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Quote1.png I see Maria waiting... it's a good lie. Quote2.png
Punisher

Appearing in "A Good Lie"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Dark Reign: The List - Punisher #1

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Synopsis for "A Good Lie"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Dark Reign: The List - Punisher #1

Henry Russo is out searching the streets for Frank Castle. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn stands on the deck of the H.A.M.M.E.R. helicarrier and receives a report that the Punisher has been located. Castle, wounded, is hunkered down in the van that serves as his mobile base when a perimeter alert goes off. The helicarrier launches a barrage of missiles that obliterates the van and the entire pier it was sitting on. However, a H.A.M.M.E.R. tech tells Osborn that Frank was not in the van when the missiles detonated. Osborn sends Daken after him along with a squad of ground and glider troops.

Frank emerges in an alleyway just off the pier, having used stolen Pym Particles to make his escape. That’s where Henry Russo finds him, but Frank doesn’t trust Henry and takes him out of commission with a trash can lid. H.A.M.M.E.R. glider troops immediately close in and open fire, hitting Castle in the leg before he escapes into the sewer.

Dragging a broken leg, Castle turns a corner to find Daken. Daken avoids Punisher’s gunfire and gets in close, sinking his claws into Frank’s midsection. But Castle takes advantage of the close quarters and bites Daken’s bottom lip off, then shoots him multiple times. He attaches an explosive device to Daken’s arm, which detonates as Frank climbs a ladder up to the street. Frank ascends a fire escape to the roof of a nearby building, where he finds himself staring down dozens of glider troops.

Before Punisher can engage the soldiers, Daken, charred and angry, appears and calls them off. The two fight ferociously and Punisher lands some blows on Daken, but before too long, Daken gains the upper hand and slashes Frank’s face and cuts his throat. Frank continues to fight, bleeding profusely, but Daken begins to methodically dismember him - first his right arm, then his left. Frank falls, slumping against the edge of the roof, and thinks about his wife, Maria. Daken tells Frank he almost looks relieved, then slices Frank’s head off. Daken kicks the pieces of Frank Castle’s body off the roof into the alleyway below.

Appearing in "Franken-Castle, part 1"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Punisher (Vol. 8) #11

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Synopsis for "Franken-Castle, part 1"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Punisher (Vol. 8) #11
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