Punisher #61

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: Laurence Campbell Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: August 20, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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In black vans and under cover of night, they descend on the little Mexican town of Tierra Rota, abducting its women and returning them days later like broken dolls. And no one can stop them. That is, until one brave soul approaches Frank Castle.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Aug 19, 2008

    I couldn't hope for a better continuation of one the best books any company has published over the past five years. The Punisher continues to be a work of brutal brilliance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Aug 26, 2008

    This is a fun read that should help the Ennis zealots see that the character can move on without him. Some of it feels like it's been done, but it's early in the arc and frankly it's a well done well issue. Hurwitz and Campbell are off to a good start and hopefully this issue is the beginning of something great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 20, 2008

    The plot involves a series of kidnappings in a small impoverished Mexican border town, and picks up as Frank is convinced to come to the two's aid solely because he can't bare to see innocents victimized. As of now, there's little substance to either Frank's motivation (and to be fair, there doesn't necessarily need to be) or the town's dilemma. We're merely given a violent set-up, are made to witness Frank's brooding, and then follow down an exceedingly recognizable path. It's still early in the game, and I enjoy this series and the genre too much to give up on Hurwitz this soon. But as of now, those who thought Marvel should have just ended the series after Ennis left look like they might have had a good point. The future will tell. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 21, 2008

    Maybe the next writer on "The Punisher" (they've lined up three different novelists to each take a crack at the book) will do a better job with the character. Right now, though, it's making the idea of a non-Garth Ennis "The Punisher" from Marvel's MAX imprint seem very bleak, indeed. And not in a good way. Read Full Review

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