Punisher War Journal: Base #1

Writer: Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Djibril Morissette-Phan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 22, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
9.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Before he was the Punisher, Frank Castle was a husband, a father and a Marine. Not necessarily in that order. In this story from between the pages of PUNISHER, Frank tries to come home-but finds it impossible to leave the war behind him.
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Feb 22, 2023

    Punisher War Journal: Base catches up with Frank and his wife Maria, after Frank returns from serving in the marines. It does an excellent job of showing how difficult it can be to return to civilian life after being in the military. Whether it's Frank Castle or another soldier, it takes time and effort to make a marriage and family work in these instances. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 26, 2023

    Overall, Punisher: War Journal Base is an excellent story that portrays the struggles veterans go through when they come home. The story by Grunbekk is relevant. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that shows why so many of us Veterans struggle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Feb 22, 2023

    Punisher War Journal: Base #1 is a good dive into Franks back story, with some great character moments and a pulse-pounding second half. Its interesting to see Frank living a normal life with his wife and kids, before disaster happened. If you love the Punisher, youll love this book. Read Full Review

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