COMIC TITLE: The Punisher #1 (2016)
Becky Cloonan- Writer
Steve Dillon– Artist
May 4, 2016
Two days ago, we checked out the very first issue of the fourth volume of The Punisher series from Marvel Knights. Now we are going 16 years into the future (from the time of that issue) or at least last year for the very first issue of The Punisher (Volume 10) which was written by Becky Cloonan and once again drawn by Steve Dillon. Everyone’s favorite Death Wish styled vigilante Frank Castle is back, but this time he may have a criminal that is crazy and sadistic enough to be his match. The DEA has been watching a certain building that has been creating a new drug that is about to hit the streets. Face is in charge of tasking out the operation to get the drugs where they need to go so he entrusts it in a former Marine mercenary named Olaf. What will happen when Frank puts a roadblock in their way and what are the consequences of the actions. To read more about the issue and anything else Punisher or Marvel related click here.
I have one little problem with the comic book and I want to get it out of the way right away before we do anything else. Steve Dillon did an awesome job in my opinion on the other issues we covered, but I was a tiny bit disappointed in the artwork in this one. I know comics are like anything else and that the artwork will evolve with technology and all of the advances there, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the way The Punisher looked. Don’t let what I said deter you from wanting to read the issue because it’s one hell of a way to start an issue especially when the proverbial Sh** goes down in the issue. I love the artwork when it comes to the character Face and what we see later on from him that you just have to see for yourselves. I do want to warn that this issue is not suitable for children at all. I like how the issue started and all of the subplots they inserted that should carry us further down the road from here. So, the writing department gets some love from me because they did a great job setting the events up because now I am interested in continuing on. Check out the comic for yourself and check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+