Is Marvel Prepping a Punisher “Event”?

By | June 28th, 2012
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In the last edition of Soliciting Multiversity regarding to Marvel’s September solicits, I noted the following:

Is Greg Rucka Planning Some Big Event-y Arc?

The solicit for “The Punisher” #16 reads: “The Punisher and Cole reach a shared conclusion. Prepare for the War Zone.”

The War Zone, eh? Could this be the Punisher equivalent of ‘No Man’s Land’? I hope so.

Today we posted the latest “This Is War” teaser from Marvel featuring Spider-Man (and art by Marco Checchetto, the artist of “Punisher”), who has a gun pointed at his head — the same gun Punisher is holding on the cover to issue #16 (as pointed out by user Phantom_Roxas in the comments).

So, “This is War.” “War Zone.” “Punisher War Journal.” Lines up, right?

Of course, whatever the “This Is War” thing is will be announced during a Spider-Man panel, so it couldn’t be a Punisher story, could it? Wait a minute, doesn’t Stephen Wacker edit both books? He does?? Oh, good!

Alright, then. “Punisher: War Zone” by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto, featuring the Punisher vs the heroes of the Marvel universe. Look for it announced in a week, look for it in stores in October.

Matthew Meylikhov

Once upon a time, Matthew Meylikhov became the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Multiversity Comics, where he was known for his beard and fondness for cats. Then he became only one of those things. Now, if you listen really carefully at night, you may still hear from whispers on the wind a faint voice saying, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not as bad as everyone says it issss."