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Punisher War Journal, Vol. 5: Secret Invasion (Punisher: War Journal #5)

2.74  ·  Rating Details ·  120 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
With an alien armada laying the world to waste, Stuart RAMPAGE Clarke decides to make his move. Skrull Armageddon is just a backdrop for his ultimate revenge - against Tony Stark, against S.H.I.E.L.D., and against anyone that ever stood in his way! And what about Frank Castle? Where does The Punisher fit into Clarke's plans? It's the end of the world as we know it - time t ...more
Hardcover, Secret Invasion, 120 pages
Published March 4th 2009 by Marvel Comics
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Feb 05, 2010 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The two-issue crossover with Secret Invasion is more unnecessary awfulness from Matt Fraction, whose run writing the Punisher was mostly disappointing.

I kicked my rating up to three stars, however, for the fantastic issue #26, in which Frank Castle and The Rhino experience a "Christmas miracle" when they meet on a rooftop on Christmas Eve just as Frank is about to pull the trigger on a bunch of punks who've gotten ahold of the Stilt Man suit. It was funny, human, and The Punisher was written wel
Secret invasion was dumb. Single issue with Rhino and Christmas was funny. Otherwise, ugh.

Annual wasn't even Fraction. Art looked like a Batman cast off, and Mad Hatter lite villain. Ugh ugh ugh.

Remender had nothing to do with this either...??
Aug 22, 2009 Brad rated it liked it
The two-issue Secret Invasion crossover is unnecessary, except for explaining how the Punisher gets out of jail. A Hammerhead Skrull hangs around with Frank, Rampage, and G.W. Bridge get out their issues. While it's the title storyline, the other stories are more interesting.
The Stilt Man Christmas story is funny--this book succeeds when it focuses on the villains. And the Annual story is loopy and a bit hard to follow, but it's nice to see someone can make a psychedelic, colorful Punisher stor
Feb 15, 2015 Timo rated it did not like it
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Three short stories here. First one a brush with Secret Invasion that neatly tied up some loose ends with this Punisher run before the War Journal was cancelled. But how awful was the art on that one? Chaykin drew characters that looked like they all had diapers on.
Then there was a short christmas themed one that was pretty good actually. Nice art and nice little story.
But then there was a story bu Simon Spurrier. I really can not put my finger on it, but I just do not like his writing. This tim
Jul 27, 2016 Sylvester rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, war
The event issues were horrible but the annual was even worse. I honestly did not know what I was reading at all.
Jan 31, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
Very little story, but Castle just kills lots of skrulls with style.
Feb 23, 2009 Jamie rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphicnovels
Cross-overs ruin everything.
Apr 11, 2010 Sonic rated it it was ok
Stories and art of mixed quality.
Nov 02, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it
Individual issues on marvel unlimited
Apr 24, 2012 Davy rated it did not like it
If you didn't read this comic, you didn't miss anything. The story doesn't add anything to the bigger Secret Invasion-story line. The Punisher is just fighting soms Skrulls. Poor graphics.
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"How he got started in comics: In 1983, when Fraction was 7 years old and growing up in Kansas City, Mo., he became fascinated by the U.S. invasion of Grenada and created his own newspaper to explain the event. "I've always been story-driven, telling stories with pictures and words," he said.

Education and first job: Fraction never graduated from college. He stopped half a semester short of an art
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