By Tyler Locke
Its hard to create a comic one shot, let alone a comic one shot showing Frank Castle killing every single character in the Marvel Universe. What were they thinking? Just because the death of Captain America was a huge success doesn’t mean killing off everyone else will work out as well. If the intentions behind this book were a spoof, then it made me laugh, but to say this book is anything but is the real joke.
The storyline behind this monstrosity is Frank Castle looses his wife and kids when they are caught in the crossfire of a battle between the super powered humans and the allied Skrulls and Broods. He blames the Avengers and the X-men for not clearing the area of innocent civilians before going to war with the aliens. In a fit of rage, Frank pulls out his gun and shoots and kills Jubilee and Cyclops before he is apprehended.
On trial, Matt Murdock agrees to be Castle’s lawyer to try and get a lesser sentence. When he is sentenced to life in prison, a group of individuals use their money to buy Frank Castle out of prison. The group is comprised of people who have been physically deformed due to battles between super powered humans. Their mission for Frank Castle is to kill every single Super Hero and Villain on Earth.
There are so many logical flaws in this book I can’t even begin to see how it made it’s way to the editor’s desk let alone the comic book stand. The Punisher is a bad ass, but he will not be the one to kill the Marvel Universe, Marvel will slit its own wrists by producing more crappy books like this one. My biggest complaint of this book is Frank Castle lures the X-men and every X-men enemy to the moon and nukes them all. First off, how did they get there? Second, no one thought it a little suspicious either side wanted to do battle on the freakin’ moon? Third, Magneto is the master of magnetism and could have easily seen a Nuclear weapon traveling from earth and diverted its trajectory.
There are just to many issues I have with this book and I give it two thumbs down. Step it up Marvel, what are you thinking?
Writer: Garth Ennis
Pencils: Dougie Braithwaite
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Series Count: One Shot
CraveOnline Rating: 0 out of 10