This has only just been picked up online by fans – and subsequently by me – but in an interview on ComiXology’s podcast ‘The ComiXologist’, writer Garth Ennis has mentioned that he will be writing a new Punisher miniseries in 2014.


An interview mainly for Red Team, his series with Dynamite, Ennis mentions the Punisher project at approximately 9:15 into the episode.

Ennis was last seen writing The Punisher in 2008, although his Punisher MAX character had a recent run with Steve Dillon and Jason Aaron which…. well… let’s just say that it’s unlikely this new miniseries will be set in the MAX universe.

This is thoroughly exciting news for fans of Ennis, who is viewed by many as one of THE definitive writers for Frank Castle. Projects do come and go however, especially when they have yet to be officially announced – so keep an eye out.


  1. Why can’t it be set in the max universe? Frank isn’t a real person it just be set previously to the Aaron run.

  2. Charles is correct. The beauty of the Max run is that it took place in “real time,” so The Punisher was active for around 40 years after the Vietnam War, until Jason Aaron’s brilliant (IMO) “ending” of the series. So that leaves a long time still available for new stories to be told in. Marvel already published an”Untold tales of Punisher Max” miniseroes after Aaron’s run finished. So I’d assume Ennis’ next series will be like that.

  3. I am ecstatic at the possibility. Here’s hoping sales are high enough to warrant another ongoing series with Mr. Ennis at the helm!

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