#1 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

So I've made threads for all the other characters I like so why not for frank eh?

Interviews

NYCC: Edmondson's "Punisher" Brings his War to the City of Angels - Comic Book Resources

Edmondson & Gerads' "Punisher" Targets the L.A. Underworld - Comic Book Resources

The Punisher's Nathan Edmondson on Frank Castle and Maple Glazed Bacon Doughnuts | Squid Ink | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly

Interview: Nathan Edmondson Brings THE PUNISHER West | Comicosity

Interview: Nathan Edmondson on PUNISHER, Military Tactics, and Sunglasses - Comic Vine

The Punisher: What Would Frank Do? Pt. 1 | News | Marvel.com

L.A., meet Frank Castle: Nathan Edmondson on his West Coast Punisher | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Solicit

THE PUNISHER (2014) #1

Published: February 05, 2014

Rating: Parental Advisory

Writer: Nathan Henry Edmondson

For years, The Punisher has waged a war on crime in New York City with an array of very large guns, but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons, and more has set his many sights due west. NOW! Frank Castle's in the City of Angels, looking to give the devil his due. Things aren't all they appear, though, with a highly trained military hit squad hot on Frank's tail. Caught between a posse of Punisher predators and targets of his own one-man-war, Frank's manifest destiny may be a shallow grave!

THE PUNISHER (2014) #2

Published: February 19, 2014

Rating: Parental Advisory

For years, The Punisher has waged a war on crime in New York City with an array of very large guns, but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons, and more has set his many sights due west. NOW! Frank Castle's in the City of Angels, looking to give the devil his due. Things aren't all they appear, though, with a highly trained military hit squad hot on Frank's tail. Caught between a posse of Punisher predators and targets of his own one-man-war, Frank's manifest destiny may be a shallow grave!

THE PUNISHER (2014) #3

Published: March 05, 2014

Rating: Parental Advisory

Writer: Nathan Henry Edmondson

Frank discovers the Dos Sols gang's newest weapon. Bad news for Frank.The Punisher dukes it out with one of the Marvel U's BIG BADS!A daring raid on the Dos Sols compound goes absolutely NOT according to plan!

THE PUNISHER (2014) #4

Published: April 02, 2014

Rating: Parental Advisory

Writer: Nathan Henry Edmondson

Nathan Edmondson (W) • Mitch Gerads (A/C) • The Punisher, captured by the Dos Sols gang, is caught in the metaphorical lion’s den. Tough luck, metaphorical lions. • The 131 get the call: Take down the Punisher with extreme prejudice. • A new player tosses her hat in the ring, and Frank’s gotta ask himself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well…do ya, Frank?

THE PUNISHER #5

NATHAN EDMONDSON (W)

MITCHELL THOMAS GERADS (A/C)

• The Dos Soles plan to takeover L.A. begins! WAR IN THE STREETS!

• Where there’s war in the streets, there’s Frank Castle.

• The fall of a friend???

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Previews

So what does everybody think about the new book so far?

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#3 Edited by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice Job, appreciate it! Looking forward to read all those interviews I've been to lazy to look upp myself.

#4 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensta: No problem, how have you liked the book so far?

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#5 Posted by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it a lot. Reminds me of Potts and Barons Punisher and I think it's kinda nice seeing a more emotional Frank again.

How do you like it?

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensta said:

I like it a lot. Reminds me of Potts and Barons Punisher and I think it's kinda nice seeing a more emotional Frank again.

How do you like it?

I've been loving it they've made Frank more human without radical changing the book and it also makes sense after what went down in his last series. And the art is great.

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#7 Posted by Bionder (323 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice thread!

#8 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@bionder: Thanks! What do you think of the new series so far?

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#9 Posted by Bionder (323 posts) - - Show Bio

As long time Punisher fan ( since Mike Baron, Carl Potts, Chuck Dixon, etc...) i was astonished how Edmondson is writing this series. He is giving "depth" to the character that i thought some writers forgotten that he is human and he can relate with others.

I really liked how Ennis and Rucka take the Punisher to a new direction, but it always lacked "something". As a character he lacked some "depth" over the years specially in 616. Frank was and always will be more than a guy shooting people...

Back in the day he was like Captain America but with no rules on how to deal with criminals.

So, this is what i'm seeing in this new run, he is more hero than ever, he has a good cast backing him up and he does what he does best... killing criminals and be the Punisher. (with or without mask).

#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@bionder said:

As long time Punisher fan ( since Mike Baron, Carl Potts, Chuck Dixon, etc...) i was astonished how Edmondson is writing this series. He is giving "depth" to the character that i thought some writers forgotten that he is human and he can relate with others.

I really liked how Ennis and Rucka take the Punisher to a new direction, but it always lacked "something". As a character he lacked some "depth" over the years specially in 616. Frank was and always will be more than a guy shooting people...

Back in the day he was like Captain America but with no rules on how to deal with criminals.

So, this is what i'm seeing in this new run, he is more hero than ever, he has a good cast backing him up and he does what he does best... killing criminals and be the Punisher. (with or without mask).

I loved the past stories but it's also nice to see Punisher being a bit more logical. He's not just a cold anti social guy that kills everything in sight, but actually working like how a special forces operator would work by in-bedding himself in to the the location, forming contacts and setting up targets. It also makes sense that the way he operates has changed, with what went down in his last series with Alves.

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@jonny_anonymous said:

I loved the past stories but it's also nice to see Punisher being a bit more logical. He's not just a cold anti social guy that kills everything in sight, but actually working like how a special forces operator would work by in-bedding himself in to the the location, forming contacts and setting up targets. It also makes sense that the way he operates has changed, with what went down in his last series with Alves.

I think we have to thank Rucka on how he developed the character and step way from cold and senseless killing machine.

He make the Punisher behave like a special forces operator. Like Edmondson is doing too, although he seems to have a lot more military background than Rucka's. And this is a plus, i think.

#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@bionder said:
@jonny_anonymous said:

I loved the past stories but it's also nice to see Punisher being a bit more logical. He's not just a cold anti social guy that kills everything in sight, but actually working like how a special forces operator would work by in-bedding himself in to the the location, forming contacts and setting up targets. It also makes sense that the way he operates has changed, with what went down in his last series with Alves.

I think we have to thank Rucka on how he developed the character and step way from cold and senseless killing machine.

He make the Punisher behave like a special forces operator. Like Edmondson is doing too, although he seems to have a lot more military background than Rucka's. And this is a plus, i think.

Agreed. They have said that we may see Alves down the line as well so that would be cool.

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Whoops I missed solicits

PUNISHER #6 & 7

NATHAN EDMONDSON (W)

MITCHELL THOMAS GERADS (A/C)

ISSUE #6 - • The electrifying conclusion to the Dos Soles story!

• Will L.A. burn, or can Frank fight fire with fire?

• And even if Frank can overcome A.I.M. and the Dos Soles, can he escape the ever-tightening noose of the Howling Commandos?

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ISSUE #7 - • The international best-selling author of NOT A GOOD DAY TO DIE, KEVIN MAURER joins Nathan Edmondson to tell a story of Punisher in jungle warfare!

• A group of American soldiers are being held prisoner by a South American drug lord, and suddenly a new prisoner arrives…Frank Castle!

• But not all is as it seems on EITHER side of the bars in this jail tale!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

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#14 Posted by ComicStooge (16062 posts) - - Show Bio

The book looks so fun. I'll buy issues off comixology, when I can.

Anyone else miss Henry Russo?

#15 Posted by daredevil21134 (13570 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicstooge: Microchip? Is he still alive? I can't remember the last time I seen him.

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

How much of it have you read so far?

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#17 Posted by ComicStooge (16062 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicstooge: Microchip? Is he still alive? I can't remember the last time I seen him.

@daredevil21134 said:

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

How much of it have you read so far?

Nah, Henry. His partner during Dark Reign. I loved that guy.

Last we saw of him, Frank parted ways with him because he knew everyone who works with him ends up dead or worse and he didn't want Henry to end up like that.

Last we saw of Henry he was living with his mother and giving lessons on how to use computers to disadvantaged people.

#18 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (14017 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't been able to read the last 2 issues because I've reading so much DareDevil but I loved what I've read so far. Very happy we have yet another discussion thread :P

#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: Ha I just keep making them for characters I like lol although the Black Widow one isn't that active :- /

@jonny_anonymous said:

@comicstooge: Microchip? Is he still alive? I can't remember the last time I seen him.

@daredevil21134 said:

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

How much of it have you read so far?

Nah, Henry. His partner during Dark Reign. I loved that guy.

Last we saw of him, Frank parted ways with him because he knew everyone who works with him ends up dead or worse and he didn't want Henry to end up like that.

Last we saw of Henry he was living with his mother and giving lessons on how to use computers to disadvantaged people.

Hm maybe we will see him at some point since they did say Alves will be turning up.

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#20 Posted by ComicStooge (16062 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: Ha I just keep making them for characters I like lol although the Black Widow one isn't that active :- /

@comicstooge said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@comicstooge: Microchip? Is he still alive? I can't remember the last time I seen him.

@daredevil21134 said:

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

How much of it have you read so far?

Nah, Henry. His partner during Dark Reign. I loved that guy.

Last we saw of him, Frank parted ways with him because he knew everyone who works with him ends up dead or worse and he didn't want Henry to end up like that.

Last we saw of Henry he was living with his mother and giving lessons on how to use computers to disadvantaged people.

Hm maybe we will see him at some point since they did say Alves will be turning up.

I hope so. But on the other hand, I'm glad he got a happy ending.

#21 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (14017 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: Ha I just keep making them for characters I like lol although the Black Widow one isn't that active :- /

I didn't know there was a BW one :O

But I know the feels, my Ultimate Universe Discussion thread is barely used lol

I'll go bump BW!

#22 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@arturocalakayvee: Ha I just keep making them for characters I like lol although the Black Widow one isn't that active :- /

@comicstooge said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@comicstooge: Microchip? Is he still alive? I can't remember the last time I seen him.

@daredevil21134 said:

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

How much of it have you read so far?

Nah, Henry. His partner during Dark Reign. I loved that guy.

Last we saw of him, Frank parted ways with him because he knew everyone who works with him ends up dead or worse and he didn't want Henry to end up like that.

Last we saw of Henry he was living with his mother and giving lessons on how to use computers to disadvantaged people.

Hm maybe we will see him at some point since they did say Alves will be turning up.

I hope so. But on the other hand, I'm glad he got a happy ending.

Yea, maybe Edmonson will bring in another character to fill that role? How about the army guy that provides Frank with weapons?

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#23 Posted by ComicStooge (16062 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicstooge said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@arturocalakayvee: Ha I just keep making them for characters I like lol although the Black Widow one isn't that active :- /

@comicstooge said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@comicstooge: Microchip? Is he still alive? I can't remember the last time I seen him.

@daredevil21134 said:

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

How much of it have you read so far?

Nah, Henry. His partner during Dark Reign. I loved that guy.

Last we saw of him, Frank parted ways with him because he knew everyone who works with him ends up dead or worse and he didn't want Henry to end up like that.

Last we saw of Henry he was living with his mother and giving lessons on how to use computers to disadvantaged people.

Hm maybe we will see him at some point since they did say Alves will be turning up.

I hope so. But on the other hand, I'm glad he got a happy ending.

Yea, maybe Edmonson will bring in another character to fill that role? How about the army guy that provides Frank with weapons?

Yeah, probably. :)

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@comicstooge: Microchip? Is he still alive? I can't remember the last time I seen him.

@daredevil21134 said:

Hmmmm,maybe i should give this series another chance.I do love Punisher!

How much of it have you read so far?

3 issues. I do like the writing very much

#25 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (14017 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone else hope we see Rachel "Cole" Alves? I liked her in the previous series.

#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee: Edmonson has said that we will likely see Alves down the line but it has to be the right story.

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#27 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (14017 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Thats awesome. I really liked the whole "team" setting between Frank and her.

#28 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Thats awesome. I really liked the whole "team" setting between Frank and her.

Agreed, Rucka's whole run was pretty amazing.

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#29 Posted by Bionder (323 posts) - - Show Bio

Edmondson is trying to do his own thing and i believe that Sam is the next "Cole Alves". I'm not counting on seeing Cole Alves so soon.

I miss Henry Russo, he was a great partner for the Punisher after Micro. But i think he deserved an happy ending and that was done in "In The Blood". The kid deserved better after what he has been through, and Frank know it. "In the Blood" is the best work of Remender when he takeover the Punisher imo.

#30 Posted by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone else hope we see Rachel "Cole" Alves? I liked her in the previous series.


One could only hope. I usually have a problem with sidekicks (not Micro, he was more of a partner) but Cole Alves really worked for me. Liked her from the start, too good character not to be used again

@arturocalakayvee said:

@jonny_anonymous: Thats awesome. I really liked the whole "team" setting between Frank and her.

Agreed, Rucka's whole run was pretty amazing.

Rucka´s run is one of my favorites, up there with Dixon and Ennis. Edmondson is getting there as well. His dialogue is just perfect for a Punisher comic and Gerads coloring is seriously some of the best work Iv´e seen in a comic

#31 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensta said:
@arturocalakayvee said:

Does anyone else hope we see Rachel "Cole" Alves? I liked her in the previous series.

One could only hope. I usually have a problem with sidekicks (not Micro, he was more of a partner) but Cole Alves really worked for me. Liked her from the start, too good character not to be used again

@jonny_anonymous said:

@arturocalakayvee said:

@jonny_anonymous: Thats awesome. I really liked the whole "team" setting between Frank and her.

Agreed, Rucka's whole run was pretty amazing.

Rucka´s run is one of my favorites, up there with Dixon and Ennis. Edmondson is getting there as well. His dialogue is just perfect for a Punisher comic and Gerads coloring is seriously some of the best work Iv´e seen in a comic

Agreed, I really hope is run lasts a long time.

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#32 Posted by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

@bionder said:

Edmondson is trying to do his own thing and i believe that Sam is the next "Cole Alves". I'm not counting on seeing Cole Alves so soon.

I miss Henry Russo, he was a great partner for the Punisher after Micro. But i think he deserved an happy ending and that was done in "In The Blood". The kid deserved better after what he has been through, and Frank know it. "In the Blood" is the best work of Remender when he takeover the Punisher imo.

Unfortunately I haven´t read that much Remender (or lucky me regarding Franken-Castle) just the first couple of issues of Dark Reign and In the Blood so I don´t have much to say about Russo.

Sam, I haven´t made up my mind whether I like her or not yet. So far I have to say I prefered Cole Alves but this is Edmondsons run and if we don´t see her again, well not much to do about that.

Tuggs on the other hand is a character I would love to see more of. Can´t say if he´s as great a partner as Russo but I could see him fill the shoes of Micro and Cole Alves just fine

#33 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensta said:

@bionder said:

Edmondson is trying to do his own thing and i believe that Sam is the next "Cole Alves". I'm not counting on seeing Cole Alves so soon.

I miss Henry Russo, he was a great partner for the Punisher after Micro. But i think he deserved an happy ending and that was done in "In The Blood". The kid deserved better after what he has been through, and Frank know it. "In the Blood" is the best work of Remender when he takeover the Punisher imo.

Unfortunately I haven´t read that much Remender (or lucky me regarding Franken-Castle) just the first couple of issues of Dark Reign and In the Blood so I don´t have much to say about Russo.

Sam, I haven´t made up my mind whether I like her or not yet. So far I have to say I prefered Cole Alves but this is Edmondsons run and if we don´t see her again, well not much to do about that.

Tuggs on the other hand is a character I would love to see more of. Can´t say if he´s as great a partner as Russo but I could see him fill the shoes of Micro and Cole Alves just fine

Yea I'd like to see more of Sam but so far I preferred Alves.

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#34 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@bionder said:

Edmondson is trying to do his own thing and i believe that Sam is the next "Cole Alves". I'm not counting on seeing Cole Alves so soon.

I miss Henry Russo, he was a great partner for the Punisher after Micro. But i think he deserved an happy ending and that was done in "In The Blood". The kid deserved better after what he has been through, and Frank know it. "In the Blood" is the best work of Remender when he takeover the Punisher imo.

I hope we see her soon

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#35 Posted by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

@bionder said:

Edmondson is trying to do his own thing and i believe that Sam is the next "Cole Alves". I'm not counting on seeing Cole Alves so soon.

I miss Henry Russo, he was a great partner for the Punisher after Micro. But i think he deserved an happy ending and that was done in "In The Blood". The kid deserved better after what he has been through, and Frank know it. "In the Blood" is the best work of Remender when he takeover the Punisher imo.

I hope we see her soon

Me too but as we all know, creative teams comes and goes and I for one ain´t that strict about continuity and etc in comics. New team, new stories and as long as they´re this good I´ll just go with the flow and pray it won´t get cancelled.

I hope we see Daredevil soon

#36 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensta said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@bionder said:

Edmondson is trying to do his own thing and i believe that Sam is the next "Cole Alves". I'm not counting on seeing Cole Alves so soon.

I miss Henry Russo, he was a great partner for the Punisher after Micro. But i think he deserved an happy ending and that was done in "In The Blood". The kid deserved better after what he has been through, and Frank know it. "In the Blood" is the best work of Remender when he takeover the Punisher imo.

I hope we see her soon

Me too but as we all know, creative teams comes and goes and I for one ain´t that strict about continuity and etc in comics. New team, new stories and as long as they´re this good I´ll just go with the flow and pray it won´t get cancelled.

I hope we see Daredevil soon

Since there both on the west coast?

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#37 Posted by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: No. because they have a history but now that you mention it.. Can´t have enough guest appearances of "The Crimson Wimp of Hell´s Kitchen" in Punisher comics

#38 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensta: Well since they're both west coast now so I would be surprised if they didn't appear in one of their books.

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#40 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (14017 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: My all time favorite Punisher look was the Rucka run. The longish hair, the beard, plus the art work. Even the eye bandage was bad ass.

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#42 Posted by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

Great pics! Some favorites there, like Checchetto and Bradstreet

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#44 Posted by Tensta (468 posts) - - Show Bio

This deserves it's own topic. Will post a bunch when I can (wish you could post pics by phone)

I just love Bradstreet. I know it's tracing but who cares, results looks great

#45 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@tensta: Yea all his cover were great

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#47 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39008 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: nice choice. Have you checked the new book back out yet?

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