As apart of their “Fresh Start” Frank Castle is following the footsteps of Captain America, the Avengers, Spider-man and Black Panther and relaunching at #1. But…it still has Matthew Rosenburg attached as the writer…But #1 issues sell so let’s make some money.
The new Punisher #1 launching August 1, Rosenberg and Riccardo Burchielli are doing a stripped-down version of Frank Castle, having lost the War Machine armor he had acquired at the beginning of Marvel Legacy. Marvel even saying that this is a Frank Castle with a bigger fish to fry.
“We’re going to get back to Frank Castle with a handgun and a knife, stalking the streets of New York, and getting his hands dirty. But we’re also going to see a man who has changed from his time in the armor,” said Rosenberg. “He developed a taste for bigger game and larger targets, and he’s not going to give that up easily. So in a sense, it’s back to basics – but on a bigger scale.”
In this new series, the Punisher will, among other things, “travel overseas to overthrow a government and kill a world leader, and then come back home and go toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful people in the Marvel Universe.” What do you think of this announcement? Do you think Punisher needed a relaunch? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter @shootthebreezeC