Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Vol 1: January 1986 – May 1986
Frank Castle aka the Punisher is back in prison, a place were he is the number one wanted man. A place where everyone seems to want him dead, but not as much as one man. Jigsaw makes his second appearance with Punisher, and he wants Frank Castle DEAD.
With a prison break in the horizon, will Castle take this chance to take Jigsaw down and the other prisoners or will he save those caught in the cross-fire. And in the end an unlikely source will help him in his war on Crime.
Vol 2: July 1987 – July 1995
Frank Castle’s reign to stop crime in his city is never done, and when he busts a Rockhouse it starts something even bigger. When names from his past begin to turn up, friends are killed, and people he hoped he left in Vietnam return what will the Punisher do?
Vol 3: November 1995 – April 1997
The Punisher is sentenced to death for killing Nick Fury. Frank Castle is electrocuted and believed dead once and for all. However, the Punisher survived since his death was staged by the mob. The boss of the mob family doesn’t want the Punisher dead…he wants him to take over his crime family!
Vol 4: November 1998 – February 1999
Frank Castle is back. The Punisher shot himself in the head and has now been brought back to life in this issue. Frank confronts his past and deals with the ramifications of his life’s actions. He is trying to find his way barely remembering his past and confronting angels and demons some literally and some figuratively around what feels like every corner.
Vol 5: April 2000 – March 2001
Frank Castle has gone back to basics. Back in New York, back from the dead and back doing what he does best: exterminating bad guys and waging his personal war on crime. The Punisher is here to clean up the mean streets of New York City, and the gutters are overflowing with drug dealers, mob scum and law-breaking skels. And just wait until you check out Frank’s new bachelor pad – with his roommate Death! It’s a gritty tale of bullet-ridden, gut-wrenching action as you like it!
Vol 6: August 2001 – February 2004
Hot off of last year’s smash-hit series, the one and only Frank Castle returns to bring punishment to the mean streets of New York City! Look for old friends, strangely changed enemies and lots of trademark humor and ultraviolence! But with Castle’s war reinvigorated, the hapless Detective Soap finds his loyalties torn – and his manhood tested!
Vol 7: 2004
After a classmate commits suicide, young Frank Castle begins the journey that will eventually turn him into the Punisher, a journey that will bring him face to face with the Tyger: a creature not made by God, but just as vital to the world.
Vol 8: March 2009 – June 2010
LIVING IN DARKNESS PART 1 The Punisher is perched atop a building on the Jersey shore with a high-powered Skrull rifle, his crosshairs trained on a target in Midtown Manhattan. But who is his target — and why?
Vol 9: October 2011 – November 2012
Frank Castle’s back in the game, but how does a cop describe his brush with him?
TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK. For Frank Castle death comes easy…life is where things gets complicated. As New York City’s body counts continue to rise, the city’s streets are teeming with more methodical criminals than ever and a police force doing it’s best to keep its head above water. The Punisher has returned to serve his own brand of justice with everything’s he’s got… but can he survive the darkness stored in his own arsenal? Plus bonus pages exploring some of the new personalities in Frank’s life…and how closely intertwined living is with dying.
Vol 10: April 2014 – September 2015
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!
Vol 11: 2016
FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL! A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise…and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won’t make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head…but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience?
Vol 12: August 22 2018
YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE… Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he’s hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage. MATTHEW ROSENBERG continues pushing the boundaries of the Punisher, and now joined by acclaimed artist RICCARDO BURCHIELLI (DMZ, Northlanders), this is the book Punisher fans will be talking about for years to come!
Vol 13: March 9, 2022
THE KING OF KILLERS, BOOK ONE, CHAPTER ONE: THE BLESSINGS OF WAR
WILL THE PUNISHER’S WAR END? Born of tragedy. Devoted to war. Unstoppable in his rage. As the Punisher, Frank Castle has become the most accomplished killer the world has ever seen. Now it’s time for him to face his true destiny. What shocking secret from Frank’s past will convince him to take the reins of the Marvel Universe’s most notorious clan of assassins? And once Frank becomes the warlord of the deadly ninjas of the Hand, will it also mean an end for the Punisher? Or a whole new bloody beginning? Join the superstar team of writer Jason Aaron and artists Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta for an epic exploration of the dark and violent past and inevitable future of one of Marvel’s most iconic characters.