Punisher #5

Punisher #5

Writer: Becky Cloonan Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

+ Pull List

•  The Punisher tracks Condor's EMC operation to its source...a deserted psychiatric hospital.
•  Can Frank take down an asylum full of drug-enhanced killers, or will he become an inmate himself?!
•  Agent Ortiz is close behind. She's rescuing her partner, and she's done with following protocol.
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  • 9.4
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Sep 23, 2016

    This is a captivating and vintage issue the The Punisher doing what he does best: kill. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Sep 22, 2016

    If it wasn't apparent by now that Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon were born to create a Punisher comic, issue #5 makes it abundantly clear that we are witnessing one of the strongest takes on the character to come around in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Sep 24, 2016

    It's been awhile since i had so much fun reading a Punisher comic. Thanks to this great creative team that is working perfectly.Can not wait to see more developments about the relation with Olaf and Frank ( next issue!) and obviously more about Frank/Ortiz. Ortiz is mentally broke after some events of this comic. Let's wait and see the aftermath of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Deviator77 Sep 26, 2016

    This story is efficiently told. The art is appropriate. Punisher looks tough. The bad guys get dead. It’s a perfectly acceptable Punisher comic book...but it just doesn’t have much meat. It’s disposable entertainment. That’s fine for a few issues, but we need something dynamic and new to happen soon or I, for one, will lose interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GodSpeeed Sep 25, 2016

    Best issue so far, but the story lacks depth and I couldn't care less about the Villains or DEA Agents. EMC is cool tho.

  • 6.5
    Marvelrock Oct 11, 2016

    Well, there is a ton of action, violence and gore in this issue. Classic Punisher in that sense. However, the action and violence is tempered a bit by the art, which is think is just decent or maybe just not very appropriate for this series. The art seems, maybe a bit cartoony or superheroy, whereas I'd prefer something darker/grittier for this series. Also, while not the biggest deal, the intensity of this issue (and series) is dampened by the repeated use of censored curse words (e.g., #@!%), which comes off as fairly silly in an otherwise "mature" comic. Finally, the biggest down side to this issue, and more so the series, is that the story is almost an after thought. There is no tension, no character development, no meaningful twists or surprises, etc. There is so much guilty-pleasure action and violence that this issue is still pretty good, but a comic with all action and no story needs better art in order to do itself justice.

  • 6.0
    kfc902 Sep 23, 2016

    A lot of shooting not much story progression and nothing that made me want to see what happens next.

  • 9.5
    LocoNasty Sep 23, 2016

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 22, 2016

  • 9.0
    StanielK Sep 27, 2016

  • 9.0
    Rico Oct 5, 2016

  • 8.5
    Houdini Oct 21, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Oct 11, 2016

  • 7.5
    Alex Mackay Oct 4, 2016

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 5, 2016

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