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Inside the Characters of Marvel’s The Punisher: Jigsaw, Micro, and Pilgrim

Since his first appearance in 1974’s The Amazing Spider-Man #129, The Punisher’s popularity amongst comic book fans has consistently grown. As Marvel’s first true anti-hero, readers connected with Frank Castle’s obsessive drive for justice and revenge in the wake of the tragic murder of his family at the hands of warring gangs. Castle’s unrelenting nature and singularity of vision made him the scourge of the New York underworld, recognizable both for his brutal methods of justice as well as the signature white skull emblazoned on his chest.

THE EXTRAORDINARY EVERYMAN: Agent Coulson’s Six Greatest Moments

He may not have an iron suit, an enchanted hammer, or a vibranium shield, but Phil Coulson’s brain and bravery make him as important a hero as any in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The cool gadgets and stylish wardrobe are pretty helpful, too.

An Expanded Universe: Finding References in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the ultimate convergence point of a shared universe. One which features characters, plots and items completely of its own creation, but one which also includes many references to both the 80 years of Marvel Comics history as well as over a decade of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Learning to Survive: Tracking the Trials of Agent Coulson’s Team

Strategic, Homeland, Intervention and Logistics Division is a bit of a mouthful, so it is only fitting that S.H.I.EL.D. agents tend to bite off more than they can chew.