Matt Fraction & Ariel Olivetti - Punisher War Journal: Civil War (3 stars)



The latest incarnation of the Punisher throws him back into the middle of Marvel continuity. Castle usually operates on the fringes of society but the scale of the Superhero Registration Act is too big for even the Punisher to ignore. Never one to back down from a fight, Castle launches himself into the ensuing Civil War among Marvel’s heroes with all guns blazing.

While not as nasty as Ennis’ version, this is no embarrassment, as there is also large-scale action and an appropriate dose of no holds barred vengeance (that soon reviles his allies, particularly Captain America). And that’s even before you get to Olivetti’s fantastic art.

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