Review (With Spoilers!): The Punisher Vol. 13 #8 (2023) by Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz and Paul Azaceta

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

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: 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: Punisher: Soviet #6 (2020) by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows

Purchase Punisher: Soviet at your local comic book store or digitally on Comixology here! After some mutual war story bonding, The Punisher and his new Russian counterpart Valery Stepanovich decided to take on their mutual Russian mobster enemy Konstantin Pronchenko by first capturing his wife Zenaida Sebrovna. After a seemingly successful operation, the two learned… Continue reading Review: Punisher: Soviet #6 (2020) by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows

Review: Punisher: Soviet #5 (2020) by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows

Purchase Punisher: Soviet at your local comic book store or digitally on Comixology here! The Punisher and his new Russian vigilante comrade Valery Stepanovich have officially joined forces in an effort to take down former Russian Lieutenant Colonel REMF (rear echelon motherfucker)/current Russian mobster Konstantin Pronchenko. After a seemingly successful assault resulting in the capture… Continue reading Review: Punisher: Soviet #5 (2020) by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows