I started picking up this book because I so loved the previous Thunderbolts comic. By keeping the same title, Marvel has played upon the goodwill that they previously built up to get me to give this one a chance. But, for good or ill, this is not the Thunderbolts that you remember. Has Marvel leveraged the Thunderbolts brand to introduce me to a new book that I’ll enjoy, or have they trod its good name into the mud, forever tainting the happy memories I associated with it?
This week, it’s time to clean house on the Major Spoilers Podcast, by taking a look at the series featuring the pairing of Frank Castle, Garth Ennis, and Steve Dillon in The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank.
The bestselling saga that defined one of the Marvel Universe’s most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats – the Holy, Elite, and Mr. Payback – who want him to join their crime-cleansing force. Collecting Punisher (2000) #1-12.
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I can’t stop looking at Denis Medri’s Deviant Art page. He keeps coming up with different takes on figures from comics and pop culture that are just mind blowing. Take he 1970′s Punisher design for example…
Oh no, somebody gave the Punisher a starship! Space: Punisher recasts Frank Castle as a two-fisted, sci-fi avenger, and Major Spoilers is reviewing his rocket-fueled revenge spree here.
Thomas Jane stepped back into his Punisher role this weekend as RAW Studios presented a short film, simply titled, My Movie. Also, be on the lookout for Ron Perlman in this short piece.
Watch it now before it gets taken down!
Marvel has released the final teaser for their Amazing Spider-Man panel reveal at SDCC, and the war is coming.
I’ve enjoyed the Marvel Legends line, as some of the sculpts have been fantastic. This week, Marvel showed off three new characters coming to the toy line – Deadpool, Punisher, and Blade.
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the Incredible Hulk #8 by Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon.
The Omega Effect is in its second part! Will the unlikely trio of Punisher, Daredevil, and Spider-Man be able to destroy the Omega Drive or will it fall into the hands of one the world’s evilest organizations?
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the upcoming Avenging Spider-Man that kicks off the Omega Effects arc.