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Ce tome regroupe les 12 épisodes de la maxisérie parue en 2000/2001 et il constitue une histoire complète qu'il est possible de lire sans rien connaître du personnage.
Frank Castle est de retour à New York, égal à lui-même. Il a décidé de rappeler à la racaille qu'il est toujours vivant. Il s'est installé dans un petit appartement (l'une des pièces est transformée en armurerie) dans un immeuble dont il croise régulièrement 3 autres habitants : Spacker Dave (un djeuns tout piercé), Joan (une femme fragile et timorée) et monsieur Bumpo (un énorme obèse qui a du mal à passer par le chambranle de sa porte). Frank Castle a décidé d'éliminer la famille Gnucci qui a corrompu jusqu'au maire et au préfet de police de New York. Cette famille mafieuse est dirigée par une veille femme très mince et impitoyable appelée Isabella Carmela Magdelena "Ma" Gnucci. Rien que dans le premier épisode, Castle interrompt une transaction de vente de drogue en exécutant les fournisseurs comme les acheteurs, il se rend ensuite à la morgue où il abat froidement les autres membres de la famille venu reconnaître les corps et se recueillir, puis il interrompt une promenade touristique au sommet d'un gratte-ciel pour tuer (de manière inventive) encore un autre membre de cette famille. Il s'en suit une série d'affrontements horribles entre Castle et les hommes de main de Ma Gnucci. Cette dernière a fait pression sur le préfet de police pour qu'il crée une force spéciale d'intervention (2 hommes dont Martin Soap, un détective accablé par la poisse).Lire la suite ›
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FYI, NO BONUS ISSUES18 janvier 2010
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Just an FYI, this collection does NOT include the rare one-shot "punisher kills the marvel universe", as some reviewers have stated. Maybe an earlier edition did, but the one I just received does not. Unfortunately that bonus comic was the main reason I bought this, but I can't fault the collection. It's still a great punisher maxi-series.
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A good place to start23 août 2008
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I picked this book up a couple weeks back, intrigued that this storyline was the basis for the 2004 movie. The art is decent in its own right, though I think it would be hard to make gunfire and explosions breathtaking to look at. Ennis does a great job in his writing, as usual, and Frank is as diehard as ever about his duties.
Those who might read this book for similarities to the movie will find much to be happy about. The origin of the Punisher is not nearly as prevalent (there are other comics for that) but the punishing is clever and enjoyable.
The book itself is definitely up to Marvel Premiere standards. Beneath the dust cover lies the traditional sturdy black casing with the Punisher logo in silver.
All in all, this is a good story for Punisher fans as well as those who haven't yet jumped onto the series. It doesn't explain all of the backstory, but Welcome Back Frank gets right down to the dirty work that makes Castle fans happy.
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AWESOME!16 février 2009
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This story line was awesome! Yeah, I know it is not the MAX series, but it is just as good! Ennis writes the punisher like no one else. The art work is top notch and the story line is second to none. I am a huge fan of the MAX series and I place this right up there with it. Welcome back Frank!
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The title says it all15 juin 2011
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Garth Ennis is rightly credited with bringing the Punisher series back to life with his interpretation of the character and writing his best work and some of the Punisher's best books. "Welcome Back, Frank" is Ennis' first book that takes Frank Castle from bizarre and frankly boring stories about angels and Heaven, and putting Frank back on the streets with a gun in his hand pointed at gangsters, where he belongs.
Ennis writes in his "mission statement" that he wanted to simplify the Punisher's adventures - great, interesting, exciting action with none of the droning introspection about "how many is enough, Frank?" and meandering thoughts on Frank's dead family. Here, and in Ennis' entire 10 book run on Punisher Max (each volume of which is highly recommended by the by), we see the Punisher do what he does best - taking bad guys down!
The Gnucci gangster family, the taskforce created to take down the Punisher, 3 copycat vigilantes, and a mad Russian make up this excellent comic book and continually set Frank up with a number of entertaining challenges to take out in increasingly entertaining ways (death by fat guy is the funniest). Ennis' trademark humour is also present in the character of Detective Soap, heading the taskforce of 2 to take down the Punisher, and a joke in his Precinct, and one of the copycat vigilantes named "The Holy" whose crimes are covered up by a senile old woman.
Having re-read this book after reading Ennis' numerous other books on the Punisher (he's written over 90 issues of this character), I'll say this is one of his most entertaining books he's ever written, counting everything he's done. Engaging, entertaining, fantastic action, compelling story, Ennis deserves all the credit for reinstating a fantastic character to his glory. His longtime collaborative partner Steve Dillon also contributes his usual high quality artwork to the book.
This is a great starting place for new readers to the Punisher and a must-read for existing fans. A brilliant comic book and a great read. If you loved this, you'll enjoy the sequel, "The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci".
He missed dealing out those ruthless spankings.23 avril 2015
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Frank Castle akaThe Punisher has returned to New York City, and he feels it's time to let the scum know he's back in the only way he knows how. After breaking up a drug deal in deadly fashion, he turns his sights on the Gnucci mafia family. He dispatches their top guys, which angers the leader Ma Gnucci because those were her sons and brother he took out. She wages a full scale war against Punisher in which he's happy to take her up on. -summary
Interesting thing here, Garth Ennis's The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank, was such a smash to the point where not only some fans hailed it as the definitive Punisher story at the time, but portions of it were also used for the 2004 live action film. This story actually breathed new life into the character, because during the mid to late 90's, it must be noted that the Punisher was being nailed by bad characterization and was in need of an overhaul. Ennis saved him back in 2000 with this 12 issue story, that skips the whole origin deal and gets straight down to business so fast, it will be awhile before you catch your breath, and your goal will be to run through all 260 plus pages in one sitting.
Punisher means business here as the story begins with him giving some guy a second chance, so that only the guy can renege on his end, and Punisher would return to snap his neck completely all around. From there he begins to take out more guys, which sees the Gnucci Family hiring hit men and Frank taking them out too in smooth fashion. Castle is the definition of badass here, and although I wasn't new to his antics before this; I still found myself wondering what he was going to do next.
The main plot revolves around Punisher's feud with the Gnucci Family. However, other subplots are injected with copycats influenced by the Punisher, and they deal out what they believe to be justice in their own ways. As well as two detectives whom are considered losers by the force attempting to bring Punisher in. The NYPD chooses the worst cops because they don't want to bring Punisher in to custody. The characters are developed and the story is well paced. There's even a segment between Punisher and Daredevil, and anyone familiar with these two will know that most of their interactions end with a brawl since they represent different sides of the law. It's rare they see eye to eye on anything.
It is easy to tell Ennis had a great time writing this story, unfortunately he did let his fun get a bit carried away though. The only down side will be that the story doesn't completely maintain its dark side, and it ventures into that realm of a casual comic book. This occurs when an uninteresting character by the name of The Russian is introduced. If you saw the 2004 movie and you cringed at that ridiculous action scene, well it's actually here too except it's much easier to get through. Thankfully, everything before it and even after it is so entertaining that it doesn't damage the story much.
Steve Dillon's artwork delivers the action well. It's really nothing you will see in the Punisher MAX line, but you get a fair share of head shots, and claymore mines tossed into cars creating nice explosions, along with the occasional neck snapping. The violence is well intact. Weapons are drawn with a good amount of detail, to the point M-16's and Uzi's can be easy enough to identify.
Garth Ennis was indeed aware of the Punisher's potential and he comes correct with this series. The action, characterization, fun dialog, and plot all come together for the most part. If you're brand new to Punisher stories and you need a place to start, I advise you to do this; come into Punisher: Year One first, read this book after it, then go to the Max line starting with Punisher MAX: Born. Between these three books you will get to see more than enough of Punisher's world to know if his stories are for you.
Pros:Solid narrative and characters carry the story
Cons:Certain story elements could have been omitted