COMIC TITLE: The Punisher #2 (2000)
Garth Ennis- Writer
Steve Dillon– Artist
Marvel Knights Comics
Yesterday we went back 17 years to check out a comic book from everyone’s favorite Marvel Death Wish style vigilante in The Punisher volume four Issue #1. In that issue, Frank decides to come back and clean up New York City as he takes out each member of the Gnucci family and he’s pretty successful as he makes Ma Gnucci the final target. In issue #2 of The Punisher, the Gnucci family is feeling the heat right now after the Punisher took out Bobbie, Carlo, and Eddie Gnucci. The NYPD is feeling the heat especially as they stick a rookie on the case to catch The Punisher who is loved by most cops. The only question going into this one is how close is The Punisher going to get to Ma Gnucci especially after some assassins have been tasked with finding and killing him. I guess you are going to have to read to find out for yourself what happens next in the story. If you want to do so, you can go here to visit the Marvel wiki page for more.
There is some really good writing in this comic book from Ennis like for example, “I’m coming for you, Ma Gnucci. I thought I’d let you know so you could plan your funeral in advance. I got your sons. I got your killers. Now I’ve got your man-behind-the-man. Or man-behind-the-hag in your case, Ma.” Ennis does an amazing job keeping you in suspense like you are watching a TV series and I love that. There is also plenty of action in the story to keep you hooked and some scenes that you leave you wondering is there anyone better than The Punisher? The artwork once again is pretty awesome as we see the action unfold in front of eyes as we turn the pages. The artwork definitely matches the intensity of the story and what is going on. The panels are very easy to follow along with as I mentioned before in the last post so this is one you might want to pick up if you can. I am just sad because I do not have the third issue to tell you guys how it all ends. Anyways, check it out and check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+