Top 10 Must Read Punisher Stories

  • Published on Jan 18, 2019
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    The Punisher’s bloody history is full of great stories, and these are the best of the best. In honor of the debut of Netflix's The Punisher season 2, we're looking at the best outings from Marvel’s gun-toting anti-hero. Since we’ll be getting into the gritty details of these plotlines, a spoiler alert and mature content warning are in effect.
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    10: “Child’s Play” (1988)
    9: “Valley Forge, Valley Forge” (2008)
    8: “The Cell” (2005)
    7: “In the Beginning” (2004)
    6: “Frank” (2011)
    5: “Circle of Blood” (1986)
    4: “Punisher: Year One” (1994-95)
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  • Dylan Dutton
    Dylan Dutton Month ago


  • Marla Wilcox
    Marla Wilcox 2 months ago

    Frank castle: Howard saint, HOWARD SAINT!, you took everything from me
    Howard saint: you killed my son
    John saint NOOO!( explosion)
    Frank castle: both of them

  • Osian Coleman
    Osian Coleman 3 months ago

    Omfg u spoil all of these stories. U didn’t need to say microbe dies.

  • Osian Coleman
    Osian Coleman 3 months ago

    After the end of his incredible run on Netflix I best start reading them.

  • daniel280456
    daniel280456 3 months ago +1

    Others I like:
    The Tyger (Frank is a child who gets exposed to evil for the first time),
    The End (old Frank travels across the post-apocalyptic wasteland to punish someone),
    Punisher 2099 (Judge Dredd with a Punisher skin),
    Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe,
    Punisher vs the Marvel Universe (most people have become zombies, but Frank is still fighting),
    My War Gone By (Punisher is guest starring).
    And anything else by Garth Ennis.

  • Hugo Oviedo
    Hugo Oviedo 4 months ago

    Garth Ennis!!!!

  • Dameon Rhoades
    Dameon Rhoades 4 months ago

    The ending of Punisher Platoon.... Fucking sad and perfect last panel...

    Yes, Frank did have a last chance to change. That wave that no one saw said enough.
    The best thing about Punisher MAX is that you could remove the whole punisher aspect completely and it would still be the same character analysis.

  • Игорь Душкин

    This video mostly consists of Comic-arts that were unlockables in Punisher game.

  • Robbie C.
    Robbie C. 4 months ago

    I feel as if some of these ideas were used in daredevil and punisher season 1/2

  • David Lance
    David Lance 4 months ago

    Punisher vs the Marvel universe anyone??????

  • Fitnesspunk13
    Fitnesspunk13 4 months ago +1

    This narrator sounds like the light house operator from that Rick and Morty episode about the Purge

  • Deadline Airsoft force group Punisher

    Definitely read Punisher max

  • trcsonic
    trcsonic 4 months ago +1

    Punisher inspired one of our favorites videogame characters: Max Payne

  • Filip Orvik
    Filip Orvik 4 months ago

    #10 - Daredevil season 2
    #9 - The Punisher Season 1

  • Tadicuslegion78
    Tadicuslegion78 5 months ago +1

    Seriously I think Slavers should have been the Season 2 story arc for Punisher Season 2

  • Vergil
    Vergil 5 months ago

    6:24 before we begin???

  • Charl1eSheenWIN
    Charl1eSheenWIN 5 months ago


  • Destin Kane
    Destin Kane 5 months ago

    Wow that micro betrayal , I’ve never read any comics but still a marvel/dc fan . I could of gone without knowing that one lol .

    • Destin Kane
      Destin Kane 5 months ago

      Iceberg 47 sheeesh , Netflix’s micro stole my heart lmao

    • Iceberg 47
      Iceberg 47 5 months ago

      Wasn't Micro's first time doing it to Frank though; previously he tried to coerce him to the point where he locked him in a panic room with mementos of his past to psychologically break him down (all while he recruited another guy to take his place and was hunted by both Bullseye and the Mob)

  • BIlly Ray
    BIlly Ray 5 months ago +1

    It's safe to say that Watch Mojo is the Last place you wanna take advice from when it comes to what Punisher comics to read....

  • Battle Born
    Battle Born 5 months ago

    Ok but, what about punisher kills the marvel universe???

  • Jesus Sotelo
    Jesus Sotelo 5 months ago

    I've said it since 04' when I was 13 years old the punisher is the GOAT.

  • Christian samuel santiago hernandez

    I love the slavers

  • I Am The Bucket
    I Am The Bucket 5 months ago

    Totally epic stories.

  • F T
    F T 5 months ago

    My favourite character of the UCM

  • homesick alien
    homesick alien 5 months ago

    Please upload more content like this

  • OSanoBR
    OSanoBR 5 months ago

    You know what I wanted to see in that fucking Avengers: Endgame? Frigging DAREDEVIL! But instead we won't be able even to have another season. *F U C K Y O U* , Disney 凸(`_´)凸

  • assassin guy
    assassin guy 5 months ago +2

    Netflix doesn't have the guts to do Nicky cavella

  • Samuel Ling
    Samuel Ling 5 months ago


  • Alvin white
    Alvin white 5 months ago

    My Favorite Marvel character

  • Larry T
    Larry T 5 months ago

    Up Is Down And Black Is White? Probably one of Frank's most personal stories with one of his greatest villains.

  • GI Jack
    GI Jack 5 months ago +1

    It's kind of funny that the Child's Play story came out in the same year as the Child's Play movie.

  • Hawker 748
    Hawker 748 5 months ago

    The Long Cold Dark.
    Barracuda kidnaps the daughter Frank didn't know he had.
    He doesn't take it well...
    After having his balls hooked up to the starter of a car for 45 minutes, his eventual death was probably a relief.

  • Retro Beast
    Retro Beast 5 months ago

    Dude circle of blood was a damn good read. I had a bunch of awesome old punisher comics, but I lost/sold them, unfortunately. Except I still have circle of blood.

  • Trontosaurus Rex
    Trontosaurus Rex 5 months ago

    Not even a mention of Barracuda?

  • David Kanengieter
    David Kanengieter 5 months ago

    War Journal 17- 19. The Hawaii adventure to save Micro's family.

  • Caterpillow-pants
    Caterpillow-pants 5 months ago

    Interesting thing about Valley Forge Valley Forge. The Punisher creator has something against law enforcement wearing the skull. Frank's soft spot for fellow military personnel is a part of his character.

  • MrBadGuyTV
    MrBadGuyTV 5 months ago

    Cosmic ghost rider should've been number 1

  • Remoniq
    Remoniq 5 months ago

    I knwe Garth Ennis would be in this list.

    • Frank Castle
      Frank Castle 5 months ago

      A best Punisher stories list without Garth Ennis would be like a list of best Daredevil stories without Frank Miller or a list of best X-Men stories without Chris Claremont.

    BLEAK 5 months ago

    Can anyone tell me where I can find number 6? I cant seem to find it anywhere.

  • Jeff Lafleur
    Jeff Lafleur 5 months ago

    Did the narrator say "before we begin" at the end of the video. Dont get sloppy on me mojo, stay strong!!!

  • Enrique Irias
    Enrique Irias 5 months ago +3

    Half of them are from Punisher Max, as expected

  • SAM TV
    SAM TV 5 months ago

    1like=1k subscribers

  • Brooknamsfinest
    Brooknamsfinest 5 months ago

    Will look all these up and read them all, I'm addicted to the Netflix show so it's got me so interested in the character.

  • David Zhou
    David Zhou 5 months ago

    Finally some good ones from Watchmojo.

  • Murilo Stankevix
    Murilo Stankevix 5 months ago

    Marvel Max's Welcome to the Bayou is the best, imo.

  • Sam Gonzalez
    Sam Gonzalez 5 months ago

    My favorite is a one shot called “Little Black Book”

  • VonWenk
    VonWenk 5 months ago

    My favorite Punisher run is the Mike Baron/Whilce Portacio run, and my favorite Punisher stories are probably "The Wall Street Slasher"(?), "Circle of Blood" (four words: Sweet and Sour Draino), and, while I can't remember the title, I think it was an issue by Mike Baron and Bill Reinhold with a cover where the Punisher is shooting in front of a flag, and Castle encounters a rapper and lectures him on the principles of music. Also, the first story arc of the John Ostrander/Tom Lyle run, where Castle's execution is faked and he's put at the head of a crime family. I'm clearly not as into the Punisher as the people at WatchMojo.
    My biggest problem with the Punisher can be summed up in a scene from one of Erik Larsen's Spider-Man issues in which the Punisher is shooting and Spider-Man is "hoping" Castle is using rubber bullets, as if that were all anyone who could knock over a building could do to stop a fanatic with a gun.

    BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT 5 months ago +1

    This is a proof that The punisher deserves more stories on netflix and the season 2 should not be the Last season mannnnnnnnnn nonnnn pls do 10 seasons for the punisher and daredevil the rest i dont care because the end of luke cage season 2 was à à soluté good ending and for me its over but daredevil we can see bullseye eye in the left of his face with à bullseye in his eye damn This was à proof for bullseye on season 4 but fuck no season 4😭😭😭😭😭 i have to finish punisher season 2 im at épisode 8 it was cold at the end of épisode 7 Russsssooooooo

  • Firestrike
    Firestrike 5 months ago

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  • Montez Demarrco
    Montez Demarrco 5 months ago +1

    Like if u watched season 2 of punisher

  • Anton A.
    Anton A. 5 months ago

    Garth Ennis's Punisher stories had too much black comedy in them. It took away from the tragedy of the character.

  • nps1016
    nps1016 5 months ago

    I really loved the Garth Ennis Punisher series it was so good. I’d hope they would use them for further Punisher seasons but I don’t know if I could watch a Disneyfied Pg family friendly Punisher series it wouldn’t be right.

  • Austin Ryan
    Austin Ryan 5 months ago +1


  • Christopher Stevens
    Christopher Stevens 5 months ago +1

    Noobs no barracuda tsk tsk

  • MyBiasedOpinions
    MyBiasedOpinions 5 months ago

    Guess who my favorite character is?

  • Mike Baxter
    Mike Baxter 5 months ago

    War Zone? up is down and black is white?

  • Nathan Gonzalez
    Nathan Gonzalez 5 months ago

    I’ve read all of these

  • Bakubakuba
    Bakubakuba 5 months ago

    My favourite was Punisher vs Avengers. Where they decide to stop him and go at it one by one. Great story, I love the ending. - Sadly the story or it's ending is ignored/ rendered void without explanation by marvel.

  • ExpertGains
    ExpertGains 5 months ago

    last line of this video is a mis-edit

  • Jorge Funes jr
    Jorge Funes jr 5 months ago

    I’m guessing Child’s play is basically Daredevil S2: E3
    (and a bit of Welcome Back Frank too)

  • Victor Bejarano
    Victor Bejarano 5 months ago

    And Warzone?

  • Scotty Cameron
    Scotty Cameron 5 months ago

    Punisher MAX Kingpin, Bullseye, Homeless, and Kitchen Irish were definitely snubbed. I think In The Blood deserves an honorable mention.

  • Harkness78
    Harkness78 5 months ago

    The dark reign lead up to Frankencastle was amazing. Punisher going after super villains instead of criminals, the Hood turning Micro and resurrecting Frank's family, Frank burning them alive rather than face the fact that his crusade against crime could simply end then and there! Definitely one of the very best non-Ennis runs of Punisher.
    I am pretty sure 6 or 7 of these 10 listed are Garth Ennis written.

  • Spencer West
    Spencer West 5 months ago

    I just watched season 2 today. Wasn’t disappointed....Well I’m disappointed it will be the final season.

  • Jackie Santos
    Jackie Santos 5 months ago

    I do not like the brutal kills in The Punisher comics yeah I like mature Comics ladies

  • Rico Moore
    Rico Moore 5 months ago +7

    Just say the entire run of Punisher Max by Garth Ennis...

  • Jack4514Pool
    Jack4514Pool 5 months ago

    Punisher is a hero and Killing shit-bags is the best way to stop them.
    Change my mind.
    Also, Punisher should kill Antifa and MS-13.

  • MSA 212
    MSA 212 5 months ago +1

    Welcome Back Frank is easily the best

  • Derek Weisman
    Derek Weisman 5 months ago +1

    Leave it to Garth Ennis to make up your fucked up Punisher stories

  • John Pearce
    John Pearce 5 months ago +5

    Frank castle is a marine not a soldier

  • Ronald Marcano
    Ronald Marcano 5 months ago +6

    The Punisher’s war will never end.

  • drmarvel144
    drmarvel144 5 months ago +4

    Ya'll Forgot about Barracuda!!

  • HK
    HK 5 months ago +3

    You forgot Eminem meets the Punisher you monsters!

    • HK
      HK 5 months ago +1

      Mr. Nunuisance Yeah, but it’s so random and ironically enjoyable that we’re supposed to pretend that its good. Now play along

    • Mr. Nunuisance
      Mr. Nunuisance 5 months ago +2

      That comic sucked.

  • Daniel Lin
    Daniel Lin 5 months ago

    Who’s speaking? I absolutely hate the way he says “vigilante” and “against”

  • James Luggar
    James Luggar 5 months ago

    Alright Guys, recently got into making videos and edits, if any of you would have a look it would mean a lot :)

  • tiki knight1256
    tiki knight1256 5 months ago

    Do top 10 tvd couples next please 😩

  • Guillermo Séptimo
    Guillermo Séptimo 5 months ago +2

    Can you make a video of TOP 10 Worst Movies in 2018 please? If you make another video of TOP 10 Worst Movies in 2019 you REALLY have to put Earthquake, that movie sucked for his acting and dialogue

  • World Tv
    World Tv 5 months ago

    Good Video About Legend of Story 👇

  • Jay Koops
    Jay Koops 5 months ago +36

    If Netflix doesn't cancel The Punisher and gives him more seasons I hope Ma Nuchi and Barracuda become some of the villains for new seasons.

    • Paul Phoenix
      Paul Phoenix 4 months ago

      Agreed they've already planted the seeds for Ma Nuchi.

    • Av4ta7
      Av4ta7 5 months ago +2

      @Dracule 'gimme the loot' Mihawk Most have really no idea how Dark and Personal.
      Especially since Cavella is the only Villian next to Barracuda i know, how manages to go under Franks Skin.
      All i say is: Punisher Max; Sarah O'Brien.

    • Dracule 'gimme the loot' Mihawk
      Dracule 'gimme the loot' Mihawk 5 months ago +2

      Im praying for Nicky Cavella. THAT would be dark and personal shit

  • Xander Lowe
    Xander Lowe 5 months ago +10

    Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr, and Ross Andru may be the Punisher's father.
    But Garth Ennis is his dad.

  • smally1986
    smally1986 5 months ago

    Top ten RU-clip channels running out of idea's - number one: watchmojo

  • Devant Smith
    Devant Smith 5 months ago

    Just another badass character Frank aka The Punisher 😤😤

  • Tucker Johnston
    Tucker Johnston 5 months ago +2

    I love the Punisher!

  • Franco Martínez
    Franco Martínez 5 months ago

    Punisher war journal #4 should be an honorable mention. Castle`s squad members are all getting killed and it seems one of them is the assassin. The punisher has to find out who is before he gets killed.

  • A Dubs
    A Dubs 5 months ago

    No Black is White. Up is down.?

  • Franco Martínez
    Franco Martínez 5 months ago +8

    I wish the punisher game for the ps2 had its sequel. It followed the story from the Ennis comics. It ended with a battle against jigsaw using an ironman suit and teased us all with a kingpin fight we never got to see.

  • 1000 subs no video challenge? Gamer

    Mataure content ⚠️ warning ⚠️ ok but I don’t remember you saying or showing that when you make a video relating to something to do with South Park and cartoons

  • Kyler Jordan
    Kyler Jordan 5 months ago

    What about war zone?

  • Ben Munn
    Ben Munn 5 months ago

    I just saw a dog's way home and I almost cried a few times and a few minutes later I came up with an idea for a top 10 list. Top 10 tear-jerker movies

  • Franco Martínez
    Franco Martínez 5 months ago

    A lot from the punisher MAX Line

  • Nick
    Nick 5 months ago +4

    The only real Punisher is Ennis Punisher

  • Nick
    Nick 5 months ago +47

    Two Words: Garth Ennis. The video should be called "How Garth Ennis reinvented the Punisher to greatness"

    • Trontosaurus Rex
      Trontosaurus Rex 4 months ago

      @Rob Jones I love Preacher,top notch storytelling.

    • Rob Jones
      Rob Jones 4 months ago

      @Trontosaurus Rex Utterly fantastic
      version of John Constantine.
      Also "Preacher" is another classic
      You won't be disappointed!

    • Trontosaurus Rex
      Trontosaurus Rex 4 months ago

      @Rob Jones I wasn't aware of that,thanks for sharing. Going to find those.

    • Rob Jones
      Rob Jones 4 months ago +2

      @Trontosaurus Rex Garth also wrote "Hellblazer", and made it
      unforgettable. After his tenure with JC concluded, I stopped
      reading the series.

    • Nick
      Nick 5 months ago +3

      @Trontosaurus Rex you're goddamn right

  • FatPhil
    FatPhil 5 months ago

    End of video "Before we begin"

  • Lee Ross
    Lee Ross 5 months ago +9

    @Watchmojo You guys should really stop doing comic themed lists because y'all have ZERO idea what makes a good run a good run. The Magnum Opus of The Punisher- the Punisher story that should've been no. 1 on this list- is Ennis' Up is Down Black is White. It's considered to be the very essence of the Punisher. It's a masterpiece.

    • Lee Ross
      Lee Ross 5 months ago +1

      @assassin guy How is Born the essence of the Punisher (this isn't me calling it bad. It's a fantastic story)? It's more Full Metal Jacket/Hamburger Hill/Platoon/Apocalypse Now than Punisher. It has nothing to do with Frank Castle as the Punisher. It's technically not even an origin story. It's the prologue to the origin story.

    • Frank Castle
      Frank Castle 5 months ago

      Up is Down Black is White absolutely deserved to be on this list, that said, I'd put The Slavers and Born above Up is Down Black is White.

    • assassin guy
      assassin guy 5 months ago

      Born is considered to be the very essence of the punisher who told you it was up is down black is white

  • Kain Dragoon
    Kain Dragoon 5 months ago +14

    The best line from welcome back frank was this. Imo
    "Cute cuddly this won't do." Then he punches the bear.

    • kingovmyself
      kingovmyself 5 months ago +1

      Hehehe! That shit wqsbthe BEST!

  • Last Person
    Last Person 5 months ago

    My favorite is the one where he kills those parents who did child pornography with their kids

    • The Shaqtus
      The Shaqtus 5 months ago

      That's my least favourite he barely did anything

  • laj hawj
    laj hawj 5 months ago

    Lịke nice

  • J-800 Model HaHaHa
    J-800 Model HaHaHa 5 months ago

    The way you say vigilante always gets under my skin...

  • Trey Urbach
    Trey Urbach 5 months ago

    Top ten fantastic four comics

  • The Pun-Isher
    The Pun-Isher 5 months ago

    This was a terrible quality video, even for you.