Quote1.png Haven't seen the Hulk for years. Not since Wolverine damn near carved him to pieces during that battle on the Goethals bridge. Quote2.png
-- The Punisher

Appearing in "Warrior of Heaven"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • A Priest (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
  • A young boy (First appearance)


Other Characters:




  • Wolverine's Claws (Separate from his body)


  • A Tank

Synopsis for "Warrior of Heaven"

The Punisher fights against an infected and savage Hulk, who in the past fought and severely injured Wolverine, taking his left arm as a trophy that he wears around his neck. Castle's guns are ineffective against the gamma-irradiated cannibal; however, after keeping a safe distance between him and the Hulk, he arms himself with a bow and arrow, which is made from the tip of one of Wolverine's adamantium claws. The Punisher fires the arrow straight into Hulk's right eye, which punctures through his head, killing him. As Castle looks over his kill, he hears a distant cry for help. The Punisher races to where it is coming from, despite the fact it could be a trap but recognizes the voice as human. He finds the source at a church, where there are a priest and a young boy in a stone pit, both of whom are uninfected. Castle lowers a rope down for them to climb up, and is attacked by Venom. Fortunately, Castle drops Venom's guard and fires a pulse pistol (which had belong to a Skrull he previously killed) at Venom's head, killing him and as well destroying his entire head. The priest and the boy gratefully thank Castle for saving them, but their cries only alert more cannibals. The three run for the entrance before Castle throws a grenade at the approaching cannibals.

Sometime later, Castle, the priest, and the boy walk back to Castle's hideout. On the way, Castle stops at Madison Square Park to find that a grave that belongs to a piece of Deadpool has been unearthed by someone, which means he has to kill Deadpool again. As the trio continue their journey, the priest tells his tale to Castle during the pandemic. He used to run a soup kitchen in the Bronx, where he helped people who were out of work due to the economic troubles until the infected attacked. He kept moving, trying to help and save as many people he can from the cannibals. However, this often proves fruitless as some of the people he rescues succumbed to the virus and he is forced to kill them. By then only he and the boy were left after the others were either killed, turned, or vanished to places unknown. Despite everything that happened, he still maintains his faith and believes that the Punisher's untimely arrival is a miracle. Castle callously disregards this as being pure luck. The priest insistently refuses to accept until he (and the boy) are horrified to see the Punisher's handiwork of the staked heads of the infected heroes and villains he previously killed.

That night, the priest talks over with Castle in regarding that there are more survivors hiding from not just the cannibals but Castle himself. When Castle question this, the priest reflect the fact that before the outbreak Castle was already frightening to everyone. And that his actions are not so different from the cannibals. The priest further tells that personally he doesn't see Castle as "fighting the good fight". In which part of him applauds him for killing the cannibals, and hopes to kill them all. But the other part of him believe that the killings is consider self-defense and, at worst a simple reaction to his environment. But saving the last uninfected people would give meaning, and fill his life with a purpose. The Punisher only answers that his actions since the outbreak already gives him a purpose. The moment is interrupted by Deadpool who calls out to Castle. The Punisher urges the priest to stay with the boy before arming himself to confront Deadpool.

Deadpool tries to tell Castle that he came for a truce but is repeatedly shot by him. After Castle pins down Deadpool, the later insists that the reason he came is to tell him that there are more survivors. Castle have Deadpool crucify to a board and interrogates him. Deadpool reveals that "Patient Zero" knows the whereabouts of the survivors who are still in hiding. Castle demands him why he needs to hear this. Deadpool replies that Zero wants to talk with him, which earns a doubtful Castle in considering why he wants to meet Zero; however, Deadpool corrects that Zero want to meet him and is already here. Castle returns back inside his safe house and finds the priest and the boy being held hostage by Patient Zero - Spider-Man.

Solicit Synopsis

The creative team of Jonathan Maberry and Goran Parlov take you on a journey into the darkest territory in this Marvel Knights limited series. A terrible plague has swept the Earth, turning everyone – human, hero, villain, god and monster — into sadistic cannibal predators. As Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Thing and other infected start a feeding frenzy, the world falls in a wave of insatiable violence. Now, five years later, one man hunts the wasteland that was New York City. One man stands against the hordes of monsters who hunt the night. He is the Punisher, the Last Gun on Earth. And he has an endless supply of ammunition


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