PunisherMax #9

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Frank Castle is now Public Enemy #1 in New York City, and nobody's loving it more than Bullseye, the psychotic assassin determined to bring him down. But what happens when Bullseye goes so far that even the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk, wants to shut him down? And how exactly do you pull the plug on the world's most tenacious hitman without becoming a target yourself? Explicit Content $3.99

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 30, 2010

    This issue continues to play a cat and mouse game with the Punisher and Bullseye. To some it might feel drawn out a bit too much. To others they might like the development here of both characters and their relationship. While Frank drifts down a darker road we find that Bullseye isn't really so distant from him in mentality. I like the direction and quality here. This is an excellent issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 9, 2010

    I love this title. It reminds me of the Garth Ennis written Punisher books of yesteryear. The stories themselves focus on the characters more than actual criminals or villains. It humanizes them more than ever before. You really get an inside look into the minds of the Kingpin, Bullseye, and the Punisher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 28, 2010

    "Punishermax" #9 continues the strong roll the series has been on for the past few months where it went from being good to great to, then, being essential reading. An impressive, inventive, original comic month after month with both Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon doing stunning work. Buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 28, 2010

    Frank and Bullseye are clearly due for a major reckoning next month. Still, the central flaw remains - the book is just too shallow and light on story for my tastes. For $3.99 I feel like a Punisher book should be able to offer more. Bringing Steve Dillon aboard wasn't the wisest choice either. Though his work is clean and expressive, it's becomes that much harder to separate Aaron's Punisher from the silly, grotesque Marvel Knights version when the only visual distinctions between the two are a few extra wrinkles on Frank and an extra layer of blood and gristle on his victims. For nine issues now, I've come into PunisherMAX hoping Aaron can strike a proper balance between extreme violence and mature, thoughtful storytelling. At the moment, I'm still waiting for that to happen. Read Full Review

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