Marvel's SDCC 2023 shocker: Joe Garrison is the new Punisher

Here is a twist: Subsequent The Punisher The sitcom won’t star Frank Citadel. As an alternative, somebody named Joe Garrison has appeared match for the following iteration of the title, Marvel Comics revealed at a San Diego Comedian-Con panel immediately.

Garrison is a brand new character from author David Pepos (Savage Avengers), “A retired SHIELD black ops agent, is again in motion after his violent previous dances his violent head,” in line with a Marvel Comics press launch.

The place is Frank Citadel? Nicely, at Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz, and Paul Azaceta The Punisher miniseries, after turning into the God of Kill’s chosen avatar, his resurrected spouse Maria strips him of his newfound powers, and he’s captured by the Avengers. Maria then reveals that she was about to file for divorce the day she died, and took all his cash and left him. As an alternative of accepting the Avengers’ punishment, Frank appeared to magically annihilate himself, and Physician Unusual asserted that “Frank Citadel isn’t any extra.”

The Punisher #1 will begin a brand new ongoing collection written by Pepose with artwork from Dave Wachter (Planet of the Apes).

Character design art by Joe Garrison / The Punisher

Picture: Dave Wachter/Marvel Comics

Joe Garrison / The Punisher sports his laser gun on the cover of The Punisher #1 (2023).

Picture: Rod Rees/Marvel Comics

“Is that this the return of Frank Citadel – or the beginning of one thing else?” reads Marvel’s official synopsis for the difficulty. Frank Citadel is gone, however evil should all the time be punished. With all-new threats rising to assert harmless victims, criminals might want to be careful for a harmful vigilante stalking them from the shadows. Who’s the brand new Punisher? What has set him on the trail to revenge? And when the smoke clears, Will he make it out alive?”

The e book will hit cabinets subsequent November.

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