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

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 #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: 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

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

  Rosenberg continues his thrilling ride with another action-packed Punisher issue with a fast paced story and a huge body count. 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… Continue reading Review: The Punisher #10 (2018) by Matthew Rosenberg

Review: The Punisher #9 (2018) by Matthew Rosenberg

The Punisher has been in prison many times, but he's never orchestrated a prison break like this. Frank has trained and prepared some amateur inmates, who have executed his plans flawlessly and taken over the Hydra prison. But, opening the gates for the other innocent prisoners wasn't enough for Frank. Before leaving, he wants to… Continue reading Review: The Punisher #9 (2018) by Matthew Rosenberg

Comic History: Did Dan G. Chichester predict The Punisher’s role in Secret Empire 26 years ago?

One of the great perks of being a member of a restrictive group of hardcore Punisher fans is that you can sometimes learn a lot of things you wouldn't otherwise know about the character, his appearances and other Marvel trivia. A fellow member of this Punisher group, Michael Whalen, recently unearthed and shared with us the following… Continue reading Comic History: Did Dan G. Chichester predict The Punisher’s role in Secret Empire 26 years ago?

Review: The Punisher (2018) #1 by Matthew Rosenberg

For nearly a decade, Garth Ennis worked to build, define and grow the world of Frank Castle largely apart and away from the superheroes of the 616 Marvel Comic Universe. It was a struggle that not even canonical accuracy could maintain (see Civil War Files #1 (2006) for the 616 Universe referencing events from the… Continue reading Review: The Punisher (2018) #1 by Matthew Rosenberg