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Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Suicide Squad!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

516363._SX1280_QL80_TTD_Punisher #14 (Marvel Comics)

Frank Castle’s adventures in the Marvel NOW era have been a little more comic booky than I typically like, but recent issues have definitely improved on the original storyline. Becky Cloonan’s ongoing tale of Frank Castle going after Mutant Growth Hormone drug dealers had been a tiring slow burn, but there’s been a new jolt of electricity to the series in recent months, and there’s no better example of that than in Punisher #14. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Punisher Annual and Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps!

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portrait_incredibleThe Punisher Annual #1 (Marvel Comics)

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve had a seasonal issue of a comic hit at the right time. Thankfully this week sees the release of Punisher Annual #1, which takes place coincidentally on Halloween. While it doesn’t fit in with the current running Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon (RIP) series, the Gerry Conway and Felix Ruiz special issue is still a fun little adventure that fits in with the themes of this time of year.

Or at least, it should’ve been. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Renato Jones, The One Percent!

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56e35d72f229fThe Punisher #1 (Marvel Comics) 

For those of you looking for a Punisher series to start reading after binging all of season 2 of Daredevil, Marvel has finally answered your call. After a few Punisher-less months since Secret Wars wrapped, Frank Castle is brought back into the Marvel fold in Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon’s aptly named The Punisher #1. A throwback to older Punisher tales, this issue sets the stage for the upcoming story arc pretty well, but probably could’ve used a bit more action or forward momentum to really make it stand out. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Daredevil Season 2!

Daredevil_season_2Daredevil 

Starring: Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

MINOR SPOILERS

Daredevil made quite the splash last year as the first of Marvel Studios’ projects with Netflix, and many were surprised that a second season would hit before Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Defenders, the Avengers-esque team up with the Marvel Netflix properties (which also includes Jessica Jones, which premiered back in November). If Daredevil season one was Marvel’s Batman Begins, then this is their Dark Knight or Empire Strikes Back, expanding the scope of the series to include new characters, enemies, and more for Matt Murdock and his supporting cast to do. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Aquaman!

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portrait_incredibleThe Punisher #20 (Marvel Comics)

Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads bring their stellar run on Frank Castle to a close this week, and man, does The Punisher #20 deliver. Everything about this issue works: from the writing, to the pacing, to the panel layouts. While this isn’t the end of Frank Castle, it’s definitely a great way for Edmondson and Gerads to put a stamp on their run, and cements them as one of the best teams to work on the character. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Chrononauts and The Punisher!

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 chrononauts-01-cvr-col-720-2734bChrononauts #1 (Image Comics)

 Mark Millar has been having a pretty damn good 2015. His Image titles Starlight, MPH, and Jupiter’s Legacy have been huge hits, Kingman: Secret Service, the movie based on his comic with Dave Gibbons, has been cleaning house at the box office, and his other film based on his comic Nemesis is going to have some major news hitting this week. To add to Millar’s mojo, this week sees the release of Chrononauts, his new Image series with The Wake artist Sean Murphy. Like Starlight before it, Chrononauts has Millar working in a new area of storytelling, and the results are pretty damn awesome. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul and The Punisher!

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Batman_and_Robin_Vol_2-32_Cover-1_Teaser Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul #32 (DC Comics)

 Batman’s quest for the body of Damian Wayne finally comes to a close in Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul #32, as the Dark Knight comes face to face with the Demon’s Head, and he’s not too happy with Ra’s plans to resurrect his daughter and grandson. Writer Peter J. Thomasi and artist Patrick Gleason are in top form with this issue, and bring us one of the most brutal Batman vs. Ra’s fights in recent memory. Read the rest of this entry