Sunday, August 23, 2009

drive-by readings: The Punisher #73

The Punisher: Frank Castle #73 (Marvel)
"Welcome to the Bayou, Part 3"
Victor Gischler
Goran Parlov
Lee Loughridge
Cory Petit
Dave Johnson (cover)
continuing our throwback horror movie distilled into a Punisher comic - Frank gets captured by the Geautreaux cannibal family - the kind of sickos you don't want to get stranded with. luckily, the main reason why Frank's even here in the first place - the black thug in his trunk - has managed to crawl out of the car and yes, get himself captured as well. but give him credit for escaping again (i guess rednecks don't fancy colored people for hors d'oeuvres) and freeing Frank from his Jesus Christ pose. the problem with horror movies is that just when you think you're safe, you're not. Frank manages to kill their biggest champ Earl, but think of it as a reverse-Matrioshka doll - there's always somebody bigger.

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