Frank Castle is coming back to the Marvel Universe and it seems he is going to be more grounded. The last time we saw The Punisher it seemed as his days were numbered as judge, jury, and executioner. Marvel will be bringing this version of Frank Castle as a more realistic version. With Jon Bernthal bringing Frank Castle to life in season 2 of Daredevil this comic will be a hot commodity. Marvel has chosen wisely with Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon putting this series together.
The one man war on crime is reforged, reloaded and re-energized in 2016! Frank Castle is back to terrorize the underworld of the Marvel Universe once more in THE PUNISHER #1! From rising star writer Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy, Southern Cross) and legendary Punisher artist Steve Dillon comes a new beginning for Frank, and an ending for anyone who stands in his way.
A routine drug bust on the streets of New York City turns out to be anything but. Thereâ€™s a new drug hitting the streets. One that has the ability to create unstable super soldiers. As the threads begin to pull loose, the man behind the drugâ€™s startling connection to The Punisher is revealed: An old associate from Frankâ€™s military days! But as he follows the trail of drugs and digs deeper and deeper into the Northeastâ€™s heart of darkness â€“ itâ€™ll be a fight for sanity and survival.
â€œI try and look for outside inspiration in everything I do, and this Punisher series is no different,â€ says writer Becky Cloonan, discussing her take on the series with Marvel.com. â€œMy goal is to present a new take on Frank Castle but still have him ring true to the character.â€
Mobsters, villains and drug runners beware. Frank Castle is back…and heâ€™s coming for you. Be there as a new war on crime is waged in the new Marvel Universe next year when Cloonan & Dillon bring you THE PUNISHER #1!
THE PUNISHER #1
Written by BECKY CLOONAN
Art by STEVE DILLON
Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Coming in 2016!