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Punisher by Garth Ennis

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Submitted by XOmegaX76 
(Jul 02, 2006)

I don't know if anyone reads this site for comic book reviews, but I feel in necessary to voice my opinion for this new and innovative series.

The story is simply amazing. Each issue ties into the one before it flawlessly. Garth Ennis is truly one of the best storytellers in comic book history. His portrayal of Frank Castle is the best I have seen since the original series. Honestly, I think it shows him in the light that he deserves, which is a man hellbent upon eliminating all evil from the world. Though his methods may not be, what someone might call, humane, he is accomplishing the task one dirtbag at a time.

Now, the negative. The art in the beginning was beautiful. The penciler (whose name I cannot recall at this moment) paid careful attention to each detail he drew. In recent issues, this quality has more than slipped. This has occurred in issue #31. The artist has reverted back to the older (meaning ealier series) Frank Castle. He is supposed to be in his late fifties, and yet, he looks not a day older than thirty-five. Accompanying this decline of art shows a slip in the mainstream story. It seems like Garth needs some filler material to create pages for readers. The "Barracuda" series has been nothing but a one-on-one battle with one man for a silly reason.

Hopefully, Garth and all of the individuals responsible at Marvel comics will see the faults of this series. It has a wonderful potential to become the mainstream view of The Punisher. I suppose only time will tell.


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