Wow… that was amazing. And brutal. And heart-breaking. And other things. But mostly brutal. The final fight between Frank and the Kingpin was just fucking hardcore, you could feel every punch, and every bullet mattered. Frank killing him at the end was immensely satisfying, we’ve been waiting for this moment for like 3 years now and it didn’t disappoint. Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon, take a bow, you did it. I think this issue probably featured the best use of flashbacks I’ve ever seen in comics. The way Aaron interspersed them in amongst the action was brilliant, and the way they jumped around to give a full picture of Frank’s life worked fantastically, and really got across the real message of what Aaron’s been saying, that the Punisher probably did waste his life. And at the end… is he dead? I almost think it would be better to end here, with the ambiguity, but we’ve got one more issue to come, and I just know it will be excellent, whether Frank is dead or alive. Or maybe… Franken-CastleMAX? Angel PunisherMAX?