([June] 1990)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1990-04-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Don Daley (Editor); Rob Tokar (Assistant Editor); Tom DeFalco (Editor-in-Chief)

Issue Notes

The Lifeform event ran through Punisher Annual #3 [Part 1], Daredevil Annual #6 [Part 2], Incredible Hulk Annual #16 [Part 3], and Silver Surfer Annual #3 [Part 4].
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Lifeform Part 1 of Four (Table of Contents)

Punisher / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Hansen
Inks
Neil Hansen
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Punisher; Lifeform

The Progamma Strain (Table of Contents: 1)

Punisher / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron
Pencils
Neil Hansen
Inks
Neil Hansen
Colors
Pat Redding
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Punisher; VILLAIN: Lifeform [George Prufrock] (Death); A.I.M.
Synopsis
When the son of a presidential candidate is transformed into a monster while working on a mission for AIM, the Punisher gets involved and learns of a biological weapons conspiracy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lifeform continues in Daredevil Annual (Marvel 1967 series) #6.

Punisher's Fighting Techniques (Table of Contents: 2)

Punisher / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Salick
Pencils
Mark Texeira
Inks
Mark Texeira
Colors
Heidi Goodhue
Letters
Chris Eliopoulos

Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Punisher
Synopsis
The Punisher demonstrates some of his more deadly fighting techniques.

Punisher's Arsenal (Table of Contents: 3)

Punisher / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; crime

Indexer Notes

Equipment pages.

Forewarned or Foretold? (Table of Contents: 4)

Punisher / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gregory Wright
Pencils
Lee Sullivan
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Evan Skolnick
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Punisher; VILLAIN: Kingpin (Dream)
Synopsis
Frank has a nightmare about decending into Hell only to find the Kingpin waiting for him.

Philanthropy (Table of Contents: 5)

Microchip / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron
Pencils
Mike Texeira (breakdowns)
Inks
Dwayne Turner (finishes)
Colors
Brad Vancata
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Microchip
Synopsis
Micro takes down a crooked con man running a fake charity.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lifeform Part 1 of Four
    Punisher
  2. 1. The Progamma Strain
    Punisher
  3. 2. Punisher's Fighting Techniques
    Punisher
  4. 3. Punisher's Arsenal
    Punisher
  5. 4. Forewarned or Foretold?
    Punisher
  6. 5. Philanthropy
    Microchip
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