This week, it’s time to clean house on the Major Spoilers Podcast, by taking a look at the series featuring the pairing of Frank Castle, Garth Ennis, and Steve Dillon in The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank.

The bestselling saga that defined one of the Marvel Universe’s most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats – the Holy, Elite, and Mr. Payback – who want him to join their crime-cleansing force. Collecting Punisher (2000) #1-12.


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  1. January 1, 2013 at 10:50 am — Reply

    This is one of the only Punisher stories I’ve read, and I love it too much to risk reading any others. It has a good balance between gallows humor and humanizing Frank with his growing fondness for his weird neighbors. It’s also one of the few Garth Ennis stories I’ve really enjoyed as well, maybe because it’s not so over-the-top with the gross-out humor & the use of ultraviolence makes sense with the Punisher. It’s probably one of the few times I’ve seen it successfully illustrated that Frank has his own code of conduct, and that’s what separates him from both the people he kills & (in here) the three wannabes who have their own warped agendas. I’d recommend it to anyone who isn’t scared of a little blood or death by polar bear.

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