Punisher #11

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 19, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Frank Castle has finally embraced the role of Fist of the Beast, the High Slayer of the world's most powerful clan of murderers, the Hand. And the rest of the Marvel Universe has taken notice. If Frank really wants to end his war once and for all, he's going to have to fight his way through some old familiar faces.
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 19, 2023

    Punisher #11 is thought-provoking, revealing what kind of family Frank Castle had before it was taken from him. This helps recontextualize the series, Punisher himself, and how he will be changed forever once the series ends. Punisher is ambitious, perfectly paced, and will have you gripping your chair in anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 19, 2023

    Punisher #11 frames the climax for one of the oddest Punisher series ever delivered and it tees up something shocking, ugly and darkly funny as Frank does battle with an idiosyncratic collection of Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 19, 2023

    Punisher #11 continues this twisted, psychotic retcon of Frank Castle and places another unique caveat on the day of his "origin that's been left out of his backstory to date. It does provide a unique wrinkle that truthfully makes sense given the new information laid out by Aaron. However, I've said it in other reviews and I'll say it again, this retcon changes the character drastically. Not just in the short term but forever. The way fans look at the character and what he stands for are permanently changed. For better or worse that's still to be decided. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Apr 24, 2023

    Punisher #11 is a surprisingly deep and emotional issue wherein Frank desperately tries (and fails) to save a marriage that's already collapsed. The writing here is some of the best we've seen from Aaron in a long time, and the cliffhanger will leave you guessing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
    DDJamesB Apr 23, 2023

    The Maria work here is great. She's actually the star of this series. Which then adds a layer to Frank that quite frankly has been needed.

  • 8.5
    Screaming Enigma Apr 28, 2023

    This had a big twist I wasn't expecting after Maria seemed to embrace The Hand. However, I should have seen it coming, as I don't think Maria's going to be staying alive past the end of this series. As for the rest of the book, I really enjoyed all of the flashbacks and I found Frank's battle with the heroes to be very entertaining. This has been a fantastic run so far and all I can say is that I hope the team sticks the landing with Issue 12.

  • 8.5
    thecimmerian Apr 24, 2023

    Sigh. This series has the makings of one of the greatest punisher stories ever told but it jussst doesn't quite get there. Overall it's been really good with just a few hiccups along the way and I think if Aaron had written this ten years ago he would have nailed it. This is where we get the pay off with Maria and I wanted to love it but it was luke warm for me. The best way I can describe it is I was expecting Pizza Hut and got Digiorno instead. Still good frozen za but not restaurant quality.

  • 8.0
    fzanca Apr 23, 2023

    I'm still not a fan of Frank Castle being a shitty Dad, a shitty husband, and having superpowers, but there is something to this run by Aaron. I love the present-day artwork and the residual bullet holes in Maria's face and body. I don't like that she was asking for a divorce when the attack happened. This changes cannon. They were happy in the original story on that day. I like the battle with the Avengers and the ending of this issue. People say that this is their favorite run of the Punisher, but I still like the story about his training the female Punisher and the story about him in the Stark-tech armor better.

  • 6.5
    Deadlybeavis Apr 24, 2023

    It's written well enough, like most of J. Aaron's writing. But there's something about this run, I don't really like. I can't put my finger on it, but there's something there. Plus, in this issue, the punisher looked like wonder man.

  • 6.0
    Bionder Apr 26, 2023

    This run disappoints everyone who wants to look for a Punisher story. This isn't a Punisher story. And it's not the "heavy metal skull", or the lack of guns in my opinion. It's really the flashbacks and how Jason Aaron is retconning Frank Castle origins.
    Jason Aaron proved more than once he got a weird fixation with Frank and Maria marriage, or in this case, every time he got a chance to write a Punisher series, he always mention divorce. Don't know why this is so important to him, shattering the family man he always was and described since its creation.

    This doesn't add anything to the Punisher story but it's an important story to shatter that image of a family man to a broken man, depressed with a weird childhood who cou more

  • 9.5
    Alias12 Oct 30, 2023

  • 9.0
    hasanturkoglu Apr 19, 2023

  • 9.0
    Jason Gomez Apr 19, 2023

  • 8.5
    Drasek83 Dec 23, 2023

  • 8.5
    DaddyChar Apr 24, 2023

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 7, 2024

  • 8.0
    ComicWorm May 29, 2023

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