Punisher #4

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• The Punisher, captured by the Dos Sols gang, is caught in the metaphorical lion's den. Tough luck, metaphorical lions.
•  The 131 get the call: Take down the Punisher with extreme prejudice.
•  A new player tosses her hat in the ring, and Frank's gotta ask himself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well...do ya, Frank?

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Apr 14, 2014

    It's a fun issue and gets closer and closer to the grand finale of this particular story arc. I've really enjoyed every issue with this creative team and cast of characters. I can't decide if the best part is the writing, the art, or a combination of both. Personally, I'm hoping the next issue has a few more bullets and a lot of retribution against a certain walking battery. Either way, I have a feeling it's just going to manage to be better than this, somehow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Apr 3, 2014

    I'm loving this run my favorite character is in good hands and i hope that Edmonson and Gerads keep up this pace! I'm looking forward for the upcoming two issues left to see how this series will end, i hope with a bang in the end! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 2, 2014

    The Punisher is certainly an incredibly good title right now and will certainly continue to appeal for fans of the darker side of the Marvel Universe. Theres an interesting cliffhanger that introduces a new character towards the end of the issue, and it should be good to see how Edmondson handles that character in particular in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 2, 2014

    The Punisher, as with Edmonsons other book Black Widow, is a great book for anyone looking to branch out from superheroes or break INTO them. If it helps your palette at all, think of it as an action/crime series with a supernatural bend because thats essentially what it is and I love it for it. Castles always struggled to find his place in the Marvel U, and that place often gets relegated to parody or self-aware references. This is a book that posits his place is right alongside the other hitters in the Marvel U, even if it isnt among the A-listers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 3, 2014

    Punisher continues to be one of my favourite Marvel series at the present and though it's dropped ever so slightly in quality with this issue, it remains exciting and intriguing. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Punisher Central - Neil Byce Apr 3, 2014

    Overall, this issue felt like the weakest in the series so far. That is okay though since the series has only had four issues and it is bound to happen at some point. Personally for me I would appreciate more plot development at a faster rate and more focus on some of the peripheral characters. There was a lack of that in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 2, 2014

    Mitch Gerads carries a lot of the weight in this comic. It's his art that makes this thing worth reading. The opening pages of this issue are the best; watching Frank get tortured is truly brutal and intense. Some of the shooting that follows is a little odd, thanks to strange staging and movement. Frank seems to be constantly in a half turned around position and it looks stiff and awkward. Other than that, this issue looks spectacular. The story isn;t all that engaging, but the art will keep you coming back month after month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    nedf23 Apr 4, 2014

    Really enjoying this title, but I could do without the constant reminder that Captain America and the other heroes exist and that this is a job only for the Punisher. Stop it!

  • 8.5
    seksienvoy Apr 4, 2014

    Punisher has always been my favorite anti-hero, some stories rise and some sink to the bottom. As of issue 4, I am counting it as a winning Frank Castle series. The introduction of super villians is a welcome change to the usual "take out the drug cartel" story. Those turn out to be a dime a dozen books. Of course, some key elements are still taken from those classic story lines and brought into the 2014 series. I will keep buying Punisher issues...and that's the best review any book can get. I'm giving Punisher #4 an 8.5/10

  • 8.0
    Nomadic Avenger Apr 5, 2014

    Great series! Highly recommended.

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Mar 11, 2018

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas Apr 6, 2014

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