Nick Fury has a dangerous mission for the Punisher: break into a Siberian nuclear missile silo and steal a lethal retrovirus. But Castle's mission soon sets off a chain reaction that will bring him into conflict with a ruthless Russian General - and take the world to the brink of war. Then, mobster Nicky Cavella returns to plague the Punisher, but when his scheme unleashes a wave of violence that rocks New York to its core, other predators start to emerge from the darkness. COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2004) #13-30.
Frank Castle's war on crime is bloodier than ever in a volume jam-packed with death, depravity and revenge! The Punisher has guns, will travel. His campaign will take him south of the border and to the edge of the bayou, where a service station stop leads to a world of unspeakable horror. He'll have six hours to kill until a deadly serum turns him into a 220-pound corpse. And he'll face a lethal reunion with General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov. When last they met, they played chicken with a dozen nuclear warheads over Moscow - and Zakharov's not the type to forgive and forget. Then Frank faces the fury of five women scorned. He killed their husbands, and now they're out for payback. It's the Punisher, taken to the MAX! COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2004) 31-49.
The Punisher's fiercest foe returns! As if a load of buckshot to the chest in shark-infested waters could put Barracuda down for good. But is even he man enough to play bodyguard to the hemophiliac son of a dangerous mob boss? If Barracuda can survive that gig, he'll be out to settle his score with Frank Castle. Meanwhile, the skull-chested vigilante hunts his biggest game of all, and makes Riker's prison his own personal playground. Plus, tales from Frank Castle's beginning and end! COLLECTING: PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA #1-#5, PUNISHER (2004) #50-#60, PUNISHER: THE TYGER, PUNISHER: THE CELL, PUNISHER: THE END.
Collects Punisher MAX Annual 2007, Punisher: Force of Nature, Punisher: Little Black Book, Punisher (2004) #61-65, Punisher: Frank Castle MAX #66-75. Tales of death, depravity and destruction Punisher-style! Frank Castles relentless war on crime leads him to Mexico, Philadelphia and Louisiana. But when hes left with six hours to live, that only means he has time to kill! The Punisher will face unspeakable horrors, and ride shotgun with a lady whose little black book is filled with dark secrets. Hell cut through New Yorks seedy underbelly in search of the one gang member that got away. And hell be a force of nature on the high seas. But hell never escape his past, as five stories take an unflinching look at what really happened the day Frank Castles family died and the Punisher was born!
Collects Punisher MAX X-Mas Special, Punisher: Naked Kill, Punisher: Get Castle, Punisher: Butterfly, Punisher: Happy Ending, Punisher: Hot Rods of Death, Punisher: Tiny Ugly World, Untold Tales of Punisher MAX #1-5. Frank Castle's relentless war on crime continues! It's Christmas, and the Punisher is checking off his naughty list! Frank gets creative to take down snuff filmmakers! In the United Kingdom, he takes on some of Earth's hardest soldiers, the SAS, and unleashes his war wagon against a biker gang! But when a hit woman releases her lurid tell-all book, will the Punisher be her salvation, temptation...or damnation? Plus: stories from the murky world that exists in the Punisher's shadow, starring an opportunistic psycho, a frantic father, a mild-mannered accountant and the young son of one of Frank's victims.
Collects Punisher MAX (2010) #1-22. The Mob has set a trap for Frank Castle, turning low-level enforcer Wilson Fisk into a fictional Kingpin of Crime for Frank to target. But Fisk decides he likes his new position enough to kill his bosses to keep it. Suddenly, the Punisher finds himself in a one-on-one war with a deadly threat, and he must decide how far hes willing to go to take down the Kingpin! Contending with dirty cops, battling Fisks henchmen Bullseye and Elektra and suffering through a stint in prison, Frank is brought lower than he has ever been. But as the Kingpin will soon find out, all that means is Frank has nothing left to lose! Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon deliver a grisly, uncensored Punisher run like no other!