Tag Archives: the punisher

Around the Tubes

Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1

It’s new comic book day! What are you all planning on getting? What are you excited to read? Lets us know in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Star – Toronto police officer ordered to remove ‘Punisher’ patch from uniform – Good, this not a character cops should be looking up to.

Kotaku – How To Make The Most Of Avengers’ Endgame – Who’s playing and what do you think?

Atomic Junk Shop – A web comic everyone should be reading: COVID Chronicles – Definitely one to check out.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Magic is a virus and Noam the only survivor in The Fever King – Free comics!

Reviews

CBR – Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1
Comics Bulletin – Hellblazer: Rise and Fall #1

Around the Tubes

Adventureman #1

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots on tap coming your way from interviews, reviews, and more! While you wait for things to get rolling, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

iO9 – The Punisher’s Logo Can’t Be Turned Into a Symbol for Black Lives Matter or Real World Justice – Agree? Disagree?

GamesRadar – DC and Diamond extend working relationship temporarily – Bets this gets resolved?

Reviews

Talking Comics – Adventureman #1
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Blacking Out
Talking Comics – Daredevil #20
Comic Attack – Excellence #7
Talking Comics – Killadelphia #6

Gerry Conway Wants to Take Back the Punisher Logo and is Raising Money for Black Lives Matter

The Punisher skull logo has been adopted by the police and their supporters despite the character being a vigilante working outside of the law. The extrajudicial handling of crime seems to be the draw with the symbol blended with the “Blue Lives Matter” coloring and displayed in support. The symbol has been seen sported by police recently and has a long history within the police. Disney and Marvel have done nothing to curtail the use of the symbol as it’s been coopted and proliferated online and in the real world.

The Punisher debuted in 1974 and was created by Gerry Conway, John Romita, Sr., and Ross Andru. The character debuted as a villain targeting Spider-Man and over the years has generally evolved into an anti-hero though his exact depiction has varied. Conway has been vocal against the use of the symbol by the police and others and is currently attempting to take the symbol back.

The comic creator has launched a charity fundraising effort through CustomInk where the sales will benefit Black Lives Matter.

For too long, symbols associated with a character I co-created have been co-opted by forces of oppression and to intimidate black Americans. This character and symbol was never intended as a symbol of oppression. This is a symbol of a systematic failure of equal justice. It’s time to claim this symbol for the cause of equal justice and Black Lives Matter.
–Gerry Conway

Currently, over $24,000 has been raised for the organiztion through four designs and over 1,800 shirts sold.

You can get an awesome shirt now for a good cause and help “take back” the Punisher from those who clearly don’t understand the character.

ComiXology Has a Half Dozen New Digital Comics for You Today

Six comics currently await you on comiXology. The comics feature one new DC Comics DC Digital First while Marvel delivers five digital collections of previously released series.

You can get them all here or check out the individual releases below!

Aquaman: Deep Dives #8

Written by Cecil Castellucci, Marv Wolfman
Pencils Pop Mhan
Inks Pop Mhan
Colored by Tony Avina, Rex Lokus
Purchase

Story 1 – The terror group Scorpio attempts to capture and dissect Aquaman in an effort to create superhuman soldiers! Story 2 – While escorting a pod of whales to safety, Aquaman and Mera discuss starting a family of their own, but their conversation is cut short when naval sonar tests disorient the pod, causing the whales to attack naval ships, and forcing Aquaman, Mera, and the Navy officers to save the pod before they hurt anyone.

Aquaman: Deep Dives #8

Clandestine Classic

Written by Alan Davis
Art by Alan Davis
Cover by Alan Davis
Purchase

Collects Clandestine (1994) #1-8, Marvel Comics Presents #158 And X-Men & Clandestine #1-2.

For centuries they have lived among us – mysterious, elusive, unknowable…so what are they doing with brightly colored costumes and codenames?! Teenagers Rory and Pandora want to pull Alan Davis’s family of extra-normal outsiders into the world of heroes and villains, little knowing that M.O.D.O.K. and A.I.M. are waiting for them! Centuries-old patriarch Adam Destine knows the disastrous duo has a lot to learn about power and responsibility…and we all know who’s the web-spinning specialist on that, don’t we? Plus Adam and his super-powered scions join the X-Men in a demonic debacle against the sinister Synraith! Also guest-starring Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer and the Invaders!

Clandestine Classic

Foolkiller: Fool’s Paradise

Written by Gregg Hurwitz
Art by Lan Medina
Cover by Lan Medina
Purchase

Collects Foolkiller (2007) #1-5.

Los Angeles Times best-selling author Gregg Hurwitz (The Crime Writer) and Lan Medina bring you a gritty, no-holds barred crime thriller! Move over Frank Castle, there’s a new vigilante in town. When the Foolkiller strikes, the punishment fits the crime. It’s a display for all to see, the truth in all its brutal glory, our hidden secrets gutted and turned inside out for the front pages. A vigilante artist, a madman performer, the Foolkiller has been brutally introduced to the human joke, and he wants to make sure fools everywhere take note. What he reveals may not be what you want to see. Or what you want to admit. But he makes one thing certain: If you’re a fool, you cannot hide.

Foolkiller: Fool's Paradise

Mythos

Written by Paul Jenkins
Art by Paolo Rivera
Cover by Paolo Rivera
Purchase

Collects Mythos: Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Captain America And X-Men.

Showcasing the origins of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe! See how Spider-Man’s super-hero career began! Learn how the Fantastic Four became the team they are today! Witness the origin and earliest days of the Hulk and Ghost Rider! Revisit Steve Rogers’ transformation from a weakling with a heart of steel to the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America! Experience the first encounter between the X-Men and their ultimate nemesis, Magneto! Paul Jenkins tells the tales, while Paolo Rivera delivers the beautiful fully painted artwork.

Mythos

Punisher Max: From First To Last

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Richard Corben, Lewis Larosa, John Severin
Cover by Tim Bradstreet
Purchase

Collects Punisher: The Tyger, Punisher: The Cell And Punisher: The End.

Three dark tales of the Punisher’s past, present and future. THE TYGER: As a 10-year-old boy on the streets of Brooklyn, Frank Castle was no stranger to violence. On the eve of his first kill as the Punisher, Castle remembers a far-off summer filled with fear, intimidation and revenge. THE CELL: Deep in the bowels of Riker’s Island lurk five evil old men, with a secret so terrible that even they can’t begin to comprehend it. But a new inmate has arrived: the Punisher, convicted of a hundred murders, determined to find those five old men no matter what. And finally, THE END: In the near future, in the ruins of a world destroyed by nuclear fire, there is still evil — and so there must be punishment. A dying Frank Castle stalks the mass graves of New York City, determined to carry out one final, dreadful task.

Punisher Max: From First To Last

Punisher: Barbarian With A Gun

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by John Buscema
Cover by John Buscema
Purchase

Collects Punisher: War Zone #26-30.

The island of Puerto Dulce’s name means “Sweet Port,” but there’s nothing sweet about getting skewered on sugar cane! The Punisher’s been enslaved in a Caribbean jungle, and escape means going through prisoners, revolutionaries, and alligators! Will he catch his drug-dealing quarry before their shared enemies beat him to it? Guest-starring Ice Phillips from Marvel’s controversial series THE ‘NAM!

Punisher: Barbarian With A Gun

Punisher War Machine Gets a Previews Exclusive Funko Pop!

For years, Frank Castle has been fighting his one-man war as the Punisher, but when he’s offered the tools to take his fight global, Frank Castle dons the high-tech armor of War Machine!

Now this infamous incarnation of Marvel Comics’ timeless vigilante is ready to rock as a PREVIEWS Exclusive 3-3/4” vinyl Pop! figure. As usual, this Pop comes packaged in a collector-friendly window box, perfect for display in your Marvel Collection!

Additionally, this PREVIEWS Exclusive Funko Pop! features an exclusive comic incentive. For every six pieces ordered through March 16, retailers will receive an exclusive Marvel Comics variant edition: Empyre #1 Funko Variant. Comic shop customers and Funko fans interested in purchasing the comic, should check with their local comic shop retailer about the availability of this limited variant cover.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop Marvel Punisher War Machine Figure (SEP198704, SRP: $12.99) is now available to pre-order at your local comic shop with an expected release date of April 15, 2020.

Punisher in War Machine Marvel Legends Figure Comes Exclusively to Entertainment Earth

The Punisher has changed his costume again and it’s a classic! The Marvel Legends The Punisher in War Machine Armor 6-Inch Action Figure gives this armored hero a new look for fighting against crime. Frank Castle is ready for anything with his Stark-inspried battle armor, and you’ll love posing this super-articulated action figure on your desk!

The figure retails for $22.99 and is available for pre-order now exclusively at Entertainment Earth. It’s slated for released in October 2019.

Marvel Legends Punisher in War Machine armor

Preview: The Punisher #16

The Punisher #16

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ZEMO DARK THIRTY!

• New York City is under siege as the new Thunderbolts, Black Widow’s squad, mayor Fisk’s personal V.I.G.I.L. soldiers, and everyone in between get caught in the crossfire, but it all comes down to two men.
• Punisher.
• Zemo.

The Punisher #16

Preview: Savage Avengers #5

Savage Avengers #5

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Deodato (CA) David Finch
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• The Marrow God has eaten the sentient population of entire planets, but he never had to dance with the Savage Avengers. Kulan Gath is on the verge of defeat…or is that what he wanted the entire time?
• A Pyrrhic victory lights a fuse that will only burn more of the Marvel Universe.
• Plus, the Punisher is curious about Crom…

Savage Avengers #5

Preview: Punisher #15

Punisher #15

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE BATTLE OF NEW YORK!

• You can’t fight City Hall…unless, of course, you’re Frank Castle.
• But he won’t fight alone!
• Unfortunately, Zemo’s got his new Thunderbolts, and they’re ready for war.

Punisher #15

Preview: The Punisher #14

The Punisher #14

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $3.99

WAR IN THE STREETS!

• Zemo’s battle against the Punisher hits the streets of Manhattan!
• It’s all-out war…just the way Frank likes it.
• Someone’s brought backup for Frank, but the Punisher doesn’t play well with others…

The Punisher #14
« Older Entries