Punisher (1995 series)
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Cover to Punisher #8 (June 1996).
|Publisher||Marvel Edge (Marvel Comics)|
|Publication date||November 1995 – April 1997|
|No. of issues||18|
|Written by||John Ostrander|
This series followed The Punisher (1985 limited series) and The Punisher (1987 ongoing series), just without the "The" of the previous two. It is the fourth ongoing series to feature the Punisher after the 1987 series, The Punisher War Journal (1988–1995), and The Punisher War Zone (1992–1995). The series was published by the Marvel Comics imprint Marvel Edge and ran for 18 issues from November 1995 to April 1997, all written by John Ostrander.
The series begins with Frank Castle on death row for the murder of Nick Fury, with the mafia staging Castle's electrocution in order to recruit him into their rankings, which he eventually accepts. During this time he goes by his Italian birth name, Castiglione.
Throughout the series, he is later betrayed by the mob boss, and survived numerous attempts on his life. He is also recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. to provide protection to a pastor who preaches equality for both humans and mutants alike. The series concludes with Castle, now suffering from amnesia, living in an abandoned Catholic Church. He does remember bits of his violent life, and seems to believe he has a mission.
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