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The Most Brutal Things the Punisher Has Ever Done

The Punisher made his Netflix debut in Season 2 of Daredevil and shocked audiences with a number of violent acts. But long-time fans of Frank Castle know that the violence in Punisher comics makes the Netflix stuff look like family-friendly entertainment. The things Jon Bernthal did as Frank Castle on Daredevil can't hold a candle to the craziest Punisher issues - no, not even that prison scene.

The skull-emblazoned vigilante has been gunning down villains in the pages of Marvel comics since 1974, fueled by the deaths of his family at the hands of mobsters. His subsequent one-man war on crime has been nothing if not efficient. A few years back, a Marvel editor estimated that the Punisher had killed 48,502 people, and he’s only added to his totals since then - once even eliminating the entire Marvel universe. So there's a lot to choose from when putting together a list of the craziest and most brutal things Frank Castle has ever done. From inventive slayings of bad guys to confrontations with superheroes (and some visits to alternate dimensions), this is the most punishing punishments the Punisher ever punished.