Punisher War Journal #22

Writer: Matt Fraction, Rick Remender Artist: Howard Chaykin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

JIGSAW PART 5 In the aftermath of last issue, there's nothing left for the survivors to do but pick up the pieces. Frank might have outsmarted Jigsaw for the time being, but at what price? And what comes next? Jigsaw's not going to give up that easy. Frank and Bridge finally have the face-to-face showdown you've been waiting for. And Clarke refuses to sit on the sidelines while S.H.I.E.L.D. has their way with his partner. All points converge on the Brooklyn Bridge in this explosive penultimate chapter of ‘Jigsaw’.

  • 7.7
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Aug 6, 2008

    While this is not Fraction's best work, he has a strong feel for the character and has been consistently good and occasionally great. It's just unfortunate that Marvel hasn't found an artist yet to match that same level of quality/effort. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - W. Scott Poole Aug 9, 2008

    Punisher War Journal #22 is not a bad place to jump on this title as it sets up an issue that promises some status-quo altering events. It also sets up what promises to be a major showdown between the Punisher (joined by some erstwhile femme fatale allies) and Jigsaw, backed up by the Wrecking Crew. The subtext for this series has been that Jigsaw is the only major villain Frank has not killed, or even really tried to kill. Hes always preferred to smash the former-crime bosss face one more time. Fraction and Remender seem like they are in the mood to change that. Whatever this great writing team decides, it will be worth watching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Alloy Press Jun 26, 2020

    Good pacing. Some quick looking sketches..the story is just so whatever at this point it's over for me. This run started so good..but this has been a drag of an arc. I think Frank just feels so odd and there's an unexplainable emptiness in this story.

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