Last edited by Damage; 02-10-2013 at 03:30 PM.
This is the only title with Punisher in it, i don't like the idea with him to work with others but i want this to be succeeded.
Last edited by Candid Rook; 02-11-2013 at 10:09 AM.
I'm getting through the series, but I agree with others here. It all feels a bit broken up and well, action-lite at the moment. Way still seems to be finding his voice with some characters, and I've never liked Steve Dillon's art - it kept me from Jason Aaron's PunisherMAX for a long long time, until I just sort of read around it. I'll see this arc out, and take a look at the next story, with the new artist, see how that flies.
Mainly reading this because of the Punisher aspect, and because I am, due to the brilliance of Jeff Parker, a confirmed Rulkamaniac.
Moreover, it would also be interesting to see more of some other characters that have been a little apart until now, like Elektra and Venom. Way seems to be treating the Punisher with respect, I think he tries to emulate the characterization that Garth Ennis made of the character. Hopefully with the incorporation of Noto and the arrival of the second story arc, things will start to take off.
I just saw this review of #4 http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/...bolts-4-review
The series marks a step down for every character involved (including Elektra, who wasn't even doing anything in the months prior to Marvel NOW!). Red Hulk lacks the strong characterization he enjoyed in Jeff Parker's Hulk series. The same goes for Frank Castle and Greg Rucka's Punisher, Flash Thompson and Rick Remender's Venom/Secret Avengers, and so on. Characterization of any sort is at a minimum, but the action and plot are never compelling enough to make up for that shortfall.
He said everything that we've been saying. Why couldn't Jeff Parker, Greg Rucka or Rick Remender work on this book? I hope things turn around fast.
Yup I enjoyed #4 as well. I thought #1 was pretty good, then 2 and 3 left me bored and wondering if this story had any real point beside getting these guys together in one book. Finally, #4 feels like its hitting its stride. But honestly, I cant wait until Dillon is off. I like his art at first glimpse, but he is terrible at capturing any action or motion. It all comes across as flat and boring.