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Marvel Announces Prestige “Punisher” Series For March

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The Press Release:
Frank Castle must face his destiny. Beginning this March, Frank’s dark path will be revealed in PUNISHER, a series years in the making that will mark the definitive culmination of Frank Castle’s journey in the Marvel Universe to date, building on his past to reveal his inescapable future.

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PUNISHER, written by Avengers architect Jason Aaron, will be a 13-issue prestige limited series. Running monthly, each issue will be oversized to explore the past, present, and future of Frank Castle’s character and reveal where his motivations truly lie. The series will be drawn by Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta, with each separately taking on Castle’s present day and Castle’s past through flashbacks, respectively.

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“After writing the Punisher over the years, I’ve always been fascinated by the character of Frank Castle. What moments made him the Punisher, even before that fateful day in the park? And how far will he go to win the war that has consumed his life? Spoiler: as far as it damn well takes,” said Aaron. “This story is the destined next step in the dark and tragic evolution of Frank Castle, from troubled kid to heroic soldier to revenge-driven vigilante…to the duly anointed King of Killers. Believe me when I say, I am as excited about this story as anything I’ve ever written for Marvel.”

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As the Punisher, Frank Castle has become the most accomplished killer the world has ever seen. After a shocking secret pushes him to become the warlord of the Hand, he now serves the Beast, a role he’s been fated to fulfill. Tragedy, war, and rage come together as he takes up his sword and his new armor with the most notorious clan of assassins in the Marvel Universe. Will it mean an end for the Punisher? Or a whole new bloody beginning?

“A few years ago, Jason Aaron came into one of our creative summits with a pitch for Frank that made our collective jaws drop,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “The story Jason is telling – a truly epic tale about darkness, violence, and choices – can only be told with the Punisher at its core. This series will build on Frank’s legacy while introducing us to a side of him we’ve never seen before, setting the stage for an evolution that we’ll find was inevitable.”

More information about PUNISHER will be released in the coming months.

PUNISHER #1: Written by JASON AARON; Art by JESÚS SAIZ and PAUL AZACETA; Colors by DAVE STEWART; Cover by JESÚS SAIZ – On sale March 2022

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This one sounds interesting and we love the adventures of the Punisher here at the Media Command HQ but I might need to pass since limited series are better enjoyed in a collected edition for me these days. As per usual I will be perusing this one on the racks when I pop into my local shop to see what’s the what. This is sure to be a hit based on the fine creative team and as I wrap this one up I wonder what you in the readership think about it all. Chime in down below in the comments and let’s get that countdown to Christmas going (if you’re someone who celebrates it like we do of course). See you next time, stay safe out there.

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DC Comics Announces “Rorschach” Maxi-Series For October

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“Rorschach” #1

The Press Release:
DC proudly presents a new 12-issue maxiseries debuting this October by Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Jorge Fornés (Batman), together delivering a new vision of one of the most riveting characters from Watchmen—a figure in a fedora and a trench coat, loved by some, reviled by others—Rorschach.

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias was exposed for dropping a giant telepathic squid on New York City, killing thousands and ending the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. The Minutemen are gone; only their memory lives on. Especially the infamy of Rorschach, who has become a cultural icon since Dr. Manhattan turned him to dust.
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Marvel Teases What’s To Come w “Thor” 700th Issue

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The Press Release:
THOR #700 raised the Mighty Asgardian to a new level of storytelling in an epic tale from writer Jason Aaron and a host of incredible artists such as Russell Dauterman, Walter Simonson, James Harren, Becky Cloonan, Das Pastoras, Chris Burnham, Andrew MacLean, Jill Thompson, Mike del Mundo, Olivier Coipel, Daniel Acuna, and Matthew Wilson. And in the spirit of Marvel Legacy, this is just the beginning of a story that will affect not just Thor, but the Marvel Universe at large.

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“Thor” #701

“The Death Of The Mighty Thor story has only just begun, but two THOR characters are already dead!” teases editor Wil Moss. “In THE MIGHTY THOR #700, the monstrous Mangog kills Thor’s goat Toothgnasher and Malekith’s dark army kills Karnilla, Queen of the Norns. Before she dies, though, Karnilla sees where the threads of fate are leading, and thanks to a gorgeous double-page spread by writer Jason Aaron, artist Russell Dauterman and color artist Matthew Wilson, readers get to see what’s coming too.”
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Out Now: “Superman/Batman: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Special Edition” #1

Artist: Jeff Loeb/Ed McGuinness/Dexter Vines
Title: “Superman/Batman: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Special Edition” #1
Label: DC Comics
Release Date: 3/23/2016
Genre: Illustrated
Rating: 3.5/5

Arriving just in time for the Warner Brothers Pictures release “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” comes this free issue of “Superman/Batman” #1 which has been rebranded for the film as a Special Edition. Those who already possess the original issue might still want to snag this based on the change in title and to have a nice new sleek copy of it if you’re able to get a physical edition. You can get that at your local participating comic book specialty shop like I did and all the rest will have to be served by the complimentary digital download. So what is going on in this issue you might be wondering? Well let’s address that.
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“Liverpool 8” by Ringo Starr

Artist: Ringo Starr
Title: ”Liverpool 8”
Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: 1/18/2008
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4/5

I had to admit that I was a little curious about the 14th album that legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr actually had delivered after I heard the opening track on a live appearance several months ago. The album is called “Liverpool 8”, and this is also the opening track that takes us back to the drumming singer’s earliest days with the Fab Four as he reflects on how wondrous his life actually had been. Lyrically it might seem a little hokey, but its telling a story, and based on that premise it works out quite well. There are also little Beatles riffs and quotes that make it rather appealing. The album is a collaboration with his long time writing Mark Hudson and the albums producer Dave Stewart (from that little band called The Eurythmics). The pair also join Starr on the whole album on guitars, piano, and backing vocals. There is a lot of tasty music on this one, and I found it a nice refreshing change from my usual musical menu and while others have offered up different views based on the drummers longtime partnership with Hudson, this didn’t effect me as I have not really followed all the releases that preceded this one outside of what would be played on terrestrial radio that focused its attention on Rock music. Highlights are “Gone Are The Days” which has an almost Pink Floyd, old Genesis opening to it and “Give It A Try” which is rather catchy. “Harry’s Song” definately comes across as a lost Beatles number and the Spanish themed “Pasodobles” is rather charming. The album doesn’t close with a rocker like I expected but instead a very Blue Grass sounding “R U Ready” and while something kicking might have worked out better, this track made for a pretty cool segueway into the silence of a CD that has just finished playing.
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