MARVEL UNIVERSE AT WAR WITH THE PUNISHER
Marvel Universe Vs. The Punisher; while I can’t find a lot of details on the story here is the info from the press release,
“The creative team of Jonathan Maberry and Goran Parlov take you on a journey into the darkest territory in this Marvel Knights limited series. A terrible plague has swept the Earth, turning everyone – human, hero, villain, god and monster — into sadistic cannibal predators. As Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Thing and other infected start a feeding frenzy, the world falls in a wave of insatiable violence. Now, five years later, one man hunts the wasteland that was New York City. One man stands against the hordes of monsters who hunt the night. He is the Punisher, the Last Gun on Earth. And he has an endless supply of ammunition. “
It sounds very I am Legend which is fine with me! I have always thought The Punisher works best when he is up against the other Marvel U characters, especially when he is really out of his depth. The first two arcs of the recent Remender Punisher series showed the strength of the character in these situations and I for one can not WAIT to see Frank just go mental.
With literally free reign to take on, do whatever and kill whatever he wants in a Marvel Universe where continuity doesn’t matter gives the writer and art team scope to essentially do whatever they want. At the very least I am sure this 4 issue limited series will be a hell of a lot fun, the tone is similar to that of Punisher MAX, just a little less violent/grotesque.
Get ready people – Frank Castle is on a killing spree – in the name of humanity! I kinda hope they make it really cheesy, proper have Castle trying to solve the mystery and not just brooding. They have the opportunity to REALLY explore what happens when The Punisher wins… he has punished all those who have wronged him and wronged the city… when the villians are all gone can The Punisher be at rest? That is one avenue they could take – the other of course is that they could have him putting big heroes and characters down, solving the mystery and saving the day… which would be cheesy and brilliant.
Then again he could just kill the whole Marvel Universe in a wonderfully bloody example of why the Punisher kicks to much ass! Roll on August eh?!