Punisher Noir #1
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Punisher Noir #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
6.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

It’s the Roaring Twenties and mobster Dutch Schultz's iron-fisted reign is about to meet its greatest challenge. But will the greatest threat to his criminal empire come from Thomas Dewey and the government? Will it come from fellow mobsters like Lucky Luciano or Al Capone? No, it'll come in the form of a man sporting a familiar skull symbol and a gun in his hand. Because once the Punisher hits the scene, the mean streets are about to get a whole lot meaner. Parental Advisory …$3.99

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 19, 2009

    "Punisher Noir" provides a few surprises and does a good job of differentiating itself from the regular Punisher story. However, there isn't much in this issue except for set-up, which is done very well, but doesn't take the place of a good plot, something we only see a brief glimpse of. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 19, 2009

    What I can't quite forgive are the subpar visuals. Paul Azaceta manages dark and gritty well enough. The overall aesthetic is very similar to past Marvel Noir books, though Azaceta's linework could use a bit more definition. But what truly sinks the story in its more dramatic moments is the lack of emotion on Azaceta's faces. It's difficult to feel much of Frank's pain when he doesn't appear to be that put out by his situation. Noir is dark and brooding, but there's also a certain passion to it that I'm not seeing in this book. Like with the story conflict, I can only hope that passion begins to boil in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Aug 21, 2009

    It might be the type of book that reads really well as a collection. If that’s the case, then I wish Marvel would’ve just cut to the chase and put out the book as it should have been and printed on cheap paper with a lurid cover depicting dames, thugs and the promise of violence. As it is… meh. It gets a C – good effort, but no dice. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Ultimate Goblin Sep 17, 2021

    This Punisher is not the same as his 616 version. And for now I like it. There wasn't so much Punisher in action, but it's still a very good beginning of a story. And wtf, that last page was epic...

  • 6.0
    Ryan Spade Jul 12, 2019

    Punisher Noir #1 is a decent enough comic that has me at the very least interested in seeing what happens in the next issue.

    The story starts in 1935, with the titular anti-hero gearing up for patrol, but we don't see what happens next as the comic shifts time periods to 1918 and then 1928 for the rest of the issue. The Punisher here is not unsimilar to his mainstream counterpart, as this one once fought in the army in World War 1. However, the protagonist is also a bit different from the main version in some small ways, such as his last name being Castelione, being of italian descent and having a winged skull tattooed on his chest, along with losing his wife to cancer and raising his son by himself while running a grocery shop t more

  • 8.0
    AtreidesJr. Oct 24, 2017

  • 8.0
    Jack Hastings Apr 30, 2017

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