Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PC POST #176: -DOUBLE REVIEW- Punisher: The Trial #02


(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Mico Suayan (C) Sunny Gho

Review #1 @ivomgs

OPINION: Sadly the Punisher's trial is over! In the end of the last issue Frank showed some "formula" to his lawyer Santos and finally in this issue we will see what Frank was cooking, what were his real objectives in this trial...

Marc Guggenheim gives us a Frank that is a real mastermind, he played with every character in this book... yes, everyone. Frank isn't about just shooting mobsters and Guggenheim just prove it. He caught the character's psych brilliantly at least like i imagine. And i thought for sometime that writers forgot how to handle Frank without portraying him like nutcase.

This book gives us some good action panels behind testimonials like a Punisher book must have, even on this one that is based in a courtroom.
The pages with Punisher and Daredevil fighting are really cool.

Sadly i hoped to see more 5 pages, the conclusion was great but i hoped that lasted a few more, you probably know why when you read it.

About the art, Mico Suayan is in the same level as Leinil Yu, both are great artists and they did a great job on this miniseries, in fact i haven't seen this type of quality since Checchetto's leave the Punisher from Rucka's. I really want to see more of these guys in a Punisher book.

To be honest this wasn't my type of story at first, but Marc really conquered my attention and in the end i really like it, i haven't seen this kind of storytelling since Rucka's and it's really good to have The Punisher i care back in business. 

I really wanted to see more Punisher from Guggenheim. A huge thanks to all the staff that make this book possible and for giving us this wonderful ride on the most dangerous antihero of the Marvel universe.

PLOT: 4.5 / 5
ART: 4 / 5
COVER: 4.5 / 5


Review #2 by @neil4LOST

The Trial of the Punisher mini-series was bittersweet. It had a little bit of everything for comic fans. Great art, awesome characters, an intriguing story-line and a twist. This definitely wasn't the typical Punisher story and it is interesting to see that this book didn't hit the shelves much earlier than it did. Guggenheim crafts an intelligent Frank Castle that is tactical and procedural in how he executes (no pun-intended) his plans.

I personally felt that the second issue fell just short of the earlier issue. The characters and storyline that was introduced in the first part of this two issue series was full of fast-paced mystery. This issue however felt more drawn out and ultimately was building up to the last two pages of the story. There were some interesting moments like Matt Murdoch going to the witness stand to testify and the reveal as to why Frank Castle would ever consider turning himself into the authorities.

I have to say that the one let-down for me was that the major clue to the twist revealed at the end could have been given in the first issue and I would have personally felt that it would have fit more appropriately. Instead the clue is given at the beginning of this issue and it seemed a little obvious to me when the twist was revealed. I did however feel that the twist was a good one and it made sense in the Punisher universe. 

Overall this was a solid entry by Marc Guggenheim. If he was willing to revisit the character in the future I think it would be worth it for Marvel to consider some type of procedural Punisher title for him to head up. Right now there isn't enough Frank Castle on comic book store shelves and there could be a lot more done with the character.

Overall Rating: 3.9 out of 5

Friday, October 25, 2013

PC POST #175: -PREVIEW- Trial of the Punisher #02

posted by @Ivo


 Can't wait for this final issue of this fantastic miniseries, i wish this could be continue for much longer than this, but i'm glad this book finally saw the light of the day after many years in stand-by. The art looks amazing like Leinil Yu, Mico Suayan is doing a great job.

Buy this jewel next wednesday 30th of October!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

PC POST #174: Punisher MAX miniseries by Ennis

posted by @Ivo

Punisher MAX miniseries by Garth Ennis!

Finally some news about this miniseries in 2014, what we will know in the clip below is that this miniseries will be a 6 part story called "The Platoon" and it will be placed pre-BORN with a Frank Castle with 0 combat experience since this is, his first tour in '68.

The artist is Goran Parlov.

Check the clip on mark 3:35

I'm really looking forward for this Pre-BORN series, i just found it odd why Marvel don't say nothing about this.


posted by @Ivo


(W) Charles Soule/ (A) Jefte Palo/ (C) Julian Tedesco

Another issue of Thunderbolts is out and you know what? It was incredibly fun!

After last issue that in general was really decent and the only inconsistencies i found were about the Punisher characterization, this one was really a good comic to read with all the action we have for the first page to the end.

We got in this issue three "events"... Punisher, Venom and Elektra finally attacking the Paguros headquarters, Red Hulk and Sterns finding a way to stop Mercy's mayhem and finally Deadpool's quest for his slices of pizza as we see in the cover.

I will begin with Deadpool's quest, he is a comedian, with all hell went loose on the streets and this guy is searching for some slices of pizza not to mention the way he traveled (with style) to the restaurant. I think this book sometimes got an excessive humour but i can't enough of Deadpool's jokes or his way of thinking. Charles Soule really nailed the character.

Punisher is leading the attack on Paguros HQ and Soule's give us really nice panels filled with action like this books deserves. And at the end of this issue we got a twist that involved Nobili's family.

I really liked how Soule did his role in this issue, personally i think the dosage of humour was well measured and fit perfectly in every situation. I'm looking forward on how Ross will stop Mercy and to see how our "Task Force" (Punisher, Venom and Elektra) will handle the Nobili's. They will definetely have something to say to our "Task Force". 

About the art, i'm getting used to but still not for me, Jefte Palo's got talent but the way choose to do the art in this book it's not adequate, in my opinion. Color FX like i have said before, give some extra boost to the quality of the art, in a good way.

The covers from Tedesco keeps the same quality as always.

PLOT: 4 / 5
ART: 3 / 5
COVER: 4 / 5




Friday, October 18, 2013


posted by @Ivo

This seems that next issue will be action packed with Punisher, Venom and Elektra attacking the Paguros on their headquarters. Don't forget, next week, on 23rd of October !

PS: Astonishing cover by Tedesco!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

PC POST #171: NEW Punisher ongoing in February 2014!

posted by @Ivo

Our bad boy is back! Finally it was revealed in NYCC that the teaser "Hunted" written by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads belongs to the Punisher!

This series will be debuting in February 2014 and we will see Frank moving to L.A. There wasn't any details revealed but this seems quite promising by looking at this cover. Mitch seemed to capture really well what a Punisher art should be.

Now all the Punisher fans should rest after this, after a long wait for a solo series, this seemed like the balanced of comic book industry has been restored. Thank you Marvel.

We wish the best for Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads, their success means a great book for all of us. 

Mitch Gerads shared on twitter this cool image of Frank!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


posted by @Ivo


(W) Charles Soule (A) Jefte Palo (C) Julian Tedesco

Thunderbolts #16 comes out and this one is action packed! We got Red Hulk crackin' some aliens heads, Deadpool is hack n' slashing some aliens and looking for a slice of pizza, Punisher, Elektra and Venom finally arrive in the Paguros headquarters after beating a dozen of punks while the earth is being invaded and Supernova ( one of the lieutenants of Thanos) is trying to steal the Leader's secrets, and were blasted by Mercy, finally she has done something for the team ( or for herself?).

This issue has a whole is decent but i got a few concerns about the Punisher in this issue... First of all we finally know what were inside the box that the Punisher transported in the van... its a bomb. A really big one. The Paguros as soon as they find out about the invasion they hide themselfs in a bunker. Since Red Hulk were occupied, Frank tried to smoke them out of their hiding using the bomb, when he set the timer something went wrong and instead of marking ten minutes it were ten seconds.  Thanks to Venom he saved the team, sent the bomb to a ship, destroying it and opening a hole in the bunker of the Paguros.

This isn't Frank. To me he wouldn't mess with a bomb without some proper knowledge on how to use it. He put the team in danger and first of all the mission.

Frank in the last issues is behaving like some "junkie" that only cares about killing criminals no matter what. I know that his mission of life is killing them, but i rather prefer a cold Punisher than a Punisher almost drooling to kill. He is more than this, in my opinion.

The art improved a bit to and the action scenes are decent too, the colors of this issue are great thanks to GURU eFX. Besides the same problems i have with the bodies of the characters, there is one panel before when Supergiant is breaking the sub, the Leaders head are exaggeratedly tall.

Tedesco cover is fine, but he has done better in the past issues. It lacks a bit of color and detail.