PunisherMax #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: February 10, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

“KINGPIN,” PART 4 While Wilson Fisk makes his move on the leading crime families of New York, Frank Castle has problems of his own. Namely the sledgehammer-swinging hitman known as The Mennonite. Explicit Content …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Feb 12, 2010

    So yeah, I liked it. Again. And if you enjoy a good mob story and like seeing dudes with knives in the toes of their boots kick a guy in the crotch, then the Punisher Max is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 15, 2010

    It's not quite as brooding as previous issues, but it makes up for it with spades of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 13, 2010

    Punishermax is bringing into the fold characters that have roots in the regular Marvel Universe, but can be reinvented in the MAX Universe where they are more grounded in reality. We are seeing this in this arc and issue. The fight between the Punisher and Mennonite is a street brawl. Sure, both bodies take more punishment than seems possible for any one human being but it works because the characters have such tough personalities in this comic book. There is a lot to like here because of the characters involved and the story flowing quickly and naturally. This is definitely a comic book worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Feb 10, 2010

    In other words, its Jason Aaron's version. His mark on the character. And like Steve Dillon, he has his own dirty, elegant, ugly, beautiful simplicity. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Bryan Joel Feb 10, 2010

    But with a creator like Jason Aaron, it's hard not to expect a certain level of depth, and equally hard not to be a little disappointed by material that doesn't go above and beyond the average comic issue. PunisherMAX #4 doesn't try to, and depending on what you're looking to take away from the book, that's either its greatest strength or most glaring weakness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Feb 9, 2010

    I've really enjoyed the first three issues of this version of Punisher, but those three issues focused on character development and the excessive violence worked as part of defining who these characters are. With this issue it feels like narrative short-cuts are being made and it has gone from being a brutally honest exploration of the characters and their world to a cartoon version of the same. Read Full Review

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