Frank Castle's war on crime is bloodier than ever in a volume jam-packed with death, depravity and revenge! The Punisher has guns, will travel. His campaign will take him south of the border and to the edge of the bayou, where a service station stop leads to a world of unspeakable horror. He'll have six hours to kill until a deadly serum turns him into a 220-pound corpse. And he'll face a lethal reunion with General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov. When last they met, they played chicken with a dozen nuclear warheads over Moscow - and Zakharov's not the type to forgive and forget. Then Frank faces the fury of five women scorned. He killed their husbands, and now they're out for payback. It's the Punisher, taken to the MAX!
Nick Fury has a dangerous mission for the Punisher: break into a Siberian nuclear missile silo and steal a lethal retrovirus. But Castle's mission soon sets off a chain reaction that will bring him into conflict with a ruthless Russian General - and take the world to the brink of war. Then, mobster Nicky Cavella returns to plague the Punisher, but when his scheme unleashes a wave of violence that rocks New York to its core, other predators start to emerge from the darkness.
Experience the gritty and uncompromising Punisher MAX from the very beginning! When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children, Frank Castle became the Punisher - an unstoppable one-man army waging war on every piece of criminal scum plaguing New York's streets. But do the Punisher's origins trace back even further? In 1971 Vietnam, Captain Castle's platoon faces a Viet Cong attack...and to survive, he must make a grim choice. Then, Punisher's old partner Microchip, long thought to be a casualty of Castle's war, resurfaces with a startling offer!
The Mob has set a trap for Frank Castle, turning low-level enforcer Wilson Fisk into a fictional "Kingpin of Crime" for Frank to target. But Fisk decides he quite likes his new position...enough to kill his bosses to keep it. Suddenly, the Punisher finds himself in a one-on-one war with a deadly threat...and he must decide how far he is willing to go to take the Kingpin down! Contending with dirty cops, battling the Kingpin's henchmen Bullseye and Elektra, and suffering through a stint in prison, Frank Castle is brought lower than he has ever been. But as the Kingpin of Crime will soon find out - all that means is that Frank has nothing left to lose!
Best-selling crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz (The Kill Clause, The Crime Writer) and Laurence Campbell (Punisher Annual: The Hunted) bring you a tale of death, depravity, and revenge south of the border.
In black vans and under cover of night, they descend on the little Mexican town of Tierra Rota, abducting its women and returning them days later like broken dolls. And no one can stop them! That is, until one brave soul approaches Frank Castle with his heart in one hand and a bag full of money in the other. Now Frank's no bounty hunter, and definitely no hero, but there are some things the Punisher just can't abide...
Collects Punisher MAX #61-65 and Punisher Annual: The Hunted.
The last time General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov encountered Frank Castle, the two men were playing chicken with a dozen nuclear warheads over Moscow. Since then, well, let's just say Zakharov's not the type to forgive and forget. When a mutual enemy of Castle comes with the perfect plan to lure Frank out of his hole, Zakharvo is all ears. That man is Rawlins. His bait? His former wife and sometime Castle flame: O'Brien.
When a bomb explodes in a Hell's Kitchen pub, Frank Castle embarks on a deadly mission that pits him against two rival gangs. One thing is certain: The Punisher won't be pulling his punches! One of comics' most provocative writers takes one of comics' most provocative characters in a new direction - any direction he wants!
Prepare to be punished! For the first time ever, Marvel's one-man-army takes center stage in a no-holds-barred Mature Readers series! Writer Garth Ennis and artist Lewis LaRosa take Punisher to the MAX - literally - as the hunter becomes the hunted! Frank Castle's old associate Micro is back, and he's after Frank. But first, he's got an offer for Frank that he'd better not refuse. Get ready for blazing bullets, bloodbaths, and bold beginnings!