The Punisher Issue 1 & 2 (2014) Comic Review

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THE PUNISHER ISSUE 1

**** Out of 5

Publisher- Marvel

Release Date- February 5th, 2014

Pages- 22

Frank Castle better known as the Punisher is one of the more intriguing comic book characters. In a universe with the likes of Spider-Man, X-Men and so on here’s Frank Castle who has no superpowers. He’s just a regular guy out on a quest for vengeance. In film perhaps my favorite style of film are vigilante films. The whole concept to me is quite interesting. I’ve seen the Punisher films, but never really followed the comics all that much. But truth is I’ve never really followed any comics that closely. From time to time through the years I’ve read some here and there. So when I decide to pick up some comics certain characters appeal to me more than others and while sure by right Spider-Man and Batman are vigilantes, but even though I love both those characters, it’s the Punisher that is my style of vigilante.

In a new story arc, Frank Castle leaves New York and heads out to Los Angeles to take down a dangerous drug cartel.

Issue 1 titled Memento Mori is fast paced with a lot of action. While this issue is very much driven by the action there are also some strong character moments as well and sets this up nicely for future issues. I can’t answer where this would rank alongside other Punisher comics, but for me it was an effective issue and I very much look forward to issue 2.

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THE PUNISHER ISSUE 2

**** Out of 5

Publisher- Marvel

Release Date- February 19th, 2014

Pages- 23

Frank Castle continues his pursuit of a drug cartel in L.A., but unknown to Frank a team of commandos are hot on his trail and the super villain Electro shows up. While not as strong as the first issue, the Punisher Issue 2 features enough story and action to keep it exciting while also setting up events for future issues. Thus far I’m enjoying this series and there’s a lot of potential here for it to be even better.

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2 Responses to “The Punisher Issue 1 & 2 (2014) Comic Review”

  1. Nice reviews. I picked up #1 because I am really enjoying what Edmondson is doing with Black Widow at the moment. Wasn’t really a fan though unfortunately.

    • I don’t love the Punisher series, but liked it enough to purchase the first 5 issues. Ill probably continue, but not monthly. It’s isn’t something I like that much to get it on its release, but I’m digging it for the most part. Plus I’ve been on a Punisher kick as of late.

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