I'm on a bit of a Punisher drive at the mo.
I wasn't aware of Marvel's man in black comics when I was kid I don't think.
My interest began when I came across a complete loose plastic Punisher Van at a Car Boot Sale around 1992. It was an impressive dark battle wagon and it looked great when I found a loose Punisher action figure to ride shotgun.
Both were from the Toybiz Marvel Superheroes line 1991.
Here's the same I saw on Ebay recently:
Captivated by the Punisher's long skull logo and no-nonsense no-powers approach I was thrilled to come across the 2004 film version starring Thomas Jane as the avenging wraith Frank Castle himself and John Travolta as his nemesis Howard Saint.
I enjoyed the film so much I've seen it several times more over the past 12 years.
So I was chuffed at the weekend to pick up the TV tie-in paperback, which I'm reading now. I doubt its collectable but I do like TV tie-ins.
I'm currently adding more to my Punisher experience by watching a 2008 film called Punisher: War Zone. The adversary is a crime boss called Jigsaw.
I can already tell that it lacks the build-up of the Thomas Jane movie and is altogether more violent. The jury's still out on this Punisher.
Have you been Punished readers?