Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Marvel Universe Vs The Punisher Review (Jonathan Maberry, Goran Parlov)


In an alternate future, mankind has been wiped out through a virus that turns everyone - even superheroes - into zombies. Among the infected are Spider-Man, Hulk, and all the Marvel greats, except for one man: Frank Castle, the Punisher, and he's bringing the pain to all of the zombie supes!

This short 4-issue run is a pretty fun “what if?” romp. Frank is at his ferocious best, meting out death to the likes of Deadpool and Wolverine. I did think that it was kind of a cop out though with how Thor and Hulk were dealt with (two very powerful heroes that Frank wouldn’t be able to beat in any universe). Also Cap and Wolverine? They wouldn't get taken down so easily either.

So while it is "Marvel Universe Vs Punisher", Frank doesn't have the uphill struggle you'd imagine which leads to a slightly less inventive story than initially hoped for. That said, it's never boring and the artwork isn't bad. It’s not Frank's best outing but it’s a good read nonetheless.

Marvel Universe Vs The Punisher

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