The Punisher: War Zone (2008 series)

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The Punisher: War Zone
Issue six cover by Steve Dillon
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Weekly
Format Limited series
Publication date 2008
No. of issues 6
Main character(s) Punisher
Creative team
Created by Garth Ennis
Written by Garth Ennis
Artist(s) Steve Dillon
Penciller(s) Steve Dillon
Inker(s) Steve Dillon
Letterer(s) Cory Petit
Colorist(s) Matthew 'Matt' Hollingsworth
Editor(s) Axel Alonso
Mark D. Beazley
John Denning
Sebastian Girner
Jennifer Grünwald
Daniel Ketchum
Cory Levine
Joe Quesada
Alex Starbuck
Jeff Youngquist

The Punisher: War Zone Vol. 2, is the second volume in the Punisher: War Zone series is a comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics about the vigilante The Punisher. The series was written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon. Dillon also drew all of the covers to the series. The series is a follow-up to Ennis and Dillon's previous limited series work and marked the end of Ennis's eight-year-long run with the character.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

The plot of the series concerns Ma Gnucci who was believed to have been killed when Frank Castle, (The Punisher), feed her to a polar bear but it seems instead that she survived but has to spend her life as a paraplegic without arms or legs. She sets out to use her family to get revenge on Castle.

Reception[edit]

The series holds an average rating of 7.6 by 20 professional critics on the review aggregation website Comic Book Roundup.[3]

The series marked a return to a humorous portrayal of the character of the Punisher, something which Ennis had not done for some time due to working under the Marvel Max line which focused more on serious stories.[4][5][6][7]

Prints[edit]

Issues[edit]

No. Title Cover date Comic Book Roundup rating Estimated sales (North America)
#1 The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci, Part One February 2009 7.0 by four critics.[8] 36,420, ranked 67th first month[9]
#2 The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci, Part Two: Some People Just Refuse to Stay Dead February 2009 7.8 by four critics.[10] 29,738, ranked 86th first month[11]
#3 The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci, Part Three: So Evil, Hell Spat Her Back Out Again February 2009 8.0 by two critics.[12] 28,420, ranked 89th first month[13]
#4 The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci, Part Four: We're Going to Need a Bigger Bodybag February 2009 7.5 by three critics.[14] 27,345, ranked 92th first month[15]
#5 The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci, Part Five: Just Keep Her Away from Polar Bears February 2009 7.3 by four critics.[16] 26,053, ranked 69th first month[17]
#6 The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci, Part Six: Give Em' Hell Frank! March 2009 7.8 by three critics.[18] 25,378, ranked 73th first month[19]

Collected editions[edit]

Title Format Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN Estimated sales
(North America)
[Trades]
Rated
Punisher: War Zone: The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci
(two versions, regular and direct market)
Hardcover Punisher: War Zone (2009) #1-6 144 April 15, 2009 978-0-7851-3822-8 2,392, ranked 35th first month[20] PAL
Punisher: War Zone: The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci Trade paperback Punisher: War Zone (2009) #1-6 144 August 26, 2009 0785132600
978-0785132608
2,237, ranked 31th first month[21] PAL

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George, Richard; Schedeen, Jesse (24 July 2008). "SDCC 08: Garth Ennis Declares War on The Punisher". www.ign.com. 
  2. ^ "Ma's Home! Ennis talks "Punisher: War Zone"". www.cbr.com. 9 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "PUNISHER: WAR ZONE V. 2". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Punisher: War Zone #1". www.cbr.com. 9 December 2008. 
  5. ^ Beauman, Ned (3 November 2008). "The glory of the Punisher's decline". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Phillips, Nickie D.; Strobl, Staci (15 July 2013). "Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way". NYU Press – via Google Books. 
  7. ^ "Lost in the Longbox: Punisher War Zone – The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci". www.strangekidsclub.com. 
  8. ^ "PUNISHER: WAR ZONE V. 2 #1". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  9. ^ "December 2008 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  10. ^ "PUNISHER: WAR ZONE V. 2 #2". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  11. ^ "December 2008 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  12. ^ "PUNISHER: WAR ZONE V. 2 #3". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  13. ^ "December 2008 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  14. ^ "PUNISHER: WAR ZONE V. 2 #4". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  15. ^ "December 2008 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  16. ^ "PUNISHER: WAR ZONE V. 2 #5". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  17. ^ "January 2009 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  18. ^ "PUNISHER: WAR ZONE V. 2 #6". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  19. ^ "January 2009 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  20. ^ "April 2009 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  21. ^ "August 2009 Comic Book Sales Figures". comichron.com. The Comics Chronicles. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 

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