THE PUNISHER #8
NATHAN EDMONDSON & KEVIN MAURER (W)
CARMEN CARNERO (A)
Cover by MITCH GERADS
NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KEVIN MAURER (NO EASY DAY) JOINS NATHAN EDMONDSON FOR THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR HARD-HITTING TALE OF JUNGLE WARFARE!
• A wounded Frank Castle and a Special Forces medic hazard dangerous terrain and merciless mercenaries to make their escape
• Crossbones and his crew won’t stop until the Punisher is in their custody.
• It’s a race for survival not to be missed as Frank’s adventure south of the border comes to its blood-soaked end!
Matt: But I just don’t get it, Frank. You didn’t kill Leland Owlsley. So help me understand what led to your confession.
Frank: I wanted him dead. You’re wasting your time going down that road.
Matt: You’re blocking me out, Frank. Tell me more. I need something stronger to convince the jury you’re not guilty.
Frank: Guilty, not guilty, whatever — I’m a marked man. The Kingpin’s got plenty of guys in here, too, you know. I wish you could see what’s right in front of your eyes. This ain’t gonna end well.
Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson + Michael Gaydos
Powerless is an AU mini-series which has a self explanatory premise. The obvious question to raise is: why feature Frank Castle, of all characters, when the very concept is seeing Marvel heroes without their superpowers? Frank has no powers to be taken from him, and as such, shouldn’t he remain the same?
It’s something simpler: in this story, Frank is lacking his cold lethality and the determination that so defines him. Instead, he succumbs to his despair. As a result, he is powerless.
You kids like memes, right.
Punisher MAX (volume two): Jason Aaron + Steve Dillon
Frank’s tattoo in Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher.
Semper Fidelis: “Always Faithful” | “Always Loyal.” Motto of the US Marine Corps.
Rick Remender, on being asked what it felt to watch Matt Fraction “ruin the Punisher character with bad writing and sub-plots.”
From The Punisher #2 letter section.
Punisher #4 (preview): Nathan Edmondson + Mitch Gerads
Punisher MAX #53 (volume one): Garth Ennis + Goran Parlov
If it isn’t a sly callback, it’s quite a coincidence. It was very effective in Ennis’ tale as well.
Punisher MAX (volume one) 23 + 39
Garth Ennis + Leandro Fernandez