Thursday, June 5, 2014


posted by @Ivo Santos

This issue is filled with action from the first page till the end. The Punisher is being attacked on every direction and he can't handle every threat at the same time... Fighting with Electro, being kicked in the head by Domino and being hunted like an animal by the Howling Commandos there is no rest for Frank.

Nathan Edmondson developed a action packed story and the pace for this issue was perfect. This kind of pace should be taken as a standard to any Punisher book, of course it's almost impossible to maintain this kind of pace when you want to develop a story.

The fight with Electro was cool and the way Frank deal with his "magnetic force" was awesome, but when he is "almost" delivering some punishment to Electro he was stopped by Domino. I'm not surprised how things "ended" for Electro, in fact Domino was hired for that, but on the other way Guillermo should had other ending at least to give us some sort of "satisfaction".

It's a fact that this version of Frank is more friendly or more social than the last 2 decades but his inner monologue at some point seemed way out of character. But after what he has been through this arc and some sort of inefficiency on dealing with Electro, i could understand why he questioned why he still does what he does. Glad that in the end Frank sort all the things out.

Mitch Gerads is still giving some extra juice in this comic and every panel seems really good despite all the blueish colors were present in every panel. I loved the POV panels when Frank shoot an Howling Commando while on the top of the bus and not to mention the extraordinary explosions that Frank was caught in. Gerads has born to be the artist of the Punisher and i'm glad he is on board.


ARC RATING: 7.5 / 10

Final Note: Despite this book is doing good and well executed by Edmondson & Gerads, i would like to see more "spectacularity" from the Punisher. What i want, is to see some bad ass stunts from him instead of him behave like a "normal" operator for example like some stuff he did on issue #1. This is marvel 616, he doesn't have to behave like Punisher MAX. If the Howling Commandos have "cheat" bullets, the Punisher can have some sort of weaponry/tech that can give him some advantage. 

Next issue will be reviewed by Neil Byce. I will keep my reviews on Punisher HQ, and i will be back here for Punisher #8!

Thank you Nathan, Mitch and Thomas for making the Punisher alive again!


1 comment:

  1. Magic bullet/missile was a bit much and I am sure Frank can handle the Howling Commandos siince he took on 6 Delta Force operators during Ennis' Max run. We will wait for next few issues to see them get stomped. Don't know how he will recover from that hit though.
    I agree with the monologue, I was waiting for him to say, "Siem Peng, rats and mosquitos swarm over us, I refuse to lose!" Not, "I can't win," sure you can Frank. The monologue in issue 5 was the best describing how much you want to live to you can make sure it doesn't happen to others.
    Looking forward to more monologue in the South American Jungle next 2 issues. Thanks