Just call me Big Punisher! It’s that next level shit again, and this time we go all in on the latest Netflix/Marvel offering. We’re talking of course about the first season of the new solo “Punisher” show . Jon Bernthal reprises his role as the titular character. And after much critical and fan praise from his appearance in Daredevil Season 2, he has his work cut out for him. This time the question on our minds is whether he can carry his own show, or is it firing blanks? Listen in to find out what we think and where the show fits in the legacy of Frank Castle.
Welcome Back Frank!
After and explosive debut in the last season of Daredevil, the prodigal mass-murderer returns to our screens in a n all new solo season. Jon Bernthal returns as our other favorite psychopathic vigilante, but this time joined by an array of other side characters. We follow the arcs of Agent Dina Madani tasked with taking down Frank Castle. And in a more topical light there’s also Lewis Wilson, a young veteran struggling with PTSD. There stories intertwine and all leads to confrontations with the shows lead.
Punisher Kills the Last King Podcast!
As usual we trail off and talk about the amazing Max comic series by Garth Ennis and also other media including the Dolph Lundgren movie back in the 80s. We even bring up the guilty pleasure that is War Zone starring Ray Stevenson. And even mention early origins when the character played second fiddle to D-tier character “The Jackal” in a Spiderman comic.
Marvel’s The Punisher (2017) Official Trailer
Punisher: War Zone (2008) Official Trailer
Punisher(1989) Official Trailer
And here’s a little bonus a link to the Adi Shankar fan film with Thomas jane returning as Frank Castle.
Dirty Laundry (2012) Fan Film