated a turn of events in this run. Rather than a return to form for Frank Castle, we received yet another retcon in Frank's origins. STORY (Mild Spoilers) The main focus of this storyline was developing Frank's past through his middle school years and beyond. We got… Continue reading Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #5 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta
It's been more or less 16 years since Marvel gave a War Journal title to Punisher fans, but this time it's three one-shots, not a limited series. These one-shots are prequels to the main storyline. Artwork by Lan Medina Storyline:Torunn Grønbekk delivered a very decent take on Frank Castle, at his present state as the… Continue reading Review: Punisher War Journal: Blitz (2022)
For awhile, Marvel changed minor details about the Punisher's origins for the sake of new stories, while still respecting the core of his character. Sadly, Marvel hasn't kept true to this move over the past two decades and has consistently altered the "real origin" and reasons why Frank Castle becomes the Punisher.
Art by Jesús Saiz & colored by Dave Stewart Issue #3 came out last week and the big highlight this time was Frank's first kill. After the big controversy in issue #2 with Frank's new childhood violence and "therapy", we received a more nuanced explanation on Frank's first kill and the motivations behind it. It's… Continue reading Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #3 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta