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
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Carl Potts (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
limited series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Punisher / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
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...) 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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle] (origin retold); Jigsaw (villain); The Trust (introduction, villain); Don Cervello (introduction, villain); Gregario (introduction, villain); Charlie Siciliano (introduction, villain); Tony Massera (introduction, villain); Aleric (introduction, villain)
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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