Punisher #14

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Mico Suayan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Cole surrendersto becoming a Punisher.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 22, 2012

    There's a lot of violence -- something sort of expected in a Punisher comic book, but none of it feels gratuitous. It's a great, gritty and dark story that feels grounded in reality. It's very different from other Marvel books out right now. If you are looking to start reading THE PUNISHER, this might not be a bad place to start. The inside cover page does a great job briefing the reader on what's been happening, and the issue itself is very easy to follow. Oh, and I absolutely love that Frank Castle is a man of so few words; but the reader can still get a real sense for who his character is. Fantastic writing, beautifully gritty art, definitely a book I would recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 24, 2012

    When the action kicks in, Suayan jump-starts what he does and brings a lot of motion to it. When Punisher slides across a building and lands squarely in a bad guy’s jaw, you feel it. The panels where Gerard dies by Alves’ hand are gorgeous in their brutality. Punisher #14 continues to give more weight and literary significance to a character that always deserved it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 24, 2012

    As this series progresses, I find myself enjoying each issue just a little bit more. The creative team on this book is always top-notch, and "Punisher" #14 is proof. With Cole-Alves finding some resolution in this issue, I'm curious as to where her path continues. Without a doubt, Greg Rucka has a plan in place and the results will be fantastic. If you've missed the boat on this book, you're doing yourself a disservice. Correct that mistake and check this book out. Even though there's over a year of comics behind it, "Punisher" #14 is what every comic book reader looks for in their first issue of a title: solid art, great story, believable characters and lots of action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 25, 2012

    A really, really fantastic read that manages to pull the reader in and get him/her truly involved. Issues like this only make me more upset about this series' cancellation due to poor sales. Seriously, what's wrong with you people? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 22, 2012

    Aritst Mico Suayan handles the art duties on this issue, and though his storytelling is much more rigid than what we're used to with Marco Checchetto, the colors of Matt Hollingsworth keep the visuals of the series intact and looking suitably cold. Suayan uses lines a-plenty with some heavy, heavy blacks throughout, but it works. Frank in particular is almost always draped in shadow, which makes his grand entrance to the fight later on all the more impactful (though his face, interestingly, is still obscured by a gas mask). Even though the conversation-based scenes are a bit stilted in their progression, once Frank's plan goes into effect, Suayan builds the tension to stunning effect and makes this sequence as adrenaline pumping as a comic book is likely to get. It's a great mesh of visuals and narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - warriorfist Aug 28, 2012

    This is another solid issue that doesn't fail to entertain. With another two issues left to go, it will be interesting to see what exactly happens in there that draws the superheroes' ire towards Frank's activities. Hopefully, Rucka will go down a relatively novel path instead of using the trite morality plays we have seen in the past (and which Ennis so effortlessly mocked half a decade ago). In this closing stages, the sky's the limit, and Rucka seems to have no intention of settling for any less. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 27, 2012

    Overall, this is a solid comic in every way. Read Full Review

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