The Punisher

The Punisher

by D.A. Stern
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Punisher 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
GiovanniG More than 1 year ago
When I saw this available, I just had to get it. I am a big fan of the series and had been collecting as many of the title since he came on the scene. I was intrigued that the graphic novel was tied into the movie and was interested to see if it came close to it. I read it quickly and I would say that it exceeded the movie in my estimation. The graphic novel is well designed, being broken up into three different parts. Part one has the movie, part two is an old comic book, and part three is the newer version of The Punisher. The first segment of the graphic novel is the movie adaptation. I have seen the movie, was not wowed by it. It had its flaws. The spirit of the origin story though came through on the written page much better and the artwork complimented it so much; I felt it was much better done. The emotion, the pain he was suffering was tangible. The story was shorter to read, not having as much detail in some regards as the movie, but it works none the less. Part two is Amazing Spider-man #129 The Punisher's historic first appearance. The art work took me back to yesteryear and made me chuckle. The innocence of it, the softer lines, and the colors used. The storyline was the usual one they used with everyone thinking that Spiderman was a bad guy, The Punisher just the same, all so misunderstood. It was nice to revisit the old days. Part three is Punisher number one, I quote from the afterward of the graphic novel: "With his mind once more focused and his goals again clear, the Punisher went back to basics, returning to what he does best: killing criminals. No more high-tech weaponry, tricked-out Battle Vans, assistants to partners. Just the Punisher and his gun against the criminal scum plaguing the city streets. His philosophy has been summed up by Castle himself: He has not dedicated his life to a war on crime to protect the innocent, but because he hates criminals and wants them dead- every single one of them." What is your favorite Punisher comic book? Which movie do you enjoy more? What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Facebook and Shelfari. Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. You can also follow us on Twitter, Book Blogs, and the Gelati's Scoop Facebook Fan Page; also look for our posts on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and the Bucks County Library System. Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Gelati's Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; we will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. http://www.gelatisscoop.blogspot.com
ThePolyBlog More than 1 year ago
PLOT OR PREMISE: Frank Castle is ready move to London. He's worked undercover for years for the DEA, now he's ready to take a desk job and spend time with his family. But his last case goes a bit sour and an unknown newbie to crime gets killed along with Castle. But then the newbie turns out to be the son of a big-time gangster who wants revenge on the agent responsible for his dead son. And the agent's family. And anyone who ever loved the agent. So, he exacts revenge but fails to kill the agent. Now the agent, Castle, wants revenge from beyond the grave. . WHAT I LIKED: I liked the premise, and as this is a novelization based on the film, a lot of the description is very visual. The pace moves along well and there is little time to worry about not enough stuff happening. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Neither the writing nor the story is first-rate. It moves along, from cliché to cliché and there are lots of reasons en route to just stop reading. I didn't and I kind of regret that as I don't think this is a series I'll follow. Love the character of Castle, hate this version. . BOTTOM-LINE: Punishment for the reader . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is awsome i read this about 3 months ago and now i am reading it i also saw the movie and i wish they made a war zone book just like the movie
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. The action and the storyline was the best highlights. the part with the russian was probbaly my favorite the action in there was non-stop and the part after it was gruesome. The end was just right when he revealed all those things hed been doing throughout the story. So as you can see i enjoyed this book verymuch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is done much better than the film. It gives a load of more insight to the dark world of The Punisher and is given a much more realistic feeling in writing as compared to the movie were every shot is flashy and stylized. And a little note is that read it after you see the movie because it will kill the effect for you and it will also fill in the blanks that the movie left for the audience. So all in all a pretty great action/adventure/thriller novel that really does keep you reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome in action and everything else. One problem action does'nt start til page 130.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book adds more insight into the story. It allows you to see the thoughts of the characters. It also has a second plot line that the movie did not go into. I read it first, but it gives away the story line. I thought it was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that D.A. Stern did an AMAZING job with this book. The Punisher is one of my favorite superheros and it's storyline is great too. It will also be a great movie. I STRONGLY reccommend this book!! :o)~
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a awesome book and it will be an awesome movie and it has one of the best superhero storylines ever!!! I recommend you get it now!!!