which PUNISHER series should I read ?

#1 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1711 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to read some Punisher stuff. Which series would you guys recommend ? The art should be cool too of course :)

#2 Posted by Bionder (270 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher Max, Marvel Knights - Punisher ( garth ennis) and the new series by Greg Rucka.

#3 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

Garth Ennis's run was good. Greg Rucka's run is amazing.

#4 Posted by Night Thrasher (3463 posts) - - Show Bio

@Katie24 said:

Garth Ennis's run was good. Greg Rucka's run is amazing.

anything with ennis and rucka writing it is a sure thing

#5 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

@Night Thrasher said:

@Katie24 said:

Garth Ennis's run was good. Greg Rucka's run is amazing.

anything with ennis and rucka writing it is a sure thing

I'm not a big fan of Ennis. I loved his Battlefields comic and enjoyed his Punisher run, but other than that I find him to be over and unnecessarily violent and quite predictable and cliche. Totally agree with you on Rucka though.

#6 Posted by Night Thrasher (3463 posts) - - Show Bio

@Katie24: I was speaking specifically on the Punisher run.

#7 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1711 posts) - - Show Bio

thanks folks :D the garth ennis stuff is a littlebit too pricey ^^ what about rick remenders run ?

#8 Posted by TDK_1997 (13740 posts) - - Show Bio

The current Greg Rucka run on the Punisher is the only Punisher comic book I have ever read and it is great.

#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27714 posts) - - Show Bio
@Katie24

@Night Thrasher said:

@Katie24 said:

Garth Ennis's run was good. Greg Rucka's run is amazing.

anything with ennis and rucka writing it is a sure thing

I'm not a big fan of Ennis. I loved his Battlefields comic and enjoyed his Punisher run, but other than that I find him to be over and unnecessarily violent and quite predictable and cliche. Totally agree with you on Rucka though.

Its a shame Ruckas run is getting canceled :(
#10 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3481 posts) - - Show Bio

anything Garth Ennis did and the current series and the original 5 part limited story. Avoid the Rick Remender series was disappointing

#11 Edited by Bionder (270 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I didn't read anything that says that it will be cancelled. They will find another writer to the Punisher series. ( I hope)

@johnkmccubbin91: The only thing that Remender's messed up was Franken Castle arc. All the Dark Reign arc was very entertaining.

#12 Posted by nickzambuto (11471 posts) - - Show Bio

@BoOMbOoMpOw said:

I would like to read some Punisher stuff. Which series would you guys recommend ? The art should be cool too of course :)

His current run is great, you can just hop in now for the monthly issues.

#13 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27714 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bionder: I'm pretty sure Punisher Vs the Avengers will end in cancellation 
#14 Posted by Bionder (270 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by Billy Batson (56986 posts) - - Show Bio

Read Ennis' Marvel Knights and MAX runs, Aaron's PunisherMAX and the current series.
Also Remender's run. Trololololo.

@Katie24 said:

Garth Ennis's run was amazing. Greg Rucka's run is good.

Fixed. Ennis' run is the definitive Punisher.
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#16 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Read Ennis' Marvel Knights and MAX runs, Aaron's PunisherMAX and the current series.
Also Remender's run. Trololololo.

@Katie24 said:

Garth Ennis's run was amazing. Greg Rucka's run is good.

Fixed. Ennis' run is the definitive Punisher.
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I've never read Remender's run. But I liked Rucka's run more than Ennis's.

#17 Posted by FinnVarra (226 posts) - - Show Bio

You should read the Christopher Golden stuff from '98.

....actually I'm kidding, don't go anywhere near that.

#18 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by Billy Batson (56986 posts) - - Show Bio

@Katie24 said:

I've never read Remender's run. But I liked Rucka's run more than Ennis's.

Did you read all of his run? Even his Max stuff?
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#20 Posted by Bionder (270 posts) - - Show Bio

@Katie24: True, but the sales tells the opposite, unfortunately.

#21 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bionder said:

@Katie24: True, but the sales tells the opposite, unfortunately.

It sucks that even in art, money is the bottom line. :(

#22 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1711 posts) - - Show Bio

oh now I`m really sad about the cancellation :( I would love to read ennis` stuff but It really is a little bit expensive. I`ll probably buy Ruckas run and a few max comic books from ennis. which max story arc from Ennis would you recommend ? ( It should be a good jumping on point if possible )

#23 Posted by Mucklefluga (2441 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard War Journal is good, i haven't read it personally tho. I'm looking for Punisher stories too.

#24 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1711 posts) - - Show Bio

I bought the first 2 trades from the Garth Ennis MAX comics and war journal is in the first one. It is reallly great ! I definetly recomment it !

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