Punisher #10

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

“The Omega Effect”‌ Part Two!
Guest Starring Spidey And Daredevil! A Perfect Time To Try This Highly Acclaimed New Series As Frank Castle Joins In With The Meanest Team-Up You Ever Saw. Forced To Work With Two Garishly Dressed Avengers, The Punisher Makes One Promise: “Trust No One…Hurt Everyone.”‌

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 18, 2012

    Part one was great and, no surprise, this one is as well. Punisher, Spider-Man and Daredevil have different tactics and views but with all their past run ins, they can easily put them aside when necessary. Rucka and Checchetto have made this a great series and this crossover has been a welcomed and complete surprise. It is unfortunate that each part of the story takes place in a different comic. It's even more unfortunate that this will only last three issues. PUNISHER is a great series and this crossover is continuing to be a blast to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Apr 21, 2012

    An entertaining Second Act to the Omega Effect, Punisher #10 also performs well enough as the continuation and further development of themes explored in the series itself so far. It's also a masterclass in how to carry a crossover with the perfect balance, and fans prone to complaints about event fatigue couldn't go wrong by checking this one (and its predecessor) out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 20, 2012

    Although this is the middle segment of a three-part story, Rucka and Checchetto make it every bit as enjoyable and approachable as the opener or finale. The major difference here, however, is that the stakes are raised in this issue and the imaginary soundtrack music is reaching a deafening crescendo on the final page. This story is in high gear and there's simply no walking away from it now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ken Boehm Apr 22, 2012

    The issue works for fans of every character involved, and is moving at a pace where it doesn't read like a needless cash grab crossover which is too prevalent these days. Add a decent cliffhanger for the final part next week in Daredevil #11, and it looks like this isn't a story that will just be ignored in a month or two. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Apr 18, 2012

    Marco Checchetto is back at the helm of the book's art, finding a nice fit between his usual gritty work on Punisher and the more superheroic elements that the inclusion of Spider-Man and Daredevil require. While Checchetto blocks good action sequences throughout this book, the moments he shines are in the dialog-heavy scenes. His pacing is impeccable and help to underline Rucka's amusing one-sided banter between Spidey and Frank, or the more dire one-sided conversations between Daredevil and Rachel. Checchetto succeeds in expanding his scope beyond the expected action sequences and delivers on the emotional aspects of the issue. However, the ending cliffhanger is a bit unclear and might be construed at first as shoddy storytelling, but upon a re-read it's clear instead to be a purposefully ambiguous portrayal of events to leaves readers on the edge of their seats. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Punisher Central - Neil Byce Apr 18, 2012

    This book doesn't have as much action as the first part of the Omega Effect but it is clear that the action is about to go through the roof in Daredevil #11. This book reflects Rucka as a writer who explores themes and motives of individuals and why they do what they do. Also in traditional Punisher fashion there is a fantastic swerve on the last page of the book. There is no doubt that the events that take place on the last page will have a major effect on what happens with the information that is on the Omega Drive! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 23, 2012

    While the ending was kind of predictable, the stakes have been raised as all of Megacrime wants what is in Matt Murdock's possession. Checchetto and Hollingsworth's art maintained the dark and washed out look we've come to expect from this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Apr 20, 2012

    For being a Punisher title there was little focus on Punisher as a character, but that is the risk you run doing a cross-title event. As the second part of The Omega Effect the issue worked really well. Characters were allowed to shine in turn, with more insight to their character given, and the story continued at a nice pace with a cliffhanger to take us into the final act of this three-part event. Punisher #10 was a fun read and also a must read if you are following The Omega Effect and earns 3.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 23, 2012

    In certain regards, Punisher #10 does do a lot right " the characters work well together, there's some action involved, a nice cliffhanger, some beautiful art. But as far as showing the Punisher's point of view, well, it doesn't exactly do Frank any favors. You can't always bat a thousand, and this comic still stands higher than much of its competition... but that still doesn't make this less of a sophomore slump. Read Full Review

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