I think I might just give up on PunisherMAX right here. It’s clear Aaron doesn’t know how to write a good Punisher book and doesn’t even want to write a serious one.
It’s funny to think if I was under a rock, comics-wise, and hadn’t heard of Scalped, and read this comic, I’d think Aaron was just a buffoon.
This issue isn’t even “realistic,” it’s Frank getting beat up. Again, if Ennis’s run showed anything, it’s the danger of making Frank human. There’s not a story in it and there’s not a story here.
So it’s bon voyage to PunisherMAX for me here. I think if I’d sat down to read these on a monthly basis, I could at least come up with the enthusiasm to mock some of their stupider points, but trying to sit and read the whole thing?
It makes me a little sick to my stomach.
Kingpin, Part Four; writer, Jason Aaron; artist, Steve Dillon; colorist, Matt Hollingsworth; letterer, Cory Petit; editors, Sebastian Girner and Axel Alonso; publisher, MAX Comics.