Punisher #218

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Guiu Vilanova Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 26
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

For years, Frank Castle has been fighting a one-man war against criminals who endanger the innocent, but when a certain one-eyed operative offers him the tools to take his fight global...how could he say no? Find out how Frank found his way into the WAR MACHINE Armor! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
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  • 10
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Nov 15, 2017

    Rosenberg, Vilanova and Loughridge launch this series in style with The Punisher #218. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Oct 29, 2017

    Punisher #218 is an intriguing and exciting new step for the Frank Castles life of shooting bad guys. Hes as grim and angry as ever, the War Machine shake-up is an interesting new direction, and the book is appropriately ultraviolent. If you can groove on the Punishers motif, then this comic is easily for you, and I can highly recommend it to you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Nov 16, 2017

    I was impressed with the quality and well-structured story, I have hope that this can be a success story for years to come if it handles it in the right way. The secret to it it's not to put Frank in some sort of "chains" and let him be what he is. For the amazing work and the amount of respect Rosenberg has for the character, I know he will do him justice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Nov 19, 2017

    Marvel made a smart move here, one that, for the first time in years, will have me adding the Punisher to my monthly pull list. An excellent issue, check out the beginning of armored awesomeness right here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Chris Kebblewhite Dec 4, 2017

    A pretty straightforward issue that sets up the story for things to come. With Castle now kitted up with some serious firepower, I can't wait to see what damage he will be doing. Hopefully, we see the Punisher soaring to unfamiliar heights, but what sort of attention will this new equipment attract for the vigilante and what happens when the mission is over? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 15, 2017

    There are two kinds of Punisher stories and depending on who you ask, you'll likely receive a different answer as to which one truly captures the spirit Frank Castle. But for my money, Punisher #218 is exactly the kind of self-aware and entertaining Punisher story we need right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Nov 15, 2017

    Putting the Punisher in the War Machine armor does come off as a gimmick that could be fun or could be a story that gets away from the street level storytelling that has made the character who he is up to this point. Obviously, it is way too early to tell but based on Rosenberg's take on the character that he gets into in his personal essay in the back matter there is a reason to have faith. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Nov 17, 2017

    My biggest issue with the art is Frank looking exactly like Jon Bernthal. We should be past the point where artists try to emulate the film versions of these characters, and not the other way around. When the War Machine suit gets its big reveal page, it looks god awful. Iron Manatee hopefully gets a makeover when Frank slaps a skull on the front of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 15, 2017

    A good book with an interesting new premise. Frank's relationship to Fury is the standout in this one and I am interested in how it will play out. Read Full Review

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