Punisher #7

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

One long ago night, as the Punisher battled Daredevil, one cop's life was forever changed

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jan 4, 2012

    Basically, if you liked GOTHAM CENTRAL, you really need to read this issue. Every single page reads like it's straight out of the Marvel equivalent, and it does an amazing job of making two bit characters into something much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 4, 2012

    I've been loving this new Punisher series since its very first issue. After seven issues, my mindset hasn't changed in the slightest. Alongside Daredevil, Punisher -- in my opinion -- is one of the best Marvel books on shelves. You owe it to yourself to read it for some great character work that's more than just superheros beating the living snot out of each other. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jan 16, 2012

    This is definitely a different take on Punisher, it's still violent when it needs to be, but it isn't over the top or excessive. Whereas the previous run on Punisher was more focused on Punisher's war, and his internal narration, this is a decidedly different beast. It's extremely well-written, and despite various different artists has managed to maintain a strong visual consistency. But because of its unique use of perspective, namely not taking Punisher's perspective, it may not necessarily be to everyone's taste. But for those who appreciate this departure from what is normally expected, and love the strong work by Rucka and Lark, this is an issue that shouldn't be missed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jan 8, 2012

    I came into this book with the absolute wrong expectations, and it blew me away nonetheless. It may be the first week of January, but I'm prepared to call this a very early contender for issue of the year. Even if you aren't following this series, you should give this issue a look. It'll be well worth you while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jan 5, 2012

    Another fantastic issue of the Punisher. If you're not reading this, you really should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 5, 2012

    "Punisher" #7 is another satisfyingly great issue. "Daredevil" is Marvel's new series getting a lot of (deserved) attention, but if you haven't taken a peek at "Punisher" yet, you owe it to yourself to do so. The pair of them launched together, and I think they're two of the best series at the company right now. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 9, 2012

    This is a brilliant issue to either jump back in on or start enjoying for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 9, 2012

    In a lot of ways, it's been an odd choice of Rucka's, to spend so much time looking at Frank Castle from the outside rather than from within. This issue, however, shows that he has some serious brass ones that he's not afraid to clank up and down the street. Who needs the Punisher when you can set up the chase? Even though our hero is largely absent " and almost completely a mystery " Rucka's still giving us plenty of reasons to root for him. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Jan 24, 2012

    Rucka and co. continue to deliver a consistently good read. Daredevil is the one Marvel relaunch hogging all the critical and commercial buzz at the moment- and while it deserves all the pops it gets, the Punisher deserves some love as well. It's the product of a well-oiled machine, presenting a realistic crime world populated by complex, intriguing characters. Highly accessible, always entertaining- and at $2.99, it's a definite catch. Read Full Review

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