The Punisher, Vol. 1: Welcome Back, Frank (The Punisher 2000 #1)
In the Marvel Universe, no symbol inspires fear in the hearts of criminals like the stark calling card of the Punisher. His wife and children killed in a mob shootout, former serviceman Frank Castle wages a one-man war on crime, and he won't stop until he's won no matter how many bullets it takes.
Originally a character who rose to popu...more
I was never a fan of the Punisher but I read this series in single issues as it came out because I was a huge fan of Preacher, and consequently, the tag team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
It's not Preacher set in the Marvel Universe but it has some of the same flavor. There's a lot of humor for a Punisher book and the usual ...more
The violence at the beginning is pretty over the top with some cheesy Ahnold-style one-liners, so it takes a little time to get past Ennis' contract with the reader. And it's a bit hard to have to look at Frank's face by Steve Dillon and not think, "Who pissed in Frank's cereal, shat in his shoes ...more
Ennis writes in his "mission statement" that he wanted to simplify the Punisher's ...more
Punisher is back, not sure where he went but he's back and after the Gnucci family. While he is running through Ma Gnucci's men there are 3 wannabees out killing who they think to be bad guys, and they are, corporate scum bags and drug dealers.
Well when Ma Gnucci calls in the Russian to deal with the vigilante and when the Russian finds him, it takes hot pizza and a really fat guy to kill the monster Russian. The supporting charac ...more
An enjoyable read. I could see that the 2004 movie took some inspiration from this one, and even the scene in Season 2 of Daredevil in which Frank ties up Daredevil and gives him a choice has been taken from this story.
After Preacher and this one, Ennis is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. Took me some time to get used to Dillon's art in Preacher, but did not face any such problem in this book.
There were some pretty badass moments, but sometimes it felt like the character is a bit ove ...more
In a genre often criticized for its slavish dedication to the status quo, the Punisher may be the worst offender. There's only one story to tell when you put a gun in the hands of an idealist, and Frank Castle's been running through the same narrative paces for decades.
But Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon share a "secret" in this opening arc of their multi-year run that was all but neglected previously: Frank Castle doesn't ...more
-finally the real Punisher we all know and love
-the art makes everyone look really ugly
-story line was a bit lacking of substance
-the Punisher kill Marvel Universe story at the end was way to short. they should have turned it into a big event.
Ennis & Dillon re-teamed years ...more
Vale aclarar que Ennis crea una especie de comedia de tiros y mafiosos que no aburre nunca ni baja el listón en ninguno de sus 12 números. Si lo que estás buscando es el lado más serio de este autor a cargo de Punisher, lo mejor sería leer la ser ...more
It is so bombastically over-the-top and a whole lotta fun. You see Frank taking people down with a variety of guns and knives, a flame thrower, and even the residents of the central park zoo.
The main focus of the story is Frank zeroing in on one of the many crime families and deciding to wipe them out. Meanwhile t ...more
i.e. I already read this years ago and I am still giving it 5 stars.
Amongst all the artists teamed up with the wonderfully twisted Garth Ennis, no-one else captures both the Horror AND the Comedy quite so well as Dillon and Palmiotti!
Spaker Dave is a kid who is looking to be so different that he pierces his face, a lot. Talk about overkill, as a ...more
It in great having the complete story in one book, and it's a good story. The most noticeable thing is how it weaves in the characters and a few thing ...more
from one of the
greatest creative teams
in comics Ennis & Dillon
These are the same brilliant maniacs
behind the Preacher.
Frank Castle lost his family to
stray bullets from a mob hit
overcome with rage he
becomes the PUNISHER
exacting a bloody path of revenge
across the streets
In this series Castle goes after
a mob family piece by piece
Showcasing many iconic
many that even made it into the
And the New Daredevil series
I read somewhere that this the story that got "Frank Castle his balls back."
After dreadful attempt to push Frank into flashier, pulpier supernatural storylines, Ennis brough him back to original premise:
Welcome back, Frank is pure Ennis- dark humor, not pulling punches heroes and crazy plot works perfectly for Punisher which is why his stories are the best in run.
This is also a great place to start for those who are thinking about giving Frank a chance- continuity isn't problem ...more