Frank Castle, the Punisher, wages an ongoing war against crime, one bullet at a time. His first target: the Gnucci family, headed by the notorious Ma Gnucci. But the NYPD Special Punisher Task Force, led by the hapless Detective Soap, has sworn to bring Frank down. And to add to the mayhem, there's a new breed of vigilante in town: The Holy, Elite, and Mr. Payback, three righteous madmen inspired by The Punisher himself. Finally, there's the gigantic killer known only as The Russian--who might just be the last enemy the Punisher will ever face.
The bestselling saga that defined one of the Marvel Universe's most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats - the Holy, Elite, and Mr. Payback - who want him to join their crime-cleansing force. Collecting Punisher (2000) #1-12.
Collects Punisher (2001) #27-37 and Punisher War Zone (2008) #1-6. The Marvel Knights era of Punisher comes to an explosive close! First, guns meet blades as Frank faces perhaps the only person more deadly than he is: Elektra! Next, the Punisher heads to the Lone Star State for a high-noon showdown on the streets of Laredo! Then, when Daredevil, Spider-Man and Wolverine join forces to finally bring Franks killing spree to an end, can he make three of Marvels greatest heroes look like a confederacy of dunces? And how does the Hulk figure in to it all? Finally, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillons sequel to their classic Welcome Back, Frank sees the resurrection of Ma Gnucci turn the Punishers world into a war zone which is just the way he likes it!
The Marvel Knights era of Punisher comes to an explosive close! First, guns meet blades as Frank faces perhaps the only person more deadly than he is - Elektra! Next, the Punisher heads to the Lone Star State for a high-noon showdown on the streets of Laredo! Then, when Daredevil, Spider-Man and Wolverine join forces to fi nally bring Frank's killing spree to an end, can he make three of Marvel's greatest heroes look like a confederacy of dunces? And how does the Hulk figure in to it all? Finally, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's sequel to their classic "Welcome Back, Frank" sees the resurrection of Ma Gnucci turn the Punisher's world into a war zone - which is just the way he likes it! COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2001) 27-37, PUNISHER WAR ZONE (2008) 1-6
Welcome back, Frank! The Punisher returns, more brutal than ever, courtesy of writer Garth Ennis - and his perfect artistic partner, Steve Dillon! The critically acclaimed creators that brought you Preacher restore one of Marvel's most popular characters to ultraviolent glory - as a one-man army locked, loaded and ready to take out anyone in his way. And Frank starts with Ma Gnucci and her entire crime family! Spacker Dave, Joan the Mouse and Mr. Bumpo all await in one of the most celebrated Punisher stories ever told! And Frank's war on crime continues as he targets disgraced General Kreigkopf, and has a very unique team-up with Spider-Man! Plus, in Ennis' very first Punisher story, watch as Frank Castle unleashes his fury on the entire Marvel Universe! COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2000) 1-12, PUNISHER (2001) 1-5, PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
Collects Punisher War Zone (2008) #1-6. THE RESURRECTION OF MA GNUCCI! The seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon come back together for a sequel to their legendary story arc, "Welcome Back, Frank." It all starts when two mobsters take a trip to the zoo and piss off the wrong monkey. Limbs are lost (the kind you can't easily replace), vultures are fed (with said appendages), and then things get, like, really crazy. Like back-from-the-dead crazy. That's right - she's back and she wants payback! Ma Gnucci! Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless evil!
Author : Victor Gischler
ISBN : 9781302508517
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Collects Punisher MAX #71-74. Celebrated crime novelist Victor Gischler takes on Marvels greatest vigilante! Traveling the Louisiana back roads with something awful stored in his trunk, Frank Castle stops at a service station on the edge of the bayou and steps into a world of unspeakable horror. Patrolling the depths of hell, the Punisher has crossed paths with plenty of unsavory characters, but nothing has prepared him for the unspeakable depravity of the Geautreauxs. Plus: Vettes little black book is a treasure chest of dark secrets. Movie stars, politicians, gangsters they all pay to play. Tonight, she is making a house call and the Punisher is riding shotgun. Because one of the names in that book is Carlos Ramirez, a powerful Miami drug lord who hides in an impenetrable fortress, and Vette is the Punishers best ticket inside. Before the night is through, Vette will learn a thing or two about what really lurks in the hearts of men, about the difference between dogs and wolves.
Author : Nickie D. Phillips
ISBN : 9780814764527
Genre : Social Science
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Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books. This is a world where justice is delivered, where heroes save ordinary citizens from certain doom, where evil is easily identified and thwarted by powers far greater than mere mortals could possess. Nickie Phillips and Staci Strobl explore these representations and show that comic books, as a historically important American cultural medium, participate in both reflecting and shaping an American ideological identity that is often focused on ideas of the apocalypse, utopia, retribution, and nationalism. Through an analysis of approximately 200 comic books sold from 2002 to 2010, as well as several years of immersion in comic book fan culture, Phillips and Strobl reveal the kinds of themes and plots popular comics feature in a post-9/11 context. They discuss heroes’ calculations of “deathworthiness,” or who should be killed in meting out justice, and how these judgments have as much to do with the hero’s character as they do with the actions of the villains. This fascinating volume also analyzes how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive. Engaging, sharp, and insightful, Comic Book Crime is a fresh take on the very meaning of truth, justice, and the American way. Instructor's Guide