History Comicbook / ThePunisher

5th Sep '17 10:49:08 AM hullflyer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** He's had bigger success against lower-level superpowered villains who dont know how to use their powers properly. One of his biggest victories was against ''Electro'' though this didnt result in Electros death.

to:

** He's had bigger success against lower-level superpowered villains who dont know how to use their powers properly. One of his biggest victories was against ''Electro'' though this didnt didn't result in Electros Electro's death.
4th Sep '17 1:13:19 PM HawkbitAlpha
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The character himself often suffers from inconsistent writing. Many writers have portrayed him as a good man at heart who sincerely does want to help people and keep them from suffering the same way he did, while other writers have portrayed him as a psychopath with no pity for anyone and no motivation beyond killing criminals. There are two notably different Punisher series: the main Marvel Universe series and a second series created for Marvel's adults-only [[Creator/MarvelMAX MAX]] imprint (originally titled ''The Punisher'' and referred to as ''Punisher MAX'', before changing to ''The Punisher: Frank Castle'' and then [=PunisherMAX=]). This latter version, written almost exclusively by Creator/GarthEnnis for four years, features no superheroes and is deeply rooted in "mundane" crime -- TheMafia, Irish terrorist cells, Eastern European sex slavers, gangsters and real-life wars are prominent. It is also considerably less funny than the mainstream Marvel series, though there are touches of black humor here and there. The MAX series is written much more consistently than the mainstream version, due to being almost entirely shaped by Garth Ennis' vision of the character; this series is also notorious for its moral absolutism. The Marvel Universe version may be willing to excuse himself for killing a friend's girlfriend while under the influence of a "hate ray", but the first post-Ennis MAX issue sees Frank on the edge of killing himself after believing that his instinctive shooting had led to an innocent girl's death, declaring to himself that "I must be punished."[[note]]Realizing the possibility of a setup is the only thing that lets him live long enough to exhume the body, which he finds was slain with a bullet of a different caliber from what he had been carrying. Turned out that [[DrivenToSuicide it was a setup]] to get him out of the way of a local crime syndicate.[[/note]]

to:

The character himself [[DependingOnTheWriter often suffers from inconsistent writing. writing.]] Many writers have portrayed him as a good man at heart who sincerely does want to help people and keep them from suffering the same way he did, while other writers have portrayed him as a psychopath with no pity for anyone and no motivation beyond killing criminals. There are two notably different Punisher series: the main Marvel Universe series and a second series created for Marvel's adults-only [[Creator/MarvelMAX MAX]] imprint (originally titled ''The Punisher'' and referred to as ''Punisher MAX'', before changing to ''The Punisher: Frank Castle'' and then [=PunisherMAX=]). This latter version, written almost exclusively by Creator/GarthEnnis for four years, features no superheroes and is deeply rooted in "mundane" crime -- TheMafia, Irish terrorist cells, Eastern European sex slavers, gangsters and real-life wars are prominent. It is also considerably less funny than the mainstream Marvel series, though there are touches of black humor here and there. The MAX series is written much more consistently than the mainstream version, due to being almost entirely shaped by Garth Ennis' vision of the character; this series is also notorious for its moral absolutism. The Marvel Universe version may be willing to excuse himself for killing a friend's girlfriend while under the influence of a "hate ray", but the first post-Ennis MAX issue sees Frank on the edge of killing himself after believing that his instinctive shooting had led to an innocent girl's death, declaring to himself that "I must be punished."[[note]]Realizing the possibility of a setup is the only thing that lets him live long enough to exhume the body, which he finds was slain with a bullet of a different caliber from what he had been carrying. Turned out that [[DrivenToSuicide it was a setup]] to get him out of the way of a local crime syndicate.[[/note]]
11th Aug '17 3:56:20 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn Born]]'' (2003) -- A four issue mini series that details Frank's third and final tour of duty in Vietnam. Also written by Creator/GarthEnnis

to:

* ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn Born]]'' (2003) -- A four issue mini series that details Frank's third and final tour of duty in Vietnam. Vietnam, which was later became the starting point for the MAX series. Also written by Creator/GarthEnnisCreator/GarthEnnis.
11th Aug '17 3:05:17 PM SFH
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->''"[[Series/{{Daredevil}} You]]'re just one bad day away from being me..."''

to:

-->''"[[Series/{{Daredevil}} You]]'re -->''"[[Series/Daredevil2015 You]] know you're just one bad day away from being me..."''
26th Jul '17 7:22:06 AM LordOfTheSword
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Possibly the most enduring DarkerAndEdgier AntiHero ever to appear in a comic, the Punisher is one of [[MarvelUniverse Marvel's]] most reliable [[CashCowFranchise cash cows]], a VigilanteMan and JudgeJuryAndExecutioner whose only passion is finding and executing criminals in the most brutal (and sometimes [[CoolAndUnusualDeath imaginative]]) ways possible. The Punisher first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #129 (February, 1974), created by writer Creator/GerryConway, along with artists John Romita, Sr. and Ross Andru.

to:

Possibly the most enduring DarkerAndEdgier AntiHero ever to appear in a comic, the Punisher is one of [[MarvelUniverse Marvel's]] most reliable [[CashCowFranchise cash cows]], a VigilanteMan and JudgeJuryAndExecutioner whose only passion is finding and executing criminals in the most brutal (and sometimes [[CoolAndUnusualDeath [[CruelAndUnusualDeath imaginative]]) ways possible. The Punisher first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #129 (February, 1974), created by writer Creator/GerryConway, along with artists John Romita, Sr. and Ross Andru.
26th Jul '17 7:21:41 AM LordOfTheSword
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Possibly the most enduring DarkerAndEdgier AntiHero ever to appear in a comic, the Punisher is one of [[MarvelUniverse Marvel's]] most reliable [[CashCowFranchise cash cows]], a VigilanteMan and JudgeJuryAndExecutioner whose only passion is finding and executing criminals in the most brutal (and sometimes [[CruelAndUnusualDeath imaginative]]) ways possible. The Punisher first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #129 (February, 1974), created by writer Creator/GerryConway, along with artists John Romita, Sr. and Ross Andru.

to:

Possibly the most enduring DarkerAndEdgier AntiHero ever to appear in a comic, the Punisher is one of [[MarvelUniverse Marvel's]] most reliable [[CashCowFranchise cash cows]], a VigilanteMan and JudgeJuryAndExecutioner whose only passion is finding and executing criminals in the most brutal (and sometimes [[CruelAndUnusualDeath [[CoolAndUnusualDeath imaginative]]) ways possible. The Punisher first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #129 (February, 1974), created by writer Creator/GerryConway, along with artists John Romita, Sr. and Ross Andru.
23rd Jul '17 3:08:20 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Also in "Mother Russia", the BatmanColdOpen features Frank rescuing an elderly Russian WW2 veteran from some gangsters, with Frank explaining that he "has a thing about respecting his elders."

to:

** Also in "Mother Russia", the BatmanColdOpen features Frank rescuing an elderly Russian WW2 [=WW2=] veteran from some gangsters, with Frank explaining that he "has a thing about respecting his elders."
15th Jul '17 9:37:30 AM TheWildWestPyro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Even though the Punisher uses a lot of different types of guns, as a Vietnam veteran, he shows a strong preference for weapons from that era such as the [=M16A1=] rifle, the [=M3A1=] and IMI Uzi submachine guns, the M60 machine gun or the [=M1911A1=] pistol.

to:

** Even though the Punisher uses a lot of different types of guns, as a Vietnam veteran, he shows a strong preference for weapons from that era such as the [=M16A1=] assault rifle, the [=M3A1=] and IMI Uzi submachine guns, the M60 machine gun gun, the Remington 700 sniper rifle or the [=M1911A1=] pistol.
15th Jul '17 9:37:09 AM TheWildWestPyro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Even though the Punisher uses a lot of different types of guns, as a Vietnam veteran, he shows a strong preference for weapons from that era such as the [=M16A1=] rifle, the [=M3A1=] submachine gun or the [=M1911A1=] pistol.

to:

** Even though the Punisher uses a lot of different types of guns, as a Vietnam veteran, he shows a strong preference for weapons from that era such as the [=M16A1=] rifle, the [=M3A1=] and IMI Uzi submachine guns, the M60 machine gun or the [=M1911A1=] pistol.
15th Jul '17 9:36:16 AM TheWildWestPyro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Even though the Punisher uses a lot of different types of guns, he shows a preference for military weapons such as the M16 rifle or M1911 pistols.

to:

** Even though the Punisher uses a lot of different types of guns, as a Vietnam veteran, he shows a strong preference for military weapons from that era such as the M16 rifle [=M16A1=] rifle, the [=M3A1=] submachine gun or M1911 pistols.the [=M1911A1=] pistol.
This list shows the last 10 events of 365. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Comicbook.ThePunisher