The Punisher: Punishing The Guilty and Corrupt

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Since 1974, Frank Castle/The Punisher remains both the classic comic book anti-hero and the anti-Batman with one only motto: punishing the guilty and corrupt. Though he is one of the “Marvel Knights”, he remains one of the most controversial and difficult – especially when it comes bringing him to life on the big screen. There were three attempts in 1989 and 2004 (The Punisher), and 2008 (Punisher: War Zone) for him to have his own franchise starring Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, and Ray Stevenson with little or modest success.

Still, you might consider Frank Castle/The Punisher is part-Rambo, part-Jack Bauer: a one-man army using extralegal means necessary to wipe out the worst of society – thieves, robbers, rapists, killers, and child molesters. But he never forgets why he does what he does: his family was the victims of organized crime, and that war will continue in a new series from writer Greg Rucka and artist Marco Checchetto.

This upcoming arc finds the vigilante taking on a new breed of syndicate that is more updated and dangerous than he has ever faced; the first two issues of the new series will be released next month.

Garrett Godwin is an entertainment journalist, who writes for NewsBlaze about television and people in the entertainment industry, from his home state of Michigan. Contact Garrett by writing to NewsBlaze.