Review: The Punisher #16 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

The end of a cycle has arrived. A bittersweet ending to the best mainstream Punisher run since Greg Rucka's and a great series. For over two years and TWENTY SEVEN issues, Frank Castle braved the fallout of an unthinkable and absolutely horrendous decision on the part of Marvel Comics creative and editorial teams to allow The… Continue reading Review: The Punisher #16 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

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Review: The Punisher: Kill Krew #3 (of 5) (2019) by Gerry Duggan

In the wake of the War of the Realms, a father named Jones had his entire family crushed and immolated in a car wreck at the hands of frost giant Kasyckla. Several children were also left orphaned by the murder of their entire families. While the chaos may be a regular semi-annual and fairly mundane… Continue reading Review: The Punisher: Kill Krew #3 (of 5) (2019) by Gerry Duggan

Review: The Punisher #15 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

War is on the streets! Last issue, Black Widow set up a team to help Frank consisting of Moon Knight, Night Thrasher, Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch) and surprise long-standing ally/trainee Rachel Cole Alves  (see Greg Rucka's 2011 run) in his fight against Baron Zemo and his B-list Thunderbolts. With this issue, Matthew Rosenberg unleashes all… Continue reading Review: The Punisher #15 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

Review: The Punisher Annual (2019) by Karla Pacheco

Written in reference to Acts of Vengeance (the late 1989/1990 crossover event pitting heroes against villains outside their rogue's gallery), this year's The Punisher annual sent odd duo Frank Castle and J. Jonah Jameson to space to fight evil Russian astronauts and the Brood Queen. With a writer familiar with all manner of sci-fi/space oddities in… Continue reading Review: The Punisher Annual (2019) by Karla Pacheco

Review: The Punisher: Kill Krew #1 (of 5) (2019) by Gerry Duggan

Frank Castle had an unusually prominent presence in the War of the Realms. He helped Thor, Wolverine, Blade and Lady Freyja among others stop Earth's invasion from Malekith's forces and for three issues, Gerry Duggan (Infinity Wars, Deadpool) gave him his own "fun" solo adventure where he helped a few patients and medical staff escape to safety with… Continue reading Review: The Punisher: Kill Krew #1 (of 5) (2019) by Gerry Duggan

Review: The Punisher #14 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

Despite a triumphant New York homecoming, things aren't looking particularly great for Frank Castle. Hydra figurehead Baron Zemo has now allied with Mayor Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin in an effort to get rid of their mutual punishment problem once and for all. Their tools? An army of 400 Hydra strong disguised as United Nations troops,… Continue reading Review: The Punisher #14 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

Review: The Punisher #13 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

Bagalia is in ruins and Baron Zemo has retreated to New York to break bread with THE criminal mastermind himself, Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin, for assistance with their soon-to-be mutual Punisher problem. As the wacky criminal duo are trading verbal smoke and butting administrative heads, Frank Castle is collecting intel in the manner he knows best...killing,… Continue reading Review: The Punisher #13 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

Review: War of the Realms: Omega #1 “War Orphans” by Gerry Duggan

War of the Realms: Omega #1 isn't a book only about The Punisher. It's an anthology comic issue (with a framing story involving Daredevil and Heimdall) that sets readers up for individual incoming series for Loki, Jane Foster and Frank Castle. As a Punisher site, we're cutting through the gunk and giving you the unfiltered… Continue reading Review: War of the Realms: Omega #1 “War Orphans” by Gerry Duggan

War of the Realms: The Punisher #3 (2019) by Gerry Duggan

Innocent citizens are getting massacred due to the many monsters of the War of the Realms. Enter Frank Castle: a man with a skull, a mission to save the small, everyday citizens of New York from the insanity of it all and the will to use everything at his disposal to complete said mission. Throughout… Continue reading War of the Realms: The Punisher #3 (2019) by Gerry Duggan

Review: The Punisher #12 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg

Continuing immediately after his organized jailbreak from and destruction of Bagalia, the story begins with Frank crash-landed in cartel tropical island territory and about to be executed by drug overdose. Thanks to prior writer Mike Baron (see issues #29 and #30 of War Journal v1 and the awesome Punisher : G Force graphic novel respectively),… Continue reading Review: The Punisher #12 (2019) by Matthew Rosenberg