As a general rule of thumb, I tend to offer up reviews for works that I think are worthy but havn't had a decent amount of reviews as of yet (that way I can bring them to the attention of potentially interested others). However, now I am adding an 8th review to a book which has already garnered four and five star reviews.
The main reason for this is that I finished it last night - after a two day blast of intense reading - and thought it was so enjoyable that I just had to add my two-penneth worth.
What's to say that hasn't already been said? What to elaborate on?
Well, the nice thing about this is that it is a tight and complex little storyline that is done and dusted in the 12 issues that make up this book. Steve Dillon's pencil work is fantastic and utterly believable. The inks and colours are excellent additions to this. The character of Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher, is that of a simple and vengeful creature, but he does have levels of compassion which are brought forth by interaction with others, particular his neighbours. Generally, he works as a cypher for some excellent set pieces and also the inclusion of some excellent other characters.
This is VERY Garth Ennis and, as a lover of Preacher and The Boys, I found this an easy and involving read. Highly recommended.
I've just got the Punisher omnibus
now - to finish this Marvel Knights run - and I'll soon be following that with the Punisher Max series.
Never thought I'd love reading the Punisher, myself. Always thought he was a bit of a one-dimensional character. But in Garth Ennis's capable hands, this becomes one of the most exciting comic series of recent years.