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How The Punisher Killed Everyone In The Marvel Universe

Given the cyclical nature of superhero comics, a character’s demise is rarely permanent, which is a bit awkward for the Punisher, a vigilante supposedly famous for dispatching all his enemies with lethal justice. In essence, if Frank Castle were to go around murking real supervillains like Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus, they’d no longer be around to star in Spider-Man comics, so the Punisher is usually relegated to punishing ordinary mobsters and crooks - but then there’s the Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe one-shot.

This single issue, created by Garth Ennis and Doug Braithwaite, takes place in an alternate reality - and, yes, it features Frank Castle taking out just about everyone in the Marvel Universe. How does he do it? Remember, this is the Punisher we’re talking about here - he does it extremely violently, and with little remorse.