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Old February 7 2014, 06:02 AM   #211
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I'll leave it at those two for now, but I'll keep Quiver in mind. I'm just trying not to fill up my wishlist with a million books from the same series/with the same character.
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Old February 7 2014, 01:36 PM   #212
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<<Also I'd recommend Kevin Smith's Quiver as well. >>

That's what she said!!!
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Old February 7 2014, 02:09 PM   #213
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Yeah, if you just want a couple standalone volumes, Green Arrow: Year One and The Longbow Hunters are the way to go.
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Old February 7 2014, 05:25 PM   #214
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What is the best jumping on point for Punisher?
I assume you're asking cause your curious about the new ongoing? Each writers take seems to be largely self-contained. I'm not sure they ever explained how Castle escaped the undersea detention center after the Avengers caught him at the end of Rucka's War Zone mini-series wrap up to his main title. He just showed up in Thunderbolts, tied to a warehouse column.

I would read all of Rucka's 16 issue run + the War Zone 5-ish mini wrap up. The two-issue Trail of the Punisher was a good read as well by Marc Guggenheim, if brief. They should've just made it one prestige book for $7.99, felt kinda odd and standalone existing in a vacuum. Post War Zone mini and during Thunderbolts run where he's an ongoing team member. Taken as just a story it was a good read.

Edmonsdon's first issue, this week, was well done and has overtones of a more social Frank as seen in Mike Baron and Chuck Dixon's 90's run but still able to be violent as seen in Remender/Rucka run's but not slap stick silly as Ennis' 616 run was(his Max is another beast).

Get the new Punisher #1, issue #2 comes out in two weeks and issue #3 two weeks after that before going monthly. There is a somewhat surprising reveal at the end of issue #1. Someone(s) is trailing Frank, to what end and why?
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Old February 7 2014, 09:51 PM   #215
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Cool, thanks for the info. I added the first Rucka volume to my wishlist. Just out of curriosity, where does the Frankencastle story I keep seeing references to fall into the character's history.
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Old February 8 2014, 03:35 AM   #216
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I think the Ennis Max run was mid '00's then we go into....
Matt Fractions Punisher War Journal with ties into Civil War(Punisher-Cap homage story) it then ends in the 20's I think.
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The Frankncastle material starts at issue 11 of the Remender run. The Remender run started during Dark Reign and the first 1/2 dozen covers all were homage issues to prior famous Punisher covers. Osborn orders Dakken to kill Castle and this sequence of events leads to Morbius rebuilding a mortally wounded Castle into Franken-Castle. The title then has a name change to Franken-Castle while keeping the numbering, so #17 is the first of the retitled book. This is also where it's sales took a huge drop. I think Punisher fandom would've stayed with the book had the Franken-Castle story just been 6 issues. Remender has said that while writing that arc he decided he had more ideas while Frank was in this form. Franken-Castle ended at #21.

It's some zany stuff, it's out there but I'm also a fan of the Marvel Monsters who would appear so I enjoyed it knowing that at some point, somehow, someway Castle would be normalized(as much as you can normalize Frank Castle).

The Greg Rucka run began next.
Guggenhiem two part mini, then Thunderbolts at the same time
The Edmondson run just started this week.
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Old February 8 2014, 04:26 AM   #217
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The Rucka run is the best out of the more current stuff we've got. I really enjoyed "Punisher #1" and it's a brand new starting point too it seems.
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Old February 8 2014, 05:48 AM   #218
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I think the Ennis Max run was mid '00's then we go into....
Matt Fractions Punisher War Journal with ties into Civil War(Punisher-Cap homage story) it then ends in the 20's I think.
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The Frankncastle material starts at issue 11 of the Remender run. The Remender run started during Dark Reign and the first 1/2 dozen covers all were homage issues to prior famous Punisher covers. Osborn orders Dakken to kill Castle and this sequence of events leads to Morbius rebuilding a mortally wounded Castle into Franken-Castle. The title then has a name change to Franken-Castle while keeping the numbering, so #17 is the first of the retitled book. This is also where it's sales took a huge drop. I think Punisher fandom would've stayed with the book had the Franken-Castle story just been 6 issues. Remender has said that while writing that arc he decided he had more ideas while Frank was in this form. Franken-Castle ended at #21.

It's some zany stuff, it's out there but I'm also a fan of the Marvel Monsters who would appear so I enjoyed it knowing that at some point, somehow, someway Castle would be normalized(as much as you can normalize Frank Castle).

The Greg Rucka run began next.
Guggenhiem two part mini, then Thunderbolts at the same time
The Edmondson run just started this week.
Thanks for the info. I think I'll just stick to the Rucka run for starters at least.
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Old February 8 2014, 04:56 PM   #219
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You bet. I do think you'll enjoy the Rucka run.
Since you had asked about "where in the order did things fit" I thought I'd give you at least back till early '00s for some frame of reference in relation to events etc. Sorry if I went overboard.

Enjoy!
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Old February 9 2014, 03:41 AM   #220
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Not at all, you told me exactly what I wanted to know.
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Old February 13 2014, 01:59 AM   #221
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Started reading Saga Vol. 1 just a few minutes ago. I'll post my thoughts as I go along.
I'm only a couple pages into it, but it the relationship between Alana and Marko already seems like it should be fun.

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I finished the rest of it last night and posted my thoughts on Shelfari:
My Shelfari review wrote:
I finished this last night, and it was as awsome as everyone said. It has great cast of well, written very unique characters. I think for once pretty much all of the major characters are awesome, which can be very rare in this kind of stuff. Brian K. Vaughn's dialog is great. It's got a lot of humor, and a bit of snark, but it doesn't go to overboard. I love the Fiona Stables artwork. Great execution, and great designs.
It also has the start of what seems to be a great new Sci-Fi/Fantasy Universe, with a quite a bit of interesting world building going on alongside the main story.
My rating: 5/5
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Old February 20 2014, 11:29 PM   #222
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Couple more reading questions.
Would Annihilation be good place to jump into the '00s Marvel Cosmic? I want to read some of that stuff before Gaurdians of the Galaxy comes out.
Is The Winter Soldier a good place to jump into Captain America?
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Old February 21 2014, 12:20 AM   #223
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Yes Annihilation-Annihilation War-GotG/Nova/War of the Kings-Thanos Imperative. That is pretty much a rough timeline of events.

Captain America v5 is the start of the Winter Soldier story. The run by Brubaker only recently ended and the guy who replaced him isn't nearly as good.
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Old February 21 2014, 01:33 AM   #224
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<<Yes Annihilation-Annihilation War-GotG/Nova/War of the Kings-Thanos Imperative. That is pretty much a rough timeline of events.>>

You mean: Annihilation-Annihilation Conquest-GotG/Nova/War of the Kings-Thanos Imperative.
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Old February 21 2014, 02:25 AM   #225
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Is it? Really it's been a long time.
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