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Punisher is published by Marvel Comics. Current price per issue is $3.99.

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Last Issues

Punisher #2: 13 Apr 2022

Current Issue

Punisher #3: 25 May 2022

Next Issue

Punisher #4: 13 Jul 2022


A new series starts March 2022.


Main Characters

  • Frank Castle/The Punisher - After his family died who were killed by the mob when they witnessed a Mafia gangland execution in New York City's Central Park, Vietnam vet Frank has dedicated his life to killing every mobster & gangster. - wikipedia


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Past Storylines



  • The Punisher: Circle of Blood - Collects vol. 1 #1-5. "The Punisher's in prison, but he can't complain... now the criminals have nowhere to run! But while he's in gray, his trademark black-and-white look's being used by an army out to wipe out the mob and anyone else in the way!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785123318
  • The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank - Collects vol. 5 #1-12. "Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing [The Punisher], while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead." - WorldCat - ISBN 0785133844
  • Punisher: Dark Reign - Collects vol. 7 #1-5. "One man with one bullet, in the right place, at the right time, can change the world. That's why the Punisher is perched atop a building on the Jersey shore with a high-powered Skrull rifle, his crosshairs trained on a target in Midtown Manhattan. But who is his target -- and why? One thing's for sure: They're anything but helpless. Someone is watching their back. Someone big. Enter: The Sentry!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785139974
  • Punisher: Dead End - Collects vol. 7 #6-10 & Annual #1. "The Hood’s crime organization has infected the entire world, and nowhere is it more prevalent than the street of New York where, hidden within the decaying husks of abandoned buildings, the Hood has built his secret empire out of everyone’s sight… including Norman Osborn’s. The Punisher is the one man standing between the new kingpin of crime and total domination, but in order to save his city from the decay and corruption, Frank Castle will first have to survive the rage of—The Dealy Dozen!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785142789
  • Punisher: Franken-Castle - Collects vol. 7 #11-21, plus Dark Reign: The List – Punisher and Dark Wolverine #88-89. "The Punisher is dead, so who, or what, is the giant patchwork monster skulking through the tunnels under New York? And what do those strange armored Japanese hunters tracking him want? Criminals are no longer being killed; they are simply vanishing into thin air. Listen closely, you can hear their pleas far below the streets. Those forgotten by society have a new protector. The Legion of Monsters has found a new leader. Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster." - WorldCat - ISBN 0785147543
  • Punisher by Greg Rucka, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 8 #1-5. "The biggest gun of all is back with blood on his hands and vengeance in his eyes to serve his own brand of justice with everything's he's got - but can he survive the darkness stored in his own arsenal?" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785163743

Omnibus Hardcovers

  • Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus - Collects vol. 5 #1-12 & vol. 6 #1-7 & 13-37, plus Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302907884
  • Punisher by Rick Remender Omnibus - Collects vol. 7 #1-21, Annual #1 & In the Blood #1-5, plus Dark Reign: The List – The Punisher & Dark Wolverine #88-89. - WorldCat - ISBN 0785162135

Trade Paperbacks

  • Punisher Epic Collection, vol. 2: Circle of Blood - Collects vol. 1 #1-5, vol. 2 #1-10 & Punisher—Assassin's Guild, plus Daredevil vol. 1 #257. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302914073
  • Punisher Epic Collection, vol. 4: Return to Big Nothing - Collects vol. 2 #26-34 & Annual #3, plus Classic Punisher #1 & the Return to Big Nothing, Kingdom Come & Intruder OGNs. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302930851
  • Punisher Epic Collection, vol. 5: Jigsaw Puzzle - Collects vol. 2 #34-48 & Annual #4, Punisher: No Escape & Punisher: The Prize. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302922757
  • Punisher Epic Collection, vol. 7: Capital Punishment - Collects vol. 2 #63-75, plus Punisher: G-Force, Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy & Punisher/Black Widow: Spinnning Doomsday's Web. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302907846

  • Punisher: Franken-Castle - Collects vol. 7 #11-21, plus Dark Reign: The List – Punisher and Dark Wolverine #88-89. - WorldCat - ISBN 078514420X
  • Punisher: In the Blood - Collects In the Blood #1-5. "Cyber sensei Henry Russo is back, keeping Frank proficient with an eye in the sky. Others are back, as well - two of Frank's most sadistic enemies united in a new vindictive plot: Enter the Jigsaw Bothers." - WorldCat - ISBN 0785151818
  • Punisher: Enter the War Zone - Collects War Zone vol. 2 #1-5. "The Punisher faces off against the Avengers, but it’s going to take more than bullets to take down Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It’s the matchups you never thought you’d see — Frank Castle vs. Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and more — with his protégé, Rachel Cole, caught in the middle. Does the Punisher have one last trick up his sleeve, or will the Avengers stomp him? A lot?" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785167420
  • The Punisher, vol. 1: Black and White - Collects vol. 9 #1-6. "For years, the Punisher has waged a war on crime in New York City with an array of very large guns - but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons and more has recently set his many sights due west. Now Frank Castle is in the City of Angels, looking to give the devil his due. Things aren't all they appear, though, with a highly trained military hit squad hot on Frank's tail. And when Frank discovers the Dos Sols gang's newest weapon, it's bad news … for him!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785154434
  • The Punisher, vol. 2: Border Crossing - Collects vol. 9 #7-12, plus Black Widow vol. 6 #9. "American soldiers are being held by a South American drug lord, when a new prisoner arrives: Frank Castle! But not all is as it seems on either side of the bars, and now a wounded Frank and a Special Forces medic must hazard dangerous terrain and merciless mercenaries to escape! Then, the Punisher finds himself fighting alongside — or against? — Black Widow for access to a deadly criminal network. But can either survive being trapped on an abandoned oil rig with Crossbones and his Skull Squad?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785154440
  • The Punisher, vol. 3: Last Days - Collects vol. 9 #13-20. "The Howling Commandos have gone a step too far: They have Frank Castle’s only remaining family sequestered in a Los Angeles hotel. As the city erupts into chaos, Frank brings the fight — and most of L.A.’s gangs — to them! As Frank follows the trail of corruption all the way to the nation’s capital, he finds himself up against a force that will test his morals, his resolve, and his fiber as a soldier. With the Punisher on a government hit list, has Frank walked into the lion’s den? Or can he find the man pulling the strings — before Captain America stops him?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785192541
  • The Punisher, vol. 1: On the Road - Collects vol. 10 #1-6. "When a by-the-numbers drug bust takes Frank by surprise, the horrible fallout threatens to send him into the heart of darkness! The Punisher won’t make that journey alone, though: A DEA agent is on his tail and attempting to get inside his head. What terrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? Then, Frank hits the road on the trail of the horrific narcotic EMC! The brutal Condor and the psychopathic Face lie in wait, with an army — and a tank! All Frank has in his corner is a passenger — and she’s a little girl?!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302900472
  • The Punisher, vol. 2: End of the Line - Collects vol. 10 #7-12. "The Punisher’s mission takes him from wilderness to frozen wasteland! But as Frank’s quest to bring down a super-powered drug ring sends him far off-road and deep into the woods, the predator may become the prey! Agent Ortiz chased Frank into hell and came out the other side. But now she’s no longer hunting Frank with the D.E.A. This time, as they say, it’s personal!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302900489
  • The Punisher, vol. 3: King of the New York Streets - Collects vol. 10 #13-17. "The Punisher is back in the Big Apple: Start spreading the bullets! He’s coming today! He wants to shoot the crime of it…New York, New York! And when a blackout hits the city, the dark brings out some of the worst its mean streets have to offer. The NYC subway can be pretty rough even on a good day, and this won’t be a good day as Frank heads underground with a gang of murderous criminals in his sights. Expect some slight delays. But can even the Punisher keep the city safe from the man called Face?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302905415
  • The Punisher: War Machine, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 11 #218-223. "For years, Frank has been fighting his one-man war as the Punisher, targeting criminals who endanger the innocent and dispatching them with lethal force. He’s used all the tools at his disposal, and he’s gotten extremely good at his self-appointed job. But he’s always been limited by the fact that he’s just one man, fighting an endless war. So when a certain one-eyed operative offers Frank the tools to take his fight global, how could he say no? That’s right: Frank Castle dons the high-tech armor of War Machine!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302910723
  • The Punisher: War Machine, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 11 #224-228. "Frank Castle brings the War Machine armor home to renew his one-man war on crime. Now nothing can stand in his way! Well, unless Captain Marvel and the other heroes have something to say about it! For with bigger guns, Frank has a taste for bigger game. After being used by the evil Steve Rogers during Secret Empire, Frank’s targeting what’s left of the Hydra Nation. First on Frank’s hit list: Baron Zemo! Unfortunately, Zemo knows a thing or two about recruiting masterfully evil associates, and the Punisher is in for one of the fights of his life — but he has a surprising ally in his corner!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302910730
  • The Punisher, vol. 1: World War Frank - Collects vol. 12 #1-5. "Frank Castle may no longer have the Stark-designed armor, but he has retained his taste for “big game” criminals — and he’s hungry for more. But the paths to such high-value targets are fraught with dangers greater than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use powerful help on his way across the world stage. But a delicate situation gets complicated when Daredevil enters the fray — and he wants to put the Punisher down even more than Frank’s newest foes! Where can the Punisher go from here?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302913472
  • The Punisher, vol. 2: War in Bagalia - Collects vol. 12 #6-11. "The Punisher is extradited to the worst place imaginable: Bagalia, Hydra Nation itself! Frank Castle has been in jail before, but never one like this — on an island country packed to the gills with super villains! But just as the Punisher enters the lion’s den, Baron Zemo makes his move! Zemo plans to turn Bagalia into a legitimate nation, but what chance does the rule of law have in a land of outlaws? And can Zemo’s lofty goal withstand the Punisher’s determined fury? Frank gets loose on the streets — but even for someone as notoriously hard to kill as the Punisher, an entire island of villains just might do it." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302913489
  • The Punisher, vol. 3: Street By Street, Block By Block - Collects vol. 12 #12-15. "The Punisher is at war with Baron Zemo — but he soon discovers that Zemo’s plans are even more sinister than Frank Castle believed! As their conflict extends beyond the nation of Bagalia, the stakes get higher — and the clock is ticking. What lines will Frank cross to stop Zemo? The Punisher returns to New York to reload but finds himself labeled an international terrorist — which does not make for a happy homecoming." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302919023

  • Marvel Knights Punisher by Golden, Sniegoski & Wrightson: Purgatory - Collects vol. 4 #1-4, plus Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation #1-4. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302916084
  • Marvel Knights Punisher by Garth Ennis: The Complete Collection, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 5 #1-12 & vol. 6 #1-5, plus Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302914080 - (forthcoming, December 2018)
  • Marvel Knights Punisher by Garth Ennis: The Complete Collection, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 6 #6-7 & 13-26. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302916077
  • Marvel Knights Punisher by Peyer & Gutierrez: Taxi Wars - Collects vol. 6 #8-12, Punisher X-Mas Special #1, & Spider-Man vs. Punisher #1. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302916336
  • Marvel Knights Punisher by Garth Ennis: The Complete Collection, vol. 3 - Collects vol. 6 #27-37, plus Punisher War Zone vol. 2 #1-6. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302918651

  • Punisher: Return to Big Nothing - Collects the Return to Big Nothing, Assassin's Guild & Intruder OGNs. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302918965


Leftover Useful Information

Creative Team

The Punisher created by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru & John Romita, Sr.

Volume 10

Writer: Becky Cloonan. Artist: Steve Dillon. Covers: Declan Shalvey.

Volume 11

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg. Artist: Guiu Vilanova. Covers: Clayton Crain.

Volume 13

Writer: Jason Aaron. Artist/Covers: Jesús Saiz.

Publishing History

  • Volume 1: #1-5, 1986 (mini-series)
  • Volume 2: #1-104, 1987-1995
  • Volume 3: #1-18, 1995-1997 (Marvel Edge)
  • Volume 4: #1-4, 1998-1999 (Marvel Knights, mini-series)
  • Volume 5: #1-12, 2000-2001 (Marvel Knights)
  • Volume 6: #1-37, 2001-2004 (Marvel Knights)
  • War Zone vol. 1: #1-6, 2009 (Marvel Knights, mini-series)
  • Volume 7: #1-21, 2009-2010 (#17-21 as Franken-Castle)
  • In the Blood: #1-5, 2011 (In the Blood, mini-series)
  • Volume 8: #1-16, 2011-2012
  • War Zone vol. 2: #1-5, 2012-2013 (mini-series)
  • Volume 9: #1-20, 2014-2015
  • Volume 10: #1-17, 2016-2017
  • Volume 11: #218-228, 2017-2018
  • Volume 12: #1-16, 2018-2019 (Legacy numbers #229-244)
  • Volume 13: #1- , 2022-present

See also Punisher War Journal & PunisherMAX.

Future Publication Dates

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Punisher #4: 13 Jul 2022
Punisher #5: 10 Aug 2022

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