Punisher #5

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

• The Dos Soles plan to takeover L.A. begins! WAR IN THE STREETS!
•  Where there's war in the streets, there's Frank Castle.
•  The fall of a friend???

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow May 13, 2014

    Edmondson writes each one of these books in a way that perfectly compliments the Punisher himself. The books are succinct and straight to the point which is reminiscent to Castle's own brand of justice. This issue is definitely gearing us towards the end of this arc and I, for one, am very excited to see how it ends and what will become of the Punisher after it is all over.Grade 5 of 5 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Watsonian May 8, 2014

    Theres one more issue to this arc. While I cant help but feel that might be one issue too long, the story that Edmondson and Gerads are telling has been compelling overall. Despite hitting on some common themes seen in Punisher books, this has still been a solid read from the start. This issue, even with its strengths, is the low point of the series so far. Thats a compliment, cant wait to read the conclusion of this opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 7, 2014

    Edmondson and Gerads simply get the Punisher and continue to give us what we want to see. Sure, the story is moving a little slower than expected and a lot has yet to be answered or expanded upon, but they're producing a creative look at the way Frank Castle operates. The artwork is cleverly executed and, while it does move a few plot pieces forward, this latest issue basically exists to help us admire just how good Castle is at what he does. THE PUNISHER takes what we've come to expect from Frank and does it quite well. We've yet to really build a strong emotional connection to the supporting cast or get some of the finer details behind the villainous plot, but you know what? It's still a totally entertaining issue and oozes such a cool atmosphere. To top it off, the final page is guaranteed to make you pick up the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jonathan Closner May 9, 2014

    Punisher is becoming a great series with issue five a great addition to the arc. The creative team has developed a tremendous story that I’m sure will have a satisfying conclusion. I this book has a lot a of heart, action, and moments where frank is just a bad ass. I love them all and I hope it comtinues to be a great series moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos May 8, 2014

    I couldn't be more happier with this team, they surely understand the character and they deliver it. They know how to build a classic Punisher story but i felt this issue dropped the pace a little bit. The players are ready, the stakes are high. Can't wait to see some wrap up in the final issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 8, 2014

    Compared to the stronger work done with the character in recent years, this take just feels generic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche May 7, 2014

    This comic is really flawed, in a whole bunch of ways. From really frail character motives to nonsensical schemes, this comic feels rushed and contrived. It's really a pity to see such a strong opening to a series dwindle into a sad, subpar ending. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Punisher Central - Neil Byce May 8, 2014

    Overall, this issue seemed to cement to me that this will be a slow-burn story just like Rucka's previous Punisher title was. It will be interesting to see how the story unravels as Punisher will have to confront Electro in the next issue and then be able to go after the Dos Solos leader and Howling Commandos. It seems like a lot for one man to deal with but no matter what it should be really interesting! Read Full Review

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