Punisher War Journal: Brother #1

Writer: Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Rafael Pimentel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 12, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 11
8.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

OLD FRIENDS DIE HARD! Lady Bullseye failed. Lord Deathstrike failed. Every assassin sent to kill Frank fails. The leaders of the underworld - crime bosses, heads of terrorist organizations, and even a corrupt government or two come together to solve the growing problem of Frank Castle. Sharing intel, resources, and money, a collective underworld puts out a contract to kill Frank - eligible for anyone: assassins, mercenaries or smalltown crooks. The news ripples through the shadows of the world: $500 million to the person who takes down the Punisher. But there's one face from his past...who's in this hunt for more than money.
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Oct 12, 2022

    Punisher War Journal: Brother #1 is a brilliant approach to the character. It is quite humorous that the comic opens like a Bourne movie, tracking the protagonist down through technology as he moves across the world. But then it is as if the Punisher part takes over and it becomes this brutal bloodbath. That unrelenting appetite for killing is what sets Frank Castle apart from any other action star, and I dare say no one does it quite as well as he does. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 12, 2022

    This is a perfect extra issue to tie into Jason Aaron's Punisher ongoing. It adds a violently different perspective from the outside world as to what Frank is doing and does so if a rather crafty way. Punisher War Journal: Brother #1 is merely a bonus that every Punisher fan following the series should get this week. The writing is intense coupled with some fantastically graphic art to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 18, 2022

    Punisher War Journal: Brother #1 makes me want to check out the main title and find out what is going on with Frank Castle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Oct 12, 2022

    The resulting story can be a bit chaotic at times and the stakes are considerably lowered once this bloodbath is brought to a resolution. Still, there's some great Punisher storytelling here, especially as it relates to Jigsaw. Read Full Review

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