Punisher Max: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1

  • Title: Punisher Max: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1
  • Author: Garth Ennis Darick Robertson Lewis LaRosa Leandro Fernández
  • ISBN: 9781302900151
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Punisher Max The Complete Collection Vol Experience the gritty and uncompromising Punisher MAX from the very beginning When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children Frank Castle became the Punisher an unstoppable one man army waging w
    Experience the gritty and uncompromising Punisher MAX from the very beginning When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children, Frank Castle became the Punisher an unstoppable one man army waging war on every piece of criminal scum plaguing New York s streets But do the Punisher s origins trace back even further In 1971 Vietnam, Captain Castle s platoon faces a VieExperience the gritty and uncompromising Punisher MAX from the very beginning When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children, Frank Castle became the Punisher an unstoppable one man army waging war on every piece of criminal scum plaguing New York s streets But do the Punisher s origins trace back even further In 1971 Vietnam, Captain Castle s platoon faces a Viet Cong attackd to survive, he must make a grim choice Then, Punisher s old partner Microchip, long thought to be a casualty of Castle s war, resurfaces with a startling offer COLLECTING BORN 1 4, PUNISHER 2004 1 12

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    About Garth Ennis Darick Robertson Lewis LaRosa Leandro Fernández


    1. Ennis began his comic writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls Appearing in the short lived but critically acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish Troubles It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast based comedy featuring two supporting characters from Troubled Souls, Dougie and Ivor, who would later get their own American comics series, Dicks, from Caliber in 1997, and several follow ups from Avatar.Another series for Crisis was True Faith, a religious satire inspired by his schooldays, this time drawn by Warren Pleece Ennis shortly after began to write for Crisis parent publication, 2000 AD He quickly graduated on to the title s flagship character, Judge Dredd, taking over from original creator John Wagner for a period of several years Ennis first work on an American comic came in 1991 when he took over DC Comics s horror title Hellblazer, which he wrote until 1994, and for which he currently holds the title for most issues written Steve Dillon became the regular artist during the second half of Ennis s run Ennis landmark work to date is the 66 issue epic Preacher, which he co created with artist Steve Dillon Running from 1995 to 2000, it was a tale of a preacher with supernatural powers, searching literally for God who has abandoned his creation.While Preacher was running, Ennis began a series set in the DC universe called Hitman Despite being lower profile than Preacher, Hitman ran for 60 issues plus specials from 1996 to 2001, veering wildly from violent action to humour to an examination of male friendship under fire.Other comic projects Ennis wrote during this time period include Goddess, Bloody Mary, Unknown Soldier, and Pride Joy, all for DC Vertigo, as well as origin stories for The Darkness for Image Comics and Shadowman for Valiant Comics.After the end of Hitman, Ennis was lured to Marvel Comics with the promise from Editor in Chief Joe Quesada that he could write The Punisher as long as he cared to Instead of largely comical tone of these issues, he decided to make a much serious series, re launched under Marvel s MAX imprint.In 2001 he briefly returned to UK comics to write the epic Helter Skelter for Judge Dredd.Other comics Ennis has written include War Story with various artists for DC The Pro for Image Comics The Authority for Wildstorm Just a Pilgrim for Black Bull Press, and 303, Chronicles of Wormwood a six issue mini series about the Antichrist , and a western comic book, Streets of Glory for Avatar Press.In 2008 Ennis ended his five year run on Punisher MAX to debut a new Marvel title, War Is Hell The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle In June 2008, at Wizard World, Philadelphia, Ennis announced several new projects, including a metaseries of war comics called Battlefields from Dynamite made up of mini series including Night Witches, Dear Billy and Tankies, another Chronicles of Wormwood mini series and Crossed both at Avatar, a six issue miniseries about Butcher from The Boys and a Punisher project reuniting him with artist Steve Dillon subsequently specified to be a weekly mini series entitled Punisher War Zone, to be released concurrently with the film of the same name.Taken from enpedia wiki Garth_Ennis


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    1. I love the smell of gunpowder in the morning. Too bad this is not a review out of the Netflix series even I have spend every free moment of mine by ogling this superb, testosterone filled show that makes me drool over Jon Bernthal in a serious, serious heat. I just want to eat him up. Just like I want to eat up Garth Ennis; the object of my everlasting fangirl acts. Punisher Max: The Complete Collection, Vol. collects Born 1-4 and Punisher 1-12, which makes it a heavy ass in its size and marvel [...]

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    2. “The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.”     –D. H. LawrenceRating breakdown:Born: 4 starsIn the Beginning: 3 starsKitchen Irish: 3.5 starsI didn’t have quite as much fun with this book as I did bingeing on the new Netflix Punisher series this weekend, but overall it's a pretty damn entertaining ride, so long as you're okay with a fair amount of suspension of disbelief. If you enjoy a good old-fashioned anti-hero who is “not so muc [...]

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    3. The Punisher Complete collection is a must read for any Punisher fan. It is a collection of the delightfully vulgar and violent Garth Ennis run on the Punisher.The first story is the superlative "Born". It tells the tale of Capt. Castle, USMC, in Vietnam. It is dark, violent and grim. It is one of the finest "pre-origin" origin tales out there. We see the darkness and the violence that is Frank Castle. It is obvious why he manifests as the psychopathic killer that is the bane of the criminal com [...]

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    4. *This is a review for Ennis' entire Punisher MAX series. I won't cover future volumes individually, because of time restraints*Some comics writers, when tasked to write a popular character for either of the big two (Marvel, DC), deliver such a powerful iteration of that character that other interpretations instantly become either redundant or just plain silly. This is most certainly the case with Garth Ennis' epic Punisher MAX series (2003-2008). Needless to say, I was as merry as a pig in shit [...]

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    5. I've always been fascinated by the character of The Punisher. Have you ever been frustrated when the more popular heroes keep capturing the bad guys over and over even though they must know they will escape again and hurt more innocent people? Sometimes wonder why they don't stop them in a way that they can't hurt anyone else? Well, the Punisher is the hero for you! An angry Vietnam vet named Frank Castle gets some guns and makes it his mission to PERMANENTLY do away with the bad guys.I've been [...]

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    6. Holy fuck is there a lot of blood, nudity, and the word "nigger" thrown around like it's nothing. Oh wait, it's by Garth Ennis. Oh but of course then! Punisher is a character who will fuck your shit up, in anyway possible, and you will no doubt die. This book is broken into three parts. The origin of Frank, him dealing with past "friends" and then the Irish. To be honest, the Irish was probably my favorite. Because of how insane it was, and how much shit was happening at a good pace. The middle [...]

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    7. Okay, well if you know who the Punisher is, and you know who Garth Ennis is, you can already appreciate how this book is a match made in heaven. Yes, it's violent and bloody and darkly humorous and all of the other things you’d expect from Ennis’ work. In lesser hands, this would become a tiresome gorefest. But Ennis knows just how to deploy his violence for maximum effect, and it's never without purpose.We get three separate story arcs in this hefty volume. First up is “Born,” a story a [...]

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    8. Read it because of the cool Netflix series. Though outlandishly violent at times, It was a satisfying read. The portion in Vietnam was by far the best part.

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    9. I was lucky to get to start reading this just in time for the Netflix The Punisher TV series to come out. Which is really good by the way!! As was this book!! I gave it five fucking stars it was so awesome!!! This has to be the best book I've read all year! Wellcond best. I've been itching to read the whole collection of Garth Ennis' Punisher stories for a long time now. I mean, I've read a few of the monthly issues in the past, but this is my first time with a collected edition. I knew what it [...]

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    10. From the brilliant mind behind Preacher, comes The Punisher. This collection is absolutely amazing. It's terrifically unforgiving in its portrayal of an iconically dark and disturbed hero. We get a fabulously illustrated story about a war veteran who loses everything to become a terrifying killer of evil. Not only was I swept up by the sheer heaviness of doom that comes with The Punisher, I found myself completely enthralled by the artwork that is a wonderful compliment to the twisted storytelli [...]

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    11. HmmThis is a tough one to put my finger on.Okay so the writings good, graphic as hell, but it's really solid. I'm just finding it really hard to enjoy Frank Castle as a person. Sure he's brutal and violent as f$@k, but after reading this entire volume I don't feel like I even know who he is as a character. In a lot of ways Punisher is a secondary character in this book. He doesn't get a lot of page time in this, as most of it focuses on what his enemies are doing in the background. Now am I sayi [...]

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    12. Garth Ennis writing + Darick Robertson drawing = pure punisher mainlined directly to your brain.5+/5 starsHighly recommended for fans of ultra-violence, black-ops military action, and dark, grim noir.Not recommended for the faint of heart or kindly old grandmas.

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    13. I think Ennis’ later Punisher stories are stronger but these are a promising start. The ‘Born’ issues, where we see Frank Castle in Vietnam, are the most powerful and haunting, a gory exploration of men’s psychologies in combat. The other two story arcs are just entertaining to read, with various villains’ complex schemes getting fucked up by the Punisher. They don’t hit as deep as other stories but Ennis packs in enough sick humour and violence to make them fun.

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    14. An entertaining read with great sketches and gritty dialog. The reader is taken along a sordid military experience in Vietnam, then into a war against the mafia, then onto a battle against Irish mobsters. With characters coming to life, the stories keep you turning pages. At times the contact is for a mature audience, and people with thick skins, the dialog reflects sinister mobsters. This work is highly recommended for fans of comics and action and adventure alike.

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    15. latched onto this because of the Netflix series. what can I say? is proudly violent,profane,nihilistic and Garth Ennis. cover artwork is amazing. weak points for barely fleshed-out villains.

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    16. The Punisher is a character who was created to be "grim & gritty" and seems really one-note, but in the endless repetition of similar story beats there have been a variety of angles on him over the years. Ennis' forward to this collection is one of the most interesting parts, outlining his own journey from ambivalence towards the character's premise to playing with different versions of him, to finally landing on one he liked. I always liked the versions of the Punisher that treated him as a [...]

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    17. This volume collects the four issue mini series Born and the first twelve issues of the Punisher MAX series, all of which is written by Garth Ennis (this being his second take on the character after a previous run on one of the character's titles), with art by Darick Robertson (Born), Lewis LaRosa (#1-6), and Leandro Fernandez (#7-12). It is a hardboiled and graphically violent book, and Garth Ennis' sensibilities are really coming to their right.The three arcs - the mini series Born, In the Beg [...]

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    18. The Punisher distributes justice based on his questionable moral code. This volume contained three story arcs. I'll give a brief review of each.1. "Born" - This story was about the Punisher's time in Vietnam. He is stationed at a base that has serious morale problems. The war is coming to an end, but the Punisher (Frank, at this time) isn't done fighting. Pretty sad ending.2. "In the Beginning" - This one actually takes place quite awhile after the traditional Punisher origin story. (I won't spo [...]

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    19. War changes everyone, but Frank Castle EVOLVES. Prior to being The Punisher we know today, Castle fought in the Vietnam War specifically, in the last remaining American troop of men left in the country. Even before the 'Born' issues, Castle is well-known for having been unrelenting, violent, and unpredictable. He is a feared man, but with very genuine, (slightly) kind-hearted intentions. This is the war that changes him into the punishing machine that is far more familiar to readers. In the 'Pun [...]

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    20. This volume collects three arcs of Garth Ennis' Punisher Max series. We get Frank's pre-origins fighting in Vietnam, a run on the Mafia, and an Irish civil war in Hell's Kitchen, All three collections are utterly brutal. Lots of profanity, over-the-top violence, and even some nudity. And it's odd, even though these are 'Punisher' stories, the Punisher is never the central character. He's sort of a catalyst, waiting on the sidelines, playing a small part in the direction of events, but much of th [...]

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    21. Am a rabid Punisher fan and I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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    22. Garth Ennis defines the Punisher better than anyone else. Herein lies the proof.

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    23. The first 2 stories, Born & In the beginning were amazing, probably the best Punisher I've ever read, but the 3rd story, Kitchen Irish, was pretty crap and uninspired.

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    24. For ages, I've heard about the character of The Punisher, but never got around to reading many of his stories. With the Netflix series now released, I thought this would be a good opportunity to rectify that.The first collection of Garth Ennis' run on Punisher MAX is compromised of three different tales, and each one make for a stunning read. The first is Born, detailing Frank Castle during the Vietnam war, and showing there was always something vicious there, it wasn't suddenly born when he los [...]

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    25. My first Punisher TPB and this is from the MAX Marvel line of comics. It open in Vietnam and show the origin of the Punisher as he slowly transforms from Frank Castle to a complete psychopath with a blood lust for criminals. Then it also collects issues 1-12 with two story arcIn the beginning and Kitchen Irish. There is graphic violence, plenty of action. But the problem is Frank happens to be there when things happen rather than him hunting criminals down with his cunning. Starting with Born, i [...]

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    26. I don't know how I'm supposed to review comic books/graphic novels. Do you rate the art, the story, the overall arch in the grand scheme of the property? Since I don't usually read this form of entertainment, I honestly have no idea how I'm supposed to give a concise and non-biased reviewWhat I do know, though, is that The Punisher Max was one of the most gritty, realistic, and insanely brutal stories I've ever read, and I loved every single moment of it. There's so much adult material here that [...]

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    27. I wanted to read some of the Punisher series before watching the anticipated TV series on Netflix. I did some research and almost everyone recommends Garth Ennis' Punisher Max run as the best run on the character. Frank Castle, is a vigilante, who is on a one man mission to clear all the criminals from New York City. While we do not see his origins as The Punisher in this volume, we do see his origins as a killer in the Vietnam War where Frank gets his first taste of blood. The second and third [...]

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    28. I was expecting this to be brutal and it was. What raises this collection is the way the story is told and some of the more murky issues. Simply reading comic books/graphic novels would lead one to believe that most people fighting crime have had their family members violently murdered. This may be the case (no spoilers right?) for the Punisher although it's not as simple as something simply happening. The first set of stories deal with the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War series is outstanding both [...]

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    29. One of the philosophies you hear as a writer is that if you're going to create something with sex and violence it has to be appropriate for the story. Not overkill, not under kill, but just right.If that is taken as absolute then The Punisher Max, with its bullet-filled, blood gushing panels and some sexual horrors, would indeed be appropriate to the text.This is the kind of book Joss Whedon would point to and say this is the reason why The Punisher should be taken off the racks. I see Whedon's [...]

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