What If?: Punisher #1

Writer: Carl Potts Artist: Juanan Ramirez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

When Peter Parker's Uncle Ben is ruthlessly killed by a burglar Peter let escape, he vows to never let the same fate befall another innocent bystander.  From then on, he stands as a figure of cold retribution.  Criminals beware - the guilty caught in this spider's web will be PUNISHED.
But will Parker stand triumphant...or shattered by this twist of fate?
The friendly neighborhood takes a different turn in this WHAT IF? adventure, positing a very different sense of responsibility for the man who will be known as THE PUNISHER, as his battles against villains like the GREEN GOBLIN take a new p more

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Oct 10, 2018

    This might not be the most radical entry in the "What If?" pantheon, but it does serve as an interesting thesis statement about both of the heroes involved. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Oct 10, 2018

    What If? Punisher #1 is not a masterpiece. However, it's a solid little story, backed by great and stylish artwork. I'd recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Oct 10, 2018

    This wasn't bad, but I am disappointed. People who are only interested in this book because they like it when Spider-Man kills bad guys will likely be satisfied, but even then, he's mostly just shooting them in the chest. It's not particularly gory. Those that wanted an analysis of what makes the Punisher and Spider-Man so different or what they might actually have in common will probably feel let down entirely. The art is enjoyable, but not so much that it makes this book a must read. If you want to know whether or not to give this one a chance, just go back and figure out which category I listed that you would fall into. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Oct 15, 2018

    What if Peter Parker Became the Punisher #1 answers the question in the form of a solid story, and art, but leaves a little bit to be desired in both. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Oct 15, 2018

    A mashup of character histories that just doesn't come together in the way it was planned. A solid art team saves this from being a total loss, but this will mostly appeal to readers looking to complete their "What If?" collection. Read Full Review

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