Writer: Fred Van Lente / Artist: Pere Perez / Marvel Comics

The flow of this book has reached full-on buddy cop proportions. I imagine it’s difficult to take two well-known properties like Deadpool and Punisher and create a new dynamic. So it’s good that it took a tried and true dynamic and ran with it to comic gold.

Highly entertaining, reference-heavy stuff here. Deadpool vs. The Punisher is reading like Tango and Cash with a dash of Into The Badlands. The weaving of Taskmaster into the story is kind of amazing. The combat sequences are a thing of beauty, deftly handled with great comic timing and well thought out layouts across panels. Long story short, PvD is funny and exciting. Deadpool trying to cozy up to Frank is borderline cute really, “Punpool! Deadisher!” Needless to say, the Internet is ‘shipping’ these two to no end. Between the laughs and the really cool combat sequences, I give Punisher vs. Deadpool #4…

7 CQC Grapples out of 10

Reading Deadpool vs The Punisher? Find BNP’s other reviews of the series here.

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