I became a fan of Garth Ennis back in high school when I first read his Punisher MAX series – most notably Welcome Back Frank and Punisher Born. In fact, I’ve come to regard his run on The Punisher as the definitive and ideal portrayal. And the movie industry seems to agree with me since they take from Ennis’ work for Punisher movies and television series like Batman v Superman took from Frank Miller.
It’s from Garth Ennis that you get Frank Castle’s strange apartment neighbors. It’s from his works that you get the Russian and the Gnuccis. But the Punisher television series and all the movies combined can’t come close to touching the brilliant works Ennis has produced.
Ennis has also done work on Preacher, The Boys, and Darkness. He seems to have a special love for stories concerning the military and war, which is why I think he and Frank Castle (The Punisher) go so well together.
But now he’s back with a new series: A Walk Through Hell. Judging by the description, the story is likely to be ripe with the brutality I’ve come to know Ennis for – a dark thriller tale venturing toward the surreal.
You can pre-order digital or physical copies now. The series is set to land toward the very end of November this year – and I’m looking forward to buying every single issue.
“So these two FBI agents walk into a warehouse…
Special Agents Shaw and McGregor handle the routine cases nowadays, which is just the way Shaw likes it. She’s pushing 40, a borderline burnout, the ghastly memories of her last investigation still clinging like shadows. McGregor is younger, more dedicated, hanging onto some measure of idealism whatever the world might throw at him.
When two fellow agents go missing inside a Long Beach warehouse, Shaw and McGregor are sent to investigate. But what they find waiting is far from routine, as the local police have already discovered to their cost. Before the night is out, our heroes will encounter terror beyond their most appalling nightmares—in a place where the night may never end at all.
A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sudžuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer).”