Jon Bernthal returns as the most feared killer in the Marvel Universe when The Punisher Season 2 debuts on Netflix January 18.
This season looks to be a monster, with actor Ben Barnes back in the fight as a scar-faced Billy Russo, and the Punisher is on point with a line that’s sure to resonate throughout the series: "I'm not the one who dies. I'm the one who does the killing."
Check out the trailer above which features an appropriate soundtrack of Alice In Chains’ “Would” as background musical ambiance, and see the Punisher books below to brush up on Punisher continuity before the Netflix show has you binge-watch all weekend long!
(W) Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon (A) Steve Dillon, Darick Robertson, Tom Mandrake, Joe Quesada (CA) Tim Bradstreet
Nobody writes the Punisher like Garth Ennis - and these brutal tales prove it! When ex-Marine Frank Castle saw his wife and children murdered by the mob, he began a war on crime! So why is he trying to rescue a Mafia don from angry guerrilla fighters in South Africa? And Frank faces off against Wolverine as the two compete to take down a bizarre underworld predator who's cutting off crime at the knees! Plus: Belfast-born Ennis brings Frank face-to-face with terrorism in Northern Ireland. The Punisher investigates a drug ring - and the cops meant to be dismantling it. Frank helps a social worker who has discovered a dark secret beneath the streets...and does a little dental work in a tale drawn by Joe Quesada! Collecting PUNISHER (2001) #6-7 and #13-26, and material from MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE-SHOT #1. Parental Advisory
(W) Tom Peyer, Ron Zimmerman, More (A) Manuel Gutierrez, Mike Lilly, More (CA) Tim Bradstreet
Taxi for Frank! A new menace called the Medallion wants control of every cab in New York City - can the Punisher stop this maniac's meter before a taxi war erupts, or will Medallion's mechanic Mr. Badwrench and his deadly Cabattoir turn the Big Apple into a slaughterhouse? Meanwhile, Detective Soap gets a disturbing new girlfriend! Plus: Discover what would happen if the Punisher targeted...1920s mobster Al Capone?! And relive the Punisher's very first encounter with Spider-Man, from Frank's point of view! As the holidays roll around, the Punisher has his own Christmas list of who's naughty and nice! And it's serious business when Daredevil and the Punisher help the Black Widow face an old enemy! Collecting PUNISHER (2001) #8-12, PUNISHER X-MAS SPECIAL (2006) #1, SPIDER-MAN VS. PUNISHER #1 and material from MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE-SHOT #4. Parental Advisory
(W) Tim Sniegoski, Christopher Golden (A) Pat Lee (A/CA) Bernie Wrightson
It's a Punisher era like no other! Frank Castle died - but that wasn't the end of his story. Heaven had other plans for the Punisher, and now he's back from the grave as an angel of vengeance! With a new armory of supernatural weapons, Frank renews his war on crime! He's caught between heaven and hell, but his soul has a second chance - and if he seizes it, perhaps one day he can see his family again! The Punisher's deadly mission used to be about vengeance - now it's about redemption! But what happens when Frank joins Wolverine to unravel the mystery of a deadly young mutant named Revelation? Bullet-flying, bone-clawing, maybe even world-ending action-that's what! Featuring the work of legendary horror artist Bernie Wrightson! Collecting PUNISHER (1998) #1-4 and WOLVERINE/PUNISHER: REVELATION #1-4. Rated T+
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood
You can take the Punisher out of the War Machine... Frank Castle may no longer have the Stark-designed armor, but he has retained his taste for "big game" criminals - and he's hungry for more. But the paths to such high-value targets are fraught with dangers greater than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use powerful help on his way across the world stage. But a delicate situation gets complicated when Daredevil enters the fray - and he wants to put the Punisher down even more than Frank's newest foes! Where can the Punisher go from here? The chips are down and he's boxed in - but that only makes him more dangerous! Nobody puts Frankie in a corner! Be there for the story that fans will be talking about for years to come! Collecting PUNISHER (2018) #1-5. Parental Advisory
(W) Matt Fraction (A) Mike Deodato, Leandro Fernandez (A/CA) Ariel Olivetti
The Punisher is back - with a vengeance! When a superhuman Civil War breaks out, Frank Castle finds himself square in the crosshairs of G.W. Bridge, a S.H.I.E.L.D. big gun who always gets his man. Frank should be lying low, but when spandex-clad bad guys start carrying badges...well, that's something he just can't abide. But can the Punisher play by Captain America's rules? In the war's aftermath, Frank infiltrates a super-militia bent on igniting a bloody race war - and led by a new Hate-Monger! With Bridge in hot pursuit, can the Punisher disrupt the National Force's plans - or will he succumb to hate? Plus: An all-new look for the Punisher brings the Winter Soldier out of the woodwork. And can Frank stand up to the alien madness of WORLD WAR HULK? Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (2006) #1-12 and #1 B&W EDITION. Parental Advisory
(W) Mike Baron, Roger Salick, More (A) Larry Stroman, More (A/CA) Whilce Portacio
Delivering justice from New York to Japan! Gary Saunders is on death row - but the law doesn't move fast enough for the Punisher! The kids at Malcolm Shabazz High School had better behave for their new substitute teacher: Mr. Castle! But how does that lead to Frank trying to topple the Kingpin? He's determined to take down Wilson Fisk once and for all - and it's all building to a brutal face-off! Then, Frank heads to Las Vegas in search of an assassin! A knockout round in the boxing ring leads to an encounter with the ninja Shadowmasters, and he'll team up with Moon Knight when Atlantis Attacks - but what is the Punisher's part in the Evolutionary War? Plus: Frank takes on a war journal's worth of drug dealers, mobsters and criminals! Collecting PUNISHER (1987) #11-25 and PUNISHER ANNUAL #1-2. Rated T+