The Punisher is the best vigilante and Marvel comic character. He doesn't have super powers, so he relies on his combat skills. He kills criminals because they killed his family.
There are many authors and artists of the comics because they've gone on for so long. Some have a typical comic book style, others are very realistic.
The Punisher uses a large variety of weapons. He is especially known for the M60, M16A1, and Colt 1911. This is most likely because he used them during Vietnam. He has used almost every weapon imaginable.
There are two movies based on The Punisher. The 1989 version had almost nothing to do with the comic book character. The 2004 version, starring Tom Jane, was much better although the timeline and setting were different from the comics due to cost reasons and to make it fit today's audience. It uses many elements from the whole 30 year run of the comic books. The movie tells the story of how Frank Castle became The Punisher. A sequel may come out by 2007.
There is also a video game adaptation. It bears some similarity to the 2004 movie because of the neighbors, The Russian, and a few other things. However, it is more similar to the Welcome Back, Frank series, which the movie got those things from.
The Punisher is more of an anti-hero than a super hero because he kills his enemies, which is not typical of superheros, and of course that he doesn't have superpowers.
The Punisher just killed Ma Gnucci!
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