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Best Punisher Books You Should Enjoy

Here is a list of the best Punisher books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Punisher Max Complete Collection Vol. 1 (The Punisher: Max Comics) (2016)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyExperience the gritty and uncompromising Punisher MAX from the very beginning! When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children, Frank Castle became the Punisher – an unstoppable one-man army waging war on every piece of criminal scum plaguing New York’s streets. But do the Punisher’s origins trace back even further? In 1971 Vietnam, Captain Castle’s platoon faces a Viet Cong attack…and to survive, he must make a grim choice. Then, Punisher’s old partner Microchip, long thought to be a casualty of Castle’s war, resurfaces with a startling offer! BORN 1-4, PUNISHER (2004) 1-12 #30,501…
Author(s): Garth Ennis , Darick Robertson, et al.

2. The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper’s True Account of the Battle of Ramadi (2017)

 Best Punisher Books You Should Enjoy“One of the very best books to come out of the war in Iraq,” (Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing), The Last Punisher is a gripping and intimate on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team THREE with American Sniper Chris Kyle. Experience his deployment, from his first mission to his first kill to his eventual successful return to the United States to play himself in the Oscar-nominated film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper.The Last Punisher is a “thoughtful, funny, and raw…always compelling” (Bing West, New York Times bestselling author of…
Author(s): Kevin Lacz , Ethan E. Rocke, et al.

3. Punisher War Journal by Carl Potts & Jim Lee (2016)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyFrank Castle doubles down on his war on crime courtesy of two of the finest creators ever to take on the character. If you’re a mob boss, hitman or hired goon, one day you’re gonna end up in Punisher’s War Journal. And it won’t be long before he crosses you off . As Frank continues his relentless mission, he’ll lock horns with old foe Daredevil, team up with Spider-Man, and meet a feisty new sparring partner – get ready for Punisher vs. Wolverine as only Jim Lee could draw it! “Acts of Vengeance” sees Frank take on new foe Bushwacker as Doctor Doom and Kingpin machinate behind the scenes. PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL…
Author(s): Carl Potts , Mike Baron, et al.

4. Punisher Max: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 (2016)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyNick Fury has a dangerous mission for the Punisher: break into a Siberian nuclear missile silo and steal a lethal retrovirus. But Castle’s mission soon sets off a chain reaction that will bring him into conflict with a ruthless Russian General – and take the world to the brink of war. Then, mobster Nicky Cavella returns to plague the Punisher, but when his scheme unleashes a wave of violence that rocks New York to its core, other predators start to emerge from the darkness. PUNISHER (2004) 13-30…
Author(s): Garth Ennis , Doug Braithwaite, et al.

5. The Punisher Vol. 1: World War Frank (The Punisher – 2018) (2019)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyYou can take the Punisher out of the War Machine… Frank Castle may no longer have the Stark-designed armor, but he has retained his newly acquired taste for “big game” criminal targets – and he’s hungry for more. But the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use powerful help on his way up to the world stage. A delicate situation gets more complicated when Daredevil enters the fray – and he wants to put the Punisher down even more than Frank’s newest foes! Where can the Punisher go from here…but down? Matthew Rosenberg continues…
Author(s): Matt Rosenberg, Riccardo Burchielli

6. Punisher vs. the Marvel Universe (2016)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyThe Punisher quite literally kills the Marvel Universe in a classic tale by Frank Castle’s signature writer, Garth Ennis! But don’t worry, the MU is back for round two – kind of – in a post-apocalyptic war zone filled with cannibalistic supertypes. Plus, bullets fl y in some of Frank’s best clashes with the costumes and capes! He’ll come between old pals Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and gatecrash Spider-Man’s volatile fi rst meeting with Nightcrawler – this ain’t no Team-Up! PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 161-162, HEROES FOR…
Author(s): Garth Ennis, Len Wein, et al.

7. The Punisher: War Machine Vol. 1 (2018)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyFrank Castle: War Machine! For years, Frank has been fighting his one-man war as the Punisher, targeting criminals who endanger the innocent and dispatching them with lethal force. He’s used all the tools at his disposal, and he’s gotten extremely good at his self-appointed job. But he’s always been limited by the fact that he’s just one man, fighting an endless war. So when a certain one-eyed operative offers Frank the tools to take his fight global, how could he say no? That’s right…Frank Castle dons the high-tech armor of War Machine! Find out how, why – and what his next move is! And when Frank flies deep into enemy…
Author(s): Matthew Rosenberg, Guiu Vilanova

8. The Punisher: War Machine Vol. 2 (The Punisher: War Machine (2017)) (2018)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyBack in the U.S. of A! Frank Castle brings the War Machine armor home to renew his one-man war on crime. And, better armed than ever before, nothing can stand in the way of the Punisher and his mission! Well, that is, unless Captain Marvel and other heroes of the Marvel Universe have something to say about it… THE PUNISHER 224-229 #46,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #225 in Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels #436 in Superhero Comics & Graphic Novels Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Matthew Rosenberg, Stefano Landini

9. Punisher Max: The Complete Collection Vol. 7 (2018)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyWhen the mob sets their sights on Frank Castle they turn Wilson Fisk into a kingpin of crime and igniting a one-on-one war with the Punisher, who must decide just how far he is willing to go stop the kingpin. #569,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2854 in Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels #6517 in Superhero Comics & Graphic Novels Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jason Aaron, Steve Dillon

10. Deadpool vs. The Punisher (2017)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyIt’s the Merc with a Mouth vs. the One-Man Army! When a man known simply as the Bank hires Deadpool to kill Frank Castle, it should be a simple task for Wade Wilson to execute, right? Except taking out the Punisher is a lot harder than Deadpool could have anticipated–especially since he likes the Punisher. A straightforward job becomes a knock-down-drag-out fight as they trade shot for shot. But things get complicated when the mercenary and the merciless Castle wind up embroiled in a bigger, messier conflict with the Bank front and center. The bloody and brutal fight…
Author(s): Marvel Comics

11. Punisher: Return to Big Nothing (2019)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyFrank Castle’s relentless war continues in a trio of hard-hitting graphic novels! First, in a modern classic reuniting the creative team behind the Punisher’s first solo series, Frank has a run-in with an old sergeant that takes him back to his days in Vietnam – but this time they’re on opposite sides! Then, a car accident leads to a killing spree, with the Punisher right at the center of it – but will a Japanese assassin’s guild become his allies, or are they out for Frank’s blood? And a secret society is using murder to further their political ends -but when they slaughter an innocent family, that puts them in the Punisher’s sights!…
Author(s): Marvel Comics

12. Punisher: The Platoon (2018)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyBy the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov (PUNISHER MAX, FURY MAX) bring the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill. PUNISHER: THE PLATOON 1-6…
Author(s): Goran Parlov

13. The Punisher Vol. 3: Last Days (2015)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyThe Howling Commandos have Frank Castle’s only remaining family sequestered in a swanky Los Angeles hotel. As L.A. erupts in chaos, Frank brings the fight, and most of L.A.’s gangs, to them. That hotel is about to get a lot less swanky. Can Frank lure the Howling Commandos to his side? What will happen to them if he can’t? The Punisher 13-20 #279,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1393 in Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels #3088 in Superhero Comics & Graphic Novels Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Nathan Edmondson, Mitch Gerads

14. Wolverine vs. The Punisher (2017)

 Best Punisher Books You Should EnjoyWhich are better, claws or guns? Find out in this brutal collection of Wolverine/Punisher fi ghts – and grudging team-ups! From their fi rst throwdown in the heart of Africa, there’s no love lost between two stone cold killers whose combined body count is off the charts! They’ll take on the Punisher’s cyborg doppelganger Damage, go to war with the Architect, and head underground for a revelatory mission! They’ll rumble in the jungle, melee in Madripoor, and battle a literally small army! But nothing can top the sublime violence Garth Ennis’ Punisher visits on…
Author(s): Carl Potts , Dan Abnett, et al.

Best Punisher Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some punisher books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Punisher's Brain: The Evolution of Judge and Jury

Author(s): Morris B. Hoffman
ID: 1211034, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

The punisher's brain : the evolution of judge and jury

Author(s): Hoffman, Morris B
ID: 1433232, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

The Punisher Meets Archie - Vol. 1, No. 1 (August 1994)

Author(s): Batton Lash
ID: 477026, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Year: 1994, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

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