Punisher Noir #1

Punisher Noir #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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It’s the Roaring Twenties and mobster Dutch Schultz's iron-fisted reign is about to meet its greatest challenge. But will the greatest threat to his criminal empire come from Thomas Dewey and the government? Will it come from fellow mobsters like Lucky Luciano or Al Capone? No, it'll come in the form of a man sporting a familiar skull symbol and a gun in his hand. Because once the Punisher hits the scene, the mean streets are about to get a whole lot meaner. Parental Advisory …$3.99

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 19, 2009

    "Punisher Noir" provides a few surprises and does a good job of differentiating itself from the regular Punisher story. However, there isn't much in this issue except for set-up, which is done very well, but doesn't take the place of a good plot, something we only see a brief glimpse of. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 19, 2009

    What I can't quite forgive are the subpar visuals. Paul Azaceta manages dark and gritty well enough. The overall aesthetic is very similar to past Marvel Noir books, though Azaceta's linework could use a bit more definition. But what truly sinks the story in its more dramatic moments is the lack of emotion on Azaceta's faces. It's difficult to feel much of Frank's pain when he doesn't appear to be that put out by his situation. Noir is dark and brooding, but there's also a certain passion to it that I'm not seeing in this book. Like with the story conflict, I can only hope that passion begins to boil in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Aug 21, 2009

    It might be the type of book that reads really well as a collection. If that’s the case, then I wish Marvel would’ve just cut to the chase and put out the book as it should have been and printed on cheap paper with a lurid cover depicting dames, thugs and the promise of violence. As it is… meh. It gets a C – good effort, but no dice. Read Full Review

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