The Punisher (2001 series)

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The Punisher
Cover of The Punisher vol. 6, 32 (November 2003). Art by Tim Bradstreet.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Marvel Knights
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Publication date August 2001 – February 2004
No. of issues 37
Main character(s) Punisher
Creative team
Written by Garth Ennis (#1-6, 13-37)
Steve Dillon (#7)
Ron Zimmerman (#8)
Tom Peyer (#9-12)
Artist(s) Manuel Gutierrez (#9-12)
Darick Robertson (#15-17)
Penciller(s) Steve Dillon (#1-7, 13-14, 18-23, 32)
Mike Lilly (#8)
Inker(s) Jimmy Palmiotti (#1-7)
Rodney Ramos (#8)
Letterer(s) Comicraft
Wes Abbott
Richard Starkings
Colorist(s) Chris Sotomayor (#1-7)
Steve Oliff (#8-11, 13)
Andy Troy (#12)
Editor(s) Nanci Dakesian
Stuart Moore

The Punisher is the sixth eponymous Marvel Comics comic book series featuring the character Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher. It consists of 37 issues as part of the Marvel Knights imprint. Most of the issues in this series are written by Garth Ennis; however, Tom Peyer, Steve Dillon, and Ron Zimmerman also feature as writers.

Publication history[edit]

The series continues on from Ennis' The Punisher 2000 limited series. The Russian, who was decapitated in the previous series, is resurrected using stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology and returns as one of the main antagonists in this series.



The series holds an average rating of 5.1 by eight professional critics on the review aggregation website Comic Book Roundup.[1]

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into individual volumes. The Punisher #8-12, were not written by Ennis and not collected into a trade paperback.



  • Volume 1 (collects The Punisher vol. 5, #1-12; Marvel Knights: Double Shot #1; Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe), June 2002, ISBN 978-0-7851-0982-2
  • Volume 2 (collects The Punisher vol. 6, #1-7, 13-18), June 2003, ISBN 978-0-7851-1170-2
  • Volume 3 (collects The Punisher vol. 6, #19-27), March 2004, ISBN 978-0-7851-1317-1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PUNISHER VOL. 6". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 

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