Punisher #5

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jerome Opena Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

LIVING IN DARKNESS: CONCLUSION With nothing left to lose, The Punisher dives in for a direct confrontation with New York's new kingpin of crime -- and what he discovers within The Hood's secret base will shock the Marvel Universe to its core.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen May 19, 2009

    My recommendation? Pick it up. Then pick up every other issue of this series so far, and then pick up any more that they put out. Great issue, great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 20, 2009

    Still, this issue is action-packed and heavy on carnage. Remember that scene in the beginning of Punisher: War Journal where Frank decked Rhino with the Satan Claw? I was eager for Matt Fraction to follow up with more of that craziness, but he never really did. Remender finally makes good on that promise as Frank takes on a gaggle of villains with some wacky gear at his disposal. The major showdown with The Hood is effectively shoved aside, but Remender offers up a suitable placeholder. I fear this series will continue to be held back by its own lack of importance in the grand scheme of Dark Reign. Regardless, I'm having a lot of fun, and that's what really matters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 22, 2009

    "Punisher" is a surprisingly good book. So sure, people use shrinking technology and talk to dark flaming headed gods from other dimensions. But you know what? It still works, and in a completely non-silly way. Remender and Opena are hitting all the right notes here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 21, 2009

    A very solid Remender Punisher issue with lots of action, hard-biting Frank Castle one-liners, and awesome artwork. With that said, while the action is explosive, those expecting a “final showdown” will be disappointed, as this issue really doesn't resolve a lot. Rather, it lays seeds for the future. Of course, while I am a little miffed, it's clear that Remender is setting the Hood as Frank's continued arch-nemesis, which I like. Read Full Review

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