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Uber-gangster Nicky Cavella is back with a vengeance - this time hitting Frank Castle where he least expects it - right in the black pit of his hardened heart. With an unspeakable act, Nicky will go right to the top of Frank's "to-do" list - and there's nowhere he'd rather be.Collects Punisher #19-24....

Title : The Punisher MAX, Vol. 4: Up is Down and Black is White
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ISBN : 9780785117315
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Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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The Punisher MAX, Vol. 4: Up is Down and Black is White Reviews

  • Steven Montano
    2019-04-25 00:20

    Nick Cavella is back. One of the most psychotic mobsters The Punisher ever faced has returned for revenge, and in the process he manages to worm his way into Frank Castle's head better than anyone's ever done before."Up Is Down & Black Is White", quite frankly, is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, this is where we start to see more of Ennis' Punisher universe taking shape, as events and characters from a combination of different storylines (specifically both villains and supporting cast from "In The Beginning" and "Mother Russia") begin to influence the overreaching story arc, and the way in which Frank interacts with and/or eliminates those characters is extremely entertaining. We also get an even clearer understanding of Frank's drive and madness. Suffice it to say the man isn't well. As Micro insinuated in "In The Beginning", Frank has likely always been this way, and the combination of his time in Vietnam and losing his family were all that was needed to unleash the muderous beast that had been hidden inside of him.That being said, the plot for this storyline tends to waver, and often seems unsure of where it's going. After a terrific set-up events seem to happen "just because", and the wrap-up, while satisfying on a visceral level, felt like an overly quick way to conclude what started as a fairly nuanced and complicated story. But, as I said in my review of "Kitchen Irish", even a "bad" Ennis Punisher story is still a good one. 3 1/2 stars (rounded to 4 for Goodreads purposes).

  • Octavi
    2019-05-12 04:17

    Enorme. Necesito más!!

  • M
    2019-04-26 08:23

    Gangster Nicky Cavella chooses a unique way to try and unite the NYC mob under his rule - by digging up the remains of Frank Castle's family and using them to ignite a war against a common foe. Cavella's unorthodox tactic gets results - but not the ones he expects. Finally, someone figures out how to put the screws to Frank by using his deceased family - where was this before?

  • Stephen
    2019-04-30 05:07

    These just get better and better. What kind of deal with the devil did Ennis make in order to write so well??

  • Kris Kaleta
    2019-05-20 00:02

    Absolutely, brutally brilliant. What a comics! Frank is, by far, my favourite comic character of all time. He is the most tragic one as well. Seeking revenge he'll never have, trying to find his piece in punishment. He can't though, which is shown in #22. He tries to close his eyes but the only thing he sees is burnin', murderin' and slayin', blood all over the world and his family sayin' 'We are still dead, Frank'. 'That's what I get for resting my eyes' he says. Nothing summarize The Punisher better. Phenomenal series. Just re-read it after 10 or so years and I'm just amazed with everything: the plot, characters, drawing. One of the best Punisher's out there, folks!

  • Iva
    2019-05-08 08:21

    Знаєте... вони наче і не стараються. Нарікати на подібне в Marvel то дурня, але разом із тим.Так, сюжети "банди тижня" злились у глобалку, в той час як арт став нестабільним. Частково надмірна жесть дуже навіть доставляла, а частково - була вимучена та непотрібна. Punisher - реалістично-жорстока історія, ось що хочеться бачити, ось чому в МАХ намагаються не вводити супергероїв та чому художнику й сценаристу Preacher`a тут нічого робити.Саме злиття сюжетів у глобалку вийшло слабким через те, що на початку в нас жбурляли персонажів цілими жменями, а відрізнялись вони ж у тому арті хіба що іменами. Зараз же арт змінюється, імена вже забуто, от і маємо.Сподіваюсь, що далі - краще.

  • J.
    2019-05-04 02:01

    Even discounting the amazing work of tying together previous story-lines, this is probably one of the all-time great Punisher stories just because of how artfully crafted the character work is. The Punisher doesn't have the luxury of recurring characters all that often, so that definitely is a key component of why this story works, but Ennis could have populated it with new faces and the arc would still have managed to sing. It is dirty, disgusting, spits on taboos and exemplifies the nature of the genre in all the right ways.

  • Sam Quixote
    2019-04-30 04:09

    A mobster who thinks he can take down the Punisher does the unthinkable - digs up Frank Castle's wife and kids and urinates on them while being filmed. The footage is aired on TV and the rampage begins... Garth Ennis does a good job of telling the story of this mobster and his sleazy and blood-soaked rise. I was interested throughout with the number of psychotic individuals in this criminal underworld and liked that Ennis focuses on building up character in the bad guys giving them more dimensions than simply being cast as "baddie" and have Castle kill them. Castle's bloody rampage is also well done, Leandro Fernandez does amazing work pencilling each panel beautifully. The only thing that I questioned was why would a news channel feature footage of dug-up skeletons and a mobster urinating on them? And why wouldn't any police arrest the mobster for this? Anyway, it's a gripping read as Castle kills his way to the wise guy and punishes him. Pure grisly action fun, it's another brilliant book in Ennis' Punisher series.

  • Luke Sims-Jenkins
    2019-05-08 04:27

    Know whats rare in a Punisher comic? Not just recurring characters, but recurring bad guys! Nicky Cavella from the first volume is back and he's dug up Frank's family and pissed on all the bones.What follows is a dark rampage as the Punisher just goes fricken mental. It's gruesome shit, you kinda wanna root for Frank, but Ennis makes it hard and thats good writing.Some other characters come back, Roth and O'Brien from volume 1 and Rawlins from Mother Russia. Feels really cool to have long form storytelling in a series where thats really hard to pull off. Ennis also creates men so vile, you want them dead and we learn a lot about Nicky Cavella. More than I'd ever want to. I'd say this is the best volume of Max Punisher yet, but the book gets better.Leandro Fernandez from Kitchen Irish is back on art duties! I love his Punisher and i like his version of some of the recurring characters better than Mr LaRosa. Leandro just fits right in, everything is gritty and dark, but not too dark. The art is clear and crisp and i loved it. Recommended.

  • Tyler
    2019-05-17 03:24

    What makes this such a fine example of the Punisher is how personal it is. When a mob boss digs up Pun's family and pisses on their corpses, this sets Castle off on a murderous rampage that is a little unlike some of his other rampages because he's not totally thinking clearly. This actually puts him in some danger, and while I love watching Pun just wreck everything, it's nice once in a while to see him not be so efficient (he's still pretty efficient as a whole though).

  • CJ Louis
    2019-04-20 06:13

    This is amazingly written and drawn, the story is well thought out and put together. I really respect that the story follows a timeline and does not change to allow things in. Once I picked the first issue up I could not put it back down, I had to keep reading. This was time well spent and I recommend this series to all comic book fans and non fans.

  • Michael
    2019-05-08 05:15

    It was a decent title... I just felt it lacked the effect of the previous titles, CAUSE Frank whipped out a majority of the old school mafioso's in the first story. Its a story about a kid who takes on something he's not prepared for, AND is punished for it.

  • Stephen
    2019-05-21 00:20

    Definitely the darkest, bleakest and most truly fucked up narrative arc in the series thus far, but...I really liked it. Ennis does something different with this one. It delved a little more in the psychological depths of Frank.

  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    2019-05-01 01:16

    Well that was dark and weird but interesting but still pretty dark. That art style though.

  • Timo
    2019-04-26 07:06

    Incredibly well constructed story, amazingly drawn. Love it.

  • Murray
    2019-05-06 07:25

    A return to form for The Punisher after the last volume. This pulls together some threads established earlier and a wider picture becomes visible.

  • Jedhua
    2019-05-05 08:25

    ABSOLUTE RATING: {3+/5 stars}STANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars>

  • Jim
    2019-05-08 07:18

    I really don't like this max series so far garth ennis just seems to be arc after thinking of more crazy destructive bullshit with a lot of gore and horrible story telling

  • Tim
    2019-05-12 03:26

    My favourite of the Ennis series so far.

  • Joost
    2019-05-21 02:28


  • Michael
    2019-05-02 06:11

    The narratives that began with Ellis' start on the Punisher are wrapped up here. Brutal stuffs.

  • Matthew Summers
    2019-05-10 04:27

    Best Punisher ever. Well, other than every other issue of the Max series.

  • Alex Devero
    2019-05-09 05:10

    Punisher just got better. Expect more hardcore violence, strong language and blood ... And enjoy it!