Punisher #221

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Guiu Vilanova Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 18
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

•  With a damaged suit of armor, Frank's got one hand tied behind his back going up against the rogue former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
• But if they think a damaged suit is going to make Frank less dangerous, they've got another thing coming...
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  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Feb 14, 2018

    The Punisher #221 is a fantastic issue that respects the character of Frank Castle while continuing a story unlike anything Frank Castle has been apart of before. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Mar 21, 2018

    Guiu Vilanova is doing a great work with the collaboration with Lee Loughridge on the colors. These two set a great theme for this comic book. Sometimes too dark but nothing that could harm the art overall.The action is very dynamic and very well made. It's bloody when it needs to be and this creative team makes it flawlessly.I'm still not a fan of the Punisher being similar to his Netflix counterpart (Jon Bernthal). I still prefer a generic face than a character in the comic that looks like an actor. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 19, 2018

    As an addendum, I was torn on whether or not to cover this book given the Parkland school shooting last week. Cards on the table, talking about this book at all still feels like a lapse of tact. Frank Castle, though I like him, his still a hero-like character who employs arsenals of killing machines to deal with crime and evil. I dont prescribe to the good guy with the gun argument. What I tell myself to justify this review at all is that Im contributing to the wider cultural conversation about guns and the extent to which we should have the right to be armed, if only on a tiny, tiny, minute and miniscule level. At least, thats what I tell myself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Feb 16, 2018

    The one element that does need to happen to stop this from becoming stale is establishing a credible threat. Right now it is like watching someone play a video game with the cheat codes on and so far it has been fun to witness the carnage. That can only last for so long before it becomes a tad bit redundant. Based on the ending of this issue that threat has possibly emerged and should help add some tension to make this book that more enjoyable. So far this story has had the freedom and relentlessness of fan fiction matched with the talent of high quality creators making it one of comics most consistent titles these past few months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 14, 2018

    Fans who have been enjoying this arc so far will most likely be satisfied by this violent, espionage-fueled installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 16, 2018

    While the art will keep this series from reaching its fullest potential, the over-the-top craziness of how the Punisher operates still makes this issue a fun one. Read Full Review

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