The Punisher #1 [Direct]
(January 1986)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 0.50 GBP; 1.50 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-10-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Carl Potts (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Double-sized issue. Cover erroneously says #1 of 4 as this was a 5 issue mini-series.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Punisher / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Zeck (signed as Zeck)
Colors
Phil Zimelman (signed as Zimelman) (painting)

Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Zimelman paints over Zeck art. The illustration originally intended to be the cover was instead used as an on-sale poster. It was later used as cover for Magnum (Bladkompaniet AS, 1988 series) #12/1992. Zeck's web site (http://www.mikezeck.com/pages/checklist/marvel/marvel3/punisher/punisher.h…) indicates that he did not ink the pencils for publication.

Circle of Blood (Table of Contents: 1)

Punisher / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Steven Grant
Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Mike Zeck
Letters
Ken Bruzenak

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's back. Pass it on. He's back. Pass it on.
Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle] (origin retold); Jigsaw; The Trust (introduction); Don Cervello (introduction); Gregario (introduction); Charlie Siciliano (introduction); Tony Massera (introduction); Frisky Martin; Mitch; Warden; Tommy
Synopsis
The Punisher is in prison and runs up against Jigsaw. Punisher takes place in a prison break-out but prevents the criminals from escaping. The warden, who is a member of The Trust, promises to free the Punisher if he will fight for them.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Punisher
  2. 1. Circle of Blood
    Punisher
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