Punisher #1 Review

Writer: Jason Aaron

Art: Jesūs Saiz, Dave Stewart, Cory Petit, and Paul Azaceta

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Release Date: March 9th, 2022

As Frank Castle, the PUNISHER, has grown into the biggest mass murderer of all time, many people have tried to dodge what he really is and turned a blind eye to his form of Justice. So, what’s left for the PUNISHER? Does he turn a corner and stop the violent forms of killing he calls Justice? Or, does he take it up to an all-new level? And what if that all-new level evolves the PUNISHER to the likes of a Warlord? Let’s join Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz, and Paul Azaceta on an explosive expedition into the gloaming and brutal past of Frank Castle, which will inescapably lead towards his unshakable future as PUNISHER #1 kicks off this brand new tale you won’t want to miss!

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Jason Aaron returns to the PUNISHER with this all-new series that puts a rather distinct twist on the character. Frank finds himself joining forces with some unlikely enemies which appear to push the PUNISHER way over the edge. And this is saying something considering he’s been pushed way over the cliff many times before.

Readers will ultimately wonder why he’s gone so far off the reservation only to discover a clever spin that provides fans with just enough background to hook them for the foreseeable future. The plot threads and narrative beats are actually pretty wild and will no doubt cause PUNISHER fans some concern until the big reveal as PUNISHER #1 concludes.


Jesūs Saiz and Paul Azaceta are what put this story over the top. Sure, I love the narrative beats Aaron delivers, however, you can’t have a PUNISHER story without the overly graphic, almost gruesome, bombardment of death and destruction from Frank Castle. Yet even with the entourage and carnage the PUNISHER provides fans with this week, I just couldn’t get over the opening with the collage display of PUNISHERS throughout the years. That was a fantastic opener to the issue that brought back some fond memories of the character.

Now, instead of spending a ton of time going over the nuances of each fight scene (and there are plenty), I’m going to focus on the new symbol. So before haters come out of the woodwork destroying the new symbol for the PUNISHER, all I can say is to read the first issue and it will all make sense. The point is: I’m totally ok with it. Just read the story to see why.


PUNISHER #1 by Aaron gives fans some diabolical action, vividly graphic illustrations, and intriguing flare that should exhilarate fans that have been decoupled from the character for quite some time. Aaron provides a spin that’s a match made in Hell with a driving force that easily puts the pieces together in a bloody brilliant fashion. If you’re a Frank Castle PUNISHER fan, grab this issue. If you’re looking for a new number one from MARVEL that appears to have some graphic tones, clever twists, and excitement, along with dynamically charged illustrations and a wild story to boot, PUNISHER #1 is just the ticket. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!


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