Punisher in other media

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Adaptations of Punisher in other media
Created by Gerry Conway
Ross Andru
John Romita, Sr.
Original source Comics published by Marvel Comics
First appearance The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (February 1974)
Print publications
Novel(s) The Punisher (2004)
Reference book(s) The Punisher: Prima's Official Game Guide
Punisher: L'histoire secrète
Films and television
Film(s) The Punisher (1989)
The Punisher (2004)
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
The Punisher (2017)
Audio presentations
Soundtrack(s) The Punisher (1989)
The Punisher: The Album (2004)
Original Score from the Motion Picture The Punisher (2004)
Punisher: War Zone Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2008)
Punisher: War Zone Original Motion Picture Score (2008)
Video game(s) The Punisher (console) (1990)
The Punisher (computer) (1990)
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! (1991)
The Punisher (1993)
The Punisher (2005)
The Punisher: No Mercy (2009)

The comic book character the Punisher has appeared in many types of media. Since his first appearance in 1974, he has appeared in television, films, and video games, each on multiple occasions; and his name, symbol, and image have appeared on products and merchandise.



The Punisher in Spider-Man: The Animated Series
  • Punisher made three appearances in the 1990s Spider-Man: The Animated Series, voiced by John Beck. He first appears in the seventh and eighth episodes of the second season, and later appears in the eighth episode of season four. Due to the requirements for children's programming, Punisher was restricted to using non-lethal weapons which took the form of concussion blast energy weapons or gimmick guns such as electrified net launchers. The death of his family was portrayed off-screen by showing a kite flying, and then falling, at the sound of gunshots.
  • In the 1992 X-Men animated series episode "Days of Future Past, Part 1", two children are seen holding a video game cartridge called Assassin, with the Punisher on the cover of the video game. The game was produced by "Marbles", a play on "Marvel". A robot duplicate of the Punisher also appeared in the season two episode entitled "Mojovision", attacking Wolverine and Jean Grey.[1]
  • In Iron Man: Armored Adventures, in the episode "The Hammer Falls", the Punisher is mentioned by Pepper Potts as a vigilante hit-man.
  • The Punisher appears in The Super Hero Squad Show episode "Night in the Sanctorum" voiced by Ray Stevenson, who reprises his role in Punisher: War Zone.[2]
  • In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes micro-episode "Enter the Whirlwind", the Punisher is mentioned by a taxi driver who is reading a newspaper article that states "Vigilante 'Punishes' Again" and a photograph of the Punisher's skull logo.
  • The Punisher makes a cameo appearance in the episode "Planet Doom" of the Avengers Assemble series.[3]


Character poster of Jon Bernthal as Punisher for the second season of the television series, Daredevil


Main article: Punisher in film



Video games[edit]

Main article: Punisher video games

Web series[edit]

The Punisher appears in several episodes of the stop-motion animated web series Marvel Superheroes: What the--?!.

Comic strips[edit]

The Punisher appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man comic strip in 2004.[10]


  • In 2004 the Punisher film form that year was novelized.[11]
  • The Punisher appears in the prose novel adaptation of the event comic Civil War.[12]


  1. ^ "Mojovision Review". Marvel Toonzone. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Marvel Super Hero Squad Voice Cast". Comics Continuum. July 28, 2009. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Planet Doom". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 15. December 8, 2013. Disney XD. 
  4. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (2011-10-20). "ABC Studios sells scripts tapping music and Marvel". Variety. 
  5. ^ Chitwood, Adam (15 May 2012). "Hulk May Be on ABC Next Year; The Punisher TV Series Not Moving Forward at Fox". Collider.com. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jon Bernthal Cast as Frank Castle in the Netflix Original Series 'Marvel's Daredevil'". Marvel.com. June 9, 2015. Archived from the original on June 9, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ Wright, Steven (April 1, 2015). "DAREDEVIL COULD SPIN OFF INTO "HARD R" PUNISHER REBOOT". Sci Fi Now. 
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (January 16, 2016). "Punisher Spinoff Starring Jon Bernthal in Development at Netflix". TVLine. Archived from the original on January 16, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ Hibberd, James (April 29, 2016). "Marvel's The Punisher spin-off ordered by Netflix". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ http://comicsalliance.com/the-punishers-most-ridiculous-moments-ever/
  11. ^ Rey, Del (January 12, 2004). "Punisher Novelization Author Picked". Superhero Hype. 
  12. ^ Moore, Stuart (March 15, 2016). Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel. Marvel. ISBN 978-0785195863 – via Google Books. 

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