Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review(s) of the Week: Punisher War Zone Vol 3 #1 and A-Babies vs X-Babies

Spider-man has always had a pretty open contempt for the Punisher. In this issue Spidey tries to bring the Punisher in, Spidey slaps him around a little but the Punisher manages to get away using a trap he had set. Anyways, Spidey has had enough and remembers "Hey wait a minute, I'm on like a dozen teams now" So he calls an Avengers meeting to deal with the Punisher problem. Most of them scoff at the idea, saying that Punisher is below their radar and not the kind of thing the Avengers deal with. Captain America however agrees with Spider-man and decides to send Black Widow after him. Wolverine objects to this, and even heads out to warn the Punisher first.

This has the potential to be a great series. I'm not a huge fan of the Punisher. Most of the time his book can fall into the same trap of just being a guy killing people, a sort of revenge porn, but I feel he works best when played against other heroes who disapprove of his methods. Then you actually have questions of morality in the story rather then just a guy shooting people. To see the full weight of the Avengers raining down on little old Frank will be interesting. How will he get out of this one? We'll find out.

There really isn't much here to say, but I still wanted to talk about this book. You might pass this up thinking its just a stupid throw away story, and it kinda is. But it's also very funny. The visual gags in this are just great. At one point Hulk knocks Wolverine into orbit and he sees this.

This was a very entertaining read and you should check it out when you hit your local comic book store this week.

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