“After writing The Punisher over the years, I’ve always been fascinated by the character of Frank Castle. What moments made him the Punisher, even before that fateful day in the park? And how far will he go to win the war that consumed his life? Spoiler: as much as it takes, ”said Aaron. “This story is the next step in the grim and tragic development of Frank Castle, from a troubled child, to a heroic soldier, to a vengeance-driven vigilante… to the duly anointed Killer King.” Believe me when I say, I’m as excited about this story as anything I’ve ever written for Marvel.
As the Punisher, Frank Castle has become the most accomplished killer the world has ever seen. After a shocking secret prompted him to become the warchief of the Hand, he now serves the Beast, a role he is destined to fulfill. Tragedy, war, and rage come together as he picks up his sword and new armor with the most notorious assassin clan in the Marvel Universe. Will this mean the end of the Punisher? Or a whole new bloody start?
“A few years ago, Jason Aaron walked into one of our creative heights with a pitch for Frank that knocked our collective jaws out,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief CB Cebulski said. “The story Jason tells – a truly epic tale of darkness, violence, and choice – can only be told with the Punisher at its heart. This series will build on Frank’s legacy while also presenting us with a side of him we’ve never seen before, setting the stage for an evolution we’ll find inevitable.
More information on PUNISHER will be published in the coming months.
PUNISHER # 1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by JESÚS SAIZ and PAUL AZACETA
Colors by DAVE STEWART
Cover of JESÚS SAIZ
On sale in March 2022