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PunisherMax #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: November 11, 2009 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

An all-new ongoing series from the acclaimed team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X) and Steve Dillon (PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK FRANK), two guys who were born to tell the exploits of Marvel's most brutal vigilante. Wilson Fisk is a bodyguard for mob boss Don Rigoletto, but he has his eyes on a much bigger prize, and he's gonna use Frank Castle to help him realize his dreams. The biggest story in MAX history begins here, as we witness the birth of the greatest villain the Punisher has ever faced. Explicit Content $3.99

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Nov 13, 2009

    Welcome back, Frank. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 14, 2009

    . Solid debut issue that hooks you with a unique twist on a villain everyone is familiar with, but in a MAX setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 12, 2009

    "Punishermax" #1 can't help but draw comparisons to Garth Ennis's work on the title, and Jason Aaron never seems to try and escape those comparisons. Ennis is the elephant in the room, but, after a few issues, his presence will fade, particularly because Aaron and Dillon deliver a great first issue here and it doesn't look like they'll stop with the quality anytime soon. Once again, the mature readers Punisher comic is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Nov 10, 2009

    An enjoyable start to the revamp on its own merits, I just hope that Aaron allows his own authorial voice to come through sometime soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Nov 16, 2009

    Going back to my Punisher + Sopranos comment if you like that sort of thing then you might dig this book. I happen to like that sort of thing quite a bit, so I thought this book was a lot of fun. Gruesome, but fun, and Ill probably be back for the next issue. Though it did tend to fall a bit on the clichd side of things, it was entertaining in sort of a no-brainer, action movie sort of way. And I really enjoyed seeing a version of the Punisher that is still a Vietnam Vet, ages in real time and is totally unconnected from the Marvel Universe. It might not be totally original, but it was an exciting read. And its not like the Punisher was a totally original idea in the first place. Read Full Review

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