Thursday, April 13, 2017

PC POST #347: New images of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher fully geared up!

The wait is over for those who were expecting to see Jon Bernthal all geared up as the Punisher and of course seeing the skull.

Looks like that Frank got rid of the old trench coat which is great.

Doing his own homemade "skull" seems the right choice for someone like Frank who lives "off the grid".
I'm very excited for this upcoming series and i'm going to risk that this could be one of the most expected Marvel/Netflix series.

These photos can be seen in the original source in Getty Images.

-Ivo Santos (@ivomgs)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PC POST #346: -REVIEW- Deadpool vs The Punisher #01 (2017)

Here it is the one of the most awaited miniseries of the year... Deadpool vs Punisher #01 is out and it was amazing!

Cover art by Declan Shalvey
and Jordie Bellaire
Deadpool vs Punisher #01 started really well, great introduction to all the characters and this is the perfect example of a well structured plot. It's not fancy and it's nothing "new", but sometimes it's the simple things that work so well.

Fred Van Lente choose well in giving us the points of view from both characters, we know their objectives and motivations from this very first issue. 

The plot is very simple: Frank wants to put down the Bank because he is linked to the criminal world and Deadpool wants protect him because to him the Bank was good to him all his life.

Van Lente and Perez did make me confused in a good way. The Bank "seems" to be a good man to his face expressions and due to the fact of being a family man. In the other way Frank's mission seems more than enough to put this criminal businessperson down.

The art of Pere Pérez is so good. The characters are so well drawn, the action panels are great, explosions, bullets and blood... Everything you need with two of the most deadly characters in the Marvel Universe.

The expressions of the characters are very accurate, specially with the Punisher. He barely changes his expression giving us the feeling of a cold killer.

The art of Pérez was helped by the colorist Ruth Redmond who set the perfect tone for this first issue.

The cover was nicely done by the most talented cover artist i've seen in the past year... Declan Shalvey with Jordie Bellaire, two names well known in the Punisher current ongoing.

Marvel is betting a lot in this miniseries and the quality is well seen when we read it and watch the artwork.

The Good:

-Great plot;
-The POV of both characters;

-Highly entertaining issue!

Not so Good:

Overal Rate: 9 / 10

posted by Ivo Santos ( @ivomgs)

Monday, April 10, 2017

PC POST #345: -PREVIEW- Deadpool vs Punisher #01

Deadpool and Punisher will have fight each other in the upcoming miniseries that will start next Wednesday. 
This miniseries will be written by Fred VanLente and in the pencils will be Pere Perez.

Frank Castle – a man of unstoppable will, and a powerful desire to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson – the mercenary with the unstoppable mouth, and an knack for annoying those around him, rooted in the thought that he’s funny. An old friend from Deadpool’s past, codename: The Bank, has re-emerged. With financial ties to criminal operations all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before Frank Castle looks to put an end to The Bank once and for all. Just one problem, Deadpool isn’t going to let that happen without a fight!These two are in for the most brutal fight of their lives. As the destruction ratchets up to unthinkable levels, who will be left standing when the dust settles?

Check out the slide for covers and interior pages.

Posted by Ivo Santos (@ivomgs)

PC POST #344: -REVIEW- THE PUNISHER #10 (2016)

Punisher #10 finally arrived and it doesn't disappoint me as a long time Punisher fan.

After the last issue (#09), with only one page of Frank Castle, we finally got what we deserved. A strong presence of the main character in his own comic.
Becky Cloonan presented us some sort of compressed issue with a top notch action with Frank Castle attacking Condor's. 

We final learned the ultimate plans of Condor's but we got a twist near the end that will be questionable why Olaf took "that" action so late.
Becky Cloonan and Matt Horak gave us one great issue, good action, writing and great artwork.
The action was good like the old school Punisher issues when he storms a place killing everyone on sight.
Cloonan's is building a strong female characters like Ortiz and the lady of Condor's that got herself a face burn on issue #8.

The carnage and violence were good, the combo between the axe and the bear trap was great. Seeing the Punisher with these weapons attacking the Condor's compound would need a seriously creative imagination and this creative team just deliver it. There are some over-the-top action panels but the Punisher is like that.

Matt Horak did an amazing job on this issue. Specially when his art was pushed to the limit during the splash scenes. 
Horak's art is improving in every issue and in the close up panels when we see the details of the characters are really amazing.

I've been a fan of Guru-eFx for since his coloring work in Thunderbolts. Today he kept doing what i've been writing for years about him. He really add even more quality to Horak's art and gave life to splash scenes and make even more entertaining the comic book. 

The Good:

-Compressed storytelling;
-Artwork and coloring;
-The soldier lady from Condor's.

Not so Good:

-Face is still breating.

OVERALL RATE : 8.5 / 10

Posted by Ivo Santos (@ivomgs)


Sunday, April 2, 2017

PC POST #343: New images with Frank Castle bruised and battered in new set photos!

A few days before of the announcement of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as part of the cast of Marvel's the Punisher, now GettyImages released photos with Frank Castle all bruised up on set in New York.

It's possible that we will see a realistic version of the "Battlevan" without all the perks and gadgets that we were presented back in the old days.

There is no news about the release date of this series but rumors says that it will be later this year.

-Ivo Santos (@ivomgs)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PC POST #342: New Cast Member Revealed for Marvel's Punisher!

Photos leaked in 12nd of March on twitter by Marvel Netflix TH, shows Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio with Paul Schulze (casted as Rawlins) on set of Marvel's Punisher.

There is no more details about the her role but being Kathryn O'Brien is an open possibility. 

Mary Mastrantonio is a name well known in Hollywood and a safe bet from Marvel/Netflix in adding quality acting in Marvel's Punisher. Who are the winners here? Everyone of us.

Check the complete set of images here on gettyimages..

Posted by Ivo Santos (@ivomgs)

Friday, February 17, 2017

PC POST #341: -REVIEW- PUNISHER #9 (2016)

Punisher #8 is out, with less Punisher but more Agent Ortiz... And it doesn't have to be all that bad.

For those waiting to see a kick ass action scenes with the Punisher, might be disappointed, because there is only one page with him.
But overall it's far from being a boring comic, specially with the art of Matt Horak that gave a great dynamic to the comic with the storytelling of Becky Cloonan.

Becky Cloonan gave a chance to Ortiz to develop a bit more in this comic. It was important, in the past issues Ortiz seemed kind of obsessed with the Punisher instead of putting down the guy responsible for the death of his partner Henderson.
Ortiz is a kick ass character and we can see that in this issue specially in the scenes with Face.

We could have a bit more of the Punisher, sadly we got only one page with a few panels, as a Punisher fan i didn't like it but his lack of appearance was sacrificed with some characters development like Ortiz and Face.

I really liked the artwork, Matt Horak seems the right man to this book, i'm still on the fence about the details of his characters in a distance, but his "close ups" are really amazing and very detailed.
I have to give a special credit to the "crash scene" and the explosion in the Olaf's house. 

Frank Martin, the guy from the "background" is part of the success of Horak's work, like he did with Dillon's. Great coloring and very adequate to the tone of this series.

Decent cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, this time i'm not surprised with this cover. In fact it's my least favorite of this series, but hey, it's still a very decent artwork. But to me, not at the same level as for example last issue.

Overall i didn't felt so engaged like the previous issues, in terms of plot, but i liked that Cloonan could develop a bit more of Ortiz and Face. I was very surprised how the house of Olaf exploded, didn't saw that coming... i was expecting a simpler trap but nothing so extreme, specially to put his wife and kid in great danger. 

Let's hope we have more "Punisher" in the upcoming issue.

The Good:

-Good development of Ortiz and Face; 
-Great artwork and coloring.

Not so Good:

- Lack of appearence of the main character in this issue;
-Face is still around, barely, but still is.

Overall Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Posted by Ivo Santos (FB/Twitter)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PC POST #340: New photos on set with Frank Castle stealing a police car!

A few weeks after the last set of photos with Frank Castle visiting a grave, today it was leaked everywhere these new images on set with Frank Castle ( Jon Bernthal) stealing this police car. 
There is no information about this but i can guess that he's a dirty cop or Frank needs a fast escape route,

Jon Bernthal seems to be with the same clothes as we saw in the last set of photos.














Unfortunately there was no release date for the Punisher series, but it's rumored to be release in between November and December, after Marvel's Defenders.

Ivo Santos |@ivomgs