Review: The Punisher #10 (2018) by Matthew Rosenberg

Rosenberg doesn’t stop giving me a thrilling ride with another action-packed Punisher comic book. Another issue with a fast paced story and a huge body count. Something that Rosenberg is used to show us in his Punisher run.

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Artwork by Szymon Kudranski

In terms of storyline, nothing changed since last issue, Frank Castle continues to put down HYDRA forces BAD while looking for Zemo to settle the score. We are presented with fantastic action panels and a great action scenes where Frank goes against bikers! Yeah, literally straight from the 80’s action movies! Great stuff!
Another cool thing to add is that the Punisher is tearing Bagalia apart, everything is going to what he planned and Zemo is getting into a tough situation trying to put Bagalia on his own feet.
One of the premises of this 10th issue was the fight between Jigsaw, we barely had it. But Jigsaw makes his stand remembering Frank that he is one of his greatest enemies and he’s not to be ignored.

This run is becoming epic and memorable as one of the greatest Punisher runs, especially if we add Rosenberg’s Punisher War Machine run which is the prequel to this ongoing series. Rosenberg knows Frank Castle and knows how to please fans and this run has been a fan service in my opinion.
In terms of storyline, it hasn’t improve much since last issue but, you can easily forget that, if you get into the fantastic artwork from Szymon Kudranski’s and the colors of Antonio Fabela’s.

The artwork continues to be very solid, Szymon did an amazing job in every panel, but especially in the last pages of this comic. The biker action scenes were a real treat.
Fabela’s should not be forgotten, his collaboration in the colors made this comic artwork even better.

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Cover art by Greg Smallwood

The cover was great, once again by the usual cover artist Greg Smallwood. It features Jigsaw and he is active enough in this issue but far from considered a clash between Frank and Billy Russo.
Love to see Frank with the classic suit, but without the white gloves and boots as have seen in this cover.

Final thoughts: This great creative team is doing a fantastic work with my favorite character. Rosenberg as the mastermind knows how to get it right and please the fans and the artwork team executes it flawlessly on paper. From the solicits it looks like this war between Frank and Zemo will extend at least for two more issues.

Overall Rate: 8 / 10

In two weeks War of the Realms: Punisher #1 will begin! Stay tuned for my review!




1 thought on “Review: The Punisher #10 (2018) by Matthew Rosenberg”

  1. This run has been great. The war machine run still does and always will suck. I’m just waiting to see the finale to this. The last few issues took an interesting turn. Can’t wait to see how this all ends. And if he’ll ever kill zeno then hopefully real criminals again.


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