Punisher #[1] - Welcome Back, Frank
(April 2001)

Marvel, 2001 Series
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Price
24.95 USD; 37.95 CAD
Pages
276
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Knights
ISBN
0-7851-0783-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785107835 52495
Editing
Joe Quesada (credited) (editor); Jimmy Palmiotti (credited) (editor); Nanci Dakesian (credited) (editor); Stuart Moore (credited) (editor); Ben Abernathy (credited) (collection editor)

Issue Notes

first printing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Punisher / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (painting)
Inks
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (painting)
Colors
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (painting)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle]
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In Defence of... the Punisher (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Letters
typeset

Welcome Back, Frank (Table of Contents: 2)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Mr. Bumpo; Joan the Mouse; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Spacker Dave; Bobbie Gnucci (introduction, dies); Carlo Gnucci (introduction, dies)
Synopsis
The Punisher returns to New York City and declares war on the Gnucci family.
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Badaboom, Badabing (Table of Contents: 3)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Mr. Bumpo; Ma Gnucci; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Joan the Mouse; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Bud Plugg (introduction); Joe Malizia (introduction, dies); Harry Thornton [Heck Thornton] (introduction, dies); Eddie Lau (introduction, dies); Tall Joe Small (introduction, dies)
Synopsis
The Punisher's war against Ma Gnucci's family continues. Luckless Detective Martin Soap is assigned to the Punisher case.
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The Devil by the Horns (Table of Contents: 4)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Mr. Bumpo; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Joan the Mouse; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Dino Gnucci (introduction, photo only, dies); Bud Plugg (dies); Mrs. Pearse (introduction)
Synopsis
Daredevil tries to stop the Punisher from killing Dino Gnucci.
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Wild Kingdom (Table of Contents: 5)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Ma Gnucci; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Detective Martin Soap; Lt. Molly von Richthofen
Synopsis
Ma Gnucci and her men corner the Punisher at the Central Park Zoo. Soap is partnered with Molly von Richthofen. Reading a newspaper article covering the murder of yet another Gnucci family member by the Punisher, Father Redondo feels he is no longer alone.
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Even Worse Things (Table of Contents: 6)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Mr. Bumpo; Elite; Ma Gnucci; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Joan the Mouse; Kevin; Mr. Payback; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Lt. Molly von Richthofen; Mrs. Pearse; Al Grummet (introduction); Billy & Benny (introduction, unnamed)
Synopsis
The Punisher takes a few days to heal. Ma Gnucci offers a $10 million bounty on Punisher. The Holy kills another penitent. Mr. Payback and Elite, two Punisher wannabes, appear separately, leaving bloodbaths in their wakes. Soap and von Richthofen devise a plan to catch both the Punisher and the Gnucci gang.
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Spit out of Luck (Table of Contents: 7)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis
Pencils
Steve Dillon
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti
Colors
Chris Sotomayor
Letters
Richard Starkings; Wes Abbott of Comicraft (as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Elite; Ma Gnucci; Mr. Payback; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Lt. Molly von Richthofen; Billy; Benny; Al Grummet
Synopsis
Ma Gnucci receives a tip, prompting her to send squads of her thugs to the Punisher's home. Detective Soap and Lt. von Richthofen remain staked out at Ma Gnucci’s. Mr. Payback and Elite continue their murderous rampage.
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Bring Out Your Dead (Table of Contents: 8)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Elite; Ma Gnucci; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Joan the Mouse; Mr. Payback; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Lt. Molly von Richthofen; Billy; Benny; Mrs. Pearse; Robert Leonard (introduction, dies)
Synopsis
The Punisher, badly wounded and returns home, where he's found by Joan. Ma Gnucci sends Billy and Benny to find the Punisher's apartment. Soap and von Richthofen speak with Father Redondo about the recent murders of his parishioners.
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Desperate Measures (Table of Contents: 9)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Ma Gnucci; Joan the Mouse; Kevin; Punisher [Frank Castle]; The Russian; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Lt. Molly von Richthofen; Billy (dies); Benny (dies); mob doctor (introduction, unnamed); Bravo Force (introduction, most die)
Synopsis
Though badly injured, the Punisher stops Billy and Benny's torture of Spacker Dave. Ma Gnucci contacts the Russian.
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From Russia with Love (Table of Contents: 10)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Mr. Bumpo; Ma Gnucci; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Joan the Mouse; Kevin; Mr. Payback; Punisher [Frank Castle]; The Russian; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Lt. Molly von Richthofen; Mrs. Pearse
Synopsis
The Russian arrives in New York. The Punisher prepares to move out of his apartment building.
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Glutton for Punishment (Table of Contents: 11)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Elite; Ma Gnucci; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Mr. Payback; Punisher [Frank Castle]; The Russian; Detective Martin Soap; Lt. Molly von Richthofen
Synopsis
The Russian finds the Punisher. Mr. Payback, the Elite and the Holy form an alliance.
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Any Which Way You Can (Table of Contents: 12)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Vigilante Squad [Elite; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Mr. Payback]; Mr. Bumpo; Ma Gnucci; Joan the Mouse; Punisher [Frank Castle]; The Russian; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Lt. Molly von Richthofen
Synopsis
After defeating the Russian, the Punisher takes the fight directly to Ma Gnucci. The Holy, Mr. Payback and Elite form the The Vigilante Squad, eager to ask the Punisher to join, so together they can kill all the scum in New York City.
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Go Frank Go (Table of Contents: 13)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis (credited)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Wes Abbott of Comicraft (credited as Comicraft's Wes Abbott)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Vigilante Squad [Elite; The Holy [Father Hector Redondo]; Mr. Payback]; Mr. Bumpo; Ma Gnucci; Joan the Mouse; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Detective Martin Soap; Spacker Dave; Lt. Molly von Richthofen; Ms. Willing (voice)
Synopsis
The Punisher dispatches Ma Gnucci and ties up loose ends
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Variant Covers (Table of Contents: 14)

Punisher / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited, signed)
Inks
Steve Dillon (credited, signed)
Colors
Chris Sotomayor (signed as !SOTO¡)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle]
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Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 15)

Punisher / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (painting)
Inks
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (painting)
Colors
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (painting)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Punisher [Frank Castle]
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Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Punisher
  2. 1. In Defence of... the Punisher
  3. 2. Welcome Back, Frank
    Punisher
  4. 3. Badaboom, Badabing
    Punisher
  5. 4. The Devil by the Horns
    Punisher
  6. 5. Wild Kingdom
    Punisher
  7. 6. Even Worse Things
    Punisher
  8. 7. Spit out of Luck
    Punisher
  9. 8. Bring Out Your Dead
    Punisher
  10. 9. Desperate Measures
    Punisher
  11. 10. From Russia with Love
    Punisher
  12. 11. Glutton for Punishment
    Punisher
  13. 12. Any Which Way You Can
    Punisher
  14. 13. Go Frank Go
    Punisher
  15. 14. Variant Covers
    Punisher
  16. 15. Cover Gallery
    Punisher
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