Saturday, December 06, 2008

Punisher Max X-Mas Special #1 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Punisher Max X-Mas Special #1, about which I write the following sentences: "Aaron's surprisingly layered story -- it's not surprising for anyone who's been reading his work regularly, but might surprise those that picked up the comic based purely on the title and cover art -- works because the resonant subtext does not overwhelm the surface narrative. It reads as a great Frank Castle blood-and-guts tale, but it also has a meaningful connection to Christmas that goes beyond the tree trimmings and the red fluffy suit."

Read the entire review HERE.

3 comments:

Kyle said...

SPOILER

God is a mob boss.

Ultimate Matt said...

BTW, Tim, have you ever read The Other Side? I've never seen you mention it here, but it's pretty much brilliant. It's by Jason Aaron.

Timothy Callahan said...

I have read it indeed. I've been on the Aaron bandwagon since day 1. (Okay, maybe not day 1 -- that would be his Wolverine back-up story from the 1990s -- but day 2, definitely.)