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The Punisher (Frank Castle)

The Religious Affiliation of
The Punisher
Frank Castle

Religion: Catholic (former seminarian) CBR Scale: S

Name: The Punisher

Alter Ego: Frank Castle

Other Names: Francis Castiglione

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #129 (Feb. 1974): "The Punisher Strikes Twice"

Creators: Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, John Romita Sr.

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1,893

   Comic Book Appearances: 1,883

   TV, Film Appearances: 8

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 2

Teams/Affiliations: United States Marine Corps; Secret Defenders; Marvel Knights; Code Red

Enemy of: Jigsaw

Race: white

Gender: male

Excerpts

BELOW: The Punisher visits his informant Mickey Fondozzi in St. Anscom's Catholic Church in Brooklyn:

The Punisher visits his informant Mickey Fondozzi in St. Anscom's Catholic Church in Brooklyn

Source: Marvel Knights (vol. 1) #11 (May 2001): "Hero for Hire", pg. 14-15. Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Nelson DeCastro. See also: church (interior); Catholic; The Punisher (Frank Castle); Mickey Fondozzi

BELOW: The Punisher finds his long-time informant Mickey Fondozzi praying in St. Anscom's Catholic Church, a place the man has lately been spending considerable time at. The Punisher initially believes that former criminal Mickey Fondozzi has come to the church seeking sanctuary, a place to be safe from the Punisher himself. The Punisher is mistaken. Fondozzi is there to pray. Note Mickey Fondozzi's words: "...lead us not into temptation..." He is reciting the Lord's Prayer.

The Punisher finds his long-time informant Mickey Fondozzi praying in St. Anscom's Catholic Church, a place the man has lately been spending considerable time at.

Source: Marvel Knights (vol. 1) #11 (May 2001): "Hero for Hire", pg. 14. Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Nelson DeCastro. See also: prayer; church (interior); Lord's Prayer; cross; sanctuary; temptation; kneeling; Catholic; The Punisher (Frank Castle); Mickey Fondozzi

BELOW: Since experiencing Dagger's soul-cleansing light daggers, the Punisher's informant Mickey Fondozzi has sincerely repented of his criminal ways: Interestingly enough, the Punisher finds that Mickey Fondozzi's change of heart frustrates his own mission. Fondozzi was one of the Punisher's principal informants (or "snitches"). But now that Fondozzi has "found religion" (as the Punisher puts it), the man is no longer useful to the vigilante.

Since experiencing Dagger's soul-cleansing light daggers, the Punisher's informant Mickey Fondozzi has sincerely repented of his criminal ways

Source: Marvel Knights (vol. 1) #11 (May 2001): "Hero for Hire", pg. 16. Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Nelson DeCastro. See also: repentance; prayer; church (interior); soul; angel; novena; religion (the word "religion"); Catholic; The Punisher (Frank Castle); Dagger (Tandy Bowen); Mickey Fondozzi

The Punisher (Frank Castle)


This character is in the following 643 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
The Amazing Spider-Man
Archie Meets the Punisher #1 (Aug. 1994): "When Worlds Collide" (lead character)
Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire (June 1994): "Lake of Fire" (lead character)
Blood and Glory: Punisher/Captain America
Captain America
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Civil War: War Crimes #1 (Feb. 2007) (cameo)
Daredevil
Daredevil Vs. Punisher
Dark Avengers #5 (Aug. 2009) (photo/video (4 panels))
Dark Reign: The List - Punisher
Dark Reign: Young Avengers
Darkhawk
The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #1 (May 1991): "Book I: Punishment and Crime" (dream)
Deadpool (vol. 2) #55 (Aug. 2001): "End of the Road, Part 2"
Ghost Rider / Wolverine / Punisher: The Dark Design (Dec. 1994): "The Dark Design"
Heroes for Hire (vol. 1) #8 (Feb. 1998): "Revelations (Book One)"
Hulk (vol. 3) #14 (Oct. 2009): "Code Red, Chapter One: Eyewitness"
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Graphic Novel
Marvel Graphic Novel: The Punisher: Intruder (Sep. 1989): "The Intruder" (lead character)
Marvel Holiday Special
Marvel Holiday Special 1993 (Jan. 1993): "In the Spirit of the Season" (lead character)
Marvel Knights
Marvel Knights 4
Marvel Knights Double-Shot
Marvel Knights Sketchbook (Aug. 1998)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Knights: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "War Journal Entry 122312" (lead character)
Marvel Preview
Marvel Super Action (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 1976): "Accounts Settled... Accounts Due" (lead character)
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Universe: The End
Marvel Year-in-Review #4 (1992)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
Maximum Security
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (3-panel cameo)
Motormouth & Killpower #6 (Nov. 1992): "Pilgrims Progress"
Over the Edge #5 (Mar. 1996): "Magdelena Black and Red" (lead character)
The Punisher / Painkiller Jane #1 (Jan. 2001): "Lovesick" (lead character)
The Punisher
Punisher 2099 (vol. 2) #1 (Nov. 2004) (grave)
The Punisher Annual
The Punisher Ashcan Edition (1994) (lead character)
The Punisher War Journal
The Punisher War Journal Classic
Punisher, Moon Knight & Daredevil: The Big Shots (Oct. 2011) (lead character)
The Punisher: An Eye for an Eye
Punisher: Blood on the Moors (Dec. 1991) (lead character)
Punisher: Enter the War Zone
Punisher: P.O.V.
The Punisher: War Zone
Punisher: War Zone: The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci
Savage Action #1 (Nov. 1980): "Death Sentence" (lead character)
The Secret Defenders
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #10 (Mar. 1993): "Crossed Purposes"
Slapstick #1 (Nov. 1992): "The Totally Awesome Origin of Slapstick!" (cameo)
Strange Tales
Thunderbolts
Web of Spider-Man Annual (vol. 1) #6 (1990): "Salesday for a Shootout"
What If...? (vol. 2) #112 (Sep. 1998): "Brave Old World"
Wolverine / Punisher
Wolverine / The Punisher: Revelation
X-Factor (vol. 1) #29 (June 1988): "Fame!" (art)


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Punisher.html
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0009657/
  - http://www.comicvine.com/punisher/29-1525/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/punpuz.htm
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/p2.html
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/ageofapocalypse.html
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/mbmd.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/marumass.htm