Tuesday, January 9, 2018


First of all, I want apologize for the lack of time and updates to the page. It was a very busy December and finally, I can give you full reviews of the past Punisher issues. Platoon #3 and #4 and The Punisher: War Machine #219.

Let's get into business!

Garth Ennis is a genius when he sets the reader into historic events. He told us great stories in BORN, FURY MAX and now THE PLATOON. We have to take off the hat to him because he really does his homework.

In this issue, Frank Castle's Platoon will face a new obstacle that once again will test Frank Castle leadership skills.
Ennis like in the previous issues shows us a Frank Castle committed to the job like he used to show us while being the Punisher. He's willing to take risks for the safety of his Platoon, even if he has to do something illegal and this is pretty much the premise of this issue.
While reading pages we get to know that Frank Castle deeds on previous issues are well known for some US bases on Vietnam. He's a popular marine among the higher ranks.

One thing to that needs to be said is that there is a lack of action. It's in the same vein as issue #1 where Ennis dedicated the pages of this issue to the storytelling. But it was well worth it.

The art of Goran Parlov continues to present us an extreme quality. All the scenes, the background and especially the background are very well designed. With the amazing storytelling and the talented artist such as Parlov, everything goes smooth and pleasant. 

The colors of Jordie Bellaire are in perfect sync with Parlov's art. The tone of this issue overall is great not too colorful but with the perfect dose of color. 

The cover is great showing Frank Castle leading his Platoon ready for action. One thing that I didn't mention is the Punisher skull.The skull designed by Parlov is becoming one of my top 3 of all time.

OVERALL RATE: 8.5 / 10

Review by Ivo Santos

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