Punisher: War Zone #5

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 14, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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THE RESURRECTION OF MA GNUCCI PART 5 She's back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of supposed-to-be-dead evil. And that's not the end of Frank Castle's problems! It would appear that someone else Frank put six feet under is alive and kicking- and wants dibs on the Punisher. Enter Elite.

  • 8.4
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jan 14, 2009

    Though I would preferred the story either pack in more meat or wrap up sooner, I can't complain too much at what I've been given. This is a retro-flavored Ennis Punisher - simple, deadly, and endlessly amusing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Jan 13, 2009

    So, we've got one issue to go, and hopefully it will all click into place, like a well-designed watch. I have every faith in Ennis that he can pull it off, and that issue should be a really fun read. This isn't great literature or anything, even by Ennis' standards, but they're some of the most enjoyable and well-done mainstream comics currently being produced. Let's hope the final issue doesn't do anything to harm that impression. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Jan 21, 2009

    As goofy as parts of it are, I love this story. The deadpan humor of Castle's inner monologue is fantastic. The lighter tone of a Marvel Knights Punisher makes the character more accessible to fans with a weaker stomach, but Ennis' chops as a writer keep it hardcore for the diehards. Punisher fans new and old should give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 14, 2009

    At any rate, this is a great read, definitely not for the younger readers in your households, but a definite suspension of reality for older readers. Any fan of Frank Castle is missing out if this book isn't in their hands. Hell, even readers who aren't Frank's biggest fans would surely get a kick out of this book. I know I am. Read Full Review

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