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A.K.A. One guy you don't want to mess with. As the vigilante Punisher, ex-Marine Frank Castle has been unrelenting in his battle against organized crime. While his methods are severe, (and usually permanent), The Punisher remains driven by personal loss...and his own brand of justice.

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Meet The Punisher

In The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #129

Punisher's first appearance. Hit-for-hire Frank Castle gets a contract on Spider-Man, courtesy of Jackal. But will Punisher go for the kill? Spider-Man and Punisher tussle- the first of many to come!

The Punisher vs. Marvel Universe

In Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe (1995) #1

A giant-sized 'What if?' one-shot. Frank Castle opens fire on Marvel's mightiest when his wife and children are casualties in a super hero battle. The brutal, eye-for-an-eye Punisher we've come to know and fear.

Punisher: Hero?

In Punisher (1995) #11

The Punisher may be Manhattan's last line of defense against the mutant Onslaught. See Frank Castle walk on the side of angels, (however briefly), as he saves S.H.I.E.L.D. agents from an exploding Helicarrier!

Marvel Knight

In Marvel Knights (2000) #1

'One-man army' Punisher teams-up with Daredevil, Black Widow, Dagger, and Shang Chi in this acclaimed series. Get ready for shakedowns and stakeouts, as Marvel's grittiest heroes take on threats of Avenger-size proportion!

Punisher Takes New York

In Punisher (2001) #1

Writer Garth Ennis tackles Marvel's 'Most Morally Challenged' in this 2001 series. Frank Castle is back in action, and reaches out to an NYPD detective to be his eyes on the street. The Punisher drowns several men alive. The Russian returns.

Punisher's Civil War

In Punisher War Journal (2006) #1

Creators Matt Fraction and Ariel Olivetti pack the punch in Punisher's fallout from Civil War. While the rest of the Marvel Universe picks a side, Frank Castle remains unregistered as a vigilante...and becomes an enemy of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, Stilt-Man!

Punisher: Dark Reign

In Punisher (2009) #1

The Punisher attempts to restore balance by assassinating Norman Osborn, leader of H.A.M.M.E.R. But Osborn's personal watchdog Sentry, is hot on Punisher's trail. Frank Castle vs. the god-like omnipotence of Sentry!

To Punish a Hulk

In Incredible Hulk (2011) #8

The Punisher and Hulk square-off in Juarez, Mexico. And Punisher knows exactly what buttons to push. Featuring mutated dogs, stun guns, and a car chase unlike any other!

Street-Level Smack-Down

In Daredevil (2011) #11

The terroristic Hydra is running amok in New York City. Luckily, Punisher, Daredevil and Spider-Man are on the case! But will notorious 'frenemies' Daredevil and Punisher see eye-to-eye in their treatment of Hydra goons?

The Punisher vs. Earth's Mightiest

In Punisher: War Zone (2012) #1

An ex-Special Forces Marine, every day is a War Zone for The Punisher. The Avengers find Frank Castle guilty for the mass murder of innocents. Former ally becomes sworn foe, as Earth's Mightiest disarm the murderous vigilante. All of which leads to a Spidey smack-down that Punisher, and Spider-Man, won't soon forget!


In Thunderbolts (2012) #30

Frank Castle's not what you'd call a "romantic guy." But the cold-blooded Elektra has captured his imagination...and his heart. The Thunderbolts have turned on Punisher, pitting lover against lover. But can assassin Elektra kill the man she loves? Plus, a glimpse into the tragic past of Frank Castle; the moment his family was murdered, and The Punisher was born.

Justice and Punishment

In Punisher: The Trial of the Punisher (2013) #1

The Punisher goes to court! Every dog has his day, and Frank Castle's no exception. His 'War Zone' journal steeped in blood, Punisher answers to ultimate justice- New York's Supreme Court. But why did Castle turn himself in?

Memento Mori

In The Punisher (2014) #1

Writer Nathan Edmondson reinvigorates The Punisher in this good and gory series. And this time out, the takedown of crime goes global! Punisher may be in over his head with a heavily-armed crime ring in Los Angeles. Better stock up the armory, Frank.

Heart of Darkness

In The Punisher (2016) #1

A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise…and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won’t make that journey alone: a DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head…but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience?