The Omega Effect begins, and it’s a very good beginning, I just hope that any readers of AvSM who weren’t reading either Punisher or Daredevil weren’t totally confused. But then again I suppose that’s their own faults for not reading two of Marvel’s best books isn’t it? This issue was mainly set-up for the actual story, with all 3 heroes (and I use that term loosely, who knows what Frank is?) plus Rachel Alves meet, fight for a bit, and then team-up to take on some Hand Ninjas, which is pretty much standard for a Daredevil story really. I liked how Waid and Rucka wrote Spider-Man, especially the bit where he tries to fight himself from making a joke about Frank Castle dating again, but just can’t do it, that was a great moment. I also liked how they brought in the ‘nobody dies’ thing that Slott established in the pages of Amazing, a clever use of continuity and one that makes a lot of sense when Punisher is involved. Marco Checchetto’s art was very strong as usual, I’m looking forward to having 3 servings of his art this month. In fact, my only problem with this issue was the extended American Football analogy at the end, but that’s my problem, I’m sure all you lot understood it.