Review (With Spoilers!): The Punisher Vol. 13 #7 (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

Review: Punisher War Journal: Brother #1 (2022) by Torunn Grønbekk, Rafael Pimentel & Matt Milla

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

Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #6 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz & Paul Azaceta

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

Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #5 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz and 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

Review: Punisher War Journal: Blitz (2022)

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)

Article: Marvel keeps changing The Punisher’s origins to keep him unrelatable

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.

Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #3 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta

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

Review (With Spoilers!): The Punisher Vol. 13 #2 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz and Paul Azaceta

Issue #2 brings further insight into the big bad(s) of the series, the motivations of The Hand themselves and why The Punisher has chosen to ally with the villainous ninja cult in the first place. The answers are not pretty.

Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #1 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz and Paul Azaceta

After over two years since the last Punisher ongoing (Volume 12 by Matthew Rosenberg), Frank Castle has finally returned. This current run is going to be a twelve-issue maxi-series running at an oversized length of at least 30 pages per issue and promises a big status quo shift for The Punisher. Pure Attitude and Style… Continue reading Review: The Punisher Vol. 13 #1 (2022) by Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz and Paul Azaceta