Writer: Charlie Huston | Artist: Shawn Martinbrough | Colorist: Lee Loughridge

The Good:

If you like your comic books action packed and pedal to the metal, then this is right up your alley. It opens with a perfect setup for what’s to come and doesn’t let you turn one page without being reminded that Frank “Punisher” Castle is a total badass.

The action and violence stand out and keep the story flowing at a fast pace and keep us on our toes from beginning to end.

The Bad

The only down part is that the payoff sneaks up on us quick. For such a good story it would have been nice if our hate for the antagonists was cranked up another notch before they reach their inevitable demise.

The Veredict

Before the shootouts, car crashes and occasional Molotov cocktail being thrown there are some very cool moments shared by Frank & Billy, two old war buddies reconnecting to kick a little ass.

These moments do a great job of setting up the motivation behind the violence that ensues and give us that extra bit of reason to root for Punisher.

He’s not known for being a funny guy by any means, but thanks to the relationship that’s established early on we’re able to get a couple good laughs along the way.

SCORE: 5.5

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