The Punisher Annual #1 [Direct]
(August 1988)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1988-04-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Carl Potts (credited) (editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

The Evolutionary War [Part Two] (Table of Contents)

Punisher / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bret Blevins (signed as B)
Inks
Scott Williams (signed as SW)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle]; Eliminators
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
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Evolutionary Jihad (Table of Contents: 1)

Punisher / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron (credited)
Pencils
Mark Texeira (credited)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited)
Colors
JayJay Jackson (credited as Janet Jackson)
Letters
Jim Novak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Punisher's War Journal -- weeks of surveillance have brought me...
Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle]; Eliminators (villains); El Caiman (villain, death); Lucinda; Claudio (death); Teo; El Caiman (death); Julio
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Punisher is in Bogata to take down a drug lord but ends up fighting with him against men in Eliminator power suits.
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Indexer Notes

With a tip of the hat to Archie Goodwin.
The Evolutionary War continued from X-Factor Annual (Marvel, 1986 series) #3.
The Evolutionary War continues in Silver Surfer Annual (Marvel, 1988 series) #1.

3 Hearts (Table of Contents: 2)

Microchip / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Salick (credited)
Pencils
Mike Vosburg (credited)
Inks
Mike Vosburg (credited)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited as Max Scheele)
Letters
Ken Bruzenak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... authorities continue to search for the assassin of Senator Alan Borsuk.
Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Microchip [David Lieberman]; Felicia Nugent; Rudy (Microchip's godson, appears on photo only); Jim Nugent (dies); Tommy
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The widow of Microhip's old friend has remarried a Jim Nugent, who is revealed to be an assassin. When Felicia leaves him, Nugent tries to kill her. Microchip intervenes.
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The Punisher's Battle Van (Table of Contents: 3)

Punisher / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eliot R. Brown
Pencils
Eliot R. Brown
Inks
Eliot R. Brown
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; crime
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The Punisher's Warehouse (Table of Contents: 4)

Punisher / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eliot R. Brown
Pencils
Eliot R. Brown
Inks
Eliot R. Brown
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; superhero
Synopsis
In Paterson, NJ.
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The High Evolutionary Chapter Two: Pet Project (Table of Contents: 5)

High Evolutionary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited)
Pencils
Paris Cullins (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)
Editing
Ralph Macchio (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
May 1930. Every evening for the past year and a half,
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dempsey (flashback, first full appearance, death); Jessica Drew (flashback as a child); Jonathan Drew (flashback); Merriam Drew (flashback); Herbert Edgar Wyndham (flashback); Professor Rearden (flashback); Rolly (flashback); Nigel (flashback)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Wyndham joins with the Drews and scouts out a remote retreat for his genetic experiments.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from X-Factor Annual (Marvel, 1986 series) #3.
Continues in Silver Surfer Annual (Marvel, 1989 series) #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Evolutionary War [Part Two]
    Punisher
  2. 1. Evolutionary Jihad
    Punisher
  3. 2. 3 Hearts
    Microchip
  4. 3. The Punisher's Battle Van
    Punisher
  5. 4. The Punisher's Warehouse
    Punisher
  6. 5. The High Evolutionary Chapter Two: Pet Project
    High Evolutionary
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  • Johnathan Richardson
  • Eric Rom
  • Tony R. Rose
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