Sunday, December 30, 2012

PC POST #99: Battle Van

posted by @ivomgs

We were not a Punisher blog if we did not talked about the Punisher's battle van. Probably the newer fans do not know this van or know their true capabilities.

In the following text we will explain in detail how it was equipped.

The first battle van was created by Microchip his sidekick hacker. Many battle vans were constructed by him because sometimes they were destroyed in various missions. So basically the battle van is the same model the constructed that time by Ford. It had a turbocharged V-8 which reaches speeds of 0-100 mph in 9.9 secs and was equipped for riding on all-terrain. It featured a heavy duty suspension which stood up to the vans using ramps to jump over other vehicles at high speeds while being able to make turns and go around corners like a sports car.

Every battle van was heavily armed, outside got plenty of weapons and the armor was impenetrable by small weapons It could smash and destroy other veichles thanks to the built armor. Ouside it feature the minigun, grenade launcher and tear gas.The only thing that could stop the battle van were the anti-tank weaponry or better.

The battlevan included his own computer system with artificial intelligence, the Punisher could give commands and Microchip could hack other computers inside the van. The Battle Vans were equipped with satellite communication, police scanners, and CB radios.

Sonic weapon to control Venom
Doctor Doom robot getting destroyed.

This time painted in red, showing some capabilites like the K.I.T.T.

Some other capabilites.

More sonic waves.

No grenade can blast this vehicle.

I want one of these.

 I felt nostalgic by posting this but a true Punisher fan should know this, there is many pictures of Battle Van but these is what i remember of showing some capabilities probably there are more... i can't recall right now.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

PC POST #98: Thunderbolts #1 Review

by @Neil4LOST

Thunderbolts #1 Review

WRITERS: Daniel Way
ARTIST: Steve Dillon
LETTERS: VC’s Joe Sabino
COVER: Julian Totino Tedesco
EDITOR: Jordan D. White
PUBLISHER: Dan Buckley

Release Date: December 5th, 2012
Published monthly by Marvel Worldwide, INC.

Price – $2.99


In this introductory issue to volume #2 of the Marvel series titled, “Thunderbolts”, Daniel Way creatively crafts a tale where five highly volatile individuals are brought together for a single purpose…to forget the courts, jails and the system and to fight fire with fire. Way does a good job introducing the setting and sets up each character’s recruitment to the team. Even though Way does a good job in this first issue he didn’t seem to explain the “why now” question. Hopefully this will come out later in the first arc.

Rating – “B+”


I am personally not a fan at all of Steve Dillon’s style. His characters often times seem to be a bit too cartoony with not a lot of detail to them. I would say that I could be spoiled after all the great work that had been coming out in Rucka’s Punisher series as well as the mini-series of “Untold Tales of Punisher Max”. Overall, it seemed to me to distract from the decent story that Way was trying to craft in this initial episode. I think a more realistic and gritty art style would suit this kind of team book a lot better.

Rating – “D”


In a nut-shell this first issue was about General Ross (RED HULK) recruiting a new team of Thunderbolts together to bring hard justice to the world. It works better than most team book intros but it‘s curious to try to figure out why General Ross is doing what he is doing. Here’s hoping that this book actually ends up having somewhat of a plot.

Rating – “B“


The book seems entertaining enough. That could be mostly due to the cast that is assembled and with the highly volatile style of the group. I just hope that this doesn’t end up being one of the Marvel Now! Titles that end up stinking so badly that it will be the first to be cancelled.

Rating – “C+”


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

PC POST #97: Punisher: War Zone #2

Punisher: War Zone #2

WRITERS: Greg Rucka
ARTIST: Carmine Di Giandomenico
COLOR ARTIST: Matt Hollingsworth
LETTERS: VC’s Joe Caramagna
COVER: Marco Checchetto
EDITOR: Stephen Wacker
PUBLISHER: Dan Buckley

Release Date: December 5th, 2012
Published monthly by Marvel Worldwide, INC.

Price – $3.99


Rucka’s second entry in his attempt to tie up the loose ends of his amazing Punisher run seems to fall flat. After a compelling intro issue to this mini-series, Rucka fails to tell a story that keeps readers engaged. The story of Black Widow going around the world tracking Frank Castle is wearisome and doesn’t quite fit the universe of Punisher that I have grown to love throughout Rucka’s run. Instead, this issue felt like a completely different Punisher comic altogether…one that was not written by Rucka but some other Marvel contributor. Not only does the story not flow well but the dialogue between Frank and Natasha Romanov isn’t very good either.

Rating – “D+”


The only solid piece of artwork in this book comes from Marco Checchetto. The two places where his work is referenced is on the front cover and the intro on page 1. These two examples of work just make the rest of the book feel so bland and useless. Not only was I struggling to get through the story in this issue but the artwork even made the story worse.

Rating – “C”


There isn’t a lot to spoil in this issue of War Zone. Basically Frank has left the country and is on the run from the Avengers. For whatever reason, which isn’t explained at all, the Avengers don’t all come after Punisher at the same time. Instead they send Black Widow on a wild goose chase around the globe to track Frank down. Eventually she does so in Africa of all places and Frank gets away. That is about it…seriously. We get a hint at the next issue where Captain America asks Thor to be the next Avenger to go after Castle.

Rating – “C“


I think this was the first Punisher comic written by Greg Rucka where I was actually not entertained. It was really surprising to close the back page of the issue and think, “Wow, Marvel really has no idea how to use this character anymore”. It made me think that maybe Marvel is trying to get rid of the Punisher or something.

Rating – “D”


Thursday, December 13, 2012

PC POST #96: The Punisher role in the Thunderbolts!

posted by ivomgs

Here are some hints gave by Daniel Way exclusively to CBR about the Punisher role in the Thunderbolts... Some of us are still cautious about the presence of Frank in this team but Way's tried to clear some stuff to all Punisher fans and for all characters included in this team... I will post some statements of what i think is important for all of us.

"The Punisher is the one guy on the team with no super human or super natural abilities, but if you look at the cover to the first issue there's some changes to his uniform. There's a reason for that and it addresses the fact that he's going to be going toe to toe with some really heavy hitters," Way explained. "He's much like Ross except at a certain point in their careers Frank turned one way and Ross turned the other. Yet Frank remains human and Ross is no longer human. So there are other tactical reasons why the Punisher is there, but the core reason why Ross reaches out to Frank and why the Punisher plays a big role in the first issue is really because of that. He's got a lot more in common with Frank than any of the other people on the team."

 It seems to me that Frank will have a big role in this team
"When Frank has something to say about what they're doing Ross really listens," Way continued. "Another thing is Frank has absolutely no fear of the Red Hulk. I'm not saying the other characters are afraid of him, but sometimes that apprehension comes out in aggression. Frank doesn't get mad at you. He'll shoot you dead, but he rarely gets pissed off. When he clocks in and goes to work it's just business."

"Every member of the team has a sworn mission. They will be working in tandem to accomplish these things. The Punisher wants to destroy organized crime, and Elektra has had a twin agenda emerge through her continuity. For one she's very anti-terrorist. There's also the Hand, which are also terrorists in the Patriot Act era," Way said. "Plus, look at things from the Punisher's point of view. What is the Hand if not a mob in ninja masks? They're running all the same rackets and they use all the same tactics. Look at it from Venom's point of view. The Mob and the Hand both have enemy soldiers. When he signed on to become Venom his mission became taking guys like this off the board."

For what i think about this interview is that the characters will stay "rooted" to their personal objectives which is a good thing, besides the differences they have from each other, being in a team will not serve as an excuse for them to forget their objectives. I think it's good for the comic to treat every character with proper respect.

Full interview check this link 

Issue #2 is out on 19th of December

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PC POST #95: Punisher Solicitations for January 2013

After a good month in December we got a in my opinion a better January with a new limited series PUNISHER: Nightmare by Scott Gimple currently working on AMC series "The Walking Dead" it will be a FIVE PART, FIVE WEEK PUNISHER EVENT!


 W: Daniel Way / A: Steve Dillon
• The Thunderbolts are tearing their way through a bloody mission!
• But will even this crew approve of the team's NEWEST MEMBER?
• Yeah, that's right—the RED LEADER.

W: Scott Gimple / A: Mark Texeira

• A Special Forces soldier is injured and his family killed in the midst of a mob execution in Central Park, but this isn't Frank Castle. This time it's a young soldier named JAKE NIMAN, but the familiar story puts Frank on the path of punishment!
• As Jake Niman heals from his wounds, why is he growing strangely stronger?
• And who is the mysterious Johnny Nightmare?
• Bullets fly, anarchy reigns, allies become enemies, the Punisher becomes the punished, and no one is safe!!!


W: Greg Rucka / A: Carmine Di Giandomenico

• The Punisher vs. Thor.

 That's all folks, we've got a big Punisher month i wish this could be every month!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

PC POST #94: Punisher Vs... Episode 1: Spider-Man

Hello guys i'm here to present you one good tribute to our favorite character. It will have some epic battles through the Punisher history. This is the first episode..

I hope you enjoy the video and leave some feedback. Thanks cat7975 keep up the good work.