Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PC POST #348: -REVIEW- THE PUNISHER #11 (2016)

(W) Becky Cloonan / (A) Matt Horak
(C) Frank Martin / (Cover) Declan Shalvey
& Jordie Bellaire
The Punisher #11 is out and it was a blast! Clearly the best issue of the current run!

I can't describe how much fun i had reading this comic book, the storytelling and artwork were in perfect harmony.
Punisher #11 is like 80's movie in terms of action with minimal dialogue and straight up to business, this issue marked a fighting for survival with a cornered and wounded "animal" (Frank Castle) outgunned and outnumbered.

Becky Cloonan did a great work in the passed few issues, in former issues there was some dull moments and sometimes it gave me the feeling that i was lost in terms of storyline. 

But clearly she did set up the story very well and at this point and the results are seen in this issue. The final objectives of Condor are clear, agent Ortiz seems to find the right path and Frank has to close this chapter, that eventually it will be concluded next issue.

Matt Horak and Frank Martin did one hell of a job (again) on this issue. Matt because of his amazing splash pages and scenes during the fight scenes that last for at least 15 pages. Great hand to hand fighting with Frank using all the elements around him to take out dozens of Condor mercs.
Frank Martin set up a dark tone and amazing colors to this issue, once again he let Horak's artwork be even more amazing.

Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire are the perfect team for the covers of this run. Great creative team and how they set up this cover with a perfect aligned sharks formed the eyes and nose and the rocks bellow the ocean formed the teeth of the skull.
The bodies below the ocean and the boat described perfectly what was this story.

The Good:

-Great action;
-Good artwork;
-Compressed storytelling;
-Great cover.

Not so Good:


Overall Rate: 9 / 10

posted by @ivomgs

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)