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2380: Marvel Preview #2 [A Story]

" Death Sentence "
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Marvel Preview #2a
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Gray Morrow
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Tony DeZuniga
Inkers: Tony DeZuniga
Colourists:
Letterers:
Editors: Marv Wolfman
Cover Date: August 1975
Release Date: April 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 32
Cover Price: $1.00
Times Read: 179                 Times Rated: 117
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Daredevil #124 (v1)
Daredevil #125 (v1)
Marvel Preview #2a
Marvel Preview #2b
Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #2
2378: Daredevil
#124 (v1)
2379: Daredevil
#125 (v1)
 
2381: Marvel Prev...
#2b
2382: Giant-Size ...
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Issue Blurb
The mysterious Punisher, his family and the mob, the tale of how the life of Frank Castle changed forever.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  The Punisher
The Punisher last appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #4. The Punisher next appears in Marvel Super Action #1a (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Forrest Hunt
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Forrest Hunt in the mainstream continuity. Forrest Hunt next appears in Punisher War Journal #3 (v1). Flashback Appearance.
     
  Maria Castle
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Maria Castle in the mainstream continuity. Maria Castle next appears in Punisher: Return to Big Nothing #1. This is flashback appearance. Dies in this issue.
     
  Lisa Castle
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Lisa Castle in the mainstream continuity. Lisa Castle next appears in Punisher: Return to Big Nothing #1. This is flashback appearance. Dies in this issue.
     
  Frank Castle, Jr.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Frank Castle, Jr. in the mainstream continuity. Frank Castle, Jr. next appears in Punisher: Return to Big Nothing #1. This is flashback appearance. Dies in this issue.
     
Villains
  Bruno Costa
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bruno Costa in the mainstream continuity. Bruno Costa next appears in Marvel Super Action #1a (v1). Flashback Appearance.
     
  Byron Hannigan
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Byron Hannigan in the mainstream continuity. Byron Hannigan next appears in Marvel Super Action #1a (v1). This is flashback appearance.
     
  Leon Kolsky
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Leon Kolsky in the mainstream continuity. Leon Kolsky next appears in Marvel Super Action #1a (v1). This is flashback appearance.
     
  Matt Skinner
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Matt Skinner in the mainstream continuity. Matt Skinner next appears in Marvel Super Action #1a (v1). This is flashback appearance.
     
  Luis Allegre
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Luis Allegre in the mainstream continuity. Luis Allegre next appears in Marvel Super Action #1a (v1). This is flashback appearance.
     
 
Group Appearances
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation last appeared in Creatures on the Loose #36. Federal Bureau of Investigation next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #41.
   
     
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   November 15, 2016
Satisfying thriller, with Frank on the trail of a group of assassins, full of action and death at every turn. Itís very different to other Marvel stories of the time, and - being the characterís first solo outing - it feels fresh and exciting. 9/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Kez Says:    
  2013-07-19 01:09:12  
  Punisher story was good, Dominic Fortune... average.  
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-10-10 19:15:10  
  Punisher was just awesome! I need more of these stories!  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-06-13 23:08:20  
  Howard Chaykin has flowered into his fully realized style. However, reading this I realized that he has been drawing the same three or four characters since 1975 and just given them different names.  
 
 

  Neskit Says:    
  2015-01-05 10:53:37  
  More punisher is good. Keep it up Marvel.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-17 06:48:27  
  Stoked about Punisher.

Fortune sucked.
 
 
 

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-08-22 14:03:28  
  The Punisher was great, and I liked Dominic Fortune more than I thought I would. However that isn't saying much.  
 
 

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-08-27 01:36:35  
  Definitely not a Punisher fan.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-01-30 01:59:41  
  They actually did quite a good job of laying down all of the groundwork for the Punisher, setting up his motivations and backstory, which are still pretty much intact today. The war journals, the tech van (though obviously a primitive version here), the dead family, the probable PTSD. They pretty much nailed it all.
Have to drop off a star for that ending though. So what happened? Punisher was running towards the trees and then all of a sudden he was flying off the cliff with no trees in sight. And what happened to the bad guys? Did the explosion take out the house as well? Did they get away? Did the Punisher climb his way up the cliff and kill them all? They couldn't all be dead, since the cops knew he was there.
Yeah kid, let the stranger with the giant skull on his body into your house while your mom's away.
Anyone else think if you tossed Christanson into some Robin Hood tights that he'd make a good Green Arrow?
 
 
 

  Zidko Says:    
  2017-04-10 17:19:02  
  Best written Gerry Conway story so far.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-01 17:04:49  
  This was an excellent early portrayal of the Punisher; about what to expect in a Punisher story without CCA interference. I still half expected him to take out everyone in the house with a grenade or semi-automatic, so not all the pieces are in place yet. But the style in which this was told seemed quite modern. I think Conway had much of who he was figured out when he first created him.

4 stars.
 
 
 

  ignaciotixi Says:    
  2018-01-26 11:36:51  
  Excellent backup story for Frank Castle  
 
 

 
 
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   April 13, 2018 TStarnes
   April 13, 2018 TStarnes
   April 13, 2018 TStarnes
   January 28, 2018 ignaciotixi Changed blurb for this issue.
   June 3, 2017 fragsel Added Luis Allegre to the issue.
   June 3, 2017 fragsel Added Matt Skinner to the issue.
   June 3, 2017 fragsel Added Leon Kolsky to the issue.
   June 3, 2017 fragsel Added Byron Hannigan to the issue.
   July 11, 2016 fragsel Added Frank Castle, Jr. to the issue.
   July 11, 2016 fragsel Added Lisa Castle to the issue.
   July 11, 2016 fragsel Added Maria Castle to the issue.
   September 13, 2015 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   September 13, 2015 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   September 13, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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   September 13, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Sabbath Raven.
   September 13, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Dominic Fortune.
   May 3, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Bruno Costa.
   May 3, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Forrest Hunt.
   May 3, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Forrest Hunt.
   May 3, 2015 fragsel Added Forrest Hunt to the issue.
   July 14, 2014 Drax Added Bruno Costa to the issue.
   July 4, 2014 fragsel Added Federal Bureau of Investigation to the issue.
   November 10, 2013 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   July 10, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   May 5, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for Sabbath Raven.
     
 
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