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    After Frank Castle's wife & kids are killed in the crossfire of a "major superhuman conflict", Frank kills Cyclops & Jubilee (though the picture looks more like Shadowcat). Frank is sentenced to life imprisonment. On his way to Rykers Frank is freed and is brought to a man named Kesselring. Kesselring wants Frank to kill "anything that calls itself a superhuman" Kesselring has a whole group of people who feel they have been wronged by superhumans on hand to finance the Punisher's operations and repetatdly free him from jail when he gets caught. This group includes Punisher's one-time ally, Microchip.

    In a flashback during the story, The Punisher is given a past with Daredevil where the two were friends as kids. Throughout the book, Daredevil in his Matt Murdock alter ego tries in vain to make The Punisher see reason. Punisher saves Daredevil for the end and, as Daredevil lays dying he unmasks himself, revealing himself to be Frank's friend. In grief and in an attempt to make things slightly righted, Punisher shoots himself in the head.

    Deaths in Order

    • Cyclops - Shot in head
    • Jubilee - Shot multiple times
    • Venom - Shot multiple times
    • Spider-Man - Shot in head
    • Bruce Banner - Shot in head
    • Kingpin - Shot in throat
    • Dr. Doom - Beat to death by sledgehammer
    • Magneto - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Sauron - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Mr. Sinister - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Apocalypse - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Juggernaunt - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Emma Frost - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Omega Red - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Sunspot - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Puck - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Strong Guy - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Thunderbird (more likely to be Warpath) - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Cannonball - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Cable - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Iceman - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Colossus - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Jean Grey - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Rogue - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Storm - Nuclear blast on the moon
    • Wolverine - Stabbed with own claws & electrocuted
    • Captain America - Shot in head
    • Daredevil - Stabbed in chest
    • Punisher - Self-Inflicted shot to the head


    • 1st Printing released November, 1995
    • 2nd Printing Steve Dillon cover released March, 2000

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    A nice curiosity book 0

    Okay, well this is definitely one of the mediums classic stories. Does it deserve to be at the level of say maybe the Watchmen, or even Arkham Asylum? No, I do not think so anyway. It works as a curiosity, but the story itself is really simple and it just does not make sense if you apply any real knowledge you have of the Marvel Universe.  As a curiosity though, it is fun to see the way the writers came up with for Frank to kill all of the earths "heroes and Villains". Hired by those who would b...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Simply Brilliant 0

    I don’t usually do reviews of older issues but as the Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe is out I thought I’d dig out my copy of Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe. I really enjoyed this book and it’s what got me into the Punisher being the first issue I ever read of Punisher. I really think Garth Ennis really knew how to write the Punisher and it showed in his later runs.I WILL WARN YOU THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THE NEXT SECTION OF THIS REVIEWThis story sees a huge fight between a team of superhuma...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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