Wednesday, October 26, 2016


(W) Becky Cloonan / (A) Steve Dillon / (C) Frank Martin & Lee Duhig /(CA) Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire

After the fast packed action between Ortiz and the Punisher last issue, the pace of this new book did actually slow down a little bit.
Becky Cloonan show us some flashbacks of Frank's days as USMC and his relationship with Olaf. We also learn that Frank had already cross paths with Condor's soldiers in the past.
It was interesting seeing Frank as a marine and how honorable he was, unlike the soldiers of Condor.
Ortiz is dealing with the grief of his deceased partner and she wants to destroy Condor operations.

It was a good move to explore some Frank's background and Cloonan did it in the perfect timing, There is some stuff to be explained but i bet with time it will happen.

From the artistic point of view, Steve Dillon once again kept his high standards. He nailed on portraying a younger Frank Castle and did a great job in the action scenes. 
I was very impressed by the last page of this comic, clearly Dillon show his full potential with the help of Frank Martin who delivered the best looking page of the entire run to date, in my opinion.

Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire showed once again awesome skills with the cover of this issue. Graphically, these awesome pair is meant to work together. Both did a great job. With a cover giving us a signal of Frank's passed days as a marine.

Conclusion: This run doesn't seem to lost the "steam" and despite the action and the pace dropped significantly i maintained my attention to the comic, for moments when i finished reading the first time i was confused by that last page but then i read issue #5 and understood what happened.

OVERALL RATE: 7.5 out of 10

Editor's note: This review just take too long to be released. I was ready to release it on Saturday but then i was in shocked when i learned that Steve Dillon passed away. And i put this review aside for a few days, maybe i was mourning him.

Steve Dillon was the artist who did more Punisher issues to date. He wasn't just an artist, he was a storyteller. I was in my teen years when Ennis and Steve picked up on the Punisher, so this admiration has many years.

I will miss Steve Dillon's artwork, i will miss those funny moments all these years and great laughs while reading his Punisher comics.
My sincere condolences to his family and the comic book world should mourn him. It was a great loss. 

I will definitely revisit all those funny moments he had with all of us.

Ivo Santos | @ivomgs

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PC POST #326: Five new actors added to Marvel's Punisher cast

Another bit of news were released today by Marvel announcing five new actors that will be part of Netflix original series "Marvel's The Punisher".

Daniel Webber (“11.22.63”) has been cast as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society.

Jaime Ray Newman (“Bates Motel”) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife (played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach) whose marriage has made her life far more complicated.

Jason R. Moore (“A Lonely Place for Dying”) joins as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive.

Michael Nathanson (“The Knick,” “Wolf of Wall Street”) has been cast as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber Rose  Revah).

Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) will play Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle.  

"We couldn't have asked for a more talented group of actors to round out the cast of Marvel's The Punisher," said Executive Producer and showrunner Steve Lightfoot. "It's a thrill to watch them each bring their characters to life with such layered, nuanced performances.”
"Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher," said Executive Producer Jeph Loeb, "Each actors brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal's exceptional performance."
Deborah An Woll will reprise her role as Karen Page from Marvel’s Daredevil for Marvel’s The Punisher, alongside star Jon Bernthal as the Punisher himself, Frank Castle. Bernthal debuted in the role in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2.
Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) is writing the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Punisher for Netflix and will serve as series showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb are also executive producers.
Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Studios and Netflix. Marvel’s The Punisher will debut on Netflix in 2017.
- by Marvel
So far, i am liking the right balance between known characters from comics with totally unknown exclusively created for the show.

Known characters:

Billy Russo;
Curtis Hoyle;
Karen Page.

Unknown characters:

Dinah Madani;
Sam Stein;
Sarah Lieberman;
Lewis Walcott.

Friday, October 21, 2016

PC POST #325: Frank Castle with a bushy beard and a shaved head

Just Jared surprised everyone today with the most recent photos of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle on the "Punisher" set.

Frank Castle with this new "cut" seems logical. He has to be able shave it himself and make things as simple as possible. 
Sometimes people seem to forget that he can't go to a barber since he is on the run. And probably wanted by the law enforcement.

I'm not a big fan of the bushy beard but it's better than the "hobo" Frank Castle we have seen in the past weeks.
Cannot wait for more developments about the upcoming Punisher series.

Ivo Santos | @ivomgs

Sunday, October 16, 2016

PC POST #324: Homeless Frank Castle is shown on Marvel's Punisher and he answers about whom would win a fight between the Punisher and Batman (Video)

Today it was leaked by Just Jared the most recent Marvel's Punisher pictures and it is shown a homeless Frank Castle.
We can see Karen Page in the pictures giving some sort of package to him.The question is, is he doing some undercover mission or living a life as homeless to escape from the law?

One thing is certain, he is on the run. The public and law enforcers know his face maybe this could give us a hint about his beard too.

I have read pretty much every Punisher story and so far i don't see any link about a specific storyline.
Only the beard that can give us a link to Greg Rucka's and Marco Chechetto's run, but for the images released it doesn't look like that.

Who would win in a fight? Punisher or Ba...

There has been a lot of activity on the web about Jon Bernthal's NYCC interview when someone from the audience asked him who would win a fight between Punisher or Batman and Jon answered in a blink that would be the "Punisher".

Clearly Jon Bernthal would say that the Punisher would win against everyone. He is committed to the role and he is a fan boy of the character and Jon will always defend him.

Check the video below...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

PC POST #323: Jon Bernthal films stunts for "Marvel's Punisher"

This week Jon Bernthal has been busy filming stunts in Brooklyn more precisely in Greenpoint.

By the look of these pictures, it looks like we see a "heroic" Frank saving this man's life.

This week Gerry Conway tweeted this photo with Jon Bernthal on set!

Check out below the photos on set with Jon Bernthal doing some "stunts"and (mostly) doing a break and having a meal.

Ivo Santos | @ivomgs