([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 Annual
Editing
Don Daley (credited) (editor); Rob Tokar (credited) (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor in chief)

Issue Notes

The Lifeform event ran through The Punisher Annual (Marvel, 1988 series) #3 [Part 1], Daredevil Annual (Marvel, 1967 series) #6 [Part 2], The Incredible Hulk Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #16 [Part 3], and Silver Surfer Annual (Marvel, 1988 series) #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
crime; superhero
Characters
Lifeform [George Prufrock]; Punisher [Frank Castle]

Contents: (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Hansen (illustration)
Inks
Neil Hansen (illustration)
Colors
Pat Redding
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lifeform

Indexer Notes

Illustration is taken from page 18 of The Progamma Strain! story.

The Progamma Strain! (Table of Contents: 2)

Punisher / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Progamma, a New York-based biotechnology company specializing in products...
Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Lifeform [George Prufrock] (villain, first appearance, death); Punisher [Frank Castle]; Jethro Prufrock (death); Martha Prufrock; Simba (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: 3)

Punisher / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My war against crime often forces me into hand-to-hand combat...
Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle]; Eric Hels (death); Lars Hels (death); Tomasini
Synopsis
The Punisher demonstrates some of his more deadly fighting techniques.

Punisher's Arsenal (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

Punisher / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come, Punisher. You follow. New home. Like old. Same pain. Same death.
Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Kingpin [Wilson Fisk] (antagonist) (in a dream); Punisher [Frank Castle] (also in a dream)
Synopsis
Frank has a nightmare about decending into Hell only to find the Kingpin waiting for him.

Philanthropy (Table of Contents: 6)

Microchip / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You have reached a number. It is a wrong number. Goodbye... beep!
Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Microchip [David Lieberman]; Mrs. Rosen; Roger Boelter; Linda; Mr. Bontrager
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. Contents:
  3. 2. The Progamma Strain!
    Punisher
  4. 3. Punisher's Fighting Techniques
    Punisher
  5. 4. Punisher's Arsenal
    Punisher
  6. 5. Forewarned or Foretold?
    Punisher
  7. 6. Philanthropy
    Microchip
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