The Punisher: The Slavers - Garth Ennis

Comparing this trade to the last Ennis Punisher work I reviewed is like night and day. Everything I complained about isn't here and instead the reader finds a powerful, well crafted story of horror and despair. In this, the vigilante, The Punisher, hunts down a group of foreign criminals who have a sex slave industry. The characters show depth as they attempt to deal with the realities of the corruption around them and Leandro Fernandez's art is dark and brooding as opposed to cartoony and makes for a starker narrative. Instead of a silly story involving titillation and poop, Ennis shows he is, indeed, skilled by forcing us to view the international tragedy of a so called victimless crime.