Review by: cjtobias

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Avg Rating: 4.7
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Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Steve Dillon
Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Cover by Dave Johnson

Size: pages
Price: 3.99

This particular review is not directly linked to a single issue review,
but more of a statement of why you should be reading this series, if you
are not. I know a lot of people who disregard The Punisher as a
character who has depth, but I would say that people are missing the
point. I find Frank Castle to be one of the most richest characters,
someone that one could identify with, given his past circumstances. The
comic book world offers a different path that we can take, that deters
us from the mundane and ordinary decisions we would otherwise normally
make. Frank’s path is one that most people would take, if they didn’t
have fear of the repercussions of harming the person who, let’s say
raped and murdered their son or daughter. Franks encompasses that fear
and aggression one might feel if harm was done to a loved one. But Frank
didn’t stop there and as we read in the Born and now these current
issues, he always had this propensity for violence. But he was afforded a
specific forum that was a catalyst for that violent nature. So flash
forward and he now belongs to a reality that suggest that preemptive
combat is justified if you are keeping these criminals from doing future
harm. Not a stretch from the logic that was served in the Vietnam war.
Aaron is now digging deeper and trying to understand all the facets of
Frank’s precarious morality. With Ennis and now Aaron we are finally
able see a glimpse into what makes a homicidal maniac tick and what
makes him feel that he is justified. The Punisher is the villains
consciousness always fighting with morality and the need for blood and

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 3 - Good

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