Punisher Annual #1
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Punisher Annual #1

Writer: Gerry Conway Artist: Felix Ruiz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

•  There are ghouls everywhere on Halloween night, but real monsters don't wear costumes!
•  The Punisher is searching for a killer, but he's also being watched...
•  Let's hope Frank's quarry doesn't put costumed civvies in the line of fire!
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  • 9.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Nov 10, 2016

    I really like to see Gerry Conway back in a Punisher book after so many years. I even would like to see him writing a Punisher ongoing after this successful annual. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Oct 31, 2016

    There's little more which can be said about The Punisher Annual #1. It's an exceptional piece of work and one which any Punisher fan can be proud to add to their collection. Buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 27, 2016

    This book is gritty and dirty, and Ruiz brings that world to life admirably. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 28, 2016

    This is a great issue for all fans of the Punisher and even new readers, as it is published as a one-shot. For readers of really dramatic, intense storylines, this is one you can't skip out on. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Patrick Ross Oct 28, 2016

    The Punisher plus Halloween is pretty much a match made in heaven, but this annual doesn't really push the character or mythos in any new direction. It's a pretty good read and hits most of the notes you'd expect a Punisher story to, but not much more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Nov 2, 2016

    It's tempting in a year of racially motivated violence and justice seemingly left undone to wish for a force of judgement like Frank Castle. However, it betrays the central tragedy of his character and the failings of Vietnam to view the Punisher as a righteous figure. It's something Conway, more than nearly any other creator, should have realized but doesn't in an issue that preaches and offers bloody wish fulfillment instead of staying true to its characters or the morality it touts. The Punisher Annual #1 offers only uncomfortable subtext on top of an overly familiar story and it's the last thing angry, justice-seeking comics readers need this year. Read Full Review

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