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A list of the best interpretations of The Punisher throughout comics, movies, TV, and more. Frank Castle is one of the few "heroes" that believes in capital punishment and extreme violence. Naturally, the character has a strong cult following. There are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or alternate versions of the character in comic books, The Punisher is in many forms of pop culture, in one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like to play as Frank in the 2009 Punisher gameor is the arcade game more your style ? Do you think Thomas Jane made the best Punisher, or are you a Ray Stevenson fan? Which series is your favorite: War Zone, Punisher MAX, or Marvel Knights?

Here's your chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of The Punisher ever? Vote up all your favorites!
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The Punisher: Frank Castle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher: Frank Castle (Marvel MAX) Comic Book Series
The Punisher was a comic book ongoing series published under the MAX imprint of Marvel Comics, featuring vigilante anti-hero, the Punisher.
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher (Welcome Back, Frank) Comic Book Series
The Punisher is a twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Garth Ennis with art by Steve Dillon and published under the Marvel Knights imprint of Marvel Comics. The series features the ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Film
The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John ...more
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Avengers Confidential: Black W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher is a 2014 Japanese direct-to-video superhero anime film directed by Kenichi Shimizu. Punisher is taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody after ...more
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The Punisher War Journal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher War Journal
The Punisher War Journal is the title of two Marvel Comics comic book series featuring the character Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher. The first volume, published from 1988 to 1995, was ...more
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Film
The Punisher: Dirty Laundry is a 2012 fan film based on the Punisher franchise, starring Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman and produced by Adi Shankar. The film was first screened at the 2012 San ...more
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Punisher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Fictional Character
Regular 616 continuity and all Punisher volumes therein Frank Castle is a fictional character from the 2004 action film The Punisher.
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Thunderbolts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Book
The Thunderbolts are a fictional superhero team created by Kurt Busiek (writer) and Mark Bagley (artist.) The Thunderbolts were first presented as a group of superheroes like the Avengers, both ...more
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Marvel NOW is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Marvel NOW
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Punisher: War Zone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
This film is a 2008 comic book action film featuring the Marvel Comics character The Punisher, directed by Lexi Alexander. It is the third feature film adaptation of The Punisher and is the ...more
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The Punisher War Zone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher War Zone Comic Book Series
The Punisher War Zone is a comic book spin-off series featuring the Punisher, a fictional character published by Marvel Comics. The first installment of the series ran for 41 issues with two ...more
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General Frank Castle (Age of X... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
General Frank Castle (Age of X)
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Video Game
The Punisher is a third-person shooter video game developed by Volition, Inc. and released by THQ in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows; a mobile phone game was also developed by ...more
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
TV Program
Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more
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The Punisher: No Mercy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Video Game
The Punisher: No Mercy is a first person shooter video game that was released exclusive on July 2, 2009 to the PSN Store. The game was quietly pulled from PSN as of 2011.
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher (Marvel Knights) Comic Book Series
The Punisher is the fifth eponymous Marvel Comics comic book series featuring the character Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher. It consists of 37 issues as part of the Marvel Knights ...more
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Avengers Assemble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
TV Program
The Avengers fight Galactus and his heralds, their greatest threat yet.
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The Punisher: Born is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher: Born Comic Book Series
Born is a four-issue comic book limited series featuring the Marvel Comics character Frank Castle a.k.a. the Punisher. The series was released in 2003 written by Garth Ennis and penciled by ...more
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Spider-Man is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game based on Marvel's Spider-Man Universe. It was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision for the PlayStation in 2000. The game ...more
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Lego Marvel Super Heroes is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Games and published by Disney Interactive Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2013 for the ...more
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Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online action role-playing video game developed by Gazillion Entertainment and Secret Identity Studios. Characters such as Iron Man, Captain ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
Film
The Punisher is a 1989 Australian-American action film directed by Mark Goldblatt and starring Dolph Lundgren. It is based on the Marvel Comics' character of the same name. The film changes many ...more
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The Punisher Noir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher Noir
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The Punisher Armory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Punisher Versions Of All Time
The Punisher Armory