PunisherMax #14

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: June 8, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The untold origin of the Punisher continues. Once upon a time, Frank Castle was just a regular guy, with a steady job and a loving family. A guy just trying to stay out of trouble and make his way. But Nick Fury had other ideas...

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 11, 2011

    This book is another example of how a creator can do something different with a long running character. Aaron is exploring territory that could fit into any existing back story of Frank Castle/Punisher that has been written already. There is nothing radically different in here but it is a fresh approach to the character. This is consistently one of the best reads each and every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jun 22, 2011

    I'm really loving this Punisher series. This is a new focus on Frank and a retelling of his origin from a different perspective. This issue, the pace is starting to pick up again. Frank is dealing with threats in both the past and the present. I love how Jason Aaron, the writer, really captures the Punisher's no win situation. Especially in the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tristram Taylor Jun 10, 2011

    Punisher MAX #14Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011By: Tristram Taylor Jason AaronSteve Dillon, Matt Hollingsworth (c), Cory Petit (l)Marvel Ive never been a huge fan of the Punisher, but I am loving this series. Jason Aaron has become one of my favorite writers and has opened me up to series that I otherwise would not have paid attention to. Aaron understands that writing a good Punisher series is not just putting Frank in very violent situations. Aaron keeps evolving Frank beyond a mere one man killing machine. Frank is a good man who does bad things to bad people not because he wants to, but because he has to. Aaron keeps adding layers to a character that I had always viewed as one-dimensional. That doesnt mean there isnt plenty of violence, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Jun 9, 2011

    For fans of mature comic books, of Aaron's Scalped, and of the Punisher this is a must-read series. Some really incredible storytelling is burgeoning here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - MattRiccio Jun 23, 2011

    Overall, Aaron and Dillon seem like the first team capable of averting the inevitable collapse of the character after Ennis left, while still moving into new directions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jun 8, 2011

    Aaron has built up considerable suspense heading into issue #15, and it should be interesting to see how Castle reacts when he's finally unshackled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 12, 2011

    It's hard to read "Punishermax" sometimes, because of the terrible reality of the protagonist. He's a man that was ruined by a war only to find himself a new war. Here, we see him between wars and after he's lost faith in himself and that new war. It's unsettling, and Aaron and Dillon play it just right. Read Full Review

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