The major announcements just keep coming from Marvel Comics. The Punisher is set to get a 13-issue prestige series, which will begin in March. Marvel has labeled this as “Frank Castle’s definitive chapter.
Jason Aaron’s story
The series will be written by none other than Jason Aaron, whose pitch was talked about by Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski in the announcement.
“A few years ago, Jason Aaron came into one of our creative summits with a pitch for Frank that made our collective jaws drop,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “The story Jason is telling — a truly epic tale about darkness, violence, and choices — can only be told with the Punisher at its core. This series will build on Frank’s legacy while introducing us to a side of him we’ve never seen before, setting the stage for an evolution that we’ll find was inevitable.”
Saiz and Azaceta’s art
Marvel has also said this series “will mark the definitive culmination of Frank Castle’s journey in the Marvel Universe to date, building on his past to reveal his inescapable future.” Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta are the artists on the series. The will “each separately [take] on Castle’s present day and Castle’s past through flashbacks, respectively.”
“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,” said Aaron. “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.”
This announcement comes on the heels of another major Marvel Comics announcement. Chris Claremont is back in the X-Men universe. His new assignment: Marvel’s new Gambit series. Nothing else was announced about the Gambit series, outside of the art below. Check back on GWW for further updates.
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