For years the Punisher waged war on crime in New York, but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons and more has set his sights due west! Frank Castle is in the City of Angels, taking on the powerful Dos Sols gang - but when he discovers their newest weapon, it's bad news...for him! Now the Punisher must duke it out with A.I.M., even as the Dos Sols' takeover of LA begins and war breaks out in the streets! Will the city burn, or can Frank fight fire with fi re? And even if Frank can overcome A.I.M. and the Dos Sols, can he escape the ti ghtening noose of the Howling Commandos?
The Howling Commandos have Frank Castle's only remaining family sequestered in a swanky Los Angeles hotel. As L.A. erupts in chaos, Frank brings the fight, and most of L.A.'s gangs, to them. That hotel is about to get a lot less swanky. Can Frank lure the Howling Commandos to his side? What will happen to them if he can't?
Which are better, claws or guns? Find out in this brutal collection of Wolverine/Punisher fi ghts - and grudging team-ups! From their fi rst throwdown in the heart of Africa, there's no love lost between two stone cold killers whose combined body count is off the charts! They'll take on the Punisher's cyborg doppelganger Damage, go to war with the Architect, and head underground for a revelatory mission! They'll rumble in the jungle, melee in Madripoor, and battle a literally small army! But nothing can top the sublime violence Garth Ennis' Punisher visits on his sparring partner -except maybe Logan's swift revenge! Snikt! Snikt! Bang! Bang!
A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise...and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won't make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head...but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? Writer Becky Cloonan and quintessential Punisher artist Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew!
Frank Castle doubles down on his war on crime courtesy of two of the finest creators ever to take on the character. If you're a mob boss, hitman or hired goon, one day you're gonna end up in Punisher's War Journal. And it won't be long before he crosses you off . As Frank continues his relentless mission, he'll lock horns with old foe Daredevil, team up with Spider-Man, and meet a feisty new sparring partner - get ready for Punisher vs. Wolverine as only Jim Lee could draw it! "Acts of Vengeance" sees Frank take on new foe Bushwacker as Doctor Doom and Kingpin machinate behind the scenes.
COLLECTING: PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (1988) 1-19, MATERIAL FROM PUNISHER ANNUAL 2