For the first time ever, Marvel's one-man-army takes center stage in a no-holds-barred Mature Readers series. This bold new direction takes Punisher to the Max--literally--as the hunter becomes the hunted.
Frank Castle's war on crime is bloodier than ever in a volume jam-packed with death, depravity and revenge! The Punisher has guns, will travel. His campaign will take him south of the border and to the edge of the bayou, where a service station stop leads to a world of unspeakable horror. He'll have six hours to kill until a deadly serum turns him into a 220-pound corpse. And he'll face a lethal reunion with General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov. When last they met, they played chicken with a dozen nuclear warheads over Moscow - and Zakharov's not the type to forgive and forget. Then Frank faces the fury of five women scorned. He killed their husbands, and now they're out for payback. It's the Punisher, taken to the MAX! COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2004) 31-49
Punisher style! Frank Castle's relentless war on crime leads him to Mexico, Philadelphia and Louisiana. But when he's left with six hours to live, that only means he has time to kill! The Punisher will face unspeakable horrors, and ride shotgun with a lady whose little black book is fi lled with dark secrets. He'll cut through New York's seedy underbelly in search of the one gang member that got away. And he'll be a force of nature on the high seas. COLLECTING: PUNISHER MAX ANNUAL 2007, PUNISHER: FORCE OF NATURE, PUNISHER: LITTLE BLACK BOOK, PUNISHER (2004) 61-65, PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX 66-75
The Punisher's fiercest foe returns! As if a load of buckshot to the chest in shark-infested waters could put Barracuda down for good. But is even he man enough to play bodyguard to the hemophiliac son of a dangerous mob boss? If Barracuda can survive that gig, he'll be out to settle his score with Frank Castle. Meanwhile, the skull-chested vigilante hunts his biggest game of all, and makes Riker's prison his own personal playground. Plus, tales from Frank Castle's beginning and end! COLLECTING: PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA #1-#5, PUNISHER (2004) #50-#60, PUNISHER: THE TYGER, PUNISHER: THE CELL, PUNISHER: THE END.
The Mob has set a trap for Frank Castle, turning low-level enforcer Wilson Fisk into a fictional Kingpin of Crime for Frank to target. But Fisk decides he quite likes his new position - enough to kill his bosses to keep it. Suddenly, the Punisher finds himself in a one-on-one war with a deadly threat, and he must decide how far he is willing to go to take the Kingpin down! Contending with dirty cops, battling Fisk's henchmen Bullseye and Elektra, and suffering through a stint in prison, Frank Castle is brought lower than he has ever been. But as the Kingpin of Crime will soon find out, all that means is Frank has nothing left to lose! Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon deliver a grisly, uncensored Punisher run like no other! Collecting: Punisher Max (2010) 1-22
Hard-hitting Punisher tales by one of Frank Castle's signature writers! But do the Punisher's origins trace back even further than the fateful day in the park when he lost his family? In 1971 Vietnam, with his platoon under attack, Captain Castle must make a grim choice. And in the modern day, Punisher's old partner Microchip resurfaces with a startling offer! Nick Fury has a proposition, too - a dangerous mission involving a Siberian nuclear missile silo and a lethal retrovirus. But Castle's actions set off a chain reaction that will bring him into confl ict with a ruthless Russian general - and take the world to the brink of war. Plus, mobster Nicky Cavella returns to plague the Punisher - and a wave of violence rocks New York to its core! COLLECTING: BORN 1-4, PUNISHER (2004) 1-30
They say he's the deadliest assassin the world has ever known. Though his methods may seem unorthodox, even insane, they say he's never failed to kill a single target. No one knows where he comes from or why he does it. No one knows his name. They all just call him Bullseye. And now he's come to New York City, with his sights set on Frank Castle.
Uber-gangster Nicky Cavella is back with a vengeance - this time hitting Frank Castle where he least expects it - right in the black pit of his hardened heart. With an unspeakable act, Nicky will go right to the top of Frank's "to-do" list - and there's nowhere he'd rather be. Collects Punisher #19-24.
His final confrontation with Bullseye left Frank Castle wounded and reeling in more ways than one. Now confined to a prison hospital bed, Frank must begin the long painful process of healing - not just his broken body, but also his horribly scarred soul. To do that, he'll have to face the darkest secret of his past - one he'd hoped would stay buried forever. COLLECTING: PUNISHERMAX 12-16
The Punisher is at his lowest point. Homeless, penniless, gun-less. But none of this changes the fact that he's got his sights aimed squarely on the most powerful man in the country: the Kingpin of Crime. Fearing for his life and paranoid, the Kingpin brings in a new bodyguard, the best money can buy: a hard-as-nails woman going by the name of Elektra. COLLECTING: PUNISHERMAX 17-21
The Howling Commandos have gone a step too far: They have Frank Castle's only remaining family sequestered in a Los Angeles hotel. As the city erupts into chaos, Frank brings the fight - and most of L.A.'s gangs - to them! As Frank follows the trail of corruption all the way to the nation's capital, he finds himself up against a force that will test his morals, his resolve, and his fiber as a soldier. With the Punisher on a government hit list, has Frank walked into the lion's den? Or can he find the man pulling the strings - before Captain America stops him? Frank Castle is out for punishment, and his long quest for vengeance is nearly at an end. But the clock is ticking - and he plans to go out with a bang, not a whimper. Collecting Punisher (2014) #13-20.
By the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov (PUNISHER MAX, FURY MAX) bring the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle's first command, and his first kill. COLLECTING: PUNISHER: THE PLATOON 1-6