PUNISHER #1 Relaunch in August 'Back to Basics - But on a Bigger Scale'

The Punisher #1
Credit: Greg Smallwood (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Greg Smallwood (Marvel Comics)

Marvel is relaunching the current "Legacy" Punisher series, ditching the War Machine armor but keeping series writer Matthew Rosenberg.

In the new Punisher #1 launching August 1, Rosenberg and Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ) are doing a stripped-down version of Frank Castle - but a Frank Castle with an eye on bigger fish than usal.

"We’re going to get back to Frank Castle with a handgun and a knife, stalking the streets of New York, and getting his hands dirty. But we’re also going to see a man who has changed from his time in the armor," said Rosenberg. "He developed a taste for bigger game and larger targets, and he’s not going to give that up easily. So in a sense it’s back to basics - but on a bigger scale."

In this new series, the Punisher will, among other things, "travel overseas to overthrow a government and kill a world leader, and then come back home and go toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful people in the Marvel Universe."


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