[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
The Punisher has escaped from Baron Zemo’s jail, and he is now tearing through Bagalia in a hijacked Hydra tank. Baron Zemo himself is meeting with foreign ambassadors and is far from happy about this development. Jigsaw volunteers himself to intercept and kill Frank Castle. Zemo reluctantly allows it, as Punisher himself is getting closer and closer to Zemo’s tower in Bagalia’s capital.
The Punisher #10 delivers on what many readers were likely hoping to see given the current direction of the Punisher comic: Frank Castle lighting up legions of Hydra Nazis on his journey to kill Baron Zemo.
This is a bloody comic with wall-to-wall action. Each page is filled with Frank Castle unloading on Hydra underlings that get in his way. He even punishes some of Bagalia’s other residents, though not without some reason to do so.
What breaks in the action there are consist of Zemo and Jigsaw reacting to the unrelenting mayhem the Punisher has unleashed upon this state of killers and conquerors.
Matthew Rosenberg retains his sense of humor, using it to deliver some dark laughs sprinkled throughout the comic. People still manage to underestimate Frank Castle in this comic, and they suffer retribution for that mistake.
Szymon Kudranski succeeds in making this violent book as visually interesting and engaging as possible. Frank looms like a dark and hulking figure in the shadows of Bagalia, delivering flashes of death and mayhem on the Hydra flunkies and other killers that oppose him. Antonio Fabela gives it a dark and foreboding atmosphere with his color art, and Kudranski and Fabela both succeed in making it an appealing book.
Punisher #10 is brings action and excitement back to the title, with protagonist Frank Castle unleashing absolute hell unto Baron Zemo’s forces. It’s a grim yet fun read, and it’s worth a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.
The Punisher #10 comes to us from writer Matthew Rosenberg, artist Szymon Kudranski, color artist Antonio Fabela, letterer VC’s Cory Petit, and cover artist Greg Smallwood.