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The Punisher, Volume 1 by Greg Rucka
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Apr 08, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: bad-asses-doing-bad-ass-things, gun-play
Read in April, 2012

Greg Rucka, I love you. Man can't write a book worth a damn, but puts his hand on a comic script and becomes Raymond Chandler. Just like Mark Waid on Daredevil, Rucka is bringing the Punisher up out of the zany, silly, slapstick corner that other writers painted him into. A complete revamp of the character and series by Rucka could make this one of the best books Marvel has to offer. Especially with the way their top writers like Bendis and Aaron like to go overboard on their books, its nice to see that the non-powers are back in character.

As for the art- it is flawless. Perfectly fluid motion, cinematic paneling, perfect inks. Checchetto is a treasure. Where the hell has this man been?

Writing and Art Grade: A
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message 1: by Lobo (new)

Lobo DeSade 'Zany, silly, slapstick' what? You must have missed Garth Ennis's run on the Punisher, the most definitive Punisher, and it came almost directly before Rucka! 'zany and silly' that would be 90's Punisher, and even at that,you can blame Mike Baron, and that was minority of the 90's version, he's always been a dark and bloody character.

William Thomas Ennis' run is exactly what I'm talking about. He brought too many elements of Hitman to the Punisher. Although his run was brutal, it was also fairly silly.

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