The current Punisher creative team, composed by writer Greg Rucka and artist Marco Checchetto will take care of this five issue miniseries that picks up from the events narrated in issue # 16 of the regular series.
“The stories are related, but one is not predicated on the other,”
Rucka told Comic Book Resources.
“You can pick up War Zone and understand what’s going on if you haven’t read Punisher.”
“If you read Punisher through issue #16 though, you will have a better understanding of how Frank finds himself in the position that he’s in at the beginning of War Zone.”
The events of The Punisher #14-16 gives the Avengers cause to pay Frank Castle a visit that he may not be prepared for.
“I don’t think Frank is at all surprised when this happens,”
“He knew it was inevitable, but he of course has a contingency plan. He’s got a contingency plan for everything. That doesn’t mean Frank is happy with the situation though.
“I never felt that Frank looks at the heroes with contempt. I don’t think he looks at the Avengers and says, ‘You guys are laughable’.
“When Galactus shows up Frank is not up to the task of defending the Earth. So if hammers fall from the sky, which has happened recently, that’s outside of his bailiwick.”
The miniseries will debut in October.
You can watch the recent Punisher short Dirty Laundry here!
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