Thursday, August 5, 2010

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #1

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #1 - Comic of the DayLike many readers, I could tell exactly what Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher was going to be about simply by looking at the cover. I wouldn't say that is necessarily a bad thing since it can help a potential buyer choose if they are on the fence to picking up another title, but it is a bit disheartening to know that you are not in store for a content rich adventure.

The comic book cover eludes to some sort of virus which seems to turn the Marvel heroes into zombie esk creatures. While the cover may be the spoiler, the inside pages of Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #1 paint the picture of how we got to the cover image. It is a narrative told by our titled character the Punisher, and a story that admittedly knows it isn't highly original. One person in the book even asks if there is a "28 Days Later" thing going on here. In a nut shell, yes. Technically, well, also yes... though the book says no.

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #1 is my comic of the day because it is the comic we knew it would be. In the words of Dennis Green, "They are who we thought they were!" And sometimes...that's ok. I'll get the next one.

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