PunisherMax #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: December 9, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

KINGPIN PART TWO Learn how Wilson Fisk became the man he is today, as his plan to become the most powerful criminal in New York springs into action. The Kingpin's rise continues...unless Frank Castle has anything to say about it.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 10, 2009

    Post-Ennis, a mature readers "Punisher" book that entertained me was something I'd given up on. It's nice to see that with Aaron at the helm, I've got that back again. Relentlessly creepy, Aaron's knocking it out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 12, 2009

    Punishermax is off to a terrific start. Aaron has solidified himself as being his own unique Punisher writer. This comic builds up the arc very well and makes the next issue a "can't miss" comic book. Is it possible that Dillon ends up being paired with two different writers as forming a definitive version of the Punisher? Maybe, but we'll see. The series is off to a great start. The only thing not to like about this comic is the absurd title "Punishermax". Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 9, 2009

    I don't think anyone's ready to call Punisher MAX an industry godsend on par with Scalped or even Ennis's run on the title, but it is a spectacular comic so far, and issue #2 allows Jason Aaron to sculpt his inaugural villain in a way that lets readers commiserate with him while simultaneously fearing him. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Dec 15, 2009

    That, and all the people getting their brains blown out. I gotta admit, that was pretty cool too. Lots of violence, lots of gore, a bit of character development and even some boobs. All-in-all, thats not a bad issue of The Punisher. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Dec 8, 2009

    I suppose Punisher should have more excess to really make it work. It couldn't hurt, though, to bring a little more depth to the Punisher's world. But until that happens, what we've got here is a brutal, graphically violent, renewal of Frank Castle's MAX existence. With Frank going all undead in the mainstream series, which I'm loving, by the way, it's nice to get some unadulterated Frank here, by a team that really knows what they're doing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 14, 2009

    It's a great comic, one that confirms that Jason Aaron is bringing his own talents to the table, not just Ennis'. Read Full Review

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