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The Punisher Makes His Appearance In The Latest "THIS IS WAR" Teaser

We get a closer look at what Marvel's next story will be about.

Every day this week we've seen previews of Marvel's upcoming story arc that will be starting this October. We've had the chance to see everything from Iron Man being shot, to a bloody Captain America shield, and Thor's cracked Mjolnir. The caption has remained the same: "this is war." The question is, war with whom? Could it be an extension of the AVENGERS VS. X-MEN story? Is it the previously teased Ultron war?

The latest preview gives us a tiny bit more insight into what the story is going to be about. At the center of the latest preview image is the silhouette of a gun-toting Punisher; and surrounding him are the previously released preview pictures of Cap's shield, Thor's hammer and more. Could the Punisher be behind this "war"? What do you think?

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Posted by KainScion

if the punisher is in this one, SH!T will go down. HARD!

Posted by Remi

KILL 'EM ALL.

Rucka should write it.

Posted by IronAngelX

I think they are advertising Punisher since Marvel Studios now has the right to his franchise movie wise and they want to get people hyped up about it for the next year and a half. Now maybe not but that would be cool.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

So lame. So very, very lame. 

Posted by Mercy_

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. If this is a Punisher vs Marvel U thing...I'll take a huge pass.

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Posted by Aiden Cross

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

So lame. So very, very lame.

I wanted to say 'lame'. Yours is better.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

and so ends all the great stuff Ruka has been doing with the Punisher

Posted by X35

@Remi said:

KILL 'EM ALL.

Rucka should write it.

Rucka was teasing doing this when he first took over Punisher...so i think it's safe to say he's writing

Posted by The_Tree

@Mercy_ said:

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. If this is a Punisher vs Marvel U thing...I'll take a huge pass.

I agree. And here I was getting all excited for the Ultron War. Also, the title "Punisher: Warzone" brings back some pretty bad memories.

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Posted by CombatSpoon86

This better not mess up Rucka's marvelous series

Posted by AtPhantom

I'll read it just for the hilarity of seeing Punisher take down freaking Iron Man and Thor. What is he, Batman now?

Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale

i like Punshier, but idk that this should be the next event

nope it shouldn't

Posted by Waddly_Hobbins

Yes please to Punisher Event! One caveat, Rucka HAS to write it. I'm so pumped for this, don't care what others may say.

Posted by MrMazz

Didn't they already do a story where Punisher kills everyone in the Marvel U?

I'm not exactly sold but man Punisher is a guilty pleasure of mine.

Posted by InnerVenom123

I am distraught.

Posted by Mercy_

Hold up. Is the redhead MJ or Black Widow? O_o

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Fuchsia_Nightingale said:

i like Punshier, but idk that this should be the next event

nope it shouldn't

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@Mercy_ said:

Hold up. Is the redhead MJ or Black Widow? O_o

Why would it be MJ? =P
Posted by Ganthetsward20

Punisher is just a man with big guns right? How could he possibly pose any real threat to the avengers? I dont get it! I'm no longer interested in this arc :/

Posted by Mercy_

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@Mercy_ said:

Hold up. Is the redhead MJ or Black Widow? O_o

Why would it be MJ? =P

Because 75% of the time, the colorist forgets that Widow actually has blue eyes ;p

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Edited by Webjaker

Thank You Sara for helping back up my theory.

You know how many responses I received telling me that me thinking it was the punisher was stupid.

...YEP

Edited by Webjaker

Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher <--- Didnt we already do this!?

So, Frank Castle merges with Phoenix, gets infinity gauntlet and the cosmic cube and takes out the Avengers??

Posted by krspaceT

The Punisher shouldn't have the ability to cause a war, unless he gathered an anti hero army....

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Posted by primepower53

Ironic that this is announced the week after I officially quit reading Marvel.

Not really but still.

Posted by Saren

Seriously, since when does Punisher get his own events?

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Posted by odysseyuwrf

Called it.

Posted by BlueLantern1995

This looks interesting but since Marvel sucks at the moment I don't really have much hope for it being good.

Posted by SpitfireINK

Same ol' Marvel time - same ol' Marvel channel. --- uggh

Punisher kills the Marvel Universe.

seriously - what happened to coming up with new ideas?

Posted by x_29

I was interested until it said punisher war zone.

Edited by OmegaHans

@Webjaker said:

Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher <--- Didnt we already do this!?

So, Frank Castle merges with Phoenix, gets infinity gauntlet and the cosmic cube and takes out the Avengers??

Actually I think it's been done 2 or 3 times before if I recall...

Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe (2000)

The Punisher: The End (MAX Imprint, 2004)

Marvel Universe vs The Punisher (2010)

If this is true, just more rehash on top of the rehash, burned out writers with more of the same story. Punisher kills this guy, Punisher kills that guy, and the merry go round keeps turning.

Shock 'n sell.

Posted by Webjaker

- I just dont get it. i mean yes, I understand the character's appeal, I have friends that are Punisher-crazy, but some dude with a gun against Super-powered heroes (banded together) - really!?

Posted by Bluefox170

This is amazing, anyone who is not comprehending the badassness of this announcement is not currently reading greg rucka's Punisher. Frank Castle has been stocking up on avengers equipment for some time now as seen in the pages of the Punisher and perhaps this is why, to study them.

Posted by leokearon

@Webjaker said:

Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher <--- Didnt we already do this!?

So, Frank Castle merges with Phoenix, gets infinity gauntlet and the cosmic cube and takes out the Avengers??

Remember they said that A Vs X was the first time the X-men and Avengers fought

It seems Marvel have short memories

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@Webjaker said:

- I just dont get it. i mean yes, I understand the character's appeal, I have friends that are Punisher-crazy, but some dude with a gun against Super-powered heroes (banded together) - really!?

Spidey alone could take him out in 3 seconds if he tried.

I like Frank. But Frank has never fit in with the rest of the super powered genre, he's too real. But Marvel really doesn't care about that. It's their ideas, they throw it in the pot and see if it will boil over. Hence the reason Rulk is still an Avenger (Side Show Bob grumble), because they just love Loeb...

Posted by DATNIGGA

so... what is he gonna do to thor?

Posted by joeagentofhand1

@Mercy_ said:

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. If this is a Punisher vs Marvel U thing...I'll take a huge pass.

This

Posted by Hareil0079

Avengers war against the government! (part of the ramifications of Post AvX)

Posted by TDK_1997

If Rucka's writing it then this won't suck.

Posted by danhimself

they need to leave spb's out of Punisher books....the hardest thing in comics for me to believe is that the Punisher is still alive in a Marvel Universe filled with spb's

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Edited by Webjaker

@leokearon: (whispers into ear piece) "One of them is starting to remember...what should we do?"

Posted by Mutie199

This is like the fifth teaser that i've seen this year alone that the Avengers are supposed to die but ofc they don't so no i am not reading this except if someone really dies!

And also i am pissed off that the Avengers seem to win the AvsX war in the end! As always the assholes Avengers got to win so fuck u marvel! U better give me a good reason why they win in the end

Posted by nomadicxnightmare

Wild speculation here, but do you think this has anything to do with Punisher appearing in X-Force soon?

Posted by theicon

welcome back, and take em down Frank...

Posted by Arevish

WTF WHY!?

Posted by astrid12

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@Mercy_ said:

Hold up. Is the redhead MJ or Black Widow? O_o

Why would it be MJ? =P

Because 75% of the time, the colorist forgets that Widow actually has blue eyes ;p

She reminds me more of Cole from the current Punisher series. That's who I thought she was

Posted by War Killer

Well, I just lost any interest I had in this...

Posted by ReVamp

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Posted by AgeofHurricane

This doesn't include the X-Men, good.

Posted by daak1212

They should combine AvX and this so that Punisher gets the phoenix force and his guns become the phoenix five. Actually yall remember Wolverines Phoenix gun in Astonishing Spiderman/Wolverine?

Posted by Inverno

@SpitfireINK said:

Same ol' Marvel time - same ol' Marvel channel. --- uggh

Punisher kills the Marvel Universe.

seriously - what happened to coming up with new ideas?

Not to mention this idea is really lame. The Punisher taking on the Marvel Universe?!? This is so preposterous and contrived at Frank's favor I don't know how anyone would this.

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