Article last updated on Jul 16, 2018 @ 3:16 pm.
Marvel Comics,  Punisher Comics

What If…. Spider-Man becomes The Punisher!

Cover art by Christopher Stevens.
Cover art by Christopher Stevens.

Imagine this: Peter Parker became devastated when he sees his beloved Uncle Ben dying at the hands of a thief. But when he wasn’t able to get help from the authorities, he decided to take matters into his own hands and become Spider-Punisher who killed the thief responsible for his uncle’s death and began his one man crusade to rid the world of criminals. Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen when this What if..? comic hits the newsstands this Fall!

Written by Carl Potts with art by Juanan Ramirez and a cover by Christopher Stevens, WHAT IF? THE PUNISHER #1 hits on October 10.

When Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben is ruthlessly killed by a burglar that Peter let escape, he vows to never let the same fate befall another innocent bystander. From then on, he stands as a figure of cold retribution. Criminals beware – the guilty caught in this spider’s web will be punished. But will Parker stand triumphant…or shattered by this twist of fate?

The friendly neighborhood takes a different turn in this WHAT IF? adventure, possessing a very different sense of responsibility for the man who will be known as the Punisher, as his battles against villains like the Green Goblin take a new path!

“WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT…PUNISHMENT?! PUNISHER and SPIDER-MAN are two very, very different characters, but could they be two sides of the same coin?” asks editor Mark Basso. “They’re fueled by different philosophies and use different methods, but how many kicks to the other side does it take to turn a Peter Parker into THE PUNISHER!? Everything you think you think you know (not a typo!) about your favorite heroes and anti-heroes will change after you read this book!”

That would be something to see when it hits the newsstands October 10th. The last time they have a Spider-themed What if..? comic like that, it’s when Punisher ends up becoming Venom, one of Spidey’s dangerous villains.

Notice how the What if..? cover is similar to this awesome iconic cover by Mike Zeck
Notice how the What if..? cover is similar to this awesome iconic cover by Mike Zeck

Sherry Konkus lives in Owosso, MI. She is the proud owner of the Camac Athena EX Concert Grand Harp named "Grover" and is also the proud author of The Punisher Harp Zone. Sherry is the one who came up with the idea of portraying The Punisher from Marvel Comics as the punishing harpist who plays the harp in memory of his family who was killed by the mob years ago.

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