Saturday, March 29, 2014


posted by @ivomgs


After the Thunderbolts sent Mercy to hell, it's time for another mission but these it will break the team apart since Flash asked the team to put the symbiote down. Thunderbolts vs. Venom!

This issue has plenty of action and the tone was slighly changed, for once, we got an issue that was serious without excessive comical moments and the only funny moments were featured by Deadpool which were all great as it has always been since the beggining of this book.

The team is in the Crucible and symbiote is on the loose, Flash let the symbiote take over, so Venom is more dangerous than ever hunting each one of the team.

Charles Soule give us a great issue and showed us how to write a fast paced story with kick ass action, in this issue we have seen something that we haven't seen since this book began... the Thunderbolts have worked perfectly like a real team and every member got his own purpose in the fight. There couldn't be other way to put down a savage Venom.

About the artwork Kim Jacinto did a decent job, but personally i didn't like at all his Elektra. The other characters were well designed.

Ismael Silva as the colorist did as always a good job at the coloring.

FINAL NOTE: I really liked this issue and it's one of my favorites after Thunderbolts #12 and the Annual. I was really impressed by the pace and a great improvement (in my opinion) in the tone that Soule put into this issue.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PC POST #198: -REVIEW- Marvel's Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher

REVIEW(may contain spoilers) by @ivomgs

Well in overall i like it. It's way better than Technovore in every way... Animation, action and plotwise more interesting.

The Frank that is present in this book is a bit of sort of Ennis and Rucka's. He didn't talk too much and when he talks he is really straigh forward with much words as needed.

Unfortunately he is a bit one dimensional character and sometimes a bit "short sighted" for the "whole picture" that was this movie all about.

The other thing i didn't like at all and almost ruined it for me is that once again they used the Punisher (brainwashed) to kill a few SHIELD (innocent) guards... I'm tired of producers/writers using Frank for this stuff over and over again.

It could be more interesting if they used Black Widow instead of the Punisher, since her "weaponry" it's less lethal than the Punisher.

I like to see the Punisher in most of the scenes with the exception i mentioned above. He gots plenty of spotlight in this movie as one of the main character and he uses a lot of stealth, hand to hand fight (really good) and the classic shoot em up. It was really a pleasure to see finally the Punisher in action in a animation film.

This story in my opinion was more centered in Black Widow than in the Punisher. The only reason that Frank was on board was to capture Cain. The main villain only appeared in the end of this film and i didn't care about him, the only good thing is that Frank put him out for good with a good sequence of action scenes.


Sunday, March 9, 2014


posted by @ivomgs

Here goes another great preview of this fantastic run! Who is the "friend" that will appear in this issue? Hmm, interesting...

Nathan Edmondson (W) & Mitch Gerads (A+C)

• The Punisher, captured by the Dos Sols gang, is caught in the metaphorical lion’s den. Tough luck, metaphorical lions.
• The 131 get the call: Take down the Punisher with extreme prejudice.
• A new player tosses her hat in the ring, and Frank’s gotta ask himself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well…do ya, Frank?

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014




By @ivomgs

This issue was simply amazing and so far it's the best issue until now! 

Nathan Edmondson have given us a great improvement issue by issue, don't know if he will keep improving at this pace but so far his work is very impressive... Not to mention Mitch Gerads artwork, he did a great job too in this issue and i love how he uses the colors specially when Frank and Tuggs were in some sort of bar.

This issue is action packed and it's a thrill to see the Punisher back into "real" action, it seems that ages have passed since i saw a Punisher issue like this... It's directly to the point and no useless side characters dialogues. The pace of this issue is incredibly good.

I have mentioned in passed reviews that this Frank Castle is concerned for civillian lifes and in this issue he shows this, this is a protector Punisher and not a mindless psycho who only cares about his war and to kill as much criminals as he can. This is a cirurgical Punisher. 

I loved to read Frank's inner monologue it Edmondson nailed the spirit and the portrayal of this Punisher, i guess all the work he and Mitch had in the "ACTIVITY" it helped a lot in portraying the Punisher.

Mitch Gerads gives life to this comic, not only he gives colors but he give an amazing sense of "motion" in every issue, specially in the action scenes. He did a great job in developing Electro and all the lightnings that surrounds the character its really an amazing effect.

All the players in this book make an appearence and we get to know the boss of Dos Soles and a bit of the relation between him ( Guillermo) and Electro.
The Howling Commandoes are on Frank's track but until now they are following his tracks.
The book ended spectacularly well and leaves us wanting for more and it's really annoying that we have to wait almost a month to get our hands on issue #4...



I am just going to get it out of the way and say it...issue #3 of Edmondson and Gerads run is the single best issue of Punisher that I have read in a long time.

Based on the two first entries in this series I had doubts that this version of Frank Castle in L.A. would be able to reach the heights of previous runs but now I feel that this vision of the Punisher will be another classic years from now.

Edmondson and Gerads perfectly pace this issue with character development, plot, action and surprise. Edmondson writes the inner monologue of Frank much better than in the first two issues and character interaction flows smoothly the entire way through. Even the dialogue between Electro and Frank works! Gerads art improves dramatically and there are a handful of panels that I stopped and looked at multiple times because of how iconic they were. Every issue now seems to further cast this version of the Punisher as a unique take on the character.

Lastly, the build-up of the story seems to be a a great pace. It is a slow-burn but it isn't so slow that it will lose readers. There seems to be a really good balance. Answers to questions are being shared and new mysteries are cropping up. As we progress through this story it seems that there will be a fair amount of backstory that will pop up hear and there to provide further context on the characters too!

At this point...if this is the direction that the Punisher is going in I am seeing a bright future. Also, can we please get some new Punisher merch from Marvel featuring Gerads skull? Also, where is merch that featured Checchetto's skull? C'mon Marvel!


Monday, March 3, 2014


posted by @ivomgs