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One Word or Less Comic Reviews for October 4th, 2017

Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:

Captain Phasma #3

Star Wars #37

Darth Vader #6

Punisher MAX: The Platoon #1

Spider-Man #21

Ringside #12

Jessica Jones #13

Walking Dead #172

Paper Girls #16

Hawkeye #11

All Star Batman #14

Batman #32

Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #28


Garth Ennis writes good war stories. Hell, the guy wrote a series called War Stories. He also has written many of the very best Punisher stories. Perhaps not coincidentally, the guy especially seems to like writing stories about Frank Castle in Vietnam, the time that shaped him into the Punisher almost as much as the death of his family.

So one issue in, The Platoon is nothing special. It’s yet another Garth Ennis Punisher war story, and being a #1 means we’ve just set the stage and introduced the players, but the bullets aren’t flying yet. But I’m still very excited to see this series exist because reading one of these things is like talking with an old friend, or wearing an old comfy sweater. A sweater made from the comfort of a war so vicious that it turned America against itself, sure, but it’s warm and comfortable to be back in it nonetheless.

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