Sunday, July 10, 2016


(W) Becky Cloonan / (A) Steve Dillon / (Cover) Declan Shalvey / (C) Frank Martin

After the events of last issue Frank is still trying to put down this criminal organization who wants to spread this new drug called EMC.

By far this is the best issue so far. Finally things start to kick off.

The plot advances and Face is gathering a few soldiers to test EMC2 that is far more effective than the original.

I really liked how Frank is playing with the DEA leaving them a little present of his presence. So far he is one step forward of agent Ortiz and Henderson.

This issue like the others is action packed and we see the Punisher attacking a lab of EMC that it's guarded by some country "bad boys" led by Josiah. A man who armed his daughter with a bomb as last resort to protect the lab and kill the Punisher.

Becky Cloonan gave us once again a solid issue, action packed, smart Frank and we were teased about his humanity while he dealt with Josiah's daughter.

Another great thing, she bring the Battlevan to a Punisher book! It's been decades that a writer bring that four wheels beast into a Punisher ongoing.

Just wanted to give some shout out for the fantastic variant cover by Becky Cloonan, it's really good and the dark theme was perfect for the character. I really loved to see her artwork more often. Specially for a issue in this current run.

-(Charles Soule introduce us already to the Battlevan during Daredevil/Punisher: 7th Circle).

Variant Cover by Becky Cloonan

The art is well done by Steve Dillon, i said it in the last review that this is the best of his work and this issue just confirms it. It's not by chance that after so many years, he's the most veteran Punisher artist. Great design of the characters and he delivered great action scenes.

Credits for Frank Martin too who gave depth and color to Dillon's artwork.

Congratulations for a great cover by Declan Shalvey, this is his year, since his work will be in many covers of Marvel like Civil War II: Choosing Sides and the Punisher.

Final Words: I am very happy with this last issue, finally i get the feeling that things are getting in a good way. Good action and a simple and comprehensive story, well fit for the character.
I'm getting used to Dillon's artwork every time a Punisher comic is released, i'm following his work since "Welcome Back Frank Back" and he's even better than his previous Punisher works in PunisherMAX and Thunderbolts.

Can't wait for issue #4!
 Overal Rate: 8 out of 10


  1. Ivo. Great review man. The comic is fantastic. Nice to know you understand how much better Dillon's art has gotten as well

    1. Thank you Anthony. But it's clearly a huge improvement over his previous comics. Only the blind don't recognize this.