Big Changes For The Punisher in 2015!!!

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/10/28/punisher-to-end-but-then-become-two-books/

The West Coast-set Punisher relaunch from last year from Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Geradswill wrap up in early 2015, but not because of sales.

Instead it regards the direction of the story.

Expect the character to go through big changes, along the lines of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Daredevil

And as a result, expect two new high profile Punisher books out next year, one being a mature readersMAX title.

OH YES!!! I like where this is going! Return of Punisher Max!!!! I praying to based god Garth Ennis or Greg Rucka returns to write Frank Castle!

Also hoping they announce a Punisher NETFLIX series soon!

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#1 Posted by SymbioticSpider-Man (3595 posts) - - Show Bio

Unless I'm mistaken, didn't PunisherMax die?

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They're probably going to come out with an entirely new universe, although they better keep Elektra out of it.

This sounds good, although, I am really enjoying his solo right now. Knowing it's changing direction is a bit of a let down.

Gorgeous artwork in the original article, too.

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#5 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

@ms-lola said:

They're probably going to come out with an entirely new universe, although they better keep Elektra out of it.

This sounds good, although, I am really enjoying his solo right now. Knowing it's changing direction is a bit of a let down.

Gorgeous artwork in the original article, too.

Im enjoying his current series also, but it's nothing compared to Max and Greg Rucka's Punisher IMO.

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@ms-lola said:

They're probably going to come out with an entirely new universe, although they better keep Elektra out of it.

This sounds good, although, I am really enjoying his solo right now. Knowing it's changing direction is a bit of a let down.

Gorgeous artwork in the original article, too.

Ehh... I think they should only have one Punisher Max. It'll just feel like Punisher Max 2 is trying to replace it. I hope 616 Punisher is just as brutal as Max, though. Or, if they make a MAX title of Punisher again, they can make it take place in 616. I would love that.

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Im enjoying his current series also, but it's nothing compared to Max and Greg Rucka's Punisher IMO.

Agreed. Aaron and Dillon should stay far, far away from him.

Ehh... I think they should only have one Punisher Max. It'll just feel like Punisher Max 2 is trying to replace it.bI hope 616 Punisher is just as brutal as Max, though. Or, if they make a MAX title of Punisher again, they can make it take place in 616. I would love that.

Excellent point. One of the reasons why I like the series now is how they are keeping that ruthlessness about him. A Max series involving the 616 Frank would be cool.

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#8 Posted by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

***Changes along the lines of Cap, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil***

Did no one see this?

Obviously Frank is going to full superhero, or something in that realm.

The MAXX title will probably be for classic Punisher while the second title will be a 616 title with Frank having a change of heart.

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#9 Posted by Amratheking (206 posts) - - Show Bio

With the new direction from Marvel, they'll have Castle killed off or retire, and make the new Punisher a woman/minority.

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#10 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

With the new direction from Marvel, they'll have Castle killed off or retire, and make the new Punisher a woman/minority.

They will probably make Rachel COle Alves from Rucka's run the New Punisher and I would probably be fine with it. THEY did they we might have two Punisher books. One could be about Frank and other the new Punisher.

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#11 Edited by deactivated-5cecb3b554104 (1277 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh: Frankenangel Castle, slayer of Skrulls, supervillains, and Mafiosos is going through another shocking transformation?!? What could it be?? Will he have a baby born with autosomal recessive tetra-amelia, like Prince Randian (below)? Will he fight crime with a spike in his head that lets him channel the spirit of Fatty Arbuckle as he travels in time to kill all of the jaywalkers in the pre-52 DCU with a fish? I'm on the edge of my seat!

Sorry. Any interest I had in the Punisher died in 1987.

Can the Punisher's limbless child roll his/her own cigarettees with his/her lips?
Can the Punisher's limbless child roll his/her own cigarettees with his/her lips?

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#12 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

@neghead: really? Punissher had a lot of aesome stories over the years.

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@neghead said:

@madeinbangladesh:

You've seen one Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, you've seen 'em all.

THat's a pretty ignorant statement.

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#15 Edited by deactivated-5cecb3b554104 (1277 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh:

No need to be insulting. Yes, it shows my ignorance of Punisher stories over the last few decades, and I'm okay with that. However, in the late 1980s, Punisher stories--like many JCVD movies--became extremely formulaic, with departures from that formula--like Frankencastle--more outlandish than innovative. I cashed out. My choice. If you like the game, stay and play. Please don't resort to name calling if I choose not to.

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#16 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

@neghead said:

@madeinbangladesh:

No need to be insulting. Yes, it shows my ignorance of Punisher stories over the last few decades, and I'm okay with that. However, in the late 1980s, Punisher stories--like many JCVD movies--became extremely formulaic, with departures from that formula--like Frankencastle--more outlandish than innovative. I cashed out. My choice. If you like the game, stay and play. Please don't resort to name calling if I choose not to.

I'm not insulting you. Sorry if that came that way. I just found your statement ignorant. Even you admitted it. So you haven't any Punisher from the last decade?

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@arturocalakayvee said:

***Changes along the lines of Cap, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil***

Did no one see this?

Obviously Frank is going to full superhero, or something in that realm.

The MAXX title will probably be for classic Punisher while the second title will be a 616 title with Frank having a change of heart.

Doesn't sound good at all since a lot of tough ruthless characters from the 70s and 80s just keep getting toned down and end up as nothing more than as shells of there former selves and female versions of male characters are nothing special at all.

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#18 Posted by deactivated-5cecb3b554104 (1277 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh:

Not really, and little since before then. I gave the John Romita Jr Punisher War Zone a try. Fell out of love when he left the book.

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@neghead said:

@madeinbangladesh:

Not really, and little since before then. I gave the John Romita Jr Punisher War Zone a try. Fell out of love when he left the book.

Well, I got into comics in March 2012. One of the first comics I started reading was Greg Rucka's Punisher. Instantly fell in love with the character. It is soo well written. I still miss that run after it got cancelled. Also been reading Garth Ennis Punisher. Amazing stuff. Greg Rucka's Punisher run is a must read IMO if anyone looking to get into Punisher.

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#21 Posted by DaveThePunisher (33 posts) - - Show Bio

@neghead: read Garth Ennis' work in Punisher MAX....specifically "In The Beginning", "The Slavers" and "Up is Down and Black is White". Probably some of the best writing in comic book history. A very far cry from the mindless action of the 80's.

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#22 Posted by Amratheking (206 posts) - - Show Bio

Anybody read Punisher: Year One? Is that any good?

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#23 Posted by bionder (330 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys are fed with anything that Bleeding Cool gives you? Well, you should research and ask to the guys who run the show, instead of talking nonsense and rumors.

First of all, we all know ( and if you don't, you are living in a cave or something...) Garth Ennis is working with Goran Parlov in a Punisher MAX miniseries called "The Platoon", it will be based in his first tour in Vietnam.

About the ending of the current series in the beginning of 2015 is b.s., i have talked with Edmondson and Gerads about that article and they gave a few laughs about it. Maybe it will end in mid 2015 but not so soon as BC mentioned. Unless Marvel change their minds and cancel the book, which is a possibility they have done it before with Rucka and other titles.
We have the solicit for Punisher #14 that will be released in January and from the preview it doesn't seem to end soon.

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#24 Edited by VanderSEXXX (975 posts) - - Show Bio

@bionder said:

You guys are fed with anything that Bleeding Cool gives you? Well, you should research and ask to the guys who run the show, instead of talking nonsense and rumors.

First of all, we all know ( and if you don't, you are living in a cave or something...) Garth Ennis is working with Goran Parlov in a Punisher MAX miniseries called "The Platoon", it will be based in his first tour in Vietnam.

About the ending of the current series in the beginning of 2015 is b.s., i have talked with Edmondson and Gerads about that article and they gave a few laughs about it. Maybe it will end in mid 2015 but not so soon as BC mentioned. Unless Marvel change their minds and cancel the book, which is a possibility they have done it before with Rucka and other titles.

We have the solicit for Punisher #14 that will be released in January and from the preview it doesn't seem to end soon.

I'm kinda relieved hearing this as I'm seriously enjoying this current run the most as much as I enjoyed Rucka's run.

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#25 Posted by bionder (330 posts) - - Show Bio

Well in the latest interview, Edmondson stated that he planned 18 issue run, so if this happens and if he doesn't continue his story this might end in May.. so it is almost in the mid of the year.

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#26 Posted by Tensta (473 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone know how Edmondson´s Punisher sells? High/low? Alright/disastrous?

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@tensta said:

Anyone know how Edmondson´s Punisher sells? High/low? Alright/disastrous?

Sale was not bad. In october there were 28,000 sold. But Marvel cancels books that drop under 25,000

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#28 Posted by SymbioticSpider-Man (3595 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh: I hope they don't cancel Punisher, I like this run :o

I wish Frank wouldn't wear the mask, though. I think it's stupid >.<

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#29 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh: I hope they don't cancel Punisher, I like this run :o

I wish Frank wouldn't wear the mask, though. I think it's stupid >.<

Hey i like the MASK!!! It makes him seem scarier than he already is.

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#30 Posted by SymbioticSpider-Man (3595 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh: Are kidding? He's way scarier without it.

Kinda like Willem Dafoe Goblin.

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#32 Posted by ComicStooge (22063 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

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#33 Posted by Knightsofdarkness2 (8155 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm hoping they don't ruin Frank Castle with the change.

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#34 Posted by SymbioticSpider-Man (3595 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm hoping they don't ruin Frank Castle with the change.

It'll probably be connected to Secret Wars, aka most likely a reboot.

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@symbioticspider-man said:

@knightsofdarkness2 said:

I'm hoping they don't ruin Frank Castle with the change.

It'll probably be connected to Secret Wars, aka most likely a reboot.

THat would be cool.

~MiB

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@symbioticspider-man said:

@knightsofdarkness2 said:

I'm hoping they don't ruin Frank Castle with the change.

It'll probably be connected to Secret Wars, aka most likely a reboot.

THat would be cool.

~MiB

I hope Barracuda is introduced in the reboot. That would be awesome :D

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#37 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh said:

@symbioticspider-man said:

@knightsofdarkness2 said:

I'm hoping they don't ruin Frank Castle with the change.

It'll probably be connected to Secret Wars, aka most likely a reboot.

THat would be cool.

~MiB

I hope Barracuda is introduced in the reboot. That would be awesome :D

I'm on volume 3 of Punisher Max right now, so I haven't met him yet.

~MiB

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@knightsofdarkness2: Naw man, a reboot could erase black Frank Castle and Franken Castle from existence :P

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#41 Posted by Knightsofdarkness2 (8155 posts) - - Show Bio

@knightsofdarkness2: Naw man, a reboot could erase black Frank Castle and Franken Castle from existence :P

Writers have the ability to retcon certain segments of a comic or make it uncanon. A reboot isn't needed, it will erase all the good stuff.

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#42 Posted by SymbioticSpider-Man (3595 posts) - - Show Bio

@knightsofdarkness2: Well, it doesn't have to be a full blown reboot, it'll probably erase just a few parts.

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#43 Posted by Immolation (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

It sucks that this is not going to happen. At least not this year.

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