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Published August 21, 2019

Garth Ennis Returns to Marvel with Artist Jacen Burrows This November for 'Punisher Soviet'

Frank Castle goes after the Russian mob in this six-issue limited series.

As long as there is trouble in the Marvel Universe, the Punisher's work is never done -- and in November, he's facing a formidable foe while finding a kindred spirit. But this new chapter for Frank Castle is also special because it marks the return of a legendary storyteller -- Garth Ennis comes back to Marvel to write PUNISHER SOVIET, and he's bringing along his frequent collaborator, artist Jacen Burrows, who also provides a variant cover. Paolo Rivera provides the main cover, shown here:

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PUNISHER SOVIET (2019) #1

PUNISHER SOVIET is not just a return to Marvel for Ennis, but also a return to Frank Castle. Ennis has written for the Punisher many times before, each time exploring different aspects of Frank Castle's story, whether he was at war abroad or with himself. Now that Castle is in a position to team up with someone who might understand his motivations, Ennis is the perfect writer to take him on his latest quest for justice. On his love for the character, Ennis says: “There’s a brilliant simplicity about Frank. He never changes -- in an ever-shifting and evolving world, he remains resolutely himself.”

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PUNISHER SOVIET (2019) #1

While Frank's team-up may be unusual for the Punisher, Ennis commented on his reunion with Burrows: “Jacen is easily one of my top ten collaborators -- he’s a master storyteller, an expert at both characters and action. We did some of my all-time favorite work together, such as Crossed, Wormwood, and -- particularly relevant for readers of PUNISHER SOVIET -- 303.”

In PUNISHER SOVIET, Frank Castle faces the wrath of the Russian mob when twelve of them end up dead at his feet -- but he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger. Who is the one beating Frank to the bad guys? You'll have to pick up PUNISHER SOVIET #1 this November! View more preview art and the variant cover by Jacen Burrows in the gallery below.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more news about PUNISHER SOVIET and more upcoming comic releases!

 

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'Punisher Soviet' #1 Preview Art

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