Deadpool · The Punisher

Deadpool Versus The Punisher #2

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Second issue was pretty good. Not as good as the first, though. Actually it felt a little confusing. The plot kind of did some jumping around. Punisher now has Wade helping him, because Deadpool seems to not remember what happened in the last issue. There was a big (super violent) gun fight and some decent laughs. There was also an appearance by Kingpin. So there’s definitely some promise. But this issue just felt a bit too all over the place for me.

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#1 · Deadpool · The Punisher

Deadpool Versus The Punisher #1

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I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this one other than what’s right there in the title. But that was enough to make me curious. Issue #1 was actually pretty cool. I like how the story is told by both sides back and forth. It’s a nice touch.

So The Punisher is out for this guy “The Bank,” who is funding this club called Vs. It’s an underground club where people bet on the superhero fights they see on the news. Good premise. The Bank is someone who has worked with Deadpool. So there’s the mix-up. Deadpool is at The Bank’s mansion when Punisher shows up for the hit.

Much bloodshed ensues. It’s gruesome but also has the right amount of fun. Really, it’s like a well-done balance of the tones of the recent Deadpool and Punisher solo comics. I like this one – maybe more than I expected really.

#1 · The Punisher

Punisher #7

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Wow! What a great issue! I haven’t been reading this 2016 run of Punisher but felt compelled to jump in when I realized that it was the start of a new story-arch. And I mean, look at that striking cover art. While I was a fan of the character as a kid, I hadn’t given him much thought until watching season 2 of Daredevil earlier this year. So now I was ready for more of Frank Castle (and look forward to his own TV show…).

The setup for this issue is that everyone thinks that Castle was killed an explosion that occurred in issue #6. Of course he’s not dead. He’s out there on the hunt. He finds himself in a bar – and immediately a bar fight. But man, this is one of the craziest fight scenes I’ve seen in a while. Just brutal violence, all drawn incredibly.

The whole thing flew by quickly between the barroom brawl; a page of blood on a bus; and the eventual ending where it seems Castle may have found a new spot to hide out in. Great stuff if you want some over-the-top action.