Category: punisher

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After finishing Frank Castle’s second season, I’ve come to the conclusion that he has a secret superpower… which is a never-ending supply of blood!

Jokes aside, I enjoyed season 2 as much as the first, if not more. The fight/action scenes were certainly better, and you can see all the hard work that went into them.

It’s as brutal as expected, and as brutal as you’d want it. I found myself cringing a few times, disgusted by the grotesque ‘happenings’ on screen (in a good way!)

The cast were great, old and new. There were no characters I didn’t care for. The themes of redemption, revenge and doubt resonated through everyone in their own ways.

When dealing with someone like Frank, there is an evident grey area and several fine lines between good and bad, which is what I enjoyed about it. You see characters reluctantly stray from their morals to lend a hand, or make the Punisher’s life that more difficult. Either way, it makes for compelling story telling.

In summary, Jon Bernthal does the manic, deadly character justice once again. You slowly witness his devolution from man to straight up rampant gorrila. He’s a total badass! An animalistic stampede from start to finish.

What did you guys think? Avoid spoilers.

We see Frank on pursuit, bloodied up and left with bullet holes, whilst we also get see a familiar villain returning for revenge, only this time he’ll be known as Jigsaw!

1990 – The Punisher by Mike Zeck

1990 – Anatomy of a Cover – Punisher #31 by Bill Reinhold

Punisher by Dale Eaglesham

Punisher by Gary Frank

Jigsaw by Mike Zeck and John Beatty

The Punisher by Matt Wagner and Rich Rankin