Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Seppin is going to be reviewing Punisher #1 by Matthew Rosenberg and art by Szymon Kudranski.
More Frank Castle? Yes, please!
This is another Punisher book, but it seems to be getting all of the best parts of the Punisher right. He is a murderer. He is totally awesome whilst doing it. And he scares the shit out of his villains.
This is just the beginning of the story, so I don’t have much to say about the direction in which the narrative is going, but I like it so far. I am not going to spoil any story, but the Punisher kills a major Marvel villain in this story. It is an insane plot that will lead to Baron Zemo going after Frank. I like this because it is showing how the Punisher affects politics and how he really doesn’t fit well in any system he is thrust in. My only issue with this is that I think that Frank Castle should be taking on more street level threats. I prefer Frank going against a more gang-related villain, rather than supervillains. This will probably change as the series goes on so I won’t critique it to far.
As for this issue. We get some really cool moment. There is a part where the criminals try talking on a radio, and Frank responds with, “You know who this is,”. This is exactly like Frank Castle should be written, great one-liners and a tone of real action. I want to see some deeper scenes, but it’s just the first issue so I won’t hold anything on Mathew Rosenberg. Oh, and when you see the elevator scene…
At this point, I realized that I could not stop talking about all of the cool moments in this book so you can assume that I recommend it.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 16 / 20