Is he even seen as a threat?

#1 Posted by SladeRogers (291 posts) - - Show Bio
So, I've been wondering this for awhile. The Punisher, even though he is established to the readers as an anti-hero, is pretty much a serial killer in the Marvel Universe. I mean I understand he has aided a couple heroes during certain events and stuff, but nothing changes the fact he's killed and kills many lives. The question is Why haven't any of the major heads gone after Frank? I mean someone who could actually take him down and arrest him? He's doing good work, I understand, but I'm still puzzled by it? 
#2 Posted by cody1984 (1279 posts) - - Show Bio

@SladeRogers said:

So, I've been wondering this for awhile. The Punisher, even though he is established to the readers as an anti-hero, is pretty much a serial killer in the Marvel Universe. I mean I understand he has aided a couple heroes during certain events and stuff, but nothing changes the fact he's killed and kills many lives. The question is Why haven't any of the major heads gone after Frank? I mean someone who could actually take him down and arrest him? He's doing good work, I understand, but I'm still puzzled by it?

This is something Greg Rucka has gone on about in length in different interviews leading up to the launch of his Punisher run. He has stated multiple times that during his run Frank will gain the attention of the superhero community and they will eventually go after him. This subject is also touched upon in the Ultimate universe where Captain America with Shield agents captured Frank which lead to him initially being forced to join the avengers. Also during the original Punisher series, the original Punisher War Journal, and the original Punisher Warzone Captain America, shield, VIGIL, and others did go after Frank.

#3 Posted by SladeRogers (291 posts) - - Show Bio
Thank you. That answers my question.
#4 Posted by Bionder (296 posts) - - Show Bio

I miss those days when Frank was all alone vs The World.

#5 Posted by TheAvenger802 (272 posts) - - Show Bio

i hate punisher from the 90's spider man cartoon haha what a joke. but i love him from the comics

#6 Posted by Bionder (296 posts) - - Show Bio

"That" Punisher is based on first appearences in "Amazing Spider-Man" when he used rubber bullets lol

#7 Posted by kev17 (332 posts) - - Show Bio

they cant catch him because hes much smarter than them, he knows every available escape route in New York and he can dissapear into a crowded street easily. he can outthink them tactically, he knows his environment and how to get out of it in the event of an ambush or trap. He manages to put them in a position where theyd have to kill him to stop him and he knows they wont cross that line so he gets away every time.

#8 Posted by Hit_Monkey (888 posts) - - Show Bio
@kev17 said:
they cant catch him because hes much smarter than them, he knows every available escape route in New York and he can dissapear into a crowded street easily. he can outthink them tactically, he knows his environment and how to get out of it in the event of an ambush or trap. He manages to put them in a position where theyd have to kill him to stop him and he knows they wont cross that line so he gets away every time.
Amen.

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