Space Punisher #1

Space Punisher #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Mark Texeira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Punishment is a dish best served—in Space! Frank Castle shoots his way through the criminal hierarchy of outer space starting with the Sym-Brood-ant Queen! From Frank Tieri, writer of Marvel vs. Capcom and Punisher: Noir and gorgeously painted by Mark Texeira (Punisher War Journal, Ghost Rider).

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 16, 2012

    "Space: Punisher" #1 is one of the best "What If"?" comics Marvel has published in a long time, it just doesn't carry the "What If"?" rider. The Punisher seems to work well at extremes -- either incredibly serious and dark or intensely zany to the point of parody. This book falls closer to Remender's "Franken-Castle" masterpiece. If you liked that book then you'll enjoy this one as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 14, 2012

    Mark Texeira's cover sets up what the reader should expect perfectly. But what surprised me was that the interiors had the painted quality as well. The B-movie esthetic is on every page, with some panels looking like classic B-movie posters. The ships and bars are cheesy looking, as well as the space suits. The Venom symbiote looks great attached to the Brood. The black hole sucking in a huge army of Venom looks as awesome as that sounds. But Texeira still nails the quieter moments. Frank is expressive, even if most of the expressions are him trying to be mean. The plethora of alien beings make this lived in universe feel more lived in. I was hesitant to buy #2 of this series, but on Texiera's art alone, it will be worth it to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Jul 12, 2012

    As much as I really wanted to love this comic, it just left me cold. I was a huge fan of the 'Frankencastle' era, and wanted so much for this to be in the same vein. But for a comic with a title as on-the-nose as "Space Punisher", it doesn't go nearly far enough with either the premise or the title character's story, and that's two very big missed opportunities. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 15, 2012

    While there are a few geek thrills to be found in the alternate versions of our favourite characters, this one-joke concept may have been best served by a one-shot rather than a four issue limited series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 12, 2012

    The Punisher meets Lobo in a story that’s not to be taken seriously. If you can deal with that aspect then this might interest you. I thought it was an original twist on the Punisher mixed with a dash of sci-fi. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Punisher Central - Neil Byce Jul 24, 2012

    I really thought that this story had a chance to be fun. As I got through the first few pages I still held out hope but that hope quickly vanished. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Jul 19, 2012

    Beyond deploying the Punisher into a sci-fi setting, there is nothing new in this tale. Remix culture is without value if all you're doing is just fusing things together without adding new meaning. Merely providing an excuse for Frank Castle to swing a lightsaber does nothing innovative or exciting with this character.Ultimately, Space: Punisher #1 is not bad, but it is not particularly good either, and at a $3.99 price point, Marvel should be delivering something more thanmediocre. If you want to see the Punisher rack up an impressive bodycount of aliens rather than mobsters or are jazzed about him wielding a lightsaber, this is your book. If that does not interest you, give this book a pass. Space: Punisher #1 squeaks out two out of five stars. Read Full Review

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