Tuesday, January 29, 2008

PUNISHER




















I just finished reading the latest issue of Garth Ennis' and Goran Parlovs Punisher series. Ah man, it blew me away. It's been a thrilling arc so far and it climaxes in this final, brutal showdown. In the end we see a bloody and beaten Frank Castle that's barely left alive. Not the stereotypical 'scratch on face' we generally see with a beaten hero, but a Punisher who's face is beaten to a pulp. Rarely do I read a comic where the level of violence actually makes me say "Jesus Christ!!!" out loud. I'm not really a fan of Ennis' 'The Boys', where he uses violence for violence's sake, or humour, whereas in this book, it's viceral and shocking, used for great dramatic effect.

Right, sorry for the rant. In summary; The Punisher. A great book. Read it now, before Ennis leaves the book.

Did a sketch to justify the rant.

Dec.

13 comments:

Will Sliney said...

Cant see any pic dec

Dec said...

Really? I can see it just fine.

Anyone else?

Will Sliney said...

I can see it now. looks cool

Dec said...

Cheers, thanks man

Stephen Thompson said...

Nice pic. Goran Parlov is one of my favourite new artists. Although I think Dec would do justice to a Punisher comic.

David said...

I collect this series in trades. Not a huge Punisher fan but Ennis makes it interesting (He is to Punisher what Frank Miller is to Daredevil)

David said...

I told my mate to get a Punisher sketch off you at the last con. He didn't.

This'll make him regret that decision.

(He got another sketch he's very happy with though).

jamie said...

i can't see it either...
and i bet you draw a fucking bad-ass frank castle,too.

Dec said...

Jamie, it works for me on two seperate computers, dunno why you can't see it. And, he's reasonably badass.

David, thanks a lot! I agree with you on the Ennis/ Miller front.

Thompson, thanks a lot. I'd have to practice drawing guns a lot more, but i'd be lying if i said i wouldn't love a crack at it, especially when the writing's so good.

And yeah, Parlov is a new favourite of mine too.

Moondog said...

Me no see either.
'do justice to a Punisher comic'
Heh, that Thompson guy's always on!

Dec said...

Sigh! Right, should be fixed now.

Mooney, leave Thompson be; i likes me compliments!

jamie said...

i can see! i can see!
wow,and that dredd is the tits,too.
hope 2000ad are watching this blog.

Dec said...

Doubt it.


Thanks, glad you like Jamie.