Jeff's Reviews > Punisher War Journal, Vol. 2: Goin' Out West

Punisher War Journal, Vol. 2 by Matt Fraction
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Jan 23, 11

Read in January, 2011

The Punisher character has changed so much over the years from when I was first introduced to him in Amazing Spider-man. He is not really likable, but every now and then his character has a moral argument with which the reader can connect. Although Goin' Out West is a timely story in that it addresses current issues like immigration law, vigilante justice, and hate crimes, I was very uncomfortable reading this one. The Punisher commits a crime when trying to right the wrongs of a hate group that is unforgivable for the reader. I thought Matt Fraction took the character too far from the orginal idea of Punisher: he only punishes the guilty. The artwork in this graphic novel was superb. Another sketchy part of the story was the timeline; there were many flashbacks and flash forwards. Still a good read.
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