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Appearing in "The Power Broker Resolution!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Preview #2
(originally printed as Death Sentence)

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  • Humans (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "The Power Broker Resolution!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Preview #2
(originally printed as Death Sentence)

In downtown Manhattan, the Punisher prevents a political assassination by shooting the assassin hiding on a neighboring rooftop. Interrogating the injured man, Punisher realizes he is an old Army buddy named Mike Hauley. Hauley alludes to other military companions who have become assassins as well, but before the Punisher can learn more, a passing helicopter drops a bomb on the rooftop, killing Hauley and narrowly missing the Punisher. Punisher resolves to visit Hauley’s family outside Chicago. Meanwhile, the detective assigned to the case, Dave Hamilton, recounts two previous assassinations recently carried out by ex-military men who were both killed soon after.

The Punisher visits a contact in Chicago but is fired upon by a sniper as he leaves, killing his contact in the crossfire. When the Punisher catches up to him the sniper tries to use a weapon hidden in his watch but it electrocutes himself instead. Meanwhile Hamilton and his partner dig into the Punisher’s past, learning that he was a highly-decorated Marine who was visiting his family on leave, only to witness them all gunned down by the mafia when they accidentally stumbled upon a mafia execution. Driven mad, he began a one-man war on the mafia, adopting the name bestowed upon him by the newspapers—the Punisher.

With no leads, Punisher visits Hauley’s widow and children outside Chicago. Hauley’s widow blames the Punisher for her husband’s death, but when her house is blown up, the Punisher saves both her and her children, and she tells him that her husband had been working for a man named Mark Christanson. Infiltrating Christanson’s mansion by disguising himself as one of his personal hired guard, Punisher learns that Christanson has developed a high-tech laser cannon and intends to overthrow the US Government with his private army. When he is discovered, Punisher fights his way through Christanson’s men and uses a bomb to blow up an underground generator, destroying Christanson’s personal force field the entire mansion as well.

Scanning the news reports later, Punisher watches Detective Hamilton vow to bring him to justice.

Appearing in "The Messiah in the Saddle Resolution"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Super Action #1
(originally printed as Accounts Settled... Accounts Due!)

Featured Characters:

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Antagonists:

  • Syndicate (Main story and flashback)
    • Audrey (First and only known appearance; dies) (Main story and behind the scenes in flashback)
    • Leon Kolsky (Name first revealed) (Death) (Only in flashback)
    • Matt Skinner (Name first revealed) (Death) (Only in flashback)
    • Byron Hannigan (Name first revealed) (Death) (Only in flashback)
    • Bruno Costa (Death) (Only in flashback)
    • Luis Allegre (Name first revealed) (Death) (Only in flashback)
    • Frank Costa (First and only known appearance; dies) (Only in flashback)

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Sharks (Only in flashback)

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Synopsis for "The Messiah in the Saddle Resolution"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Super Action #1
(originally printed as Accounts Settled... Accounts Due!)
  • Synopsis not yet written

Appearing in "War Toy"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #2
(originally printed as Prologue)

Featured Characters:

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  • Lawrence Wilder
  • his wife

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Synopsis for "War Toy"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #2
(originally printed as Prologue)
  • Synopsis not yet written

Appearing in "Good Lord!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Preview #1
(originally printed as Man-Gods from Beyond the Stars)

Featured Characters:

  • Recorder Heralx
  • Commander Raaman

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Aide Norg

Other Characters:

  • prehistoric humans
    • chieftain
    • his daughte
    • shaman (Death)

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Synopsis for "Good Lord!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Preview #1
(originally printed as Man-Gods from Beyond the Stars)
  • Synopsis not yet written

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