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The Punisher MAX, Vol. 11: Girls in White Dresses (The Punisher, Volume VI: MAX #11)

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Best-selling crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz (The Kill Clause, The Crime Writer) and Laurence Campbell (Punisher Annual: The Hunted) bring you a tale of death, depravity, and revenge south of the border. In black vans and under cover of night, they descend on the little Mexican town of Tierra Rota, abducting its women and returning them days later like broken dolls. And no on ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 18th 2009 by Marvel
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Christopher
Jun 12, 2015 Christopher rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2015
Well... eh. \_(ツ)_/ ...more
Jonathan Maas
May 15, 2017 Jonathan Maas rated it it was amazing
Great take on the Punisher by Gregg Hurwitz. Some interior thought of the Punisher, which is rare for him - but in true Punisher style, Hurwitz's Mr. Castle only does it for a page or two each time.

Just the real deal. I coincidentally picked this and The Survivor, and it is great as well!
47Time
May 05, 2017 47Time rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-fiction
There are some intense fighting scenes in this arc. It's not Ennis-level writing, but it's far from bad. The artwork is gritty and dark, very fitting for the story. Frank does more by crippling the drug operation than just get rid of the product and dealers, he also teaches the villagers to stand up for themselves.

Frank is approched by a man who lives in a Mexican village. A drug operation is kidnapping the young women from the village and bringing them back dead. (view spoiler)
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Gunnar
Aug 19, 2015 Gunnar rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, the-punisher
This story started off pretty well. It was apparent that Ennis wasn't writing it anymore though. The artwork is good until it comes to points that are very important. It becomes frustrating and confusing.

(Spoilers ahead)

What the hell was happening when Jigsaw tells the two men to prepare for bloodshed? They obviously walk out through the door in the background, leaving the door open apparently. Then, Jigsaw goes up against the wall by the door, but the door is closed now. Did he close it? And ho
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Ryan Werner
Aug 21, 2016 Ryan Werner rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
While this is a decent enough story, I'm not necessarily sure it's a Punisher story. It comes across more as noir with superhero leanings, a tough detective story where the detective is comically tough and too accurate in his guesswork.

The most interesting part is when Frank appears to have accidentally killed a little girl. It plays perfectly into the history of the character, but the logistics are all off. Unbeknownst to Frank, the girl was already dead and propped behind a mirror that he sho
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Prasidh Ramson
Jan 25, 2015 Prasidh Ramson rated it it was amazing
'How dangerous can one man be?!' The Punisher gets called in to help a small Mexican town where young girls and ladies are mysteriously abducted and returned...mutilated and dead.

The action is well-paced with some spectacular set pieces. I found the writing to accurately capture Frank Castle's laconic inner monologue and turmoil. The art is gritty and realistic, almost having an 80's sensibility to it.

Highly recommend for Punisher fans and newbies alike.

Mark
Jul 25, 2010 Mark rated it liked it
Life for THE PUNISHER after Garth Ennis is a bit of a mixed bag, with Marvel turning to hip "name" crime writers to carry the title. Hurwitz turns in a capable but not especially memorable tale with Frank Castle venturing to a part of Mexico that feels a lot like a Hollywood version of Ciudad Juarez. The appeal of this storyline is increased by the dark and moody stylized drawings of Lawrence Campbell--not an artist I knew, but one I'll keep an eye out for.
CJ Louis
Jan 29, 2013 CJ Louis rated it it was amazing
This is amazingly written and drawn, the story is well thought out and put together. I really respect that the story follows a timeline and does not change to allow things in. Once I picked the first issue up I could not put it back down, I had to keep reading. This was time well spent and I recommend this series to all comic book fans and non fans.
M
Jul 30, 2011 M rated it liked it
Frank Castle gets a summons south of the border, investigating the disappearance of a town's young girls. Coming upon a drug ring, Castle must put aside self-doubt to bust the trade and come face-to-face with one of his oldest enemies - Jigsaw.
Timo
Nov 23, 2014 Timo rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A good catch after the Ennis run with the Punisher with moody and gritty art. But what I most liked with this was the inner dialogue of the Punisher. That was really good.
But why are the Annuals (one of them was chucked here with the main storyline) always bad?
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Aug 08, 2016 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it really liked it
Another crazy volume. These series are just weird and dark and weird again. And yet they make interesting reads.
Joshua
Nov 23, 2011 Joshua rated it it was ok
If this is an indication of the quality of this series now that Ennis is no longer writing it, then I think I'm going to bother with it. This was a pretty mediocre Punisher tale.
Sonic
Aug 04, 2012 Sonic rated it liked it
A pretty durn good Punisher book for the most part, but at times it was a little hard to "read" the artwork.
Gustavo Nascimento
De longe o pior encadernado Justiceiro MAX lançado pela Panini no Brasil até o momento. A história é ruim e arte péssima, em muitos quadros não pude entender o que acontecia.
David
Aug 07, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
This was something amazing. It's nice to know someone other than Ennis can write gritty, intriguing violence. The art work was something to get used to, but a great story.
Tom Webster
Jun 15, 2015 Tom Webster rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
really liked the art, really liked the internal dialogue and liked the story.
overall very good
Mark Desrosiers
Dec 01, 2012 Mark Desrosiers rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Huge character error here, in which Hurwitz imagines Frank Castle wanting to off himself because he accidentally killed a child.
Richard Van Camp
Nov 08, 2012 Richard Van Camp rated it it was amazing
I think about this story every day. It's the perfect intro into the Punisher Max line and it was so well done. Astonishing.
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AKA Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 17 novels, most recently ORPHAN X and THE NOWHERE MAN. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wol
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