Daredevil/Punisher is a brand new series released by Marvel. It is Written by Charles Soule, Illustrated by Szymon Kudranski, and Colored by Jim Charalampidis.
There isn’t too much to say about this Hell’s Kitchen mash-up, but what I do have to say about it is all mostly good things. The only issue I had was Soule’s decision in keeping the dialogue to a minimum, but even that can be argued once you read the book.
The tone throughout the comic is set very dark, which makes a lot of sense considering it takes place in Hell’s Kitchen. I mean, it’s one of the most corrupt cities ever, shadowed by evil crime organizations. Why wouldn’t it be dark? That’s what makes it so tough to decide whether or not Soule made a good move in keeping a low word count. On one hand, I wanted some lively characters, but on the other hand, I liked that the whole story was kept mysterious and serious. myst-serious?
What’s not confusing in this issue of Daredevil/Punisher is the immediate action scenes. Matt Murdock is one guy who’s got his $#!% together. I would not want to be on his bad side. I can’t honestly say the same thing for The Punisher in this issue, but from the little influence he had in book one, I can tell he is going to be the thug-killer we all know he is.
I recommend picking this title up as long as you don’t mind the low word count. The art is enjoyable and Soule makes me really want to see what The Punisher is going to do in the next issue!
Check out Daredevil/Punisher #1 on Marvel’s Website.