Punisher #2

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jerome Opena Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 4, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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LIVING IN THE DARKNESS PART 2 The Punisher's target has been revealed. Will Castle take the shot?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Feb 3, 2009

    Rick Remender has definitely hit the right chord in this series by introducing a new Microchip. The classic concept, new era, and mysterious past provide an interesting alternative to the Puninsher's straight-forward "I kill bad guys." Once again, I hope Remender stays on this course and can keep the book interesting with Microchip and perhaps other characters surrounding the Punisher. He's got solid momentum and the reveal at the end of this issue only builds on that momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 9, 2009

    I don't think anyone's ready to call Punisher MAX an industry godsend on par with Scalped or even Ennis's run on the title, but it is a spectacular comic so far, and issue #2 allows Jason Aaron to sculpt his inaugural villain in a way that lets readers commiserate with him while simultaneously fearing him. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Feb 7, 2009

    Remender and Opena are a fine creative team and by bringing their talents to this book, Marvel has convinced me that Punisher is a title worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 4, 2009

    When it comes to drawing readers into a new series, there a number of approaches a writer can take. Remender has clearly opted to take his time setting up this new status quo, and for many, that will be seen as a positive. For me, I would have preferred if this new series just threw Frank into Norman's sights right off the bat rather than waste time on lengthy chase scenes and sequences of Frank blowing away foot soldiers. To each is own, though. When all is said and done, the best thing I can say about the new Punisher book is that it has my attention, and I'll be back next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Feb 4, 2009

    This isn't a fast-paced series, and that may be to its detriment, but what has been set up seems to work well. After two issues, "Punisher" is primed for a frontal assault on the Marvel Universe, and I'm sure the results will be explosive. Read Full Review

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