A character from The Panichar is by no means one of Marvel’s best anti-heroes but also the company’s greatest Batman villain.
Punisher may be Marvel’s most controversial hero, and it’s not hard to see why. Since he first appeared The Amazing Spider-Man # 129, Frank Castle is one of the few mainstream heroes to use lethal force against his enemies. Although most of the heroes of the time and even today kept their opponents in prison, Castle simply had no problem putting a bullet in their head and calling it a day.
Undoubtedly how obsolete he is, he has followed The Panicha in several ways that deny the rules of the industry. Over the years, however, the character has become controversial because mass shootings in the United States have become almost a regular occurrence, with some viewing gun violence as glorious. In an effort to prevent people from portraying the character, Marvel the Panichar has done everything possible to ensure that its mission and lifestyle are as irrelevant as possible. In addition, most illustrations suggest that the character is seriously ill, mentally ill, or a straight-forward psychopath who is no better than those he kills. In fact, you might argue that The Panichar is Marvel’s greatest Batman villain.
The punisher appeared first The Amazing Spider-Man # 129 Time to run into the legend book by Gary Conway and John Romita Sr. To Marvel’s surprise, despite the character’s lack of power and his 80s-90s action movie protagonist, the character really clicked on readers. Frank Castle will eventually receive his own series of books, most notably the 1987 series title. Punisher. Marvel will be the head of another series known as Anti-Hero Punisher: Warzone In the 90’s, Ban was co-creator and Batman: Nightfall Author Chick Dixon wrote most of the series. However, the books had an overriding theme of verses which, at the time of the fun, led many to dismiss the character for any serious experiment or discussion.
His role The Punisher: The Complete Series Volume 1 From MAX Comics, longtime author and The boys Co-creator Garth Ennis talks about this particular angle. He attended a convention in the late 1980’s and described a panel he was an audience member for discussing violence in comics. When the issue of The Panichar was raised, the prevailing view was that the character was not worthy of serious discussion of violence. Even during his own time Marvel Knights Panisher In the series, Anis herself fully admits that, deeply, she still sees the character as a subject for serious discussion. This will change the character’s MAX impressions during his run where Batman’s opponent’s match really starts to show their face.
Garth Anis’ run at the Max Imprint Punisher Undoubtedly the man has not done the best thing ever, perhaps anyone has ever done the best thing with the character. What makes the book so compelling is that it takes the dark subtext of the character and brings it to the fore. From the beginning, it was very clear that Frank Castle was not a good man. His need to fight and kill criminals is pathological and his constant drive to kill those he deems fit, regardless of the circumstances, paints a portrait of a person who, at least, is not deeply ill but mentally ill. Her inner monologues expand on this, with the titled Antihero Flat Out admitting that killing mobsters is the only thing that gives her any measure of peace. Prequel miniseries Punisher: Born Further diving into this, he kills his fellow soldiers who do something he thinks is wrong and shows that he was deeply ill even before he killed his family. All of this fits in with and through a Batman opponent’s profile.
Like many of Batman’s most striking opponents, The Punisher is one that begins with a primarily sympathetic source. His family was killed by militants, setting him on a path of revenge against those who wronged him in the first place. But like many of those Batman opponents, The Punisher’s War did not end there. Upon further examination of the character’s past, you can see that the character was not quite right before, making it clear that the person in question deserves sympathy but probably needs a lot more professional help.
Opponents like punishment are not unfamiliar to Batman either. Former Robin Jason Todd, for example, had a kid who grew up on the street and became Batman’s sidekick. After his death and resurrection, he became one of Batman’s more complex opponents, The Red Hood. Even after the two reunited, Jason Todd’s continued use of lethal force was a source of contention between the two. Similarly, Azrael is a character who took on the cover of Batman and was much more ruthless and brutal towards the criminals. Also, you had a character like Mr. Frieze whose initial revenge inspiration was one of the best Batman stories ever made but future stories saw that justice melted away. The most obvious parallel, however, comes in the form of a two-face.
The Two-Face story has been rewritten and rewritten several times since its first creation, but its original story always follows a few basic beats that are no different than Frank Castle. For the most part, Dent starts out as a charismatic, handsome district attorney in Gotham City who is as arguable as the light of hope for Gotham as Batman. In his battle with the mob, Dent becomes terribly distorted and goes after the mobsters who were somewhat responsible for what happened to him. Subsequently, however, the character continues to tragically follow criminal paths, sometimes a cautious and at other times more stereotypical Batman opponents that try to occupy the city, rob banks, and so on.
As a punishment, Two-Face often shows signs of a disturbed mental state even before its deformity. We saw how eager the character was to kidnap and intimidate a suspect The Dark Knight And there are probably several murders in the comic Batman: The Long Halloween Before its distortion. Inside Batman: Animated series, The two-faced had already a divided personality before his perversion, significantly arising from childhood abuse, leading to a third personality. All of this points to a character who, long before his initial tragic origins were disturbed, bears more resemblance to a character like The Punisher than we owe him.
The best example of The Punisher being Marvel’s best Batman villain, however, comes in the form of his portrayal. Daredevil Season two of John Barthanal, where the creative team screams all this. Daredevil The second season sadly lost much of the goodwill generated by the first, but everyone seemed to agree that the season was at its best when the series centered on Barthenal’s reunion. Here, too, Batman comes in full light, parallel to the villain.
On the show, arguing about the arrest of criminals and the fight against their murder, Batman makes the same argument with his more serious colleagues. As the season goes on, you discover that the punishment has brain damage that has probably robbed him of his ability to distinguish right from wrong. It seeks to acquit Nelson and Murdoch of numerous murders at the request of insanity. Further digging into the story behind him also reveals that he may not have been completely right from Getgo and that his improvement was due to his brain damage. Moreover, after killing all those who have wronged him in his own series, he is eager to return to the business of caution as soon as the opportunity arises.
In the end, The Punisher remains one of Marvel’s most controversial heroes, and it’s not hard to see why. However, it’s also interesting when you realize how similar the character is to Batman the villain and how Marvel deals with this concept. It’s funny that, intentionally or not, The Panic Marvel’s best Batman villain.