Review: Punisher War Journal: Blitz
There is nothing like when one gets their just due. The German have a term for it, “scheuden freuden”. It is when the individual gets deep satisfaction from another’s misfortune. It happens in our daily lives.
Take for instance, when somebody cuts in front of you on the road. The first thoughts could be why are they driving like an asshole. This , of course, becomes vindicated when you see them get pulled over by the police or someone does the same. In the debut issue Punisher War Journal: Blitz, one of Frank’s longtime nemeses may soon meet his hand thanks to Castle’s control of The Hand.
We find the Hate Mongerer AKA Finn Fratz waging war across the country in many of the Hand’s vital locations, as the two are waging war and not backing down at any instance. We find out why Frank has held this grudge with Hate Mongerer, and how the mission Frank was sent all those years ago, was all a work of fiction, thanks to Fran. Unfortunately, Frank is pulled into a similar trap when he tries to lure out Fratz. By the issue’s end, Franks gets his man, but at a cost, and with his war against his enemies not ending anytime soon.
Overall, Punisher War Journal: Blitz is a fun story that will remind readers the reason they think Frank’s is a badass. The story by Gronbekk is spectacular. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that readers will revel in.
Story: Torunn Grønbekk Art: Lan Medina
Color: Antonio Fabela Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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