DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER Pits Frank Castle Against The Merc With The Mouth

Deadpool Vs. The Punisher
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Frank Castle has made it his mission to kill as many criminals as possible - but how do you kill someone who can regenerate from almost anything? That's the question in Deadpool Versus The Punisher, a new miniseries from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Pere Perez.

When Punisher targets a mysterious criminal entrepreneur called the Bank, he runs afoul of the Bank's trusted friend, Deadpool. Given that the pair already dislike each other, according to Van Lente, it's safe to say their encounter will take a violent turn.

"They do not like each other, particularly from their [Thunderbolts] days on the same team together. Wade thinks Frank is a stick in the mud while Frank thinks Wade’s healing factor has made him loud, sloppy and useless," Van Lente explained. "It’s a real peanut-butter-in-chocolate situation, and you take that compare/contrast and run with it. You put Deadpool in a gritty crime story and Frank in this kind of insane, manic world where Deadpool’s adventures take place, and you let them try and shoot their way out of it—and at each other!"

Deadpool Versus The Punisher is scheduled to debut in April.

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