10 Facts You Need To Know About The Punisher
1. He’s Killed The Marvel Universe
When it comes to fun one-shot comic books, one of the most entertaining ones out there has to be Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe.
The comic came out in 1995 and features Frank’s family being killed not by gangs but, rather they are casualties in a battle between the Avengers, X-Men, a group of Brood and other aliens. Frank arrives to the battle, only to see his family dead and, while he demands answers, none of the superheroes step up to admit guilt. Big mistake.
When Cyclopes goes to apologize, Frank opens fire on everyone. In the first battle, Frank kills Cyclopes, Hawkeye and Shadowcat, but was wounded by Wolverine. The Punisher is sentenced to life in prison, but on the way, his van stops and it is revealed to being driven by a man named Kesselring, who offers Punisher freedom if he can agree to kill every superhuman on earth.
The Punisher agrees and is fitted with a Microchip. To start, Spider-Man and Venom are trapped in a sewer by Frank and while they’re fighting each other, Frank steps in to finish the job.
He manages to take out The Hulk by killing Bruce Banner after The Hulk was recovering from a previous battle. Frank then gets arrested, breaks out of prison and kills Doctor Doom. Think that’s all? Nope.
He then lures super-teams to the moon and shoots nuclear missiles at them, killing The Fantastic Four and many Avengers. Captain America and Wolverine both approach him in one-on-one battles, but you can guess how that went… not well for Captain America or Wolverine.
Eventually, Frank gets tired of killing and is told by Kesselring that the killing can never stop because there will always be new superheroes. Upset by this, Punisher kills Kesselring. Frank then sets off to complete one final kill: Daredevil.
During their violent confrontation, Frank realizes that Daredevil is Matt Murdock, who had been his attorney during his original trial, and was childhood friends with Frank. This revelation does not come until after he had stabbed Murdock fatally in the chest. Upset at all that he had done, and wounded from the battle, The Punisher takes his own life.
And with that, you’ve reached the end of the list! Hope you enjoyed learning more about one of the most interesting and unique heroes out there.
Sources: Marvel.wikia.com, En.wikipedia.org