Punisher: Soviet #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Jacen Burrows Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 27
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• Garth Ennis (Co-Creator of The Boys & Preacher) is back at Marvel and writing the Punisher again, this time with art phenom Jacen Burrows (MOON KNIGHT, 303, Crossed) at his side.
•  A dozen Russian mobsters lie dead at the Punisher's feet and he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.
•  If you know Frank Castle, you know this doesn't necessarily set his mind at ease.
•  Who is in New York City decimating the Russian mob and can it be long before they come into conflict with Frank?
Rated MAX

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Nov 13, 2019

    Punisher’s greatest storyteller is back, and it’s like he’s never been away. Frank Castle is as brutal, relentless, and methodical as ever. Sensational art throughout reminiscent of the late and great Steve Dillon is just one of many reasons to head out to your comic book shop and buy this now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Nov 14, 2019

    There were so many factors that made this one was an easy decision: One of Marvel's best tactical street heroes, in the Punisher; written up by one of the best writers in the comic game. in Garth Ennis; give me an artist not afraid to show the impact of Punisher's style of wreaking havoc on some bodies; all this leave the reader to Follow bouncing bullets, and burning, bodies, and bullets Frank Castle has quite the mystery on his hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Nov 13, 2019

    Punisher: Soviet #1 has all the makings for a classic and graphic Garth Ennis Punisher story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 14, 2019

    If you are a Punisher fan then you don't need me to convince you to pick up Punisher: Soviet #1. If you enjoy Garth Ennis's work then you are probably going to enjoy this six-issue mini-series as well. I am not a huge Punisher "mark" and a six-issue mini-series is probably the perfect length for me. Ennis is also a writer you can trust to deliver a solid story, as well, with a hard-nosed Frank Castle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 13, 2019

    This is another investigation of human darkness that is exciting without glorifying the violence committed by any one involved, and based on the last page Soviet is just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 12, 2019

    This is Garth Ennis Punisher to a T. Read this expecting the cold, concentrated Punisher we've come to expect from one of the greatest Punisher writers in existence.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Nov 18, 2019

    Rocky Balboa had his turn going up against Russia, now its Frank's. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 13, 2019

    FINAL THOUGHTSThough the set-up and main arc of the issue (Frank hunts criminal overlord) is certainly not a new concept, the book landed two or three jokes that legitimately got me to chuckle out loud. The art isn't flashy but gets the job done, though I expected something a little ‘grittier' for a MAX series. At times the dialogue seems a little too wordy and bland, and while I won't be raving about this title, the reputation of Garth Ennis and the intrigue of who this new character could be will have me coming back for the next few issues. For a $3.99 price point, especially if you're a Punisher fan, this is a good enough first issue. It's worth noting that I enjoyed it much more on the second read through. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 14, 2019

    As a longtime Punisher fan - and an even longer Garth Ennis fan - I really wanted to like this comic more than I did. But at the end, everything is far too safe to feel like anything more than the creators going through the motions. With five issues to go, hopefully the team can get the ship turned around. If not, it's going to be one heck of a letdown. Read Full Review

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