Punisher #219

Punisher #219

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Guiu Vilanova Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 18
7.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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•  Frank enters enemy territory, and he does not enter quietly!
•  But there's more to this land than just war. Can Frank navigate both the soldiers and citizens?
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  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 13, 2017

    This is a version of Punisher who is violent as hell and acts on that, but it's also about what happens to soldiers who learn cause doesn't matter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 14, 2017

    Rosenberg, Vilanova, and Loughridge have put together quite the arc for Frank Castle. Its violent yet pondering. It kicks ass, but it also has some heart. With a strong story and great art, Punisher #219 earns itself a recommendation. Give this one a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Jan 10, 2018

    The art of Guiu's is getting polished by the issue. The designed of the armor is much better when we compare with the last issue. His drawings are very dynamic and the action scenes very well made. I liked how Guiu focused in what matters while drawing the action scenes, you don't get distracted by the background. Great work Guiu! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 13, 2017

    I was a little skeptical about having Frank Castle in the War Machine armor and how that was going to be, but the story really makes it reasonable why Castle needs the armor. As someone who is not a regular The Punisher reader and just jumped in with this issue I was super impressed with the whole creative team and how much I liked this story. If you watched The Punisher series on Netflix and want some more Frank Castle with a little bit more comic-book twist then you should definitely check out this series! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Chris Kebblewhite Jan 17, 2018

    To see the Punisher in the War Machine armor is probably every fan's dream, he may not be as efficient as Rhoadey in the suit, but he is figuring it out pretty quickly. The dynamic between him and the armor's A.I. is kinda funny but keeps the humor low key to suit the character. Rosenberg and the rest of the team must be having a ball making this. Another beautiful cover by Clayton Crain too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 13, 2017

    Does a good job of giving Frank a suit of armor without turning him into someone he's not. It's walking a fine line well enough to be interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Dec 14, 2017

    Oddly enough, this issue reminded me of the Franken-Castle Punisher run, but only because the current direction feels unsustainable and ill-fitting for the title character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RaisingBlack Dec 15, 2017

    I really loved this issue. Punisher upping his game and moving into fighting abusive governments is a really great arc. My hope is that we continue on this path for awhile. The War machine armor is not the focus, but it does offer up a great chance for Punisher to be about more than just shooting gangs and other people with guns. My hope is that we see more stories of Punisher creating revolutions in other nations. It is a common idea that superheroes don't jump into conflict in other nations as much and this could be a really great space for Punisher to be in.

    Rosenburg sets this story in a fictional country (Soviet Style Russia) and he actually brings some more heart to Frank. The story is just as violent as any Punisher book and honestly not much as different then Franks usual behind enemy lines one-man army story. This book just feels fresh and that is mostly because of the writing and the humor between Frank and his AI.

    Rosenburg uses his writing to talk about international issues that this comic would be brilliant to explore. A story about a foreign agent meddling, fighting, and destabilizing a government or the realities of regime change could be a really unique perspective that I hope Rosenburg explores.

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  • 8.5
    Jack's Yattering Dec 13, 2017

    Much like Max Bemis's MOON KNIGHT, this "new" PUNISHER, by Matthew Rosenberg, seems to be a return to greatness for a character that is rarely used to his fullest potential. The "Punisher as War Machine" concept is a sales gimmick (an obvious one at that). However, the execution of said gimmick is flawless. Mr. Rosenberg's Frank Castle is smart, ruthless and possessing of a dry humor that is often misused, overlooked or outright ignored by other writers. Yes, he's wearing the War Machine armor but, to the Punisher in this issue, it is just another tool to be used. When reading PUNISHER #219 it's clear: if he didn't have the armor he'd find some other way to make the bad guys dead. Frank may be using the armor but it doesn't define him or change who the Punisher is in any way. By the way: The art for PUNISHER #219 compliments the writing, perfectly. This is a good comic and it is the Punisher done right (despite the iron-makeover).
    SCORE: 8.5

  • 9.5
    Herushalaim Dec 20, 2017

    Some of the story is clichéd but overall Punisher continues to impress me. I didn't think a gimmick like this would work, but it does.

  • 8.0
    CWagz19 Dec 26, 2017

    There is enough there to keep me interested. The suit of armor is fitting rather than something they are doing just to sell comics which is good! I am still hopeful for this arc and will stay tuned.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Dec 27, 2017

    Another solid issue in this arc. While not as good as the first, it still delivered. The art is great and the Frank/ War Machine dynamic is really cool.

  • 7.5
    Kakashi506 Dec 15, 2017

    Solid entry to The Punisher franchise however, the subtle tropes thrown at the current political state hinder this book. The dialogue and art other wise, are fitting for Frank and it's a fun book.

  • 10
    GregHound Dec 10, 2017

  • 10
    DetroitSkyline Dec 13, 2017

  • 10
    Above Ground Pools Dec 13, 2017

  • 10
    FrenchLover Jan 2, 2018

  • 9.5
    MapleDonuts_ Dec 21, 2017

  • 9.0
    Khan/Murdock Dec 15, 2017

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Dec 18, 2017

  • 8.5
    that dude Dec 15, 2017

  • 8.5
    Gabriel Valões Dec 24, 2017

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 28, 2017

  • 8.5
    StanielK Jan 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Maria17♥ Dec 16, 2017

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