COMICS: Frank Castle Returns – Marvel Releases First Look at THE PUNISHER #1

This February, Frank Castle’s one-man-war on crime continues in an all-new The Punisher #1, from the explosive creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads! Hit the jump for a first look at the issue as well as the variant covers from the likes of Chris Samnee and Skottie Young!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/8/2014
This February, Frank Castle’s one-man-war on crime continues in an all-new THE PUNISHER #1 – from the explosive creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads! For years, the Punisher has called New York City his home – keeping a watchful eye on the city through the sight of a gun. But when a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons, and more leads Frank out west – he sets his sights on Los Angeles. And the City of Angels isn’t ready for a devil like the Punisher! But not everything is as it appears, and Frank will soon find himself toe-to-toe with a highly trained military strike force known only as the 131! Who are the mysterious 131? And why are they out for the Punisher’s head? Find out when the high-octane new series kicks off this February in THE PUNISHER #1!
















THE PUNISHER #1
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Pencils & Cover by MITCH GERADS
Variant Covers by SALVADOR LAROCCA, CHRIS SAMNEE, SKOTTIE YOUNG
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darkknight2149 - 1/8/2014, 5:05 PM
Does this mean Punisher is quitting the Thunderbolts?
darkknight2149 - 1/8/2014, 5:05 PM
FIRST! AND SECOND!
darkknight2149 - 1/8/2014, 5:06 PM
Serious question, though.
BenjiWest - 1/8/2014, 5:10 PM
Frank always seems to be "coming back"
Jollem - 1/8/2014, 5:10 PM
love the skottie punisher
Jollem - 1/8/2014, 5:11 PM
samnee's really good. like allred
Desrow - 1/8/2014, 5:22 PM
Now this is a great character, too bad Marvel Studios got the rights... now we gonna see something more like this

JamesMan - 1/8/2014, 5:24 PM
@Desrow

I would actually pay to see that...
agentawsume - 1/8/2014, 5:30 PM
Hopefully it's on par with the Ruck a run.
GUNSMITH - 1/8/2014, 5:33 PM
WHO PLAYED THE PUNISHER THE BEST IN FILM?
Jollem - 1/8/2014, 5:38 PM
ray
Jollem - 1/8/2014, 5:43 PM
tom was good. written kinda wonky sometimes. good movie. the comic it was based on was way better

dolph was good. maybe a little too...i dunno...strange sometimes about his whole deal. he gets all weirdly introspective and naked and stuff. yes, i said naked. it can't be a punisher movie without seeing dolph's ass and dangly bits
TheRationalNerd - 1/8/2014, 5:45 PM
He's getting a TV series on Netflix right?
marvel72 - 1/8/2014, 5:51 PM
i loved the last punisher series & marvel cancelled it.
ALmazing - 1/8/2014, 5:52 PM
^He is not part of the Netflix deal, but he could make a cameo perhaps.
GLprime2814 - 1/8/2014, 5:52 PM
"Frank Castle returns"
What did he go on vacation to the DC universe or something?
I see he's taking his punishment to the west coast , careful Kobe Bryant.
marvel72 - 1/8/2014, 5:57 PM
@ GUNSMITH

definitely ray,war zone is a guilty pleasure of mine.
marvel72 - 1/8/2014, 5:58 PM
daredevil vs the punisher would equal ratings.
Jollem - 1/8/2014, 6:02 PM
CaptShipwreck - 1/8/2014, 6:04 PM
Tom Jane was cool
WellDrawn - 1/8/2014, 6:07 PM
Is L.A. really the place that needs the Punisher most? Wouldn't he find more to clean up Detroit or Chicago?

Putting him in L.A. is like putting him in Tampa Bay... Punisher and palm trees don't mix.
space - 1/8/2014, 6:11 PM
This looks great!!
JustDame - 1/8/2014, 6:17 PM
Definitely looks like Rucka's type of Punisher. Can't wait
JamesMan - 1/8/2014, 6:18 PM
@WellDrawn

You don't live in California do you?
HotRodFan899 - 1/8/2014, 6:40 PM
I hate the art.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 6:48 PM
Heh, there's more than a few places back in Bristol that Frank would've abso-f*cking-lutely loved to dig around in. I think he'd like the UK.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 6:49 PM
I really like the first two pics. As far as favourites go, Frank's always in the top 5 for me.
Battabing - 1/8/2014, 6:56 PM
Oh look! Another Punisher miniseries.
Optimus83 - 1/8/2014, 7:07 PM
Cool. ...Punisher Reboot
PunPun - 1/8/2014, 7:53 PM
Shit comic. Nothing will ever top Ennis.
jlabatman - 1/8/2014, 7:54 PM
Looks good, pretty sure about 1000 criminals are getting ready to die!
For Punisher on screen, they need to incorporate more of Punisher's military background and training, that shit would be badass to see!
ColonelKilgore - 1/8/2014, 7:55 PM
I'm excited but what's the deal with his vest? Must not want to get shot in the nips. Screw vital organs. Protect the nips!
Ghostt - 1/8/2014, 8:07 PM
Wish they would make punisher cool again...like back in the Jim Lee days
McFarlaneFan - 1/8/2014, 8:14 PM
He was drawn better in the Archie Comics team up. Maybe Archie Comics should do Punisher.
jlabatman - 1/8/2014, 8:16 PM
Bring back Punisher War Journal, that shit was badass!
ManDeth - 1/8/2014, 8:18 PM
Punisher is an idea that was worn out over 20 years ago. He has big guns. He shoots people. You read one Punisher comic you have read them all.
preacherfan666 - 1/8/2014, 8:29 PM
As much as i like the punisher, i gotta agree with Mandeth, he really is a one note character.
CorndogBurglar - 1/8/2014, 8:53 PM
The best and quintessential Punisher is Garth Ennis' run.

In our lifetimes, we will never see another writer handle him with as much care. Ennis knew what this character was all about. Everything else pales in comparison and almost comes off as a joke.
rabid - 1/8/2014, 9:15 PM
Yeah Garth Ennis pretty much put an end to all the classic Punisher stories. The only place to go from here is to integrate him in as a superhero. I don't understand why he can't work for SHIELD. His last miniseries confirmed that he had pretty much wiped the mafia out of existence and needed a new calling in life.
Bartman87 - 1/8/2014, 9:25 PM
Can't wait until this comes out been missing the series
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