Crimespree on Comics: Our Jo debuts, in comic form, in PUNISHER #7.

We are thrilled to report that Jo Schmidt, one of our Comic masters, makes his comic debut in PUNISHER #7. Jo is a small town Sheriff.

Here is what Comic Vine has to say about this issue:

There are few people who can make one car ride between two cops seem like such an integral event to comics. Greg Rucka is one of them, and this issue is his forte: gritty crime and gritty people at their finest.

Something I’ve noticed is that Rucka is also amazing at taking dialogless pages and turning them into something that’s emotive, expressive and telling. Subtle changes from panel to panel (and not just facial expressions on a copy-pasted body!) highlight tonal shifts that set the mood of what is essentially an emotionally-charged, cat-and-mouse car ride.
By the end of the issue, we’re given a lot of explanation for one of the cops’ demeanor with a meaningful flashback and a piece of evidence that ties everything together. Heck, we even get a shout-out to another amazing Marvel title (Mark Waid’s DAREDEVIL) in a way that’s tasteful and well-done.
PUNISHER is currently written by Greg Rucka. Greg has become one of the finest comic book writers today, but has also published eleven crime novels. Greg’s writing is top notch and that, along with Jo’s appearance, makes this issue one you should not pass up!

PUNISHER is published by Marvel comics and runs $2.99.