Frank Castle, otherwise known as the psychotic vigilante the Punisher, once appeared in Marvel Comics’ Vietnam War series The ‘Nam to boost the formerly gritty and realistic title’s sagging sales. Writer Garth Ennis’ Born takes a more in-depth look at Castle’s Vietnam days, utilizing the MAX imprint of more adult material to truthfully portray the language and graphic violence inherent to the subject matter. Capt. Frank Castle is stationed at Firebase Valley Forge in Vietnam. It’s October 1971, and although the Americans are seemingly getting ready to split, Castle still has to deal with preventing the Vietcong from resupplying and starting another attack.