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The Punisher 2016 1

Cover to The Punisher #1

Punisher is published by Marvel Comics. Current price per issue is $3.99.

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssuesEdit

The Punisher #10: 15 Mar 2017

Current IssueEdit

The Punisher #11: 19 Apr 2017

Next IssueEdit

The Punisher #12: 17 May 2017


Sometimes a monthly on-going series. Sometimes a bunch of mini-series and one-shots.


Main CharactersEdit

  • Frank Castle/The Punisher - After his family died who were killed by the mob when they witnessed a Mafia gangland execution in New York City's Central Park, Vietnam vet Frank has dedicated his life to killing every mobster & gangster. - wikipedia


Minor CharactersEdit

Other Characters/Places/ThingsEdit

Recent StorylinesEdit

The Punisher #11Edit

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

The Punisher #10Edit

Past StorylinesEdit



  • The Punisher: Circle of Blood - Collects vol. 1 #1-5. "The Punisher's in prison, but he can't complain... now the criminals have nowhere to run! But while he's in gray, his trademark black-and-white look's being used by an army out to wipe out the mob and anyone else in the way!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785123318
  • The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank - Collects vol. 5 #1-12. "Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing [The Punisher], while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead." - WorldCat - ISBN 0785133844
  • Punisher: War Zone — The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci - Collects War Zone vol. 1 #1-6. - WorldCat - ISBN 0785138226
  • Punisher: Dark Reign - Collects vol. 7 #1-5. "One man with one bullet, in the right place, at the right time, can change the world. That's why the Punisher is perched atop a building on the Jersey shore with a high-powered Skrull rifle, his crosshairs trained on a target in Midtown Manhattan. But who is his target -- and why? One thing's for sure: They're anything but helpless. Someone is watching their back. Someone big. Enter: The Sentry!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785139974
  • Punisher: Dead End - Collects vol. 7 #6-10 & Annual #1. "The Hood’s crime organization has infected the entire world, and nowhere is it more prevalent than the street of New York where, hidden within the decaying husks of abandoned buildings, the Hood has built his secret empire out of everyone’s sight… including Norman Osborn’s. The Punisher is the one man standing between the new kingpin of crime and total domination, but in order to save his city from the decay and corruption, Frank Castle will first have to survive the rage of—The Dealy Dozen!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785142789
  • Punisher: Franken-Castle - Collects vol. 7 #11-21, plus Dark Reign: The List – Punisher and Dark Wolverine #88-89. "The Punisher is dead, so who, or what, is the giant patchwork monster skulking through the tunnels under New York? And what do those strange armored Japanese hunters tracking him want? Criminals are no longer being killed; they are simply vanishing into thin air. Listen closely, you can hear their pleas far below the streets. Those forgotten by society have a new protector. The Legion of Monsters has found a new leader. Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster." - WorldCat - ISBN 0785147543
  • Punisher by Greg Rucka, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 8 #1-5. "The biggest gun of all is back with blood on his hands and vengeance in his eyes to serve his own brand of justice with everything's he's got - but can he survive the darkness stored in his own arsenal?" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785163743

Omnibus HardcoversEdit

  • Punisher: Back to the War Omnibus - Collects vol. 1 #1-5, plus Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #129, 134-135, 161-162, 174-175, 201-202 & Annual #15; Giant-Size Spider-Man #4; Marvel Preview #2; Marvel Super Action #1; Captain America vol. 1 #241; Daredevil vol. 1 #182-184; and Spectacular Spider-Man #81-83. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302908232 - (forthcoming, September 2017)
  • Punisher by Rick Remender Omnibus - Collects vol. 7 #1-21, Annual #1 & In the Blood #1-5, plus Dark Reign: The List – The Punisher & Dark Wolverine #88-89. - WorldCat - ISBN 0785162135

Trade PaperbacksEdit

  • Punisher: War Zone — The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci - Collects War Zone vol. 1 #1-6. - WorldCat - ISBN 0785132600
  • Punisher: Franken-Castle - Collects vol. 7 #11-21, plus Dark Reign: The List – Punisher and Dark Wolverine #88-89. - WorldCat - ISBN 078514420X
  • Punisher: In the Blood - Collects In the Blood #1-5. "Cyber sensei Henry Russo is back, keeping Frank proficient with an eye in the sky. Others are back, as well - two of Frank's most sadistic enemies united in a new vindictive plot: Enter the Jigsaw Bothers." - WorldCat - ISBN 0785151818
  • Punisher: Enter the War Zone - Collects War Zone vol. 2 #1-5. "The Punisher faces off against the Avengers, but it’s going to take more than bullets to take down Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It’s the matchups you never thought you’d see — Frank Castle vs. Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and more — with his protégé, Rachel Cole, caught in the middle. Does the Punisher have one last trick up his sleeve, or will the Avengers stomp him? A lot?" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785167420
  • The Punisher, vol. 1: Black and White - Collects vol. 9 #1-6. "For years, the Punisher has waged a war on crime in New York City with an array of very large guns - but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons and more has recently set his many sights due west. Now Frank Castle is in the City of Angels, looking to give the devil his due. Things aren't all they appear, though, with a highly trained military hit squad hot on Frank's tail. And when Frank discovers the Dos Sols gang's newest weapon, it's bad news … for him!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785154434
  • The Punisher, vol. 2: Border Crossing - Collects vol. 9 #7-12, plus Black Widow vol. 6 #9. "American soldiers are being held by a South American drug lord, when a new prisoner arrives: Frank Castle! But not all is as it seems on either side of the bars, and now a wounded Frank and a Special Forces medic must hazard dangerous terrain and merciless mercenaries to escape! Then, the Punisher finds himself fighting alongside — or against? — Black Widow for access to a deadly criminal network. But can either survive being trapped on an abandoned oil rig with Crossbones and his Skull Squad?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785154440
  • The Punisher, vol. 3: Last Days - Collects vol. 9 #13-20. "The Howling Commandos have gone a step too far: They have Frank Castle’s only remaining family sequestered in a Los Angeles hotel. As the city erupts into chaos, Frank brings the fight — and most of L.A.’s gangs — to them! As Frank follows the trail of corruption all the way to the nation’s capital, he finds himself up against a force that will test his morals, his resolve, and his fiber as a soldier. With the Punisher on a government hit list, has Frank walked into the lion’s den? Or can he find the man pulling the strings — before Captain America stops him?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785192541
  • The Punisher, vol. 1: On the Road - Collects vol. 10 #1-6. "When a by-the-numbers drug bust takes Frank by surprise, the horrible fallout threatens to send him into the heart of darkness! The Punisher won’t make that journey alone, though: A DEA agent is on his tail and attempting to get inside his head. What terrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? Then, Frank hits the road on the trail of the horrific narcotic EMC! The brutal Condor and the psychopathic Face lie in wait, with an army — and a tank! All Frank has in his corner is a passenger — and she’s a little girl?!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302900472
  • The Punisher, vol. 2: End of the Line - Collects vol. 10 #7-12. "The Punisher’s mission takes him from wilderness to frozen wasteland! But as Frank’s quest to bring down a super-powered drug ring sends him far off-road and deep into the woods, the predator may become the prey! Agent Ortiz chased Frank into hell and came out the other side. But now she’s no longer hunting Frank with the D.E.A. This time, as they say, it’s personal!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302900489 - (forthcoming, July 2017)


Leftover Useful InformationEdit

Creative TeamEdit

The Punisher created by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru & John Romita, Sr.

Volume 10Edit

Writer: Becky Cloonan. Artist: Steve Dillon. Covers: Declan Shalvey.

Publishing HistoryEdit

  • Volume 1: #1-5, 1986 (mini-series)
  • Volume 2: #1-104, 1987-1995
  • Volume 3: #1-18, 1995-1997 (Marvel Edge)
  • Volume 4: #1-4, 1998-1999 (Marvel Knights, mini-series)
  • Volume 5: #1-12, 2000-2001 (Marvel Knights)
  • Volume 6: #1-37, 2001-2004 (Marvel Knights)
  • War Zone vol. 1: #1-6, 2009 (Marvel Knights, mini-series)
  • Volume 7: #1-21, 2009-2010 (#17-21 as Franken-Castle)
  • In the Blood: #1-5, 2011 (In the Blood, mini-series)
  • Volume 8: #1-16, 2011-2012
  • War Zone vol. 2: #1-5, 2012-2013 (mini-series)
  • Volume 9: #1-20, 2014-2015
  • Volume 10: #1-, 2016-present

See also Punisher War Journal & PunisherMAX.

Future Publication DatesEdit

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

The Punisher #12: 17 May 2017
The Punisher #13: 28 Jun 2017
The Punisher #14: 26 Jul 2017

News & FeaturesEdit


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