The Punisher is a Marvel Comics vigilante character created by writer Gerry Conway and artist John Romita Sr. in 1974. He is an ex-United States Marine who becomes a vigilante after his family is murdered by the mob, his primary goal is to take revenge on criminals, using all kinds of methods and weapons, and he's known for his brutal and relentless tactics.
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The Punisher, also known as Frank Castle, is a comic book character and antihero created by writer Gerry Conway and artist John Romita Sr. for Marvel Comics. First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974, the Punisher is a former United States Marine who turns to vigilantism after his wife and children are killed by the Mafia. He is known for his brutal methods of punishing criminals, which often includes killing them.
Throughout his comic book history, the Punisher has been portrayed as a complex and nuanced character, with a moral code that is often at odds with the traditional superhero community. He is not averse to working with other heroes, but his methods and goals are often in conflict with theirs. He has become one of the most popular and recognizable characters in the Marvel universe, and has been featured in multiple comics, television shows, and movies. In addition to his comic book appearances, the Punisher has also been featured in various other forms of media such as video games, live-action movies, and television series.