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: Immortal Hulk: Great Power

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/78696/immortal_hulk_great_power_2020_1

Score: 7/10

Immortal Hulk: Great Power is a one shot involving the Hulk and Spider-Man. It’s a fun, funny book that lets readers commiserate with two of Marvel’s most popular characters.

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Comic Book Review: House of X and Powers of X

Above is a short interview with the author, Jonathan Hickman.

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/72991/powers_of_x_2019_1 https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/72984/house_of_x_2019_1

Score: 8.7/10

Powers of X just published its sixth and last issue, thus ending the twelve issue miniseries that was House of X and Powers of X. Marvel recently got the movie rights to X-Men back, which means that they can freely write good X-Men stories again without worrying about promoting a movie franchise they don’t own. As a result, Jonathan Hickman (wrote Avengers, Fantastic Four, Secret Wars) was enlisted to relaunch the X-Men franchise and tell some new stories. The resulting X-Men stories are some of the most revolutionary in the history of the X-Men franchise. House of X and Powers of X add massive changes and new ideas to the franchise while reminding us of the classic themes of what the X-Men have always been about. When you read these two miniseries, you get the sense that they were written by a longtime X-Men fan with a wide ranging knowledge of the details of the franchise, and who also wants to make a statement about what the X-Men are really about.

There will be spoilers ahead.

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Comic Book Review: Vision

Details: More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/20897/vision_2015_-_2016

Score: 7.8/10

Vision is one of the most revered comic books in recent memory. Lots of people call it a masterpiece. I think it even won and Eisner Award, which is like the Oscars for comic books. After finally reading through it, I can see why they’d say that.

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