Posts Tagged ‘Graphic Violence’

Hello Pain

February 3, 2009

Welcome to the world of the Punisher

Released on MAX comics, the Punisher storyline is one of the finest and most violent stories I’ve ever read. Garth Ennis bring to life a violent world filled with criminals who are running – running hard – from the vigilante.

On a sunny afternoon, Frank Castle took his family to Central Park on a picnic. The picnic turned to a bloodbath when in a bid to kill a Mafia Don, his wife and children were killed in a crossfire.  From there onwards Frank has walked the path of vengeance. And what a vengeance it is!

He surrenders himself to the Police, gets into jail. This is the beginning of this comic book – the Cell! One of the best stories I’ve ever read – the one that got me hooked, lined and sinker’d to the Punisher.

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Not a threat, not an ultimatum – the Punisher just states facts!

 

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And then goes on to act….hard, very hard!

The world of the Punisher is filled with crime, hate, bloodlust, violence and justice. And the price one has to pay for its deliverance.  It’s easy to get in, and very very difficult to let go!

The Cell: Garth Ennis-Writer, Lewis LaRosa-Pencils, Tim Bradstreet-Cover, Scott Koblish-Inks & Finishes, Raul Trevino-Colorist – on MAX Comics!

Read it to believe it. Own it to Kick mafia ass!

Hello violent world!

May 17, 2008

Violence – the word conjures up images that are graphic – blood, guts, punches and more. When good guys kick evil butt all the way back to where it came from, Hollywood triumphs.

The Midnighter – a superhero who first appeared in a fully loaded comicbook about a rogue superhero team called the Authority. The characters and the books were created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch.

MIdnighter gives violence a new meaning. Where the mainstream superheroes – confront but don’t kill, Midnighter does so with a panache nobody can match. Midnighter derives his powers rom the chips embedded in his brain that allow him to win a fight before it happens (he can process a million combinations of the events about the happen and select the one that causes the most damage).

Midnighter is married to Apollo and both have adopted Jenny Quantum. It’s a long story for another post.

But right here, right now – Midnighter is the big hero (as opposed to Superman being the major hero in DC Universe although Batman gets more stories/comics published than Superman does). The Midnighter-Apollo scenario is seen by some as a take on the Superman-Batman: World’s Finest partnership taken to another level.

MIdnighter now enjoys his own eponymous series – written by one of the finest Storyteller/Writer in our times – Garth Ennis. Brought to life in a comicbook by Penciller- Chris Sprouse, Inker – Karl Story, Colored by – Randy Mayor, Lettered by – Phil Balsman for Wildstorm comics.

When a man puts a bomb in your chest and sends you back in time to kill Adolf Hitler so that his dad can rule in place of the Führer, what do you do if you’re the Midnighter?SPLATT!
When a tank fires a shell on you when you’re the Midnighter, you fight fire with fire!Fire!

“I am not a Father. I am not a lover. I am not a friend.

I am what I was bred to be.

And therein lies the problem.”

— the Midnighter