I loved it. I recently read his novels and that great Moon Knight annual he did in preparation for his upcoming Cable book.
Anyone read this?
I did and thought it was brilliant.
If anyone has any doubts on what Duane Swierczynski will do writing Cable I think this issue should ease their concerns. I was completely impressed. I know Duane loves the Punisher so he was fantastic at finding Frank's voice.
Anyone else have thoughts?
Nothing wrong with the writing in this at all. Frank looked a little thin, but it was a nice, tight read.
I'm ready for Cable because I want to see Duane write from the character's POV more. His Moon Knight Annual was all about the victims telling their stories. Here, we had Punisher's thoughts on what he was doing an why, but there was also a lot going on with the three stooges. That's not a bad thing or meant to be a negative. We've only seen two comics from him, and I'm sure I'm just anxious.
I knew Duane wrote it because it didn't take long for Philly to be mentioned.
I'm really glad to hear you guys liked this. I'm was sold on at least trying Cable for Olivetti, but I was still wary about the writing.
Guess I shouldn't be. If he can do Punisher right, Cable shouldn't be too much of a stretch.
got dropped upside down from a window
looked a lot like Swierzy himself
Not speaking for Mr. Loika, but The Wheelman and The Blonde (and Redhead) were outstanding. Like you, I think The Wheelman's my favorite and I'm glad I read it first as there were nice ties to it in The Blonde. I emailed Duane as I got closer to the end. I kept asking "Did he just say he kept __________ alive?", "When he was asking about his brother-in-law, was he referring to _________?", things like that.
I'm a fan of the man and am getting Cable solely because he's writing it (Ariel's art (which is great) is a little too Heavy Metal magazine for me here. Now if I could have Scot Eaton and John Dell illustrate a Cable book, I'd be in heaven). I cannot wait for Severance Package. And with a Tomm Coker cover, to boot!
I wasn't going to try this at all. I've never read anything by the writer, the cover and solicitation did nothing for me, and I'll be honest, seeing a MAX Punisher not written by Ennis just didn't really register with me (at least not while he's on the book).
But I read it anyway, and fuck me, that was good! REALLY good! Nothing spectacular or anything, but enough to make me want to see this guy write some more stories with the character. From reading this, and seeing the post a few posts up that Punisher is this guys favourite character, I'd be happy to see this guy take a shot at the book after Ennis leaves.
The only thing I'd want to see is Frank's age be kept consistant. That was something I loved about Ennis's run and from this issue at least, Frank looked like he was early 30's in this.