Franken-Castle #21

Franken-Castle #21

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Dan Brereton Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Sep 30, 2010

    So there you have it. What was easily my favorite Marvel storyline of the past year has come to a close and it couldn’t have ended better. It took the Punisher in a vastly different direction while staying true to the core of his character, firmly entrenching him in the monster side of the Marvel Universe and then returning him to his street-level roots without missing a beat. And with this issue, it absolutely ended on a high note. This story has been a perfect example of why I love comics! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 4, 2010

    A fitting end to a fantastical journal for a Marvel character who can get a little one-note. Bravo to Remender for going for it and doing something new. Even if you didn't personally love Franken-Castle, creators who aren't afraid to try new things should be rewarded and the fans should remember that even if not all character experiments work out to their liking, without experimentation characters get stale pretty fast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 4, 2010

    Franken-Castle #21 wraps up the undead golem phase with a band and relaunches Frank Castle on his single-minded mission of blah blah blah fishcakes, and does it with style, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. Im saddened to think that I wont be reading it with the same amount of zeal and excitement anymore, though Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 29, 2010

    The real attraction in this issue may be for the art of Dan Brereton. Brereton's work has been saved for where it fits best in this series - rendering plenty of imposing, larger than life monsters and generally creepy visuals. The old-school horror vibe in this issue is much appreciated, and the painted style sets this issue apart from most Punisher stories that have come before. Sadly, the Franken-Castle era ends with more of a whimper than a bang. But on the bright side, Remender's epilogue story suggests it might not be so bad for the franchise to get back to basics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 1, 2010

    In the end, I simply couldn't become all that enthused. The final issue of Franken-Castle represents the end of a dream. Now, Frank will no longer pose, arms akimbo, smiling like Zorro as the bad guys burn from Man-Thing's touch. Sigh. Read Full Review

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