Punisher #2

Punisher #2

Writer: Becky Cloonan Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
7.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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•  Frank Castle's hunt has taken him on the road, and bodies will be left in his wake.
•  But with a DEA agent closing in on him, things could get complicated...
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  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jun 8, 2016

    The strength of this book is its fast-paced writing that weaves exposition with the ever-present violence you'd expect from the Punisher. It's practically one-third build up to violence, one-third violence, and followed by one-third foreshadowing for the violence to come. This book is no nonsense, gun to your head, no cute tricks, perfectly in line with the Punisher himself. As the police get more involved and we dive deeper into the world of Condor, this story will only get more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jun 20, 2016

    The fast-paced action through-out is the highlight of the book, never really slowing down as you experience sheer maniacal violence. This book gets to the point in no time at all with no dancing around the point, much like The Punisher himself. The story can only get more interesting as the police find themselves further involved, and we can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Mopeymac Jun 7, 2016

    So on a whole I wasn't as in love with this issue as I was the first one. That could be for a number of reasons but I really loved that first issue and not much could've topped it. Don't get me wrong this was a strong follow up from what I believe to be a heavyweight team of creators. This new start for the Punisher has a lot of potential that I don't think will be wasted. Go check out the issue and the series it's well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 2, 2016

    It's simple, emotional, and angry storytelling told elegantly in both the writing and art. But the question is, how simple do you want your storytelling? What it has in raw emotion, it lacks in much nuance. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Jun 3, 2016

    Steve Dillon did a great work again in this issue. The action scenes are brilliantly crafted by him. He draws in a very simplistic way but very effective. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Jun 1, 2016

    The story is moving along at a nice pace, and die hard Punisher fans won't be disappointed. I had hopes that this book would possibly take the story in a new direction, though, and this is about as standard Punisher fare as you can get. Which isn't always a bad thing–sometimes you just want to see a vigilante kick some ass, and that's what you're promised in The Punisher. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 3, 2016

    The Punisher #2 once again failed to impress me the way I hoped it would, but was a step up from the first issue. Giving us some exciting moments, and some wonderful suspense, the creative team definitely drew me in, despite the characters struggling to keep me engaged. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 4, 2016

    Becky Cloonan is writing the kind of Punisher story that probably occurs on some idle Tuesday, the sort of drug ring that Frank Castle takes out in his down time, between the bigger, more interesting adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    johnavenger Jun 11, 2016

    Frank castle is just brutal

  • 7.0
    Nomadic Avenger Jul 2, 2016

    This is a good start for the new Punisher series, but is moving a little slow, however, I expect when it is read all at once it will flow nicely. I look forward to next issue. (And I always enjoy Dillon on Punisher art duties).

  • 7.0
    The Villain Jul 20, 2016

    I consider the art to be the best part about this book. This issue does give a little more information about the villains and the drug that the Punisher is trying to get off the streets. It seems more like the villains are the main characters and The Punisher only exists to ruin their plan. The cliffhanger was a solid one and I look forward to the next issue just to see how The Punisher reacts.

  • 6.5
    StefanoMarra Jun 4, 2016

    it's not a bad reading, but i found the story not compelling enough :P

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jun 16, 2016

  • 8.0
    Houdini Jun 18, 2016

  • 7.5
    Pundo Jun 1, 2016

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jun 13, 2016

  • 7.5
    Alex Mackay Aug 1, 2016

  • 7.0
    StanielK Jun 1, 2016

  • 7.0
    Gunnarthehuman Jun 1, 2016

  • 7.0
    Marvelrock Jun 19, 2016

  • 7.0
    DXO Aug 12, 2016

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