PUNISHER: Marvel Comics Reveals Who Will Take Over From Frank Castle In New Series

PUNISHER: Marvel Comics Reveals Who Will Take Over From Frank Castle In New Series

Following last week's teaser, Marvel Comics has officially announced who will take over from Frank Castle as the new Punisher in a new series from writer David Pepose. Find out right here...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 21, 2023 08:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Punisher

Last week, Marvel Comics teased the debut of a new character who will take up the mantle of The Punisher from Frank Castle, and during tonight's Heroes, Hulks, and Super-Soldiers panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the individual's identity was revealed.

A brand-new series from award-winning writer David Pepose (Savage Avengers, Moon Knight: City of the Dead) and artist Dave Wachter (Planet of the Apes, X-Men Legends) will introduce retired S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Joe Garrison as the ultra-violent vigilante.

"In this action-packed new PUNISHER saga, Frank Castle has disappeared, but evil will always need to be punished. With all-new threats rising to claim innocent victims, criminals will need to beware of a dangerous vigilante hunting them from the shadows. Enter a new Punisher: retired S.H.I.E.L.D. black ops agent Joe Garrison. But what brings him back into action? What put Joe Garrison on his path of vengeance? And when the smoke clears, will he even make it out alive?"

Check out some cover artwork at the link below, and let us know what you make of this new incarnation of The Punisher.




Cover art by ROD REIS

Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN

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tBHzHomer - 7/21/2023, 8:43 PM
That suit is pretty sick.
TheNightmareVirus - 7/21/2023, 8:44 PM
The suit looks cool, but why though? I can't see a reason why anyone other than Frank Castle needs to be the Punisher.
Batmangina - 7/21/2023, 8:45 PM
Kamala Khan as the Punisher or [frick] MARVEL COMICS

I'm just glad their rebooting a lame ass, unsuccessful character that has no history or backstory. Good for them.
knomad - 7/21/2023, 8:52 PM
Shouldn't he be black? Or female? Or trans?
comicfan100 - 7/21/2023, 9:12 PM
@knomad - So you can melt like the snowflake you are? They dodged a bullet, pardon the pun.
Origame - 7/21/2023, 9:22 PM
@comicfan100 - only snowflake here is you. So triggered by a f@#$ing joke 🤣
comicfan100 - 7/21/2023, 9:38 PM
@Origame - Dude, given how many comments you reply to regularly looking to start an argument, you might be the biggest one.
TheUnworthyThor - 7/21/2023, 10:29 PM
@Origame - What joke?
PatientXero - 7/22/2023, 12:21 AM
@knomad - Why?
Origame - 7/22/2023, 6:32 AM
@comicfan100 - dude, people come to me to argue.
Origame - 7/22/2023, 6:32 AM
@TheUnworthyThor - ...that he should be made black, female or trans?
TheUnworthyThor - 7/22/2023, 6:37 AM
@Origame - Are we really considering that a joke? Is the bar that low now? Like a joke doesn’t have to be clever or original or even funny anymore?
Origame - 7/22/2023, 6:55 AM
@TheUnworthyThor - it was funny to me. Granted I understand why you wouldn't find it funny, because the Hollywood has been unironically doing it and you've been defending it 🤣
TheUnworthyThor - 7/22/2023, 7:16 AM
@Origame - How could you find it funny? It’s the exact same lame comment that is made over and over and over and over and over and over and over in these comment sections. It wasn’t even done with any new kind of unique position or any new fun flair or any clever word play. Just blurted out the same basic sentence we’ve all heard a million times these last few years.
Origame - 7/22/2023, 7:25 AM
@TheUnworthyThor - ...because Hollywood continues to not get how much of a joke IT is. And you guys continue to defend it. Therefore, it's like never getting old 🤣
TheUnworthyThor - 7/22/2023, 7:30 AM
@Origame - Laughing at your own same joke day in and day out. Nothing sad about that.
Origame - 7/22/2023, 8:22 AM
@TheUnworthyThor - ...and nothing sad about you looking at the rest of the world mocking you, yet you keep doing it 🤣
comicfan100 - 7/22/2023, 9:06 AM
@Origame - Damn, that's funny. Black trans women are funny just by virtue of existing....
comicfan100 - 7/22/2023, 9:08 AM
@TheUnworthyThor - Ignore him. The only reason I haven't blocked him yet is because I find him to be somewhat entertaining.
Origame - 7/22/2023, 9:10 AM
@comicfan100 - ...except they're not just existing in this context. They're replacing an already established character, while expecting the rest of the world to care just because they're black, female, or trans. That insistence is what's funny.

And you make it even funnier by insisting we need to have a black, female, trans punisher for them to exist 🤣
comicfan100 - 7/22/2023, 9:34 AM
@Origame - I'm not insisting anything, I'm just pointing out how easy it is to get a laugh out of you because the bar for your humor is in hell, apparently.

And lets say Punisher was a black trans woman or any of those identities separate amongst themselves, what would be the issue? Why would her taking that mantle need to be justified, but some random white dude taking the mantle is okay? Is it because white men are inherently the default?
Origame - 7/22/2023, 9:43 AM
@comicfan100 - 1) well I'm not getting anything in media today, so of course my standards for humor are low 🤣

2) ...the issue is that the punisher is a white straight man. He isn't a black trans woman. And I think it's dumb in general anyone else taking on the role of the punisher, but specifically going with a list of boxes to check isn't something anyone wants. They just want the punisher, frank castle.

And it's showing the lack of creativity that they have to effectively high jack an existing character, rather than just make a new character being whatever you want them to be.
PeterDarker121 - 7/22/2023, 10:37 AM
@Origame - "...the issue is that the punisher is a white straight man. He isn't a black trans woman."

He isn't a "black trans woman" here. He's a "white straight man."

What's the issue again?
Origame - 7/22/2023, 11:07 AM
@PeterDarker121 - ...did you not follow the conversation? Or even the rest of the comment where I say the punisher should stay frank castle?
comicfan100 - 7/22/2023, 12:02 PM
@Origame - You're literally getting bent out of shape over a non-existent scenario that only exists in your head.
Origame - 7/22/2023, 12:10 PM
@comicfan100 - ...wtf? I'm not. You're so desperate to not look like the snowflake you have to pretend as if I'm getting mad at a hypothetical when I've been laughing at you this whole time 🤣

Hypothetically, if they made the punisher a black trans woman, I wouldn't be mad. Because this sh!t has been going on for so long. I'd just laugh as they blame the fans when it inevitably fails on them, like the sinking ship that is the American comic book industry 🤣
comicfan100 - 7/22/2023, 12:30 PM
@Origame - But who's always on the lookout for all things "woke". Who gets antsy at the sight of marginalized groups taking up space? I could care less the race, gender, or sexuality of a character because constantly having to focus on that must be a nightmare.
Origame - 7/22/2023, 12:44 PM
@comicfan100 - ...dude, I'm on the look out for sh!t that doesn't care about woke.

And I agree. It must be a nightmare. Tell that to these woke film makers amounting all of film to how many characters fit arbitrary boxes.
Vigor - 7/21/2023, 8:55 PM
I wouldn't mind a black punisher for a little while
kider2 - 7/21/2023, 9:01 PM
@Vigor - They have a bad history with that:
kider2 - 7/21/2023, 8:56 PM
They missed their chance to make Professor X The Punisher SMH! That's what the world really needs!
GhostDog - 7/21/2023, 9:08 PM
Suit looks amazing at least
MrDandy - 7/21/2023, 9:10 PM
It should have been Otto Octavious. Imagine duel wielding with six arms.
slickrickdesigns - 7/21/2023, 10:12 PM
@MrDandy - orrr

I am Groot!
Translates to, I’m going to get you Sucka!
comicfan100 - 7/21/2023, 9:19 PM
So, apparently, the reason for the mantle and logo change is because cops and the far-right co-opted the skull insignia. But I'm not sure making him a fed helps matters much.
BobGarlen - 7/21/2023, 9:38 PM
I'd rather they just shelve him for a decade. Wait until someone who cares about writing the character comes around.
TheBlueMorpho - 7/21/2023, 10:29 PM
@BobGarlen -

Did you read Punisher: Soviet in 2019? Was a pretty good limited series.
BobGarlen - 7/22/2023, 11:52 AM
@TheBlueMorpho - Not yet, but I have my eye on it. Really love what Ennis does with the character. I'm hoping his recent stuff - The Platoon, The Soviet, Get Fury all get collected into another Max Trade.
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