Movie Review: Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Details: More information can be found at https://www.dccomics.com/movies/justice-league-dark-apokolips-war and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11079148/

Score: 7/10

The only thing I can say about this movie without any spoilers is that it is rated R. Be aware, heavy spoilers ahead. Continue reading

Comic Book Review: Punisher: Soviet

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/69366/punisher_soviet_2019_1

Score: 7/10

Garth Ennis returns to The Punisher to tell a short, but adult story. It’s short, but exactly what you’d want from an Ennis-Punisher story.

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Comic Book Review: Punisher Max (2010)

Details: Written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Steven Dillon. More information of the collection can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/collection/49254/punisher_max_by_jason_aaron_steve_dillon_omnibus_hc_hardcover

Score: 7.4/10

Punisher Max is another very adult tale about the character of Frank Castle. Unlike Ennis’ run, Aaron’s tale of The Punisher incorporates very adult, realer versions of Marvel Universe characters.

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Comic Book Review: The Punisher (2004)

Details: Mostly written by Garth Ennis, but there are multiple writers and artists on this comic book run. All the issues are collected in six volumes/collections. More information about volume one can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/collection/67027/punisher_max_by_garth_ennis_vol_1_hardcover

Score: 7/10

Garth Ennis has largely made his name by writing extremely violent, gore filled comic books. It’s fitting then that he write The Punisher, one of the most violent characters that ever existed.

Additionally there is some confusion with The Punisher (2004) and Punisher Max since they are both named similarly and part of the MAX line of comic books. The Punisher was written by Ennis where Punisher Max was written by Jason Aaron. This is a review of the books written by Ennis.

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Comic Book Review: Fables

Details: First published in 2002. There are 150 issues in total, with a bunch of spin-offs and miniseries. More information can be found at https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/fables-2002/fables-vol-1-legends-in-exile

Score: 7/10

Fables is one of the most well received books in the past twenty years. I recently started playing through the game The Wolf Among Us and was intrigued to give it a read. I enjoyed the story, but the crux of the story relies on its premise and that premise has been revisited a number of times through a multitude of media. That kind of takes away some of the novelty of the story.

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