Just when you thought Marvel couldn’t come up with another character to pair with Deadpool, they’ve gone and done it. It’s not Spider-Man, nor is it Wolverine or Howard the Duck. No, this time Deadpool will take on the Punisher – I’m guessing he will be the straight man of the group.
Rand Bellavia, of Ookla the Mok fame, returns for another trip down memory lane to look at 40 years of his favorite comics in this months’s Random Access Memory.
It seems weird that as soon as two characters become a big deal in the media, suddenly they are thrust together in a MAJOR CROSSOVER EVENT. We’ve seen it with Deadpool and Spider-Man, and now Doctor Strange and Punisher will feature in Magic Bullets.
As fans continue to demand unique items to wear and collect from Marvel’s deep stable of characters, Marvel is rolling out its merchandising and retail plans for popular anti-heroes and vigilantes Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Deadpool. This new development addresses a key Marvel strategy to tap into the Marvel vault and satisfy not only the fans of the major Marvel franchises — Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy — but also comic book fans and those watching Marvel’s new Netflix Original Series.
Every hero has to come from somewhere. Some are entirely new characters, other long-term supporting characters, and a few heroes are actually old heroes taking on a whole new identity. (Looking at you, Hank Pym!) But a few special heroes started out as super-villains, and you’re about to meet their king. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Amazing Spider-Man #129 awaits!
Marvel Comics sent a sneak peek of The Punisher #4 by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads.
A while ago it was confirmed that Daredeveil had indeed returned to the hands of Marvel due to 20th Century Fox not being able to keep the property in production long enough to retain the rights. Today, we learn about three more properties that have been returned to Marvel (Disney).