By all means, read this arc if you want a decent, no-frills Punisher story. However, even if MAX looks better than War Journal, the latter is by far the more well-written story. In all honesty, both books have so many flaws at the moment that I'd rather just curl up with my Ennis hardcovers and pass the hours with the definitive portrayal of this vigilante crusader. Read Full Review
Ultimately, I think this book is unfocused. The ideas are there, but the execution is lacking. The Punisher feels out of place in his own title. Hurwitz needs to find the middle-ground between his inner monologue for Castle and everything else. As it stands now, The Punisher is trying to be too many things. It's not that the character can't be multifaceted, but those facets need to be on the same spectrum. Read Full Review
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