Punisher War Journal: Blitz #1

Writer: Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

•  Finn Fratz knows that if you want people to hate each other, a Banner cannon in the right pair of hands goes a long way. The aging war profiteer earned his spot on the Punisher's kill list well before he adopted the moniker Hate-Monger, but he has proven an elusive man.
•  Now, with the Hand at his disposal, Frank Castle is ready to smoke him out. But not only has Hate-Monger gone to ground, he's fighting back. Good for him. It's not going to change anything but the death toll.
•  Torunn Gr nbekk and Lan Medina join forces to bring you the first of three thrilling tales f more

  • 9.0
    GWW - Justin Vader Jun 20, 2022

    Overall, I found this new story in the Punisher's adventure to be a really fun evolution for the character. I am not always the biggest fan of the Punisher, but having him portrayed in this different light was a choice I really enjoyed. Having him serve as the leader of a group brings out a different side to the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jun 25, 2022

    Overall, Punisher War Journal: Blitz is a fun story that will remind readers the reason they think Frank's is a badass. The story by Gronbekk is spectacular. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that readers will revel in. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 22, 2022

    Punisher War Journal: Blitz is a nice return of the side-series and hopefully it continues to deliver one and done stories and not drag things out. It gives a little bit better idea of what's going through Frank's mind currently and shows there's some humanity in him, there's a lot of potential here to explore the current iteration of The Punisher further in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 20, 2022

    The biggest takeaway Punisher fans will have with Punisher: War Journal Blitz is that it feels very akin to classic Punisher storytelling. The main series leans into the supernatural a lot more than a traditional Punisher book while this could be plucked out of the '80s and feel right at home. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 22, 2022

    Punisher: War Journal Blitz #1 does exactly what it sets out to do by giving the Punisher a reason to hunt down and kill a war profiteer and his army. The art is solid, and there's plenty of action to keep your eyeballs busy, but if you're looking for an actual story, lower your expectations. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Jun 22, 2022

    If this story was told over a multi-issue run then I think it could've been much better, but as a standalone story, there's not a lot here to cling onto. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jul 24, 2022

    It's difficult to recommend Punisher War Journal: Blitz #1. Medina and colorist Antonio Fabela combine for a couple of evocative panels, but it's too little. Read Full Review

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