Original Punisher Logo Returns on a New Marvel Character
There were a lot of controversies that arose this year when it was announced that Frank Castle would no longer be sporting the signature skull that has become so synonymous with his character, but it should surprise many that the Original Punisher logo has returned, this time on a new Marvel character.
He is among the most beloved Marvel heroes in the massive pantheons of character that the publication has created, but he has also remained one of the more problematic emblems of a culture gone by in his actions and moral code.
Frank Castle has stood the test of time for many Marvel fans, but there are few that can overlook how the character has been negatively perceived in recent years and even fewer can deny that the entire message and motivation of the hero is counterintuitive to modern sentiments,
It was no surprise, then, when Marvel- and phenomenally talented comic book writer Jason Aaron- decided to reinvent the hero in a new way for his brand new solo series, but it didn’t stop a select minority from disliking how the change was being handled.
Chief among the changes that Aaron has implemented into his version of Frank Castle is being gone with the iconic Skull that has been so synonymous with the mercenary of the Punisher, in favor of a band new redesign of the skull that better reflected his work alongside The Hand in this issue.
As it turns out, however, the latest entry into the series has proven that the original logo is not retired, as the original Punisher Logo has returned in the latest issue of the series; this time, it is on a very different Marvel character.
In a panel that was first reported by ComicBook.com, None other than the God of War himself, Aries, was shown sporting a bulletproof vest with the classic and iconic Frank Castle skull along the front; with the villain proclaiming his desire to redeem the mantle of The Punisher.
For anyone reading the series, they will know that the conflict between Punisher and Aries has taken center stage in the work, operating as the backdrop to Castle’s transformation into the leader of The hand that he always seemed destined to be.