PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #5-10 (2007)

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Matt Fraction did an absolutely great job integrating Punisher into the main Marvel U.  His run on PWJ basically skipped through all the Marvel events, World War Hulk, Civil War, and here, in the aftermath of The Death of Captain America, Punisher takes on the identity of the fallen hero.   This is after Fraction established Cap and Punisher as foils for each other.  Great writing, great addition to the Marvel mythos.

No one had told Punisher stories like this before, and really nobody has since, either.  Greg Rucka did a good job with Punisher in the Marvel U, but he wasn’t as fully integrated.  Remender did a good job with some themes and stories right after Fraction, but Remender just isn’t as good a writer.

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