In this special episode, Chris is a guest on the Epic Marvel Podcast. This episode marks the 50th review episode of the Epic Marvel Podcast! In this episode, the guys talk about the original Punisher mini-series, Circle of Blood, by Steven Grant and Mike Zeck, and the first five issues of Punisher’s first ongoing series, by Mike Baron and Klaus Janson. Revisit the early days of the Punisher and find out just how groundbreaking this character and these stories were for Marvel at the time!
Issues discussed: Punisher (1986) #1-5, Punisher (1988) #1-5
Bonus: This episode includes clips from an interview with Mike Baron. Check out our exclusive interviews available as perks for our Patreon supporters.
(W) Steven Grant & Various (A) Mike Zeck & Various (CA) Mike Zeck The Punisher goes solo! After years making life complicated for Spider-Man, Daredevil and more, the Marvel Universe’s deadliest vigilante fires his way into his own series – beginning behind bars! Find out exactly who Frank Castle is as he makes his way back out of prison – and renews his bloody war on crime! Gangsters, drug dealers and other lowlifes beware! These are the formative solo adventures that defined the world of the Punisher – establishing his alliance with Microchip, rivalry with Jigsaw and more! From taking on terrorists to massacring the mob to attacking an assassins guild, the Punisher’s mission never ends – but when he crosses paths with the Man Without Fear, will their renewed grudge match turn deadly?
Collecting Punisher (1986) #1-5, Punisher (1987) #1-10, Daredevil (1964) #257 and Marvel Graphic Novel: Punisher – Assassin’s Guild; $39.99
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