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Subj: Re: Is It a Bad Sign for Marvel's latest reboot that...
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    One of the first few books they introduce is Cosmic Ghostrider?



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    http://comicbook.com/2018/02/26/cosmic-ghost-rider/


As I was reading that, I stopped and asked myself if it was April Fool's Day. Nope, not April Fool's Day.


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    I mean I get the character's appeal within in the context of the Thanos book, I guess. But of all the characters they could be writing about is this the correct one? It stinks like Gwenpool all over again. And god only knows how that last 25 issues.


Needs a symbiote. And Terrigen Mist.

Although...

The Punisher is a human spirit of vengeance. "What If Frank Castle Was Cursed with the Spirit of Vengeance?" - Yeah, that seems like a natural story to tell, albeit a bit obvious. It's sort of like putting Frank in the War Machine armor. Or combining Hulk and Wolverine into one character. (Hulk and Wolverine are made for each other. It was no coincidence that Wolverine made his debut in the Hulk's magazine. They're both berserkers.) But Frank as a herald of Galactus? The Spirit of Vengeance possessing a herald of Galactus? That's crazy talk. That's not chocolate and peanut butter. That's chocolate and... and... ketchup. Or if that sounds good to you, then mustard. Still sounds good? Mayonnaise. Still? What kind of a crazy person are you?



It is set up that Frank just really wants to punish Thanos, so he makes the first two deals. It makes a certain amount of sense in context. Also, Galactus really needed aid.

Of course, it makes the deal with Thanos a little weird.

While I have been enjoying Thanos for the most part, and the history of Frank Castle in this future was interesting, I find the Punisher of this reality annoying.

He comes off, at least to me, as a bit too inspired by Deadpool.

I will say, as someone who with a few rare exceptions, only likes Punisher as a counterbalance to protagonists (Spidey, Daredevil, Cap) I like that they showed how useless he is in a lot of situations the MArvel universe finds it in.

God knows it will comfort me the next time I read Punisher lecturing another hero about something with his self-important speeches

I just hope the Silver Surfer in this series washes the bad taste left in it by Slott's run.


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