Punisher #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 17
6.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Is the Punisher truly the Fist of the Beast and the predestined High Slayer of the Hand? Or is he nothing more than a prisoner of their lies? And if there's one thing Frank Castle has never been particularly good at being...it's a prisoner.

  • 8.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 10, 2022

    PUNISHER #5 was an interesting trip back to Frank's past that revealed a few more violent wrinkles which helped develop the man we all know as the PUNISHER. Yet, this trip down memory lane for Frank has also helped readers discover a bit more character development that fortifies some questions many have had about the character for quite some time. The biggest problem many will have is how Aaron continues to paint the PUNISHER as more psychotic, deranged, and evil than ever before instead of the anti-hero punishing the wicked. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Aug 10, 2022

    Punisher #5 takes a semi-break from the main plot to show readers how Frank Castle matured in school with a chance at living a normal life until tragedy and circumstance put him on a darker path. The dramatic writing is well done, and the bits of information we get in the present is intriguing, but the flashbacks (which take up most of the issue) don't do much for the present story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 10, 2022

    It's a genuinely strange take on the character and one that continues to fumble even its most intriguing elements and all the artistic merit presenting the story. Read Full Review

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