Punisher: War Zone #4

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15
7.2Critic Rating
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The Punisher tries to break Cole out of jail.The Avengers stomp him. A lot.

  • 10
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Feb 25, 2013

    As i said before Rucka as built a strong character to a great story. Personally i wish this story never ended because i will definetely miss his writing on my favorite character. This limited series in my opinion is with the right pace i like fast paced stories specially with a character like the Punisher. I would like to see some detail in Frank's invading Stark building but i believe Rucka has to compress some details and skip forward. Tony will explain in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 4, 2013

    When it is all said and done, I have a feeling this character will never be the same again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Feb 1, 2013

    Di Giandomenico, along with colorist Matt Hollingsworth, showcase some of the most compelling artwork on the stands right now with issue #4 of Punisher: War Zone. The characters are modern, edgy, and rugged, further propelling this story into the Punisher Hall of Fame of series of it existed. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Feb 3, 2013

    The stage is set for the Punisher: War Zone's big finale. Yeah, Daniel Way's less than awesome Thunderbolts has basically spoiled that nothing of any consequence happens to Frank Castle as a result of all this. But I know I'm personally happy to ignore all that and just enjoy where this story is going. What's coming is the conclusion to one of the best Punisher runs I've ever read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jan 31, 2013

    Somehow, Greg Rucka totally sells that the Punisher as a legit threat to the Avengers, both physically and morally. His nature creates conflict within the team, and when the Punisher finally does step out of the shadows, he manages to use one of the Avengers most powerful weapons to, not only completely fool them, but to also go toe-to-toe with them. By pulling off the seamless insertion of the Punisher into the Marvel Universe, Greg Rucka has proven himself as one of the best writers to ever guide Frank's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2013

    Overall this was a brilliant issue, but more of a set-up towards the final issue. I'd still recommend this issue, as although being slightly slow it is still very good. I would also recommend this issue to newer readers but only if you get the remainder of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 4, 2013

    "Punisher: War Zone" #4 might not be the strongest single Punisher comic book, but it certainly isn't the worst. The stakes have been raised, traps have been set and Rucka has managed to illustrate how resourceful and effective Frank Castle can be. Although this is the fourth issue in a five issue series, there is a complete story here, albeit a complete story that is just a chapter in the war-torn life of the Punisher. Rucka has raised expectations for the finale of his work with this character and judging from the stakes and props on the table in "Punisher: War Zone" #4, that finale is going to be quite memorable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Feb 4, 2013

    With the way that the issue concludes and with the next one its last it doesnt feel like the stakes are high enough against Frank. The only real interest is what happens to Cole-Alves after this because you have to believe that one way or another The Avengers are this time going to capture Frank. Whether that means why he is on the Thunderbolts remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - paladinking Feb 5, 2013

    The best issue of War Zone thus far, but it's still completely undercut by thoroughly unimpressive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 30, 2013

    On a positive note, Carmine Di Giandomencio delivers some of the series' best art here. If you haven't been a fan of the way previous issues have looked, this one isn't going to change your mind, but for those of us that have enjoyed the exaggerated style, you'll get a real treat here. One of the best looking moments comes when Captain America and Wolverine have a brief and tense conversation in a bar. It's subtle but well done. The characters look great and the scene really pops. If nothing else, Punisher: War Zone is getting better as it goes on, but since there is only one issue left, that might not be saying much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 1, 2013

    Overall this was a much better issue, and actually pretty enjoyable, the problem is the rest of the series has been pretty disappointing so it's hard to get behind it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 30, 2013

    Rucka and Checchetto's Punisher run is my favourite for the character and one of the best comics from the past year. War Zone hasn't really lived up to expectations; mostly in that the art has under-delivered and made the comic less exciting than it should have been. Rucka's characters and dialogue are great and the best part of the series; I hope that the concluding chapter of War Zone will send Rucka off on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 31, 2013

    Still, it's a shame this will be Rucka's last run with this character for the foreseeable future. His take on the Punisher is still as fresh as the first time he got into Frank Castle's head... even if this isn't the strongest outing. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 4, 2013

    While I hold no hope for the art, I do hope that War Zone #5 ends this Rucka run on Punisher with the kind of impact it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 2, 2013

    Okay, here's the thing, if Punisher really managed to take Tony Stark out, IN HIS TOWER, and then stole Iron Man armor and proceeded to use it(because it's apparently as easy to use as your basic computer), then this issue was horrible.  However, I'm holding out hope that the Iron Man in the courtroom was really Tony Stark, and that his taking Alves was some misdirection.  I mean, how else would Spidey get blasted by Iron Man that easily!?  Was his spider-sense on the fritz again or something?  So yeah, I guess Punisher has become as smart as Joker during the Death of the Family storyline.  And that's just plain annoying... Read Full Review

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