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Frank Castle vs. the Dos Soles Gang – Your First Look at THE PUNISHER #4!

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This April, Frank Castle goes toe-to-toe against an army of heavily armed Dos Soles gangsters in THE PUNISHER #4 – and the Dos Soles gang is going to need more guys! From the critically acclaimed creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads – the Dos Soles gang’s secret weapon has been revealed as none other than Electro! But it’s going to take a lot more than a couple million volts of electricity to take down The Punisher! Meanwhile, the mysterious 131 get the call they’ve been waiting for: Take down the Punisher with extreme prejudice. With enemies closing in all around him, time is running out for Frank Castle. Plus, a new player throws her hat into the ring – and you’ll never guess who! Don’t miss the surprise appearance that will have everyone talking. Who’s the lucky lady? Find out this April in THE PUNISHER #4!

Frank Castle Returns – Your First Look at THE PUNISHER #1!

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This February, Frank Castle’s one-man-war on crime continues in an all-new THE PUNISHER #1 – from the explosive creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads! For years, the Punisher has called New York City his home – keeping a watchful eye on the city through the sight of a gun. But when a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons, and more leads Frank out west – he sets his sights on Los Angeles. And the City of Angels isn’t ready for a devil like the Punisher! But not everything is as it appears, and Frank will soon find himself toe-to-toe with a highly trained military strike force known only as the 131! Who are the mysterious 131? And why are they out for the Punisher’s head? Find out when the high-octane new series kicks off this February in THE PUNISHER #1!

Three Burning Questions Surrounding Disney And Marvel’s Deal

By now, you’ve all heard the new: the Walt Disney Company announced plans to buy Marvel Entertainment. The $4 billion deal would give Disney ownership of Marvel’s stable of characters, as well as Marvel Studios, Marvel Animation and the various other entities falling under the Marvel banner.

While few details of the Marvel/Disney deal have gone public thus far, Marvel stock prices jumped more than 25 percent at the start of trading today—so the deal has yielded at least one immediate result.

However, with so many concerns surrounding the news, here are some of the biggest questions about the Disney/Marvel deal we hope to see answered in the near future.

1. How will the deal affect Marvel Comics?

Marvel has always been known for publishing edgy material, so how will adult-oriented titles be affected by Disney’s ownership? From old favorites like The Punisher to new and popular characters like Kick-Ass, Marvel has quite a few fan-favorite series firmly set in the mature-reader realm.

Will Disney’s kid-friendly focus tolerate the violence and racy content that’s a staple of so many Marvel products? Disney has already stated that one of its main reasons for buying Marvel was to improve its standing among males aged 8-18, so it will be interesting to see if the new "Mouse of Ideas" will tolerate one of its established characters strangling a villain with his own intestines (a la Frank Castle).

2. What will happen to Marvel Studios?

One of the most celebrated aspects of Marvel’s upcoming slate of movies is that each and every film in the Marvel Studios lineup counted a host of comic book writers on its creative team. Many have trumpeted Marvel’s in-house, "if you want it done right, do it yourself" sensibility as the main reason for the success of films like "Iron Man"—while Warner Brothers’ ownership of DC is often cited as the main reason its properties have a tough time getting off the ground and onto the big screen (with the exception of Batman, of course).

Will Disney take a hands-off approach with Marvel Studios as they have (to some degree) with Pixar, or can we expect to see Disney making the calls when it comes to creative teams for Marvel’s in-house movies?

3. How much will the Disney and Marvel worlds merge?

Along with the obvious concerns about Scrooge McDuck/Tony Stark crossovers in comics, there are more serious questions to be asked about how much Disney we’ll see in the Marvel Universe, and vice versa. For example, will Mickey Mouse and Wolverine begin sharing space on merchandise? Will characters from each universe begin appearing in each other’s video games and/or cartoons? At this point, anything is possible.

New Punisher: War Zone Clip Online!

Lionsgate has updated the official website for Punisher: War Zone with a new clip that includes an intro by director Lexi Alexander. The December 5 opener stars Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchinson, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok and Julie Benz.

In the action-thriller ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle wages his one-man war on the world of organized crime and sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

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THE NEW CAP?

Marvel has posted the following cover on its website with the question: “Is this the new Captain America?”

The cover seems to prove some fans right who noted that Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, was the man who picked up Captain America’s mask at the end of Civil War #7. The cover on the right is Punisher War Journal #7, due in may. No further information about the image on the right was given.

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