After several months I just finished all of Garth Ennis's Punisher stuff (including Marvel Knights) and finished Jason Aaron PunisherMAX. It was awesome. Loved the ending. Sad he's dead now though.
Now I'm going to try and get into regular Marvel Universe Punisher. I think I'm going to start with the current Punisher v8 by Greg Rucka run. But I'm curious. Is it worth reading Punisher War Journal v2 by Matt Fraction, or Punisher v7 (Franken-Castle) by Rick Remender? From the reviews Fraction's run sounds horrible. And Franken-Castle while some people like, sounds pretty stupid too. What are people's thoughts? Is there anything else outside of MAX worth reading? What about older stuff, before Ennis?