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Action-packed but half-developed
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2019
Matthew Rosenberg has Frank Castle return to the USA after ignoring Fury's orders. Avengers pursue and gratuitous violence happens to non-heroic characters. There is more action in this story and Avengers showing up matters. Nick Fury's observation that heroes only care about The Punisher when he has the power of the War Machine. Yet, even with War Machine, Frank Castle should not be able to handle Captain Marvel or the assembled Avengers. The action here is interesting but very much underdeveloped and too quickly paced. The resolution feels weak.