In this breathtaking cover art to the upcoming Punisher #14, we find Frank doing his usual thing on a starry night. Now does Frank look like Jon Bernthal to you? Here he is aiming his gun on a unsuspecting crook way up on the rooftop of a building in New York City that is experiencing a blackout in this upcoming story scheduled to be released this coming July.
If there is one thing The Defenders can agree on is that The Punisher, besides his wonderful harp playing, is a dangerous “crook” that needs to be taken down and locked up in prison. That’s what the cover to the upcoming Defenders comic is appearing to show. The Defenders battling to take down The Punisher who is fighting back with his pair of guns.
I was about 8 months old in 1974 when Marvel Comics released a certain Spider-man comic that introduced to us a certain vigilante with a large skull on his chest, lots of guns, knives and other weapons, and a thirst to kill only those who deserve it — The Punisher! Frank Castle, former Marine Captain with a tragic past. He witness his beloved family getting murdered by a criminal mob right before his very eyes and never recovered from it since. Now the man called Punisher engages in a one man war against criminals that still continues to this day. So let us honor this special occasion by wishing the deadly anti-hero/vigilante (and harpist) a happy 43rd anniversary!