Friday, May 30, 2014

PC POST #206:-PREVIEW- PUNISHER #6 & Cover for issue #10

posted by @ivomgs

Don't forget to get this on 4th of June, next wednesday!

• The electrifying conclusion to the Dos Soles story!

• Will L.A. burn, or can Frank fight fire with fire?

• And even if Frank can overcome A.I.M. and the Dos Soles, can he escape the ever-tightening noose of the Howling Commandos?

 And now this beautiful piece cover by Mitch Gerads for Punisher #10! This guy is incredible!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

PC POST #205: Punisher & Black Widow Crossover

posted by @ivomgs

The skull and the spider will finally meet according to the latest interview by Nathan Edmondson on CBR.

In way this wasn't a big surprise at all, since Edmondson is the writer of both titles, this crossover will be told in both Frank perspective ( Punisher #9) and Natasha's (Black Widow #9) so there will be slightly differences in the way both titles will be told. Mitch Gerads will continue his work on Punisher and Phil Noto will continue as the Black Widow main artist.

To enjoy the full experience of this crossover we have to pick both titles! 

Excelent sales maneuver by Marvel but in a way this will bring both BW fans and Punisher fans to get each other titles and maybe boost the sales.

Read all the article here.

Thursday, May 8, 2014



Review #1: by @neil4LOST

As Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads' series has progressed nicely so far. The story is engaging and has developed into a real nice surprise for Punisher fans. Edmondson has crafted an intricate story that has many moving parts and Gerads has settled right in to put his personal stamp on the character of Frank Castle.

Edmondson's writing in this issue is hit and miss. There are times where it is great and the scenes flow well together but there are others where the decisions with the story seem just plain odd for a Punisher title. The story with the Dos Solos gang teaming up with Electro to cut the power, cripple the cops and to take the city is great but some of the action scenes are off.

Gerad's art continues to excel. His panels and drawing of Punisher in action are some of the best I have ever seen. Some of the scenes that stuck out to me and I was really impressed with had to be a full page splash where a car is exploding in the background and Punisher is directly in the foreground. Another is when Frank is firing his rifle in the rain in the middle of the street at two gang members who are trying to retreat. Gerads draws this scene uniquely in first person as Frank is looking through his red-dot is truly a beautiful thing.

Overall, this issue seemed to cement to me that this will be a slow-burn story just like Rucka's previous Punisher title was. It will be interesting to see how the story unravels as Punisher will have to confront Electro in the next issue and then be able to go after the Dos Solos leader and Howling Commandos. It seems like a lot for one man to deal with but no matter what it should be really interesting!

OVERALL SCORE: 4 out of 5 

Review #2: by @ivomgs 

In this issue Edmondson and Gerads are really nailing it. Everyone who read this issue will be "blasted" by kick ass action and wonderful scenes by Gerads that for many moments i imagine that i was seeing a TV show. This creative team have doing a great job until now and they have been pretty consistent in doing these series. They build up a great supporting cast that i really care about (Sam, Tuggs and Loot) and everyone got his moment in this comic book.

Although i was expecting that Edmondson could reveal more about A.I.M. plans and the Howling Commandos. Dos Soles are being manipulated by AIM, it's a fact, the HC are some sort of sub-plot for other arc but i was expecting some improvements in these matters. This wasn't a let down in any way, but i can feel that this current plot about Dos Soles and Electro is being "stretched" to the limit. I was expecting some showdown with HC's specially since Frank followed Loot to the house when Tuggs were kidnapped. HC's might have other plans more than kill the Punisher, maybe gathering intel in his headquarters? One of the many things positive in this arc is that some stuff isn't predictable at all. 

I have talked about Gerads and there isn't enough words to explain his amazing artwork. He is the "swiss knife" of this book. He isn't only an artist, he is a colorist and a storyteller through his pencils. The colors of the action scenes are great and the panels with "point of view" when Frank is shooting thugs and how Gerads uses it, it's simply incredible.

I couldn't be more happier with this team, they surely understand the character and they deliver it. They know how to build a classic Punisher story but i felt this issue dropped the pace a little bit. The players are ready, the stakes are high. Can't wait to see some wrap up in the final issue!

OVERALL RATING: 8 out of 10

Saturday, May 3, 2014


posted by @ivomgs

Finally the wait is over, issue #5 is going to be released next week (7th of May)!

It seems that the favorite coyote of Marvel U, will "warn" Frank about what happened to Tuggs and the plans of Dos Soles are set, blackout the city of angels!

Can't wait for this issue!