Review by: TheNextChampion

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WRITER: Jason Aaron
PENCILS: Steve Dillon
COVER BY: Dave Johnson

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

This series has been so frustrating for me lately. It hasn’t been a bad series by any stretch of the imagination. But the title has moved so slowly and Jason Aaron has brought very little to bring excitement every issue for me. For a while I really thought I was going to drop this series. Until I read this issue.

Now let me get this out of the way, it is by no means the best issue Aaron has done so far. Nothing can top the second issue’s craziness. However, I am getting why this Bullseye is different from regular continuity. You think regular Bullseye is insane? No, you haven’t read the MAX Bullseye yet. This guy is fucking insane! Somehow I am growing to like the character even though he is creeping me the hell out. There is still the problem that Aaron doesn’t seem to be focusing on Frank Castle at all for the majority of the issue. Little nuggets of him isn’t enough for me. It’s a Punisher comic but he rarely takes part in most of the issues. Which is a big problem, but somehow the Bullseye stuff counterattacked that this week.

Along with Dillon’s always great pencils, I think this was a step up from the last couple of issues. If anything, it’s made me at least give this series another go for another month. I still wish Aaron could focus more on Punisher and less on Bullseye/Kingpin. Sure they are probably going to be the main villains for a while, but I still have yet to see how Aaron is bringing his voice to the character. Hopefully next issue can even be a step up from this, and I can rest easy reading the Punisher I’ve grown to love.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Good point. Now that I think about it Aaron seems to really focus on the villains in all of his works that I’ve read, Scalped, Black Panther, Weapon X, and Punisher MAX and they all relatively focus on the bad guys.

  2. @JesTr: Which is fine to do. But when you have a title called ‘PUNISHER MAX’, I expect to see a good amount of Punisher in it. Maybe there was a bit more of him in this issue then the last. However, this feels more like a Bullseye story then a Punisher story.

  3. I think that’s kind of the idea though.  I like the idea that Franks almost a secondary character in these stories. 

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