Monday, August 21, 2017

PC POST #369: The Punisher #218: Creative Team Revealed and Why is it good!

Finally, it was revealed the creative team of the next Punisher run branded by Marvel's Legacy. On the writing, it will be Matthew Rosenberg and at the pencils will be Guiu Vilanova.

For years, Frank Castle has been fighting a one-man war against criminals who endanger the innocent, but when a certain one-eyed operative offers him the tools to take his fight global…how could he say no? Find out how Frank found his way into the WAR MACHINE Armor!

Looks like Frank will deal with the "one-eyed" (Nick Fury) operative to do some sort of wet work. Cleaning up the streets from bad people. Who will lead Nick Fury to gear up Frank with the War Machine armor. It looks like we will have some sort of partnership like we have seen in Ultimates storyline by Millar when Fury Jr. recruited Frank Castle to the team he was creating.

I don't know the work of Guiu Vilanova but a quick research on Google will get us amazed by the detail he gives to his own artwork. With this, i can't wait to see the artwork of this book!

Matthew Rosenberg, a man who knows Marvel Universe so well with enough proof of solid writing like Secret Warriors, Rocket Raccoon, Edge of Venomverse and Kingpin.
With this sort of experience he might give us a really great experience while reading his new Punisher run.
What really caught my attention to his work was in Civil War II tie-in Kingpin #3 when he wrote one of the best standalone Punisher issues.
He put the Punisher against the Kingpin with a massive and violent fight that honored both characters.

You might want to check it out this issue!

Matthew Rosenberg has a huge potential as a writer and with his knowledge about Marvel's criminal underworld he might put Frank Castle and his War Machine armor in good use.
On the other hand, he must make Frank Castle effective in his fight with this kind of gear and not a puppet in the hands of Nick Fury.

Can't wait for the beginning of this series in November!

Check out the full interview in Newsarama!

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  1. A great writing team can't save a concept this anti-punisher in a punisher comic.

    1. Why do you say it's a concept anti-Punisher? Will he leave behind his mission that is punish the guilty? Just because of a weapon? I don't think so.
      If it's done right. He will aim higher than just the crooks in the streets. Not to mention that this is a gimmick, in a few months or a year everything will go back to normal.

    2. Any comic that feels that Frank castle would take orders especially from Nick fury is anti Frank. You of all people should know Frank doesn't trust orders from a chain of command. Even someone as high up as Nick. Also putting on a war machine armor (including a mask which speaks for itself) is anti punisher. Mainly because Frank castle is a lot more than guns. Giving him the war machine armor does nothing for him besides giving him bigger weapons and taking away everything unique about his overall design minus the skull. Does that clear it up for you?

    3. You didn't even like this story arc until a few days ago. Now you're defending it like it's the freshest idea ever. You're hilarious.