Months ago, I was very depressed over the news from Marvel Comics about the huge Secret Wars storyline where the main Marvel Universe and all of the characters, including Punisher, gets destroyed completely and eventually be replaced by a new Marvel Universe. Of course, Marvel was only pulling our legs to get us to buy their comics, but the thought of Punisher being killed off for good when two worlds collide to form BattleWorld didn’t sit well with me. Especially after I’ve been a fan of The Punisher for a year now. But today, with all of the excitement of Punisher making his debut appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe via Season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil next year, I neither honestly care, nor am I saddened and depressed over this whole full-blown overwhelming fantasy story arc anymore.
Instead, my attention is happily and excitably turned to The All-New, All-Different Marvel Series where I’m still waiting for The Punisher to be officially included in the list of 60 new comic book titles set to be released in October a few months from now. It maybe a funny concept to you, but to me it’s no joke. The thought of having Frank play the harp is indeed an awesomely excellent All-New, All-Different concept which I made up myself out of love and admiration for the harp. In my version of the All-New, All-Different Marvel universe, The Punisher is portrayed as a harpist who plays his harp in memory of his family while continuing to dish out lethal forms of punishment onto criminals just like old times.
The Punisher playing the harp is truly an AN-AD concept no different than SpiderWoman being pregnant, The Thing becoming a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Angela being the ruler of Hel, and The Hulk being Totally Awesome. If Marvel discovers my site, I hope they like it. Whether they decide to have my harpist Punisher appear in future comics, however, remains to be seen.