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Punisher #11 (of 12)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Frank Castle has finally embraced the role of Fist of the Beast, the High Slayer of the world’s most powerful clan of murderers, the Hand. And the rest of the Marvel Universe has taken notice. If Frank really wants to end his war once and for all, he’s going to have to fight his way through some old familiar faces.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
33 pages
Amazon ASIN

Cover Artist
Variant Cover Artist

5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This penultimate chapter is intense, painful and with an ending that will take your breath away. It is one of the best sagas of this character.

    It is divided into two different artistic visions, that of PAUL AZACETA and JESÚS SAIZ, the first is dedicated to flashbacks with highly textured and organic art while the second offers hyper-realistic art, with super violent sequences.

  • 95


    Punisher #11 is thought-provoking, revealing what kind of family Frank Castle had before it was taken from him. This helps recontextualize the series, Punisher himself, and how he will be changed forever once the series ends. Punisher is ambitious, perfectly paced, and will have you gripping your chair in anticipation.

  • 90

    Punisher #11 frames the climax for one of the oddest Punisher series ever delivered and it tees up something shocking, ugly and darkly funny as Frank does battle with an idiosyncratic collection of Avengers. The battle royale sprawls across issue #11 and provides each of the superheroes a moment to shine as they go back and forth with Frank; the moments with Captain America steal the show as the one man this anti-hero still lionizes. The real drama rests in the flashbacks as Maria continues to sour on the man she dedicated her life to saving and those memories finally catch up with her. It’s an issue dedicated to framing and readers who have read a few superhero comics will see where it’s all building toward, but the sorrowful inevitability of this final conflict makes for tense and compulsive reading, regardless. Finding the right note to end this song next month will be tricky, but if team Punisher pulls it off, then fans will be discussing this series for years to come.

  • 88

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Punisher #11 continues this twisted, psychotic retcon of Frank Castle and places another unique caveat on the day of his “origin” that’s been left out of his backstory to date. It does provide a unique wrinkle that truthfully makes sense given the new information laid out by Aaron. However, I’ve said it in other reviews and I’ll say it again, this retcon changes the character drastically. Not just in the short term but forever. The way fans look at the character and what he stands for are permanently changed. For better or worse… that’s still to be decided.

    I can see why longtime fans could hate this. However, I can’t help but continue to be wildly intrigued by the story. I want to know where it ends and what’s to become of Frank. I can’t help but feel this series is better reviewed as a trade where we can see all the pieces together than individually by each issue. I for one am still excited to see where this goes and haven’t been this entrenched in a Punisher comic in quite some time. So, for all the fans upset, I’d argue that even though you may not like the direction, the series is still incredibly interesting.

  • 80

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Punisher #11 is a surprisingly deep and emotional issue wherein Frank desperately tries (and fails) to save a marriage that’s already collapsed. The writing here is some of the best we’ve seen from Aaron in a long time, and the cliffhanger will leave you guessing.

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