Thursday, June 10, 2010

PunisherMax #8 [2010] by Jason Aaron & Steve Dillion

Now the greatest villain the Punisher has ever faced has hired the deadliest assassin the world has ever known: Bullseye. Using unorthodox and insane methods to kill his targets Bullseye has begun to hunt his prey Frank Castle AKA the Punisher.

Frank escapes his first assassination attempt by Bullseye and now he is going after a dirty cop on who has been feeding intel to Bullseye. A torture scene follows however Frank falls short reminding himself that he never killed a cop.
Bullseye is frustrated with his task of hunting the Punisher so he reenacts the origin of the Punisher. He finds a family home and ‘replaces’ the father and brings the family to the park where Frank lost his wife and children. By gaining the sense of the loss Frank has felt, Bullseye feels he might get into the Punisher’s head.

Vanessa Fisk is still grieving for the loss of her son Richard. Wilson realizes that he may have gained at the end as becoming the Kingpin however he still lost everything to get there.

Great writing by Jason Aaron as always since the beginning of this series. Steve Dillon’s artwork has brought a gritty and mature theme to the series.