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Preview: Punisher Kill Krew #4 (of 5)

Punisher Kill Krew #4 (of 5)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Tony Moore
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE KREW IS COMPLETE!

• Frank recruits the Black Knight for his mission of vengeance!
• With the help of the Black Knight’s Ebony Blade, the Krew closes in on their last target.
• The closer they get to the end, the more dangerous the mission becomes…

Punisher Kill Krew #4 (of 5)

Preview: Punisher Kill Krew #3 (of 5)

Punisher Kill Krew #3 (of 5)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Tony Moore
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE KREW GROWS!

• With the unstoppable Juggernaut by his side, Frank is deadlier than ever!
• With Foggy Nelson by his side, Frank is… well represented within the legal system?
• The Punisher’s merry band of killers (and lawyer) continue their mission of vengeance, but true danger looms right around the corner…

Punisher Kill Krew #3 (of 5)

Preview: Punisher Kill Krew #2 (of 5)

Punisher Kill Krew #2 (of 5)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Tony Moore
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

HAVE GOAT, WILL TRAVEL!

• The Punisher stole Thor’s goat and is traversing the Ten Realms on a mission of vengeance.
• But the first stop is…Counter-Earth???
• Frank’s picked up some unlikely allies. Now if only he can keep them alive…

Punisher Kill Krew #2 (of 5)

Review: Punisher Kill Krew #1

War of the Realms is over but that doesn’t mean the war is over for Frank Castle, aka the Punisher. Revenge is being served up!

Story: Gerry Duggan
Art: Juan Ferreyra
Letterer: Cory Petit

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Review: Punisher Kill Krew #1

Punisher Kill Krew #1

During the War of the Realms, Frank Castle made a promise of vengeance, and Frank Castle keeps his promises. Punisher Kill Krew #1 kicks off a direct follow up to the War of the Realms.

Written by Gerry Duggan, Punisher Kill Krew #1 is a smart start to a miniseries delivering just enough information for new readers to enjoy it. It also has a “quest” aspect of it that blends the Punisher’s aesthetic with a Dungeons & Dragons like adventure. That includes mission creep and an off the rails aspect to it all.

When I head about the comic, I admit I had a bad flashback to the Punisher’s avenging angel days. The character and “fantasy” didn’t quite click for me. Duggan does some smart things to make the genres work. There’s a focus on revenge, a regular motif for the Punisher. He’s out to kill someone who hurt another person. It just so happens the being is a troll. Then there’s the addition of orphaned kids. This adds some heart to the story. We see Frank’s reaction to them and his need to help. It humanizes him a bit and shifts the story from a straight murder spree.

The art by Juan Ferreyra, with lettering by Cory Petit, also helps. There’s a blend of the mystical and cold guns that just works. It’s not odd to see the Punisher don a Viking like helmet and use a machine gun. It doesn’t look weird when he tosses a grenade into a killer tree. It all flows in a way that has some humor about it and keeps aspects of the grounded Punisher and fantasy world. The art also creates an off-the-rails campaign aspect to it, mainly due to some humorous moments.

Punisher Kill Krew #1 works in a way because it both does and doesn’t take itself too seriously. There’s something fun about it all as it mixes bullets and swords. What shouldn’t work not only does but has me excited to see what comes next.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Juan Ferreyra Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.05 Art: 8.05 Overall: 8.05 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Punisher Kill Krew #1 (of 5)

Punisher Kill Krew #1 (of 5)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Tony Moore
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ONE MAN. TEN REALMS. TOTAL WAR!

During the War of the Realms, Frank Castle made a promise of vengeance, and Frank Castle keeps his promises.

A van full of orphans is about to make that promise a lot more complicated.

How does a man kill gods and monsters?

Punisher Kill Krew #1 (of 5)

Review: War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms: Omega #1 is not so much a full epilogue story to the “War of the Realms” event as a tasting menu for the various spinoffs that come after it. Kudos to Marvel for putting these in their own comic instead of stepping on Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson’s literal thunder as they hit the high point of Aaron’s Thor epic. With one last omniscient conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall as a framing narrative, Omega #1 tells the story of Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher while setting up Jane Foster Valkyrie #1, Loki #1, and Punisher Kill Krew #1.

Even if it’s mostly just a conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall, the framing narrative of Omega #1 is a fantastic conclusion to Daredevil’s struggles with godhood that Jason Aaron penned in War Scrolls. It’s also reunion of one of my favorite recent Daredevil art teams of Ron Garney and Matt Milla, who transform the look of their framing narrative from fantasy to street level as Daredevil goes from talking about gods, prayers, and Valhalla to stopping a mugger with the help of some Yggdrasil forged fighting sticks. Aaron also brings up some interesting ideas like Daredevil’s guilt about his own faith and beliefs making him a good God of Fear that protected Midgard in their direst need. It connects to his recent writing of Thor that the best god isn’t one that fights for the mantle, but acknowledges the responsibility that is thrust upon him.

The first story in Omega #1 features Jane Foster and the Valkyries in a morgue where she hopes to help find them some peace and is written by Aaron and Al Ewing with art from Cafu and Jesus Aburtov. Jane interacts with Lisa, who used to date the superhero America Chavez, and they both can empathize on what it’s like to be connected to someone with so much power and be ordinary. It’s a nice human interaction before a beautiful transformation sequence where Jane takes on the responsibility of reopening Valhalla and finding rest for the Asgardians. Cafu’s art is clean and photorealistic, but not too stiff while Aburtov’s colors are bright, glossy, but a little sad. Jane played a major role in “War of the Realms”, and it’ll be nice to see her as headliner for a little bit in her own series that looks to continue to play on Aaron’s themes of faith and belief that he has explored throughout his Thor comics.

On the more mischievous side, there is a story starring Loki and his undersized Frost Giant buddy Drrf from Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua, and David Curiel. As evidenced by his work on Valiant High, Lockjaw, and Deadpool vs. Black Panther, Kibblesmith excels at combining comics continuity with funny and genuinely heartfelt moments. And there are a few of those in this short story as Loki takes a young Frost Giant under his wing after he spots the little guy using a stew pot lid as a sled. Bazaldua’s cartoon-y style visuals are a good fit for this book and capture Loki’s every smirk and glint of mischief in his eye. He earned the role of king of Frost Giants by killing his father, but it will be difficult to keep the respect of this murderous and cannibalistic realm. However, adding Drrf to the equation keeps the tone of the story light and not super serious in a Game of Thrones kind of way.

The final Omega #1 short story is a Punisher one, from Gerry Duggan and the fantastic Juan Ferreyra that shows that the War of the Realms never really ended for one person: Frank Castle. Castle is barbecuing stray Helhounds with a flamethrower, breaking up Asgardian revelry with semi-automatic gun fire, and making sure the inhabitants of Midgard don’t loot in the post-War chaos. His mission of vengeance towards criminals has expanded from mortals to fantasy beings thanks to the losses suffered by the people, and especially the children of New York, during the War. However, the real star of the Punisher story isn’t the brooding revenge or monster becomes monster hunter narrative book, but Ferreyra’s art, which he colors himself and has a Steve Dillon meets Heavy Metal vibe. The combination of melodramatic dialogue and captions and over the top violence is a winner.

War of the Realms Omega #1 accomplished what it set out do, which is to pique my interest in the upcoming Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher comic book series that are spinning out of the event. The artists for these books are especially well-cast, and Cafu’s beautiful take on Jane Foster’s transformation from mortal to Valkyrie was the highlight of this entire one-shot. Also, Juan Ferreyra is such an underrated artist, and I’m excited to see his take on creative fantasy monster executions.

Story: Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, Daniel Kibblesmith, Gerry Duggan
 Art: Ron Garney, Cafu, Oscar Bazaldua, Juan Ferreyra
 Colors: Matt Milla, Jesus Aburtov, David Curiel
Letters: Joe Sabino, Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: War of the Realms: The Punisher #3 (of 3)

War of the Realms: The Punisher #3 (of 3)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Juan Ferreyra
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
SRP: $3.99

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

• Frank and his crew have almost made it to the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel.
• But his band of killers is shrinking and the monsters keep coming.
• Who will survive to New Jersey, and what will be left of them?

War of the Realms: The Punisher #3 (of 3)

Preview: War of the Realms: Punisher #2 (of 3)

War of the Realms: Punisher #2 (of 3)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Juan Ferreyra
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99

MONSTERS, MONSTERS EVERYWHERE!
• Punisher leads his band of criminals and hospital patients through the Lincoln Tunnel, but traffic is the least of their concerns.
• Hordes of monsters from every realm are using NYC as a hunting ground, and the hospital denizens look like easy prey.
• In the dark, surrounded by monsters and with only his wits and weapons, Frank Castle may have never felt more at home.

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