Punisher: Soviet #3

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Jacen Burrows Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 16
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• Valery Stefanovich has put himself on a collision course with The Punisher.
•  The roots of this issue go back to Afghanistan in the 1980s where Valery spent time in the Russian Special Forces and some of the most horrific things you can imagine. Things that CHANGED him.
•  Frank and Valery have so much in common, but that never bodes well, does it?
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  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Jan 7, 2020

    Garth Ennis returns to the Punisher with a very strong effort, telling a gritty and emotional tale that is paired with some excellent art. A welcome offering and I hope Marvel continues on this trajectory. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 1, 2020

    This is a horror comic and a war comic, and will leave you feeling isolated and shocked as only the best stories from either category can. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 2, 2020

    This issue is classic Garth Ennis and contains echoes of a lot of his previous work. It contains some strong images, is definitely not for the faint of heart, but is great none the less. It earns its explicit content warning on the front cover. It fills in the missing blanks and sets in motion events for the rest of the series. Castle and Stepanovich promise to be a great team up. Ennis fans will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 2, 2020

    Grim, stark, and utterly brutal - Garth Ennis delivers one whopper of a war story, one of his best in years. This isn't a comic for everyone by any stretch, and certainly not for the weak of stomach or faint at heart. But it's a master class in storytelling. If nothing else, buy it today to see a master storyteller at the top of his game. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jan 2, 2020

    As far as story set-ups go, this issue is pretty standard; a few flashbacks to flesh out Frank's new battle-buddy. However, the art and pacing are great, and the action and gruesomeness are enough to overcome what could have been a very paint-by-numbers issue. Plus, we get set-up going forward as Valery now has a face to take his revenge on. Overall, in a Punisher comic where the Punisher literally only has one speaking line, this was a well-done issue that reads nicely and throws in a few gasps while helping us get to better know this new character. Read Full Review

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