Marvel Comics’ Punisher Gets New Series From Avengers Writer Jason Aaron


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Avengers and Thor Scribe Jason Aaron will write Marvel Comics’ upcoming Punisher series, a “definitive highlight of Frank Castle’s journey in the Marvel Universe to date.” punisher will run for 13 oversized issues, starting in March 2022, with the art of Jesús Saiz (Checkmate, Doctor strange) and Paul Azaceta (The Incredible Spider-Man).

“Having written The Punisher over the years, I’ve always been fascinated by the character of Frank Castle,” Aaron said in Marvel’s press release. “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 necessary.

punisher will be Marvel’s first solo book for Frank Castle since punisher (2018) concluded at the end of 2019, at a time when the killer vigilante emblem gained notoriety for its adoption by the police and pro-police organizations. Aaron’s point of view will examine “the past, present and future of the character of Frank Castle,” according to the press release from Marvel, as he becomes an assassin for the hand, the shadowy criminal organization that originated in the pages of daredevil. Saiz will draw the current scenes of the story, while Azaceta will draw the flashbacks.

“This story is the next step destined for the dark and tragic evolution of Frank Castle,” Aaron said in the press release, “from the troubled child to the heroic soldier to the vengeance-driven vigilante … right down 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.

Get Marvel’s official roundup, two preview pages, and full coverage of punisher # 1 below:

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?

Image: Jason Aaron, Jesús Saiz / Marvel Comics

Frank Castle walks around his gun-covered New York apartment in an unfinished page of Punisher # 1 (2022).

Image: Jason Aaron, Paul Azaceta / Marvel Comics

Frank Castle / The Punisher in a torn and bloody costume stands in front of a background of dozens of edged weapons on the cover of Punisher # 1 (2022).

Image: Jesús Saiz / Marvel Comics

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