Marvel Comics character The Punisher first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (cover-dated February 1974). Created by writer Gerry Conway (with input from publisher Stan Lee, who suggested the character’s name) and artists John Romita, Sr. (who tweaked Conway’s design for the character, specifically putting a large skull symbol on the character’s chest) and Ross Andru (who first drew the character for publication), The Punisher was initially an antagonist to Spider-Man; as a vigilante, The Punisher is relentless in killing criminals, which puts him at odds with Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes. However, over the years, the character evolved into a sympathetic antihero that remains popular with many comics fans. It appears that some of those fans are in the United States Armed Forces.
Dean will punish you if you don’t pick up…The Punisher #2
Issue #1 was great. If you missed it then don’t make that mistake again. Jump in here at issue 2 and enjoy the ride Edmondson is taking us on.
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Other than my very limited exposure from the current run of Thunderbolts, the movies,and a few various issues here and there, I knew little about Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher. To prepare for Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerards’ first issue of Punisher coming out this week, I picked up Circle of Blood by Steven Grant and Mike Zeck. Aside from his guest appearances, this five issue miniseries was the first story truly defining the character. From there I went on to read Garth Ennis’ Born; Welcome Back, Frank; and the following Marvel Knights series. Needless to say, beside my continued reading of Uncanny X-Men, this was a Punisher week. (We all know the force triggering Frank’s transformation into a one man army–his wife, son, and daughter are murdered during a shootout–so I won’t focus on that too much.)
Dean says this issue Paks a punch…Action Comics #28
I am not a big fan of Superman. Curb all the reasons why, I just don’t click with the guy. But this book is something else. This is a Superman I can get used to reading. If you are not reading this yet I encourage you to jump in this week. Give this Superman a try and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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So here we are again with ALL NEW MARVEL NOW WHERE NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME BLAH BLAH ZOMG whatever. The big difference now is that instead of shuffling most of their current creative talent like they did with the first Marvel Now initiative this time we are getting a lot of new writers and artists while Marvel is introducing a lot of comics featuring characters that have traditionally had a hard time selling consistently the way your X-Men, Thor or Iron Man comics have. I’m not bothering with titles that are being relaunched after less than a few months so don’t expect my thoughts on the upcoming Daredevil or Captain Marvel relaunches (there going to be awesome. Duh.)
“MOTHERFUCKIN’ TITTY SUCKIN’ TWO BALL BITCH, PING PONG PUSSY WITH A WOODEN DICK!”
That’s right motherfucks, I’m back to swearing up a storm in this weeks DrawingLines. After restraining myself from letting the expletives fly in last weeks post, I’ve decided this time to go all out – blitzkrieg style. That opening line there, you know the one about “Motherfuckin’ titty suckin‘” was something that my friends and I use to say back in grade school. We would have cussing competitions to see who could come up with the longest string of cuss words and still form a coherent sentence. Although I’m not sure how coherent “Two ball bitch” is, still it worked. It was like goddamn profane haiku – and my friends and I were masters. Funny thing is, as much as I swear and shit, I have this “switch” I can flip and turn off the cussing in an instant – which comes in handy around kids and my parents, who just wouldn’t understand what a “Ping pong pussy” was or just what “The dick don’t stop till thepussy goes flop.” means. Speaking of pussies, have you seen this weeks Freeze Frame? Funny shit my friends, funny shit. Oh and speaking of funny shit, check out these bullet points!