I will be going with the Punisher as my pick this week. And actually both Punisher titles came out on Wednesday. Haven’t talked about the new Greg Rucka/Marco Checchetto core Marvel Universe series very much. We are up to PUNISHER #4 at this point. And while I was lukewarm on issue #1, the series is getting progressively better, it’s starting to grow on me and if they can keep the ball rolling it just may get nominated one of these days.
But the Punisher means Punishermax. And PUNISHERMAX #18 is my pick for best book of the week.
As I said yesterday, nothing this week blew me away, so you could consider PUNISHERMAX #18 a default pick. Don’t get me wrong. It was another great issue in a great series. Punishermax is currently ranked #4 in the Cosmic Comix Top Twenty. Deservedly so. And I will always default to a quality issue in a quality series over a less established title.
And PUNISHERMAX #18 was great. The depravity level was off the meter! Violence and sex galore! Punisher capped a comatose Bullseye. The Kingpin and Elektra capped an entire room of rebellious underlings. And then had sex. Elextra and Mrs. Fisk continued to plot behind the Kingpin’s back. And then had sex. And last but not least, the Punisher has decided to dig up Richard Fisk’s grave.
Which is enough for me, but there is an underlying plot tying all these events together, the story continues to move forward, and I’m sure it will all come to a climatic climax at some point!
Highly recommend you check the series out. That is, if you don’t mind a little (or a lot) of depravity in your comics. Nobody does it better than Punishermax!