Deadpool vs. The Punisher #1

Deadpool vs. The Punisher #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
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Frank Castle has an unstoppable will - a powerful drive to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson has an unstoppable mouth - an unthinking knack for annoying everyone around him, rooted in thinking he's funny. Both men, however, are among the deadliest on the planet. When they find themselves in disagreement over the criminal known as The Bank, they're in for one of the most brutal fights of their lives! Can Frank kill Wade over and over without ever dying once himself? Or will Wade bug him until he welcomes death?
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  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Apr 12, 2017

    Overall, Van Lente manages to keep both of the title characters in their truest form, giving us loads of action, blood and, pure adrenaline raising violence. In round one of what I'm sure is going to be an epic arc, that ultimately ends with the two teaming up to take out the “real” bad guys Tango & Cash style, the story comes to an abrupt and honest end. All of these amazing factors combine to form a perfect start to the arc, leaving me fully primed for round two because, Van Lente is telling one hell of a story and, I want more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Apr 12, 2017

    Marvel is betting a lot in this miniseries and the quality is well seen when we read it and watch the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 12, 2017

    A strong first issue because it does the work setting up the characters and the reason for fighting at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Zach Quayle Apr 12, 2017

    Filled with quips and explosions, DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 is a whirlwind of action with outstanding art and characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 12, 2017

    Deadpool vs. Punisher doesn't dramatically reinvent the superhero crossover comic, but it has enough spark to stand apart from the crowd. Writer Fred Van Lente makes the most of this odd pairing of not-quite-superheroes, while Pere Perez strikes the right balance between goofy slapstick and grim, violent romp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Apr 12, 2017

    While there is some great action to be found here, the real strength of Deadpool Versus The Punisher is the surprisingly strong storyline and the fascinating and funny rivalry between its title stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Apr 17, 2017

    It may seem like the beginning to yet another disposableversus book but this issue really shines. The creative team showed incredibleskill in understanding who these characters are and really nailing the voicethat each has. Despite the fact that these characters are different, it's nice tosee the writer acknowledge how they are also similar and in some aspects, theymirror each other in this issue. This was an exciting and action filledbeginning to this series and if the rest of this series is this good, we areall in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Apr 14, 2017

    It ends with a winner announced per round (issue), and like a good arcade fighter it's a best-of-five showdown. Pick it up to see who gets the award for shooting stuff real good like. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - RobF Apr 20, 2017

    In the end this comic does not break any new ground but it has the potential to be a fun series if the chains are off. Van Lente is the right man for the job, let's hope he can get the job done. Read Full Review

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