I'm just not sure I like it with Punisher War Journal.
I am stoked at what looks like an upcoming Matt Fraction rendition of an
old school super hero tale.
1) Why retread a Project Rebirth trope that didn't fair well when it was
used before (with the arguable exception of its appearance in X-Men:
2) I think comic folks should write their six-issue miniseries, then make
them fit into four (trade paperback goals be damned -- format shouldn't
But it's on. And "The Lie" was expected, and still rocks.
"You defiled my body, desecrated my trust, violated everything I am. Is thisAction-wise, I won't spoil it, but it is exactly the way I think a throwdown between Thor and Iron Man should go down.
how you define friendship? Is it? IS IT?"
Good stuff ...
"But I don't think compassion is a sin. I think it may be a mutation."
"You're amoral, your abrasive, and right now you're looking at me like a taun-taun."
That said, issue #4 is an interesting mix of the funny, the poignant, and the macabre -- the latter being especially fitting for the franchise. Plus it's more than a passing nod the "Scourge of the Underworld" storyline.
There's also a super hero cameo that shows writer Matt Fraction gets the character, and there are more subtle -- but bigger -- changes to the Marvel U. from the recent Civil War arc.
So I'll stay on board for a while longer.