The Punisher (vol. 4) #1 (Nov. 1998):
“Purgatory, Part 1: The Harvest”
by Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, Bernie Wrightson, Jimmy Palmiotti

The Punisher (vol. 4) #1

Title: “Purgatory, Part 1: The Harvest”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1998

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski
Art by: Bernie Wrightson, Jimmy Palmiotti

10 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
The Punisher The Punisher (Frank Castle)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: S Catholic (former seminarian)
Code Red; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 1,893
Son of Satan Hellstorm (Daimon Hellstrom) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
Shadow Hunters; The Defenders...  Marvel 207
Esphares Esphares supporting character
CBR Scale: D angel
Grigori Marvel 1
Tariel Tariel supporting character
CBR Scale: D angel
Grigori Marvel 1
Gadriel Gadriel supporting character
CBR Scale: D angel
Grigori Marvel 4
Grigori supporting character group
CBR Scale: D angel
[1st app: The Punisher (vol. 4) #1 (Nov. 1998)] Marvel 4
Olivier villain
CBR Scale: D angel; demon
[fallen angel]
Marvel 7
Ka-Zar Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder)
  [aristocrat; fisherman...] Marvel 315
Maria Elizabeth Castle
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[wife of Punisher] Marvel 4
Lisa Barbara Castle
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Catholic
[Punisher's daughter; killed by mobsters] Marvel 4

This publication is also known as: The Punisher (vol. 4) #1 or The Punisher: Purgatory #1. Note that the word "Purgatory" does NOT appear on the cover. Based on the cover, this simply looks like "The Punisher #1."