Monday, December 19, 2016

Foolkiller #2 Review - Marvel Monday

The $#!@ Hits the Fan

Writer: Max Bemis
Penciler: Dalibor Talajić
Inker: José Marzan Jr.
Colors: Miroslav Mrva
Letters: VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 14, 2016
Reviewed By: Carl Hamlin

For a comic that I thought would be just a two-bit Deadpool, it turns out that S.H.I.E.L.D. wants to use Greg Salinger as their Punisher, let’s see how that works out for them.

We start the story off with Greg wearing the Foolkiller outfit once more, and going after the Nazi gang that Young Red Skull worked for. Which you find out is sort of Zen for him, and killing bad guys is a game of sorts:

After this point is where all semblance of a decent storyline ends and a crap show begins. He meets up with Gary from S.H.I.E.L.D. and tells him everything that happened, thinking he is going to get sent away Greg wants to make sure Melanie gets his goodbyes. Which turns out is not needed, Gary has a different plan in mind. Keep sending Greg all the bad guys they want to rehabilitate into being normal citizens again and if they can't change have Foolkiller take them out.

We move into an after party for one of Melanie's concerts and Greg escapees the awkward conversations thanks to being late for a session. In walks $#!@ King, probably the worst villain I have ever heard of:

After a horrible origin story we get the conclusion that $#!@ King will not be able to change is ways, so Foolkiller makes sure he never goes back to his old ways. Upon arriving home he finds a note labeled Fool, inside is a DVD showing his girlfriend had killed her stepfather in a very foolish way, which is triggering his killer instinct. So he doesn't kill her Greg goes on a bender and kills some of his old patients. The end of the story looks to be someone else who wore the Foolkiller outfit being told to show him who the fool really is.

Bits and Pieces:

This story went from good in the first issue to… crap by the second issue. The art is alright, but couldn't make this story any better, and the ending didn't leave me wanting to read the next issue.


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