Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Comics Review - Fraction's first punishment


Punisher War Journal #1 (Marvel) On the one hand this is a Civil War tie in, on the other it's written by Matt Fraction so I was not sure what to expect. At first the mix of painted art with photo realism courtesy of Ariel Olivetti did not feel right. Frank Castle took on Hulkesque proportions and everything felt off kilter. But once I got into the swing of the book I realised the art really did compliment Fraction's writing. By the close of this super sized book I was loving Olivetti's artistic approach (look out for an iconic full moon shot) and really getting into Fraction's way of approaching the character. Looking forward to the next ish.

8/10

Pete

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