It's always a pleasure when a comic like this one comes along, and it's been a while, too. With the two big superhero comics publishers doubling down on their attempts to transform the ramshackle issue-by-issue chronicles of costumed mystery men and their bizarre adventures into slick franchise-ready "IP," it's becoming harder and harder to invest oneself as a reader in the Marvel and DC universes if you aren't interested in following along with the books' overarching master narrative. I know I'm not
More publishing developments from Marvel Comics this week, as the company cancelled X-23, one of its two female-starring solo titles; announced the conclusion (as opposed to cancelation) of PunisherMAX, an acclaimed mature readers; and announced high profile artist Greg Land as a fill-in for its recent hit, Avenging Spider-Man. More details after the cut.
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This week on War Rocket Ajax, the incredible Jason Aaron joins ComicsAlliance's podcast to talk about what it's been like to work on Ghost Rider and Wolverine, and to take over as the writer of PunisherMax after a character-defining eight-year run -- and he does it all while risking his very life by being interviewed during a gas leak. And you can listen to the entire show right here at Comic
Over the past 11 issues, Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon have put the Punisher into action against a pair of familiar foes by introducing Marvel MAX versions of the Kingpin and Bullseye, and in the next issue, they're touching on another situation readers might recognize from clasisc Punisher stories: Frank Castle goes to prison.
But this time, things are a little different. Every ot
Peter Milligan has been bouncing in and out of superhero comics for years, whether in long runs like the fan-favorite "X-Statix" or brief one-shots like "Moon Knight: Silent Night." in this week's "Punisher MAX: Happy Ending" one-shot, he's bringing his particular brand of identity-focused writing to bear on Frank Castle, featuring art by Avatar Press staple and relative newcomer to Marvel, Juan José Ryp.
This is just another "Punisher" one-shot, right? There'