Punisher no more?
There have been mixed reviews on this Punisher run. Some people are saying it took away what made The Punisher special, but however you feel about that, characters are going to change. It’s been evident over the last five years. Classic romances no longer exist, teams are disbanding, and heroes are becoming villains and vice-versa. That’s not a bad thing. Keeping things the same is how people get bored. This is why Jason Aaron’s bold move with The Punisher will help revitalize the character.
It started with Punisher’s skull logo being changed. There was speculation as to why this was happening. A lot of it was down to the logo becoming synonymous with violence. Then there’s giving him powers. People always wanted to know what it would look like if Frank Castle didn’t need guns. Now we know. He could kill a god and take on the Avengers. Finally, if Frank Castle has given up being a killer, this writer applauds that decision.
Frank Castle’s greatest attribute isn’t killing and he isn’t defined by his guns. If he’s no longer fueled by war and killing, this gives him a new outlook on life and how he decides to truly honor his family. That means new stories, friends, and opportunities.
You heard it here first, this writer believes Marvel Comics fans will grow to love the new Frank Castle.
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