Friday, August 6, 2010

punishing the world

drive-by readings

Marvel Universe vs The Punisher #1 (Marvel)
"Last Gun on Earth"
Jonathan Maberry
Goran Parlov
Lee Loughridge
Cory Petit

what we learned: a contagion has wiped out the world, starting with the superheroes, transforming them into not-quite-Marvel-Zombies-but-what-else-could-it-be. except the goddamn Punisher. another spin of 'what if the puny mortal unleashes holy hell on the Marvel U' that started with Fred Hembeck and Garth Ennis. but instead of gleefully counting the creative ways Frank can off his former friends, we get an honest-to-goodness story instead. Jonathan Maberry, fresh off the largely-overlooked Doomwar, brings the Punisher art team with him and makes us watch. gleefully.
oh shit moment: Spidey, the greatest hero in the Universe, losing it at The Mecca.
what's next: kill! kill! kill!

i take it back! THIS is a cooler fighting game!

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