Amazing Spider-Man #129

This week we learned that the Punisher would play a prominent role on the Daredevil series next season. Amazing Spider-Man 129 is the first appearance of Frank Castle aka the Punisher and there have been a few swipes of this cover done throughout the years since it was published in 1974 with the latest involving Boba Fett!

Amazing Spider-Man #129

Amazing Spider-Man #129

It’s amazing that a character like this wasn’t created much sooner. The premise is so simple. Guy’s whole family is killed by criminals and he decides to become a vigilante against all wrong-doers. He has no powers, just a ton of bullets!

Marvel Tales #106

Marvel Tales #106

This book has become quite hard to find as most people can’t afford the original so they go after this one. Not really a swipe as much as a copy with different colors, but it is different.

What If #58

What If #58

Another one of those borderline swipes…really just another copy of the original…nothing new about it.

Amazing Spider-Girl #4

Amazing Spider-Girl #4

This is more like it!

Amazing Spider-Man #129 Wizard Ace Edition

Amazing Spider-Man #129 Wizard Ace Edition

Humberto Ramos provided the cover for this Wizard reprint.

No Hero #1

No Hero #1

How is this not considered the Punisher on the cover??

Punisher #1

Punisher #1

Punisher #1 (Osborn Variant)

Punisher #1 (Osborn Variant)

This series is full of cover swipes and this one has these two versions (the first few issues of the series had 2 cover homages versions, one with Sentry and the variant with Osborn).
Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #3

Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #3

I have never seen this cover…of course now I have to get it even if it is part of the Ultimate line!

Bad Ass #4

Bad Ass #4

Another comic I know nothing about but in my research for these articles comes up a lot with different cover swipes. They have a good one for New Mutants 87 too.

Spider-Woman #2

Spider-Woman #2

Rocket plays the part of the Punisher on this swipe

Star Wars #1 Heroes & Fantasies Exclusive

Star Wars #1 Heroes & Fantasies Exclusive

The best homage to the original in my opinion and one I would love to get my hands on eventually. Its got Boba Fett for crying out loud!

The Punisher Meets Archie

The Punisher Meets Archie

This was Archie's most ridiculous crossover … until Archie vs Predator came along.

Spider-Man vs The Punisher

Spider-Man vs The Punisher

Though it's not an exact cover replica, Iñigo feels this article would be somehow incomplete without this curiosity (originally part of a very short-lived Marvel line called Remix, where they openly retold a classic story). This particular issue is a retelling of the Punisher's first app, making it the ultimate swipe, I guess.

 

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