Jeffrey's Reviews > Penance: Relentless

Penance by Paul Jenkins
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really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novel, super-heroes, read-in-2009
Recommended to Jeffrey by: Marc Chalmers
Recommended for: people who know Marvel Comics canon

I keep meaning to give this one back to the person who leant it to me, but I keep going back and reading it. Marvel has made a lot of changes over the recent years and, unsurprisingly many of them have not been done well. However, changes set-off by the Stamford Incident (and the subsequent Civil War) are dealt with well here in Penance: Relentless, a book that analyzes tragedy, guilt, and (obviously) penance with unflinching pragmatism.

This is not a happy-go-lucky super hero story and requires extensive knowledge of Marvel history, but it is one of Marvel's more mature (not adult, mature) reads in the past few years.

Admittedly though, the costume does make Penance "look like a goon."
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 25, 2009 – Finished Reading
January 26, 2009 – Shelved
January 26, 2009 – Shelved as: graphic-novel
January 26, 2009 – Shelved as: super-heroes
March 9, 2009 – Shelved as: read-in-2009

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