The cover was more intereting than inside.
| > This issue of The Punisher really felt out of place.|
REALLY out of place!
| > Just when we think we are finally getting a chance to see Frank travel back to Los Angeles to get his revenge on Dos Solos and the Howling Commandos the issue turns into a flashback story that revolves around the sole female member of the Commandos unit. Edmondson tells the story of a close-knit crew who has gone through fourteen missions together and who have spent practically every waking moment together. |
| > This works out okay but it really falls apart when we see the group chatting away and making jokes during their top-secret missions. It comes across as unrealistic and juvenile. No professional unit in combat would operate in this manner.|
Really falls apart!
| > The art also has a different flare from past issues due to the fact that Gerads is not penciling the panels.|
Unappealing. And what was that f/x that made that tiger turn away??
| > This issue of The Punisher actually revived my faith a little bit in the direction that Nathan Edmondson is taking this book in. His absence is definitely noticed. The only character that I appreciated changes in was actually Frank. He seemed much more confident and intimidating than the representation that Gerads has provided in the issues leading up to this one.|
No Punisher to start the 2nd year of this volume was not good. Howling Commandos kidnapping Frank's family is worse than 'not good'.
| > Overall, the issue really does not move the story forward much at all and it made me feel that Nathan Edmondson is slowing the development of this story down to a snails pace once again.|
Snails on tryptophan.
| > OVERALL SCORE: 6.5 out of 10|
Maybe lower - because of absence of the title character.
I miss Dad and Dan especially during the holidays.