Punisher War Journal #7

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 9, 2007 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
5.8Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

“I want Frank Castle, the scourge of the underworld, to die in the Sonoran Desert playing dress-up.” With that line, the all-new Hate-Monger begins the execution ceremony of the Punisher, and nothing will ever be the same. Massacre after brutal massacre along the border brought Frank to the desert, but what horrible things does he find hiding behind the killings? What atrocities could possibly drive Frank to don a new costume? And how could it all go so terribly wrong? The American Dream continues to become an unholy nightmare for Frank and everybody else in his orbit.

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers May 10, 2007

    Overall, this issue may feel a little bit like a mixed bag depending on how you read it. Being that Captain America is my favorite Marvel character, I loved the way Fraction fooled around with the interpretations of what Steve Rogers is and represents and for me that overshadowed the political themes. For some, the blunt political references may be a bit much and can take away from this issue as could the idea that on the surface, this series has seemingly taken an entirely different direction that originally set. Either way its a decent read and just like the ideals of Captain America presented in this issue, how you read it is open to you interpretation. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 15, 2007

    Punisher War Journal #7 was a truly awful issue. It was poorly paced, poorly plotted and had nothing that would be confused with quality dialogue or character development. And to top it all off, it didn't even provide the reader with any entertaining action. Fraction totally tanked it with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Alloy Press Jun 8, 2020

    I liked the heavy political stuff it was done really well. Letting the side characters be more in the spotlight was another good move. I really liked Frank undercover although I felt the bull was cheese and not a fan of the scripts way of pacing out this story. It just doesn't feel right for this villain

  • 2.0
    Jack Hastings Feb 6, 2017

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