Will You Be Reading Greg Rucka's Punisher?

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Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
If nothing else he's not a Frankenstein
If nothing else he's not a Frankenstein
After hearing some of Rucka's plans for Frank I'm intrigued. The 616 Punisher hasn't interested me in years and I've been reading Aaron's Max faithfully. I think it's the best Punisher since Ennis', which I consider THE definitive Punisher. It'll be a $2.99 book after it's first issue and the amazing first issue of Daredevil has me rethinking this whole Big Shot's line. But at the end of the day do I (or you) really need two Punisher books? 
 
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#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll give it a chance. 

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#2 Posted by iLLituracy (13582 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

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#3 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes. 

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#4 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini
I agree completely. Still dont know if I'll pick this up or not. PunisherMAX is all the Punisher anyone really needs.
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#5 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
@longbowhunter:  
Yeah, I may just add it to my pull list and hold the issue until I get some trusted feedback just in case it sells out. 
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#6 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini
Not a bad call. Daredevil #1 was excellent though.
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#7 Posted by the_stegman (40352 posts) - - Show Bio

He's my least favorite comic book character...EVER however i will probably read the trade just so i don't remain ignorant to him

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#8 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12469 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

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#9 Posted by ZORN (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I'll check it out.

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#10 Posted by MatKrenz (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll check it out.
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#11 Posted by Darkchild (43005 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:
Hell yes. 
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#12 Posted by Blurred View (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Another hell yes from me. I'm a Greg Rucka fan, and while I loved Garth Ennis' MAX Punisher book, I've been aching for years to see a decent Punisher title actually set in the Marvel Universe. I'll be all over this new book.

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#13 Posted by shawn87 (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

Greg Rucka writing the Punisher is bound to be awesome. Rucka handles street level characters real well. I'm interested to see what he does with the Punisher. That cover is awesome too

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#14 Posted by bionder (330 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure, i liked what i have read in the interviews, It will worth a try. I hope it's better than Fraction and Remender.

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#15 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
@shawn87 said:
Greg Rucka writing the Punisher is bound to be awesome. Rucka handles street level characters real well. I'm interested to see what he does with the Punisher. That cover is awesome too
This is true. Frank not speaking or having internal dialogue for the first 3 issues really has me intrigued. 
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#16 Posted by shawn87 (2798 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini: After looking at the interior artwork, I'm even more excited for this series. I wasn't a big fan of the Punisher War Journal series. I haven't started PunisherMAX yet but I hear it's pretty good. Basically I'm looking forward to reading a good Punisher series. Only Punisher comic that I really loved was Welcome Back, Frank by Garth Ennis
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#17 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
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@JonesDeini: After looking at the interior artwork, I'm even more excited for this series. I wasn't a big fan of the Punisher War Journal series. I haven't started PunisherMAX yet but I hear it's pretty good. Basically I'm looking forward to reading a good Punisher series. Only Punisher comic that I really loved was Welcome Back, Frank by Garth Ennis
Aaron's Max is the spiritual sequel to Ennis' run and has been absolutely superb. 
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#18 Posted by RedRobin92 (253 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely, I've been waiting for this, Punisher is great and I can't wait for the new series. 

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#19 Posted by shawn87 (2798 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini: Well that's good because I bought the hardcover PunisherMAX: Bullseye a few weeks ago. Haven't read it yet because I need to buy the first volume still.
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#20 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll give it a shot...I've never been able to get into Punisher before so I don't have to high of hopes that I'll be able to get into this series

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#21 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
@shawn87 said:
@JonesDeini: Well that's good because I bought the hardcover PunisherMAX: Bullseye a few weeks ago. Haven't read it yet because I need to buy the first volume still.
You can actually jump right into Bullseye and not be lost at all, in fact that's where I started. 
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#22 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini
I'm considering it.
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#23 Posted by bionder (330 posts) - - Show Bio

i have to wait a little more, i only buy TPB's.. But i think it will be a hell of ride.

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#24 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bionder said:
i have to wait a little more, i only buy TPB's.. But i think it will be a hell of ride.
I used to take that approach to, but that really hurts titles that aren't flagships. The big two only care about month to month sales so if I want to keep things like Secret Warriors, S.H.I.E.L.D., or Black Panther: Man Without Fear afloat floppies are the way to go. Definitely dig the convenience in trades though. 
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#25 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio

So....how was this?

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#26 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini said:
So....how was this?
Awesome. 
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#27 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:
@JonesDeini said:
So....how was this?
Awesome. 
Good to know, I may have to pick this up. Aaron says his Max run won't be ending anytime soon. But just in case it never hurts to have options. Always keep a ram in the bush. 
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#28 Posted by gravitypress (2102 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes

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#29 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
@gravitypress said:
Yes
Great podcast where Rucka discuss' his approach to the book...hell, after hearing this I'm sold! 
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#30 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont really read marvel any more but other than Spidy my fav marvel characters where Moon Knight, Daredevil and Punisher but I dont like the direction they have took with both daredevil and Moony I'm not sure I'll pick this up ether.

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#31 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87:  
Interesting, did you read Waid's DD #1? If so what was your beef with it?
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#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini said:
@spiderbat87:  Interesting, did you read Waid's DD #1? If so what was your beef with it?
No, they lost me during the horror that was Shadowland and I haven't been back to marvel since. I like my DD dark and gritty heard this new run was more happy go lucky so I never picked it up. 
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#33 Posted by gravitypress (2102 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini said:
@gravitypress said:
Yes
Great podcast where Rucka discuss' his approach to the book...hell, after hearing this I'm sold! 
I have to check that out.
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#34 Posted by JonesDeini (3874 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, Shadowland lost me as well, but Waid has won me back over full force! It is more lighthearted in the sense that I'm not wondering why Matt's not slitting his wrists in between panels. But it's a great read and the pathos is and definitely will remain at the core of the character. I really recommend checking it out, folk. SUPERB book, excellent read, can't compliment it enough. I'm a Frank Miller's DD fan, but I'm definitely gonna give this latest run a shot. 

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#35 Posted by Samimista (22297 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes since I never read Punisher before.

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