Punisher #2

Punisher #2

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 24, 2011 Critic Reviews: 7
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THE HOTTEST LAUNCH OF THE SUMMER CONTINUES. Hunting for the villains behind the Wedding Day massacre, The Punisher will leave no body unturned! With Detectives Bolt and Clemons on his tail, the massacre's only survivor will seek the Punisher's aid...which might be the worst of all possible choices

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 24, 2011

    The Punisher isn't usually high on my reading list. He's a guy that kills bad guys with guns. I have enjoyed many many Punisher issues over the years but he isn't someone I'd choose to read about right away. Greg Rucka is doing a great job in making the Punisher interesting. It might be in part that we don't hear Frank talk. He is completely focused and doesn't have a need to say anything. Checchetto's art sets up a chilling mood that fits perfectly with Rucka scripts. This Punisher isn't someone you'd want to mess around with. He's being set up to face a villain that appeared in another character's book and he's not the first villain I'd think of to be paired with the Punisher. That does make it more interesting and gives another reason to check out the next issue. But with Rucka and Checchetto on board, another reason to read this book isn't needed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Aug 26, 2011

    I really love Rucka's take on the Punisher. Another issue where he rarely makes an appearance. However, when he does shoe up, the carnage is hot and heavy. I'm still waiting to hear him say something, though. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 24, 2011

    Helping Rucka tell his tale is artist Marco Checchetto, who also bats it out of the park. His style is softer than you’d expect, not a lot of hard lines or edges. By using that technique, Checchetto brings in a feeling of low budget 70s exploitation films. Think Taxi Driver or The Panic In Needle Park. Helping Checchetto achieve that vibe is colorist Matt Hollingsworth, who uses shadow and light, deep colors and blurry backgrounds to set up a very urban scene. Punisher #2 is a breath of fresh air for those of us tired of seeing Frank Castle stuck in bad stories with writing that was beneath him. If Marvel leaves Rucka alone and doesn’t screw it up, this might be a new dawn for a character long overdue for a reboot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 24, 2011

    What this issue does do, however, is drop the Marvel Universe in around the reader, ninja-style. Completely unexpectedly (at least from me), Rucka and Checchetto bring in a Spider-Man foe. And Norah Winters, a Spidey supporting character, shows up. Sure, I knew Punisher was going to be in the Marvel Universe, but to lock him in with characters like that takes some gumption. Mind you, Norah and the villain aren't the most untouchable of characters from Spidey's supporting cast, but they are unmistakably Spidey's. Where Rucka takes them from here is something I'm itching to see. And quickly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 25, 2011

    Having a great first issue is one thing, but in many ways, it's the second issue that counts the most when it comes to getting idea of how things are going to go long-term. After this issue, it's clear that Rucka's Punisher is the real deal. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 24, 2011

    The Punisher remains a slow burn crime/horror comic set firmly in the Marvel Universe, but don't expect it to pull any punches simply because a Spider-Man villain makes an appearance. This book isn't holding back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 24, 2011

    As a huge fan of The Punisher as an adolescent, who never thought that hed read a Punisher starring book again after abandoning Punisher War Journal in the late 1980s, Im pleasantly surprised and, more importantly, entertained by the character and his stories again, as Rucka and Checchetto imagine him. Hopefully this creative pair will keep him interesting and entertaining. Read Full Review

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