Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #4

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #4 - Comic of the DayThough the story borrows from established post apocalyptic themes, this Punisher-pwning possible future tale ends on a predictable, yet fun, note.

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #4 wraps up Jonathan Maberry's take on what would happen if most every hero and villain (not to mention non-powered regular people) contracted a virus which basically zombiefied them, and the only hero not effected was the already trigger happy Punisher. It turns out that it is a good thing that a hero with the ability to not hold back and just do what needs to be done is the last hope when it comes to putting down super-powered zombies. Most people may think someone with elite powers, but Maberry creates a world where only the viscous and selfish survive. Well, excluding Deadpool who just keeps coming back to life no matter how the Punisher and others kill him.

I think the timing of the 4 issue series, Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher, is pretty funny considering that in the main Marvel continuity Punisher book, Franken-Castle, the Punisher is that which he is trying to put down in Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher: a monster. In a not to distant Punisher arc, the Punisher was actually trying to save monsters. Punisher fans are certainly getting their fill of monster tales lately.

Last note about the comic of the day...Deadpool is at his best. He has the best scene and line in Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #4, and he really added to my overall enjoyment of this concluding issue.

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