Punisher: Trial of the Punisher #2
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Punisher: Trial of the Punisher #2

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Mico Suayan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The PUNISHER faces justice for his crimes! Prosecution witness: MATT MURDOCK Why did the Punisher murder a district attorney?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen Nov 5, 2013

    In case it wasn't obvious enough already, yes I highly recommend this comic (and issue #1 along with it). Guggeheim has taken a character with a lot of potential who is unfortunately often poorly used and has used him in the best way possible. I loved it and I'll no doubt read it again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Oct 30, 2013

    I really wanted to see more Punisher from Guggenheim. A huge thanks to all the staff that make this book possible and for giving us this wonderful ride on the most dangerous antihero of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Nov 4, 2013

    This was a fantastic issue, as although it didn't quite live up to the opening issue, it would be a very entertaining issue, having some interesting monologue and dialogue, also having an exciting conclusion. I do however feel that the story could have done with an extra issue, as despite the exciting nature of the ending it was rather sudden. I would however highly recommend this issue as well as the first and can't wait for the new ongoing series from Nathan Edmondson to come out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 2, 2013

    The Trial of the Punisher is worth picking up. The story is a good one. There are some good characterizations and there is a nice trick at the end. The book just falls short of the "classic" label as the ending just doesn't tie all of the threads together well enough. Give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Punisher Central - Neil Byce Oct 30, 2013

    Overall this was a solid entry by Marc Guggenheim. If he was willing to revisit the character in the future I think it would be worth it for Marvel to consider some type of procedural Punisher title for him to head up. Right now there isn't enough Frank Castle on comic book store shelves and there could be a lot more done with the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Nov 3, 2013

    What started as a slow burn of an issue, turned into a really enjoyable but frantic finish, that could have used a bit more room to breathe. Guggenheim is no novice when it comes to The Punisher and it showed in the last half of this issue, it just might have flowed better if the pace had increased earlier on, but then again it was a court room drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Nov 1, 2013

    Overall, this is as strong a conclusion as this series could get. The seams are clearly showing from where this story was expanded from one to two issues, leaving some parts feeling rushed and muddied, but it still holds up. Guggenheim's writing is a clear fit for the Punisher and while placing him in a courtroom doesn't feel quite as monumental as you think it would, it did lead to some original moments in the storytelling. This is helped by Mico Suayan who ably succeeds Leinil Yu in creating such an atmosphere to the book that even simple courtroom dialogue scenes are engaging. It's not perfect by any means, but the world isn't better off without it either. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 30, 2013

    Mico Suayan steps into the art duties and does a bang up job. It's a little strange to have two different artists for a series that only had two issues, but Suayan is a great match for the look and tone established in the first issue. The big spreads look amazing, especially a flashback sequence featuring Punisher and Daredevil battling it out on the rooftops. Still, there are a few disconnects; nothing too jarring, small stuff really. For example, the first page opens with the line "The courtroom's packed" but the art makes the place rather sparse and empty. It's kinda weird. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 3, 2013

    While it isn't the most satisfactory of conclusion, thanks to some of the stronger elements being dropped near the end, there are a lot of elements on display here that do make this story enjoyable, with Mico Suayan art, Sunny Gho's colorization and some of the courtroom moments being the crux of them. Read Full Review

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