Jason Aaron returns to his Punisher roots in a new 13-issue prestige limited series which will examine Frank Castle’s past, present, and future. The series will be illustrated by Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta, with each trading off pages that represent Castle’s present and past.
Aaron (who originally wrote about Frank’s troubled life in 2010 in his Punisher Max series) says that “After writing the Punisher over the years, I’ve always been fascinated by the character of Frank Castle. What moments made him the Punisher, even before that fateful day in the park? And how far will he go to win the war that has consumed his life? Spoiler: as far as it damn well takes. This story is the destined next step in the dark and tragic evolution of Frank Castle, from troubled kid to heroic soldier to revenge-driven vigilante…to the duly anointed King of Killers. Believe me when I say, I am as excited about this story as anything I’ve ever written for Marvel.”
The new series begins with Frank Castle serving as the warlord of the Hand, “…as he takes up his sword and his new armor with the most notorious clan of assassins in the Marvel Universe. Will it mean an end for the Punisher? Or a whole new bloody beginning?”
Look for the new prestige format series this March and get a good luck at the weapon-filled cover below.