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Essential Punisher, Vol. 2 (Essential Punisher #2)
by Mike Baron (Goodreads Author), Eliot R. Brown, Ann Nocenti , Roger Salick , Klaus Janson , Dave Ross , Whilce Portacio
Mobsters, terrorists, neo-Nazis, religious fanatics, armored killers - no one's too tough for the Punisher! Follow the trail of blood as Frank Castle's war on crime takes him across the country, south of the border, back to school and Down Under! Plus: The Man With Lots of Guns vs. the Man Without Fear in a crossover with Daredevil! And who will live and die when the Punis ...more
Paperback, 536 pages
Published September 26th 2007 by Marvel
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An interesting collection of stories - slightly one-note at times, and the constant throwaway repetition of Frank's origin (this happened and this is why I'm here, on with the story) was annoying, although that's probably a function of reading the collection in one go. (Although I'll also admit to finding it unforgiveably glib - having first encountered the Punisher in much later and more complex mythology, the bereavement handwave doesn't sit well with me). On the other hand there is no attempt ...more
One of the most brilliant things about this collection is the Punisher/Daredevil crossover, i think. The two magazines (Punisher #10 and Daredevil #257) take place at the same time. The plot involves a disgruntled former employee of a large medicine company poisoning the company's products in an effort to drive them out of business, killing several random consumers. Punisher, of course, sets out to kill him. Meanwhile, Daredevil sets out to bring him to jail. The Punisher issue is told from the ...more
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