Appearing in "The Devil by the Horns"
- 🢐 Spacker Dave 🢒
- 🢐 Mr. Bumpo 🢒
- 🢐 Joan 🢒
- 🢐 Daredevil (Matt Murdock) 🢒
- Gnucci Crime Family
- 🢐 The Holy (Father Hector Redondo) 🢒
- The Holy's Second Victim (Last appearance) (Corpse, skeleton or other remains)
- Mrs. Pearse (First and only known appearance)
- The Holy's Third Victim (First and only known appearance; dies)
- 🢐 Ken Ellis 🢒 (Behind the scenes)
- Foggy Nelson (Mentioned)
- Ken Ellis (Mentioned)
- God (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Punisher Casefiles
- The Punisher: Initial Thoughts by B. Plugg
- Copy of The Daily Bugle
- Broken Toilet
- Adamantium (Mentioned)
- Autopsy Report on Carlo Gnucci
- Daredevil's Suit
- Daredevil's Billy Club
- Ultrasonic Sirens Remote Control
- Ultrasonic Sirens
- Duct Tape
- Kevlar Vest
- Punisher's Van
- Gnucci Family Cars
Synopsis for "The Devil by the Horns"
In this issue, the Punisher kills dozens of Ma Gnucci’s men so that it will be easier to take her out later. At the police station Detective Soap reads an overly eloquent dissertation by his partner Buddy Plugg and then tells him it’s all psychobabble nonsense and to use his brain to help them find the Punisher. Later Soap finds Plugg hanging by his neck in an office. The Punisher is planning to kill Matt Murdock’s client, Dino Gnucci when Daredevil shows up to stop him. They have a brief talk before fighting hand to hand. Punisher thinks to himself that he is no match for Daredevil and never was despite that he was in special forces. However, Punisher came prepared this time. He blasts noise to make Daredevil lose concentration. Punisher then beats Daredevil until he's unconscious. But, it doesn't stop there. Punisher chains Daredevil to a chimney. When Daredevil wakes up, Punisher hands him a gun. They get into yet another argument about when it’s all right to kill a criminal. Punisher tells Daredevil to shoot him or he will kill the gangster. Daredevil begs Punisher not to but Punisher will not yield. This goes on for a while but, eventually, Daredevil tries to shoot Punisher. Punisher says "no firing pin" and then wastes the gangster. At the Catholic church Father Redondo begs God for forgiveness for murdering his parishioners, lowlives though they be, when another street thug enters seeking absolution.
The Punisher's war on low-life crime continues as he sets his eye - as well as his rifle scope - on mob boss Ma Gnucci's favorite son!
Who could possibly come between one of the Punisher's targets and a bullet? Only Daredevil, the Man Without Fear!
- The issue was adapted as the third episode of season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil.