Punisher (5th Series)

    (Marvel, 2000-2001)
™ and © 2000 Marvel Characters, Inc.

At one time the Punisher had three on-going monthly titles, The Punisher, The Punisher War Journal and The Punisher War Zone, as well as myriad specials and crossovers. The character was practically a sub-imprint. But over-exposure eventually accomplished what the mob could not and the Punisher was gone. After a strange attempt to revitalize the vigilante via a quasi-religious direction [The Punisher (4th Series)], failed in 1999, Marvel called upon Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon of Preacher fame to breathe new life into the Punisher franchise.

Utilizing the amalgam of brutal violence and absurd characters often found in Preacher, Ennis took a back-to-basics approach. Frank Castle is a lone, fierce killing machine with a price on his head from Mafia queen, Ma Gnucci, whose encounters with the Punisher mirror those of Herr Starr in Preacher. Additionally three Punisher admirers attempt to emulate him. Payback, a blue-collar killer whose targets are big business types; Elite, an upper class snob who kills those who would lower his property values, and The Holy, a priest who absolves the sinners who confess to him with a very extreme penance. However this trio’s hero worship does not impress Frank Castle.

— George Haberberger

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#1

  4/1/2000
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 Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

#1 Variation A

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White background on coverGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#1 Variation B

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 Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

#1 Dynamic Forces

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Dynamic Forces Exclusive Chrome CoverGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#1 Special Cover

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White background on coverGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#1 Special Cover - 2nd printing

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Special Cover 2nd Printing; Yellow LogoGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#2

  5/1/2000
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 Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

#2 Special Cover

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White background on coverGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#3

  6/1/2000
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Polybagged with Marvel Knights/Marvel Boy Genesis Edition; Versus DaredevilGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#4

  7/1/2000
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Versus Ma Gnucci; Punisher cripples Ma GnucciGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#5

  8/1/2000
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 Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

#6

  9/1/2000
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Versus Ma Gnucci armyGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#7

  10/1/2000
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 Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

#8

  11/1/2000
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1st Appearance of The RussianGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#9

  12/1/2000
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 Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

#10

  1/1/2001
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Versus RussianGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#11

  2/1/2001
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1st Appearance of The Vigilante Squad; Death of The RussianGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

#12

  3/1/2001
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Death of Ma GnucciGarth EnnisSteve Dillon

Book #1

  6/1/2000
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Collects Punisher (5th Series) #1-2Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

Book #1 - 2nd printing

 
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2nd Printing; Collects Punisher (5th Series) #1-2Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

Collector's Set #1

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Collects Punisher (5th Series) #1-2Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

Deluxe Set #1

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Collects Punisher (5th Series) #1-12Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

Deluxe Set #1 - 2nd printing

 
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Collects Punisher (5th Series) #1-12; ca. 2011Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

Deluxe Set #1 Variation A

 
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DM Variant Hardcover; Collects Punisher (5th Series) #1-12Garth EnnisSteve Dillon

Deluxe Set #1 Hardcover

  12/1/2000
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Hardcover; Collects Punisher (5th Series) #1-12; Indicia reads“First printing"Garth EnnisSteve Dillon