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Comic about the Punisher and the Winter Soldier’s movie night is delightful

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The first panel of Hell’s Kitchen Movie Club, a satirical webcomic written by Alex de Campi and drawn by Dave Acosta, based on characters from Marvel Comics.
Hell’s Kitchen Movie Club, written by Alex de Campi and drawn by Dave Acosta, based on characters from Marvel Comics
Dave Acosta
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Alex de Campi and Dave Acosta have revealed a funny little personal project of their own: A webcomic that supposes that Frank Castle and Bucky Barnes sit down together once a month to clean their guns, drink a couple beers and watch an action movie.

You know, the Punisher and the Winter Soldier.

De Campi is an Eisner award-nominated writer and filmmaker, and Dave Acosta is a freelance comics artist. They’re not associated with Marvel Comics — they’re just doing Hell’s Kitchen Movie Club in their downtime.

And there’s already a lot to like in just this first, eight-panel installment. There’s the way Bucky uncaps a couple of beers just using his metal thumb. There’s the retrospectively obvious fact that Frank Castle, who’s already lost his wife and child, would be at least as susceptible to the first ten minutes of Up as anyone else. There’s a couple of Marvel’s biggest hard-asses openly talking about emotional vulnerability.

And it’s just pretty funny.

De Campi says the plan is to put out a new comic somewhat monthly. Good places to follow along would probably be her site, her twitter, or Acosta’s twitter.