Monday, September 30, 2013

PC POST #169: Punisher: No Mercy fan film + REVIEW

posted by @Ivo


Finally the long wait is over! And you know what... I like it very much!
This movie is basically a classic Punisher story, Frank is after some mobsters and wants to destroy their nest. 
It is a very simple plot and a huge Garth Ennis feel through the entire film and at the end we know this was made by fans for the fans, this team put a lot of love through all this fan film and i thank them for all this effort with minimum resources. This film just show to the Big Studios that it's possible to make a great Punisher movie.

Let's talk about the Punisher, Shawn Baichoo did a good work personifying the character, despite all of the critics i have seen in this blog, he captured flawlessly the psych of the character. I don't care if he is baldy or skinny. To me the Punisher is more than a simple man, it doesn't matter if he is skinny or fat, long hair or baldy. It's someone that sacrificed a pieceful life for a mission, waging a war for those who deserve it. This is a fan film and i don't care about the physical differences if the actor portrayed the psych of the character flawlessly. The shooting scene was really good, plenty of action and very well choreographed.

I liked how Amber Goldfarb portrayed Elektra, she did it great! She is really beautiful and her hand-to-hand combat pleased me, she behaved liked a real assassin.

During the combat with Amber, Shawn Baichoo did a great job by showing some simple and effective movements, remembering me that Frank was once great fighter and not only a marksmanship. For moments i was afraid for seeing some fancy movements for the "show" but he did not fall for this error. Gladly. Although he could use more the surroundings to give more "pain" to Elektra... Maybe next time.

Many thanks for J. Ambrus, Baichoo, Goldfarb, Malloch, Caltabiano ( Excelent Vinny Rizzo) and all the staff in this fan film, i really hope to see a sequel in the future.

OVERALL SCORE : 4 out of 5

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Review #1 by @Ivo

Forget all the Punisher stories you have read, this particularly story is a different take than the usual we are used to. This is a crime story, don't expect any high body counts or a killing spree Frank Castle.

I'm going to be frank, i had to read this 2 times, at first i found the story boring, i'm not used to this kind of stories and all the "mechanics" that happens in the courtroom it's not on my favorite things to read.
But i've read it a second time and my initial thought changed a bit.

Frank turned himself in for killing the missing district attorney Alex Shapiro, anyone that knows Frank, this isn't the regular "modus operandi", but he is definetely cooking something. 
We got some action scenes when the cops arrested Frank in the precinct, when some cell mates visit Frank and in the flashbacks during this issue when he is at the court. That's all the action we have for this issue.

Guggenheim introduced us a new character Lisa Santos, she is a public defender. I really like her, strong personality and she isn't afraid of Frank. But she knows this kind of attitude of Frank isn't normal, she suspects that he is thinking of commiting a crime in the court.

Storywise we see that Guggenheim has some real knowledge of how the courtroom works and he is building an interesting Punisher. Like i said before this isn't the regular shoot em up issue, this is a mastermind Frank. He is fighting with his mind instead of the bullets and i really like this. I really want to see how this will wrap up, specially when Frank showed Lisa some kind of "formula" of his how to do list.

The art is just amazing Leinil Yu is one of my favorite artists, to me he could be the official Punisher artist with Marco Checcheto. I haven't see this kind of art since Checcheto leave the Punisher. Great work for Sunny Gho in the colors too.

PLOT: 3/5
ART: 4.5/5
COVER: 4.5/5


Review #2 by @neil4LOST

Trial of the Punisher #1 is an instant classic. It is in the same vein of Rucka's storytelling style in that it is both gritty and incredibly smart. It is a story of a man that is not only smarter than everyone else but he has more conviction than ever.

From the very first scene to the very last panel the reader is treated to a courtroom style drama in which Castle is calculating his every move...and the moves of everyone else. It is clear that Punisher has a very clear method to his madness in the way he walks straight into the closest police station to turn himself in.

The story moves quick without sacrificing the story and this two-part story is shaping up to arrive at a thrilling conclusion. With this good of a premise, the way the story is being told and the intelligence in how it is being told it is too bad that this story arc couldn't last for several more issues.

Lastly, the art is spot on and is somewhat comparable to the amazing Checchetto. Yu draws each character with lots of life and a large amount of intrigue.

Overall score: 4.5 out of 5


Friday, September 20, 2013


posted by @Ivo


I'm really looking forward to read this story!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


posted by @Ivo


PLOT (SPOILERS): This issue begins with Punisher, Elektra, Deadpool and Venom stuck in the traffic while they transport some misterious box that Frank had in his possession. Deadpool's is tired of being in the traffic and leaves the van and hang himself in the city to find some food. He tells the team that he will help them kill the Paguros when they find them.

In the sub Sterns( The leader) hides from Ross that the team is in danger while the city is being invaded by unidentified objects.

Back into the team they are trying to gathering intel on the Paguros without success, they find some thugs on the street, Elektra lures them into the van while Flash web them up in the back of the van for interrogation.
They got nothing on the thugs they caught and when they leave Frank leaves them a little "present" for them without Flash noticing it.

They found the Nobili family (the guys that were beat by the Paguros in the first issue) they lure them into the van and without any special effort they spill it out the werebouts of the Paguros. The team notices some explosion, Deadpool's too, suddendly the subway stops and we see a panel with the team and Deadpool looking in the sky with dozens of ships invading the city.

In the sub we see Mercy doing some sort of "meditation" and suddendly she felt millions of people thinking about death while Sterns is carefully watching her.
Ross discovers that the city is being invaded and confront Sterns he pretends to be surprised and without Ross authorization he surfaces the sub right in the middle of the alien ships.


WRITING: Charles Soule keeps giving us some of his quality writing and a great dynamic between the team. The dialogues between the characters are great and his Deadpool like i said in the last review is very funny. There is great moments like the discussion in the van with Frank breaking up some nonsense talk between Deadpool and Venom. Elektra's lurings the thugs and The Punisher giving some "goodies" to the thugs. Did i mention that Deadpool dialogues in this issue are great? Every appearece he gets in this issue are great!

ART: Nothing new to add, i'm still not used to this art, it looks decent when Palo's is closing up the characters but in distance their design is odd it seems really sketchy.

COVER: Like always Tedesco covers are top notch, great colors and a dark tone like this book should be. His Red Hulk is great, the best i have seen in this comic like the other characters. Well done Mr. Tedesco.

ENTERTAINING LEVEL: I have talk about pretty much of the entertaining level in the "writing" section. This book don't have the action that the previous issue had but the pace of the story is great. The team has to deal with two things the Paguros and the invasion. I'm quite curious too see what this will lead. Is there some consequences to The Leader's actions? Either way good issue.


Friday, September 13, 2013


posted by @Ivo

Hello everyone here goes the preview of Thunderbolts #15 on sales in 18th of September.

Deadpool's quotes are very funny.. Charles Soule is doing great!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

PC POST #164: Punisher Solicitations for December 2013

posted by @Ivo

Hi everyone, it's been awhile since we posted but unfortunately there wasn't too much news Punisher-related.

This month will change though, we will have Trial of Punisher #1 miniseries and Thunderbolts #15.

For now i will announce some Punisher/Thunderbolts solicitations for December 2013.


• The Thunderbolts hit the road in the Punisher’s War Wagon!
• A team that gets along this well will be a dream on a road trip, right?

Matteo Lolli (A)
• The Thunderbolts’ new mission? KILL DOCTOR STRANGE.
• Of course, they’re gonna need a pretty special arsenal for that.
• “Thrilling Adventure Hour” creators Ben Acker & Ben Blacker take the Tbolts on a whirlwind tour of the Marvel Magicverse!