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
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
The story focuses on The Punisher generally being a bad ass and doing his usual of eliminating those he considers to be evil, in this case it's Ma Gnucci and her family. Conversely, copycat vigilantes have come into existence with a murdering priest who kills those confessing to him, an upper class individual calling himself Elite who 'cleanses' his neighbourhood of anyone he deems undesirable (which is anyone from drug dealers to ...more
Until Ennis and Dillon. This was the Punisher we all wanted, and didn't even know it. What they gave us: ultra-violence, the blackest ...more
Reaching welcome back frank , I cant believe why i never heard of this book in the first place , it got ...more
The thing is, Punisher's not fun. He's sadistic and twisted and motivated purely by hate. This makes spending 12 issues of a comic book series (or even one issue) really disturbing to me now (after making a Punisher Halloween costume when I ...more
Ennis & Dillon re-teamed years ...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!
Ennis on the Punisher is fantastic. I absolutely love this series and he started it out very strong with the first several issues.