Sunday, September 25, 2016

PC POST #317: The Punisher Art Scale 1/10 Marvel Series 3

Iron Studios is a brazilian company that released official images of the Punisher art scale 1/10 Marvel series 3 from the collection of Marvel Comics.

- Limited edition
- Made in Polystone
- Hand painted
- Includes two handguns and an exclusive rifle for the Concept Store
- Includes base display
Product dimensions: 21cm height
Package dimensions: 237mm (H) x 190mm (L) x 93mm (D)
UPC: 0742832353489
MSRP: R$ 359,90
Release schedule: Feb 2017

Yesterday i have been talking to Iron Studios, asking if they will going to released it in United States, but sadly they don't have license to do it. Only for Europe and in Brazil for the moment.

Ivo Santos | @ivomgs

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Finally issue #5 was released. It took awhile but the wait was well worth it. Behold, to the best Punisher issue from  Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon's run!

(W) Becky Cloonan / (A) Steve Dillon / (Cover) Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire / (C) Frank Martin
It's been awhile since i had so much fun with a Punisher comic, Becky Cloonan and Dillon provided me non-stop action with the over the top violence to satisfy my inner fanboy waiting for a issue like this.

The odds are against Frank. Frank continues to track down the remnants of the Condor who is producing the EMC. He ends in an asylum with Ortiz who wants to find his partner that was captured by Face and the cherry on top is that this asylum is full of over powered crazies drugged by the EMC.

Becky Cloonan did once again an amazing job. She is a writer who doesn't complicate things, the Punisher is not a character to be complicated. 

I really like how Frank and Ortiz team up, she puts aside her feelings towards the Punisher and focused in his own mission, rescue agent Henderson.
The Punisher is not much of a talker and honestly he doesn't need, he is a man of actions, not words. 

Cloonan's achieve one thing amazing. When i did miss Punisher's inner dialog in the first issues, currently, i was entertained enough not even to remember it or miss it. 

People compare much of her run to Ennis or Aaron, i think in some elements are similar but she is leaving her own mark in the character, the most straight forward action-wise story i have ever seen.

Dillon continues to improve too and this time the requirements were higher regarding passed issues due to the action itself. We can see amazing panels beautifully executed. Dillon is perfect when he executes violent scenes, he can do it perfectly and gory. For moments i thought i was reading a Punisher MAX instead of story from the current Marvel Universe.

Frank Martin did a great job too for the coloring of this issue and once again he keep the high standards with a great balance of colors and during the splash scenes he adds a very vivid colors.

Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire created a good cover. Graphically perfect. It's not accurate of what happens in the comic but it's still great. I really like this partnership.

Conclusion: It's been awhile since i had so much fun reading a Punisher comic. Thanks to this great creative team that is working perfectly.
Can not wait to see more developments about the relation with Olaf and Frank ( next issue!) and obviously more about Frank/Ortiz. Ortiz is mentally broke after some events of this comic. Let's wait and see the aftermath of it.

It's been a blast and i highly recommend for every Punisher fan.

Overall rate: 8.5 out of 10  

Ivo Santos | @ivomgs

Thursday, September 22, 2016

PC POST #315: -Rumor- The Punisher might appear sooner than we think & Punisher's appearance in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

So far the production of the Marvel's Punisher has been a classified subject by Marvel, specially, when we talk about the release dates.
But in this recent tweet by NYCC, it opened once more the discussion about the release date that might be sooner than i initially thought.

"Due to his Netflix production schedule", it's catchy enough to make fans speculate about the release date. This might means that Jon Bernthal is filming for the appearance in Marvel's Defenders or he is already filming the Punisher series.

Officially, the executives have already said in SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) that the Punisher series would premiere in 2018.

Marvel studios has been very busy casting talents for the series. In the passed weeks there was news about the cast of David Linus Lieberman "Microchip" (Punisher's hacker and weapons dealer) and in the last week the cast of Ben Barnes for the role of a "big" villain that many rumored that he will portray Bobby Saint.

Check the following link when i discussed this questionable cast for this specific role.

In the passed week, during the red carpet premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Jeph Loeb invited a significant number of guests, one of them was Gerry Conway ( co-creator of the Punisher) who was also a former writer of Ghost Rider. And Filipe Smith, creator of Robbie Reyes(Ghost Rider).

Loeb announced Conway as "the creator of the Punisher" and he said right away: "You will understand why i bought all these people here later in the season, and why it makes sense".

CBM, asks his readers if this might be a possible hint that both characters will be eventually facing one another.

Personally, i don't believe the Punisher will appear in AoS.

It was just a coincidence that Gerry Conway was a writer of both characters and Loeb announcing him as the "creator" of the Punisher was just a way to introduce him for those who don't know his work.
The Punisher is without a doubt the biggest character Conway ever created in Marvel Universe.

Personally i don't think the Punisher fits in the AoS. The Punisher belongs to a channel who can create a dark enviornment for the character and Netflix is perfect for that.

Ivo Santos | @ivomgs

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PC POST #314: PUNISHER Solicitations for December 2016

Here goes solicitations for December! And it looks like we will have many Punisher comics to read! 


  • Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
  • Variant Cover by TBA
  • The team-up to end all team-ups is here, as two of the most different Marvel characters worlds’ collide! What new mafia threat is so great that the Punisher needs Doctor Strange’s help? Find out as the Sorcerer Supreme teams with the One Man War on Crime!
  • 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99


  • Frank gets help from an unlikely source.
  • But trouble’s not far behind!
  • If you go out in the woods today, you’re sure for a big surprise…
  • 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99


  • It’s Halloween in the Marvel U! What does that mean for KATE BISHOP, A.K.A. HAWKEYE? Well, I can’t tell you here but I CAN guarantee it involves a haunted house, some witty one-liners, and a bad guy shot full of arrows…
  • Then it’s time to give thanks for…THE PUNISHER?! When an op goes south, Frank Castle finds himself in a subterranean game of cat and mouse! It’s a life or death tale that’ll satisfy more than any turkey dinner!
  • 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-up

  • CHYNNA CLUGSTON-FLORES, Myisha Haynes, Nathan Stockman & More (A)
  • Cover by SALVA ESPIN
  • Variant Cover by Ron Lim
  • Variant cover by Chip Zdarsky
  • Variant by Erica Henderson
  • It’s the holidays yet again, and that means it’s time to join EVERYONE’S FAVORITE GWEN (take that, Stacy!) and celebrate good times, come on! Only problem is…somehow this year’s festive traditions seem to be a little…off…and Gwen’s the only one who notices. FEATURING: Gwenpool (duh), Spider-Man, Red Skull, Punisher and even Deadpool! This is one present you know you gotta buy yourself!
  • 64 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

Ivo Santos | @ivomgs

Friday, September 16, 2016

PC POST #313: -Preview- THE PUNISHER #5

Written by Becky Cloonan 
Art by Steve Dillon and Frank Martin
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 21, 2016


  • The Punisher tracks Condor’s EMC operation to its source…a deserted psychiatric hospital. 
  • Can Frank take down an asylum full of drug-enhanced killers, or will he become an inmate himself!?
  • Agent Ortiz is close behind. She’s rescuing her partner, and she’s done with following protocol.