Punisher #3

Writer: David Pepose Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 24, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 12
8.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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•  Hunted down by the authorities, the Punisher must face down the one threat that cannot be stopped by bombs or bullets...the terrors inside his own mind.
•  With an innocent life hanging in the balance, can the Punisher escape the Fearmaster's deadly abattoir, or will his quest for vengeance be cut short just as his true enemy stands revealed?

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jan 24, 2024

    In a smart move, Punisher #3 forgoes another bombastic, action-heavy issue in favor of a more restrained, introspective penultimate issue. Peposes script tackles what makes Garrison tick, using the high-concept elements of battling supervillains to expose the raw nerve of this new Punisher. That decision makes for a compelling read that affirms the characters journey to acceptance of the vigilante mantle. Watchers art balances that sense of confined interiors by altering the perceptions of backgrounds and the environment at large. Paired with the fluid coloring from Brown and the sometimes suffocating (in the best possible way) lettering by Petit, Punisher #3 makes the case for this being the best issue yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 24, 2024

    Punisher #3 drags the vigilante into a myriad of horror stories. It’s a display of masterful storytelling, with the various plot threads explored within the barbarity. With every new chapter comes something entirely different from the last, creating a refreshing first arc that makes each individual part engaging and unmissable. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 4, 2024

    This series really brings back a classic Punisher feel and is a must for fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 24, 2024

    With Punisher #3 writer David Pepose has finally come into his own with this new character. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jan 24, 2024

    Punisher #3 introduces two cool villains for the price of one, but the fast-paced, action-packed issue lacks setup, so it feels like a lot of throwaway action just to get to the next thing. The action is well done, and Fearmaster's design looks great, but this issue acts as an incidental side quest, which shouldn't be happening in issue #3 for a new character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG Jan 28, 2024

    Joe Garrison is surprisingly attacked by Fearmaster, who used his toxins on him, causing him a deep fear that is causing him to have uncontrollable tachycardia. Triple A tries to calm him down and warn him that he must calm down, but the fear he suffers is intense, recreating in a very real way the death of his burned family.

    But this hallucination of Stephanie, Punisher's wife, with burned skin begins to become a voice of hope when she asks Garrison to avenge her family, Garrison's fear is not being able to take revenge and thus he frees himself from the influence of Fearmaster.

    This Fearmaster is the daughter of the original, her name was Ariel Tremmore and she was sent by an organization called Jigsaw, led more

  • 8.0
    Bighaz Jan 30, 2024

    Lots of good action. I like how they are using c list characters. Artwork is really good. Just have this feeling that we could of just used frank castle. Need more character development

  • 7.5
    TSMack Feb 1, 2024

    (Cover Date: March, 2024)

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jan 25, 2024

    It was pretty decent. I really like the art. My main issue, is it's been done before. The protagonist on some kind of fear trip. And then at the end we get a jigsaw in a Punisher book who's not really jigsaw that no one seems to know.

  • 7.0
    Deadlybeavis Jan 27, 2024

    This was surprisingly decent.

  • 7.0
    fzanca Jan 25, 2024

    I think this has gotten a little better. I like the Fearmaster even though it's a Scarecrow ripoff, then again, this character is a Punisher ripoff. There's not real reason for this character to exist.

    Let's see where it goes, the action is decent and I like him partnering with the cop.

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  • 5.0
    AmericanHealthcare Jan 29, 2024

    I'm struggling with this book. The second issue worked well enough as store brand/legally distinct Frank Castle, but what are we doing here? What is the point of this guy? Does he have specific story-driven motives are are we really, unironically, with a completely straight face going to make him just Castle but not Castle? The author could be taking us somewhere interesting and I'm just jumping the gun here since it's only #3, but the hallucinations in this issue were tough to get through. There are a gazillion issues of perfectly good Frank Castle brooding, tormenting himself comics out there, not to mention the 2004 movie. It's 2024! We've done all this. It's like watching Bruce Wayne's parents get shot over and over. Tedious.

  • 1.0
    RKS Jan 28, 2024

    I don't know what this is but this isn't the Punisher. There is nothing to make the reader care about this character.

    Lame rip off. Give your readers what they want. Frank Castle without supernatural powers. Dark, Gritty, more realistic story telling. We all know why Marvel is going in this direction and it's sad. You're welcome Marvel I just solved your Punisher PR problem.

  • 10
    AdventureGirl811 Jan 29, 2024

  • 10
    ComicSlugger87 Jan 27, 2024

  • 8.0
    retcon_D Feb 8, 2024

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 17, 2024

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