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  1.  (3325.1)
    anyone else read it?

    i loved it, great ending to what i feel is the punisher run to end all punisher runs. no one writes frank the way ennis did, no one ever will.

    loved the nick fury cameo at the end, and i loved how he tied it back in with born, full circle.

    great job, absolute fucking fantabulosity.

    but i just want more.
    • CommentAuthordanny
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2008
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    yeah, I seriously loved that he ended his run on Punisher with a POEM!

    The art in the next issue preview, I thought was really well done. I just hope the next writers are able to keep it interesting
  2.  (3325.3)
    we'll see i guess, i'm sure they won't give that series to just anyone, especially after what garth just did with it.

    i hope they keep with the tone and style, it looks interesting though. nice brutal opening in that preview.
    • CommentAuthorMidweeker
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2008
     (3325.4)
    Of course, there is still the Ennis/ Dillon weekly four-parter that's coming out for the movie in December to look forward to. It's in the Marvel Knights style rather than the Max continuity, but it should be a cracker.
    • CommentAuthorBdeB
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2008
     (3325.5)
    The real question for me is, after what, five-seven years of doing Punisher as his main Gig, what will Mr. Ennis do now? Sure he has some small projects out like Crossed and Streets of Glory, but will he take a break from doing monthly work for one of the Big Two all together? Maybe he will pour more time into Avatar. Could be some good stuff coming down the pike for Ennis fans.

    As to Punisher, yes, I really enjoyed the way this wrapped things up. I tend to be a fan of writers over characters, so I won't be keeping up the book. While there may be some excellent writing and good story in the future for Frank Castle, but I'll be putting my money into another title.
    • CommentAuthorBdeB
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2008
     (3325.6)
    Oh yeah. He has that little book called 'The Boys.'. Duh. I need to not post before noon.
  3.  (3325.7)
    indeed.


    an a really sad note, lions gate are destroying the punisher movie, they've fired the director (who is a big comic book geek and was trying to keep it as close as possible to the ennis run, hence her being involved in rewrites and including characters from the run) so that they could control the editing to make the film more marketable, and they've also fired the composer in favor of scoring the movie with shitty slipknot-ish heavy metal.


    i'm pissed because the first teaser trailer looked interesting, and there are some really good character actors involved in the film.
    • CommentAuthorGlenn
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2008
     (3325.8)
    I just finished the issue. Wow. We all saw it coming, but didn't know how Ennis would handle it. And the poem at the end... Just phenomenal. The best crime comic I've ever read.
    • CommentAuthorsamishah
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2008
     (3325.9)
    God yes. Why isn't every comics blog and comics news site talking about this series? I mean really. When was the last time you read something so powerfully politically in mainstream comics? I have ended up re-reading this series more than any other in my collection. Don't know why I am drawn to it over and over but I am. It reminds me alot of Ennis' "Unknown Soldier" comic. That was brilliant too, but not as bleak and powerful as this series.

    Some of you know I am a journalist in Karachi, Pakistan. Been working with a bunch of other journos for the past few weeks trying to uncover the truth behind the Aafia Siddiqui case, and along the way I ended up working with a brit journo and an American researcher. A few days ago, sifting through reams of research, the American looked up at me and said, "This isn't how we are supposed to be." I felt sad for him and angry at the same time.

    In fiction, Ennis reaches alot of truth.
  4.  (3325.10)
    fantastic end to a fantastic run
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2008
     (3325.11)
    I thought it was phenomenal. I liked how it wasn't a really big bang of an ending, but very powerful all the same.

    Only thing that kind of jumped out at me (and this was only after rereading the last issue about eight or nine times, mind) was the fact that
    Howe, the guy whose daughter was about to be married to the soldier who worked with Frank during the Mother Russia arc, was apparently also saved by Frank all those years ago. Don't know, just seemed a bit convenient.


    Other than that, absolutely no complaints. One of the best, most solid and consistent runs on a mainstream comic I've ever seen.