Punisher MAX in the Marvel Universe

#1 Posted by Adam Michaels (435 posts) - - Show Bio

I've often wondered and actually never looked for the answer. 
 
Does the Punisher MAX series fall into the regular Marvel Universe? I know there isn't a specific universe created for this series, but does it count in the continuity of Punisher in the 616 universe?
 
Or does it stand on its own and is there only to tell Punisher stories with no restrictions, for the fun of it?
#2 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

Its mostly a stand alone, you never hear of other heroes in the Punisher MAX titles. Also his history is slightly altered from the original universe. I actually wish they'd do a slightly more serious MAX for Fury, not at the end of his career, but during the wild days of the spy game or even his time with the Howling Commandos.

#3 Posted by Mutant X (1543 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nova`Prime` said:
" Its mostly a stand alone, you never hear of other heroes in the Punisher MAX titles. Also his history is slightly altered from the original universe. I actually wish they'd do a slightly more serious MAX for Fury, not at the end of his career, but during the wild days of the spy game or even his time with the Howling Commandos. "
A Fury MAX series? That would be AWESOME.
#4 Edited by Adam Michaels (435 posts) - - Show Bio

It's been done though. I don't know if you're aware or not. Other than his appearance in one of the Punisher story arcs, Fury got his own 6 issue MAX mini-series. 
 
Apparently Stan Lee wasn't happy about that because Fury is a character he created. He took it to heart when they turned him into an R-Rated comic. He's generally not  a fan of explicit content, but this one offended him most because it's one of his own characters. 
 
It's ironic though because back in the days, Stan Lee, I believe, was editor-in-chief when Marvel began breaking the comics code. At that time, comics like Blade were considered explicit and appauling.  
 
As much as I respect and admire Stan Lee, I believe that explicit comics do have their place in the industry. And I personally believe Punisher MAX is among the top R-Rated comics. 
 
Thanks for answering my question. It's not something I broke my head for, but it's a curiosity of mine I never really looked into. Now I got my answer.
#5 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

Ya I know that's why I said a more series Fury MAX. It was kinda comedic, what with ordering all the prostitues and the stuff with his nephew. I want to see MAXified Fury Agent of SHIELD.

#6 Posted by k4tzm4n (34930 posts) - - Show Bio

Moon Knight needs a MAX series =P
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#7 Edited by Mutant X (1543 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n said:

" Moon Knight needs a MAX series =P "

True.
 
And.. uhh.... Deadpool MAX, anyone?
#8 Posted by Adam Michaels (435 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously, I think there are quite a few characters who can survive in MAX.  
 
I haven't read the Fury MAX series nor the Cage MAX which I will eventually read. 
 
But it's an interesting question, which characters do you think would work right in MAX?
#9 Posted by drone.devil (47 posts) - - Show Bio

is Ghost Rider currently a MAX title?

#10 Posted by Tradog (1768 posts) - - Show Bio

Well fury is in the series so I think so.

#11 Edited by Brit (372 posts) - - Show Bio
@Adam Michaels said:

" I've often wondered and actually never looked for the answer.  Does the Punisher MAX series fall into the regular Marvel Universe? I know there isn't a specific universe created for this series, but does it count in the continuity of Punisher in the 616 universe? Or does it stand on its own and is there only to tell Punisher stories with no restrictions, for the fun of it? "

MAX is set in a different universe, it was intended for mature readers where it has no costumed superheroes and villians. As you said it has no restrictions which makes it totally cool!! Add the Punisher to it then it is awesome!! Too bad Garth Ennis is not writing the Punisher MAX right now. Thanks for taking the time reading my opinion!
#12 Posted by Brit (372 posts) - - Show Bio
@drone.devil said:
" is Ghost Rider currently a MAX title? "
Nope, Ghost  Rider is set in the 616 Universe.  Plus all the titles that has the Marvel Knights logo is also set in the 616 Universe.
#13 Posted by drone.devil (47 posts) - - Show Bio

they should push for a Ghost Rider series in the MAX-verse.
 
i don't consider Ghost Rider to be a costumed superhero....and they did Terror.....aren't they doing Man-Thing too?  It seems that MAX is going for horror or grittiness....not necessarily both in the same title....

#14 Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

from what ive read so far, MAX is a separate Universe...but, at times, a book or arc gets ruled as 616 continuity, and you pretty much need to look them up individually to know, unless you see one referenced in a mainstream book.

#15 Posted by Brit (372 posts) - - Show Bio
@drone.devil said:
" they should push for a Ghost Rider series in the MAX-verse.  i don't consider Ghost Rider to be a costumed superhero....and they did Terror.....aren't they doing Man-Thing too?  It seems that MAX is going for horror or grittiness....not necessarily both in the same title.... "
Ghost Rider in a MAX title that'll be awesome!!
#16 Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

MAX are great books. ive got to remind myself to read the Thor one a friend suggested.

#17 Posted by drone.devil (47 posts) - - Show Bio
@Brit said:
" @drone.devil said:
" they should push for a Ghost Rider series in the MAX-verse.  i don't consider Ghost Rider to be a costumed superhero....and they did Terror.....aren't they doing Man-Thing too?  It seems that MAX is going for horror or grittiness....not necessarily both in the same title.... "
Ghost Rider in a MAX title that'll be awesome!! "
yeah, just keep Daniel Way the fuck out of it, that's all I'm asking...
#18 Posted by Brit (372 posts) - - Show Bio
@drone.devil said:
" @Brit said:
" @drone.devil said:
" they should push for a Ghost Rider series in the MAX-verse.  i don't consider Ghost Rider to be a costumed superhero....and they did Terror.....aren't they doing Man-Thing too?  It seems that MAX is going for horror or grittiness....not necessarily both in the same title.... "
Ghost Rider in a MAX title that'll be awesome!! "
yeah, just keep Daniel Way the fuck out of it, that's all I'm asking... "
Dude I agree with you 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000%

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