Punisher Reading Order

Punisher Reading Order

 

The Punisher first appeared in comics back in the 1970s, and has been something of a mainstay ever since. He’s appeared in various other superhero’s comics, crossovers and alternate reality books, as well as various versions of his own comic series.

We’ve broken down a definitive list of his appearances and series by release date to help you enjoy the Punisher stories in their rightful reading order, so take a look through our guide to see if there’s any you’ve missed over the years!

 

Early Appearances in Other Comics

Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974)

Amazing Spider-Man #134-135 (1974)

Giant-Size Spider-Man #4 (1975)

Marvel Preview #2 (1975)

Marvel Super-Action #1 (1976)

Amazing Spider-Man #161-162 (1976)

Captain America #241 (1980)

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 (1981)

Daredevil #181-184 (1982)

 

The Start of the Punisher Series

1980s Comics

Punisher Volume 1 (Jan-May 1986) - #1-#5

Amazing Spider-Man #284, #285, #288 (1987)

Punisher Volume 2 (Jul 1987-Dec 1989) - #1-#28

Daredevil and the Punisher Child's Play Vol 1 #1 (Jan 1988)

Daredevil #257 (Aug 1988)

Punisher Annual #1 (Aug 1988)

Punisher War Journal Vol 1 (Nov 1988-Dec 1989) - #1-#13

Punisher: Return to Big Nothing #1 (Jun 1989)

Punisher Annual #2 (Sep 1989)

Punisher Magazine Vol 1 (Sep-Dec 1989) - #1-#5

Classic Punisher Vol 1 #1 (Dec 1989)

1990s Comics

Punisher and Wolverine in African Saga Vol 1 #1 (Jan 1990)

Punisher Magazine Vol 1 (Jan-Nov 1990) - #6-#16

Punisher War Journal Vol 1 (Jan 1990-Jul 1995) - #14-#80

Punisher Volume 2 (Jan 1990-Jul 1995) - #29-#104

Punisher Annual #3 (Jun 1990)

Punisher Movie Special Vol 1 #1 (Jun 1990)

Punisher Armory Vol 1 (Jul 1990–Nov 1994) - #1-#10

Punisher: No Escape Vol 1 (Aug 1990) - #1

Punisher: Kingdom Gone Vol.1 #1 (Oct 1990) - Marvel Graphic Novel #64

Punisher Annual #4 (May 1991)

Punisher: P.O.V. Vol 1 (Jul-Oct 1991) - #1-#4

Punisher Summer Special #1 (Aug 1991)

Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts of Darkness Vol 1 #1 (Dec 1991)

Punisher: War Zone Vol 1 (Mar 1992-Jul 1995) - #1-#41

Punisher: G-Force Vol 1 #1 (May 1992)

Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy Vol 1 #1 (Jul 1992)

Punisher Summer Special #2 (Aug 1992)

Punisher Annual #5 (Sep 1992)

Blood and Glory Vol 1 (Oct-Dec 1992) - #1-#3

Punisher Back to School Special #1 (Nov 1992)

Punisher: Blood on the Moors Vol 1 #1 (Dec 1992)

Punisher/Black Widow: Spinning Doomsday's Web Vol 1 #1 (Dec 1992)

Punisher Holiday Special #1 (Jan 1993)

Punisher: Ghosts of Innocents Vol 1 (Jan-Mar 1993) - #1-#2

Punisher 2099 Vol 1 (Feb 1993–Nov 1995) - #1-#34

Spider-Man, Punisher, Sabertooth: Designer Genes Vol 1 #1 (Jun 1993)

Punisher: Origin Micro Chip Vol 1 (Jul-Aug 1993) - #1-#2

Punisher Summer Special #3 (Aug 1993)

Punisher: War Zone Annual #1 (Aug 1993)

Punisher Back to School Special #2 (Oct 1993)

Punisher Annual #6 (Oct 1993)

Punisher Holiday Special #2 (Jan 1994)

Punisher: A Man Named Frank Vol 1 #1 (Jun 1994)

Batman and Punisher: Lake of Fire Vol 1 #1 (Jun 1994)

Punisher Summer Special #4 (Jul 1994)

Punisher Meets Archie Vol 1 #1 (Aug 1994)

Punisher: War Zone Annual #2 (Sep 1994)

Punisher Back to School Special #3 (Oct 1994)

Punisher and Batman: Deadly Knights Vol 1 #1 (Oct 1994)

Punisher Annual #7 (Oct 1994)

Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: The Dark Design Vol 1 (Dec 1994)

Punisher Year One Vol 1 (Dec 1994–Mar 1995) - #1-#4

Punisher Holiday Special #3 (Jan 1995)

Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #1 (Nov 1995)

Punisher Volume 3 (Nov 1995-Apr 1997) - #1-#18

Spider-Man/Punisher: Family Plot Vol 1 (Feb 1996) - #1-#2

Punisher Volume 4 (Nov 1998-Feb 1999) - #1-#4

Wolverine/Punisher Revelation Vol 1 (Jun-Sep 1999) - #1-#4

2000s Comics

Punisher Volume 5 (Apr 2000-Mar 2001) - #1-#12

Punisher/Painkiller Jane Vol 1 #1 (Jan 2001)

Punisher Volume 6 (Aug 2001-Feb 2004) - #1-#37

Marvel Mangaverse: The Punisher Vol 1 #1 (Mar 2002)

Born Vol 1 (Aug-Nov 2003) - #1-#4

Punisher Volume 7 (Mar 2004-Feb 2009) - #1-#65

Punisher: Official Movie Adaptation Vol 1 (May 2004) - #1-#3

Wolverine/Punisher Vol 1 (May-Sep 2004) - #1-#5

Punisher: The End Vol 1 #1 (Jun 2004)

Punisher: Countdown Vol 1 #1 (Sep 2004)

Punisher 2099 Vol 2 #1 (Nov 2004)

Punisher: Red X-Mas Vol 1 #1 (Feb 2005)

Punisher: The Cell Vol 1 (Jul 2005) - #1

Daredevil vs. Punisher Vol 1 (Sep 2005–Jan 2006) - #1-#6

Punisher vs. Bullseye Vol 1 (Jan-May 2006) - #1-#5

Punisher: Bloody Valentine Vol 1 #1 (Apr 2006)

Punisher: The Tyger Vol 1 (Jul 2006) - #1

Punisher War Journal Vol 2 (Jan 2007-Feb 2009) - #1-#26

Punisher Presents Barracuda MAX Vol 1 (Apr-Aug 2007) - #1-#5

Witchblade/Punisher Vol 1 #1 (Jun 2007)

Punisher Annual Vol 2 (Nov 2007) - #1

Punisher: Force of Nature Vol 1 (Apr 2008)

Punisher Max Special: Little Black Book Vol 1 (Aug 2008)

Punisher MAX: X-Mas Special Vol 1 (Feb 2009)

Punisher: War Zone Vol 2 (Feb 2009-Mar 2009) - #1-#6

Punisher Volume 8 (Mar 2009-Nov 2009) - #1-#9

Punisher: Frank Castle Max Vol 1 (Mar-Dec 2009) - #66-#75

Eminem/The Punisher Vol 1 #1 (May 2009)

Punisher MAX: Naked Kill Vol 1 (Aug 2009)

Punisher Noir Vol 1 (Oct 2009–Jan 2010) - #1-#4

Punisher Annual (Vol. 3) #1 (Nov 2009)

Dark Reign: The List - Punisher Vol 1 #1 (Dec 2009)

Punisher Volume 8 (Mar-Dec 2009) - #1-#10

2010s Comics

Punisher Volume 8 (Jan-Jun 2010) - #11-#16

Punishermax Vol 1 (Jan 2010–Apr 2012) - #1-#22

Punisher Max: Get Castle Vol 1 (Mar 2010)

Punisher Max: Butterfly Vol 1 (May 2010)

Franken-Castle Vol 1 (Aug-Nov 2010) - #17-#21

Punisher Max: Happy Ending Vol 1 (Oct 2010)

Marvel Universe Vs. The Punisher Vol 1 (Oct-Nov 2010) - #1-#4

Punisher Max: Hot Rods of Death Vol 1 (Nov 2010)

Punisher Max: Tiny Ugly World Vol 1 (Dec 2010)

Punisher: In the Blood Vol 1 (Jan-May 2011) - #1-#5

Punisher Volume 9 (Oct 2011-Nov 2012) - #1-#16

Untold Tales of Punisher MAX Vol 1 (Aug-Dec 2012) - #1-#5

Space: Punisher Vol 1 (Sep-Dec 2012) - #1-#4

Punisher: War Zone Vol 3 (Dec 2012-Apr 2013) - #1-#5

Punisher: Nightmare Vol 1 (Mar 2013) - #1-#5

Punisher: Trial of the Punisher Vol 1 (Nov-Dec 2013) - #1-#2

Punisher Volume 10 (Apr 2014-Sept 2015) - #1-#20

Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle Infinite Comic Vol 1 (May-Aug 2016) - #1-#8

Daredevil/Punisher Vol 1 (Jul-Oct 2016) - #1-#4

Punisher Volume 11 (Jul 2016-Dec 2017) - #1-#17

Punisher Annual Vol 4 (Dec 2016)

Doctor Strange / Punisher: Magic Bullets Vol 1 (Feb-May 2017) - #1-#4

Deadpool vs. The Punisher Vol 1 (Jun-Aug 2017) - #1-#5

Punisher MAX: The Platoon Vol 1 (Dec 2017–Apr 2018) - #1-#6

Punisher Volume 2 (Jan-Sep 2018) - #218-#228

Punisher Volume 12 (Oct 2018-Dec 2019) - #1-#16

What If? The Punisher Vol 1 #1 (Dec 2018)

War of the Realms: Punisher Vol 1 (Jun-Aug 2019) - #1-#3

Punisher Annual Vol 5 (Sep 2019)

Punisher Kill Krew Vol 1 (Oct 2019–Jan 2020) - #1-#5

2020s Comics

Punisher: Soviet Vol 1 (Jan-May 2020) - #1-#6

Punisher vs. Barracuda Vol 1 (Oct 2020) - #1-#3

Punisher Volume 13 (May 2022-present) - #1-#4



A brand new volume of the Punisher comics started in 2022, so hopefully there’ll be many more issues to enjoy in the future! In the meantime, keep an eye out for some of the older comics on this list to add to your comic book collection, as you never know what they could be worth one day! 

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