Frank Castle (born Castiglione)
Big Nothing, Major Bateman, Ted Bishop, Cliff Callador, Castigo, Chaloner, Fred D'Amato, Eastman, Charles Fort, Frank Loomis, McRook, Melchior, Joe Rainey, Frank Rook, Richard Rook, Tony Knowlen Ross, Francis Stronghold, Johnny Tower, Dmitri Velikoff, Frankie Villa, Yousoufian; numerous others
U.S.A. with a criminal record, listed in Marine records as a deserter
Place of Birth
Queens, New York
Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974)
Marvel Preview #2 (1975); Marvel Super Action #1 (1976); Punisher: Year One #1-4 (1994-1995); Nam #52 (1991)
Shortly after a tour in Vietnam, Castle, his wife, Maria and their children were in New York's Central Park for an afternoon picnic when they witnessed a Mafia gangland execution; an informant had been hanged from a tree. Seeking to eliminate all witnesses, the Costa crime family murdered them on the spot. However, Castle survived. Even though Frank was able to identify all of the shooters the police were unable to help Castle in his quest for justice; they were tied in too deeply to the powerful Costa family. He decided that the only punishment criminals might receive is that of physical destruction. Shortly thereafter, he emblazoned his body armor with a symbol of a death's head, and exacted his revenge. Since then he has waged a one-man war upon crime, taking the name Punisher.Spider-Man and Daredevil. These encounters have often resulted in his incarceration. While he is known to be significantly inferior to Daredevil in hand-to-hand combat skills, Punisher has been rated as one of the most dangerous criminals alive. When he was incarcerated in New York's Riker's Island Prison, though heavily outnumbered in gang-fights, Punisher has routinely killed armed, homicidal criminals with frightening ease, sustaining no injury. Due to his proficiency in fighting, he is rarely so accosted in prison environments. Adhering to his military philosophies, Punisher is constantly training whenever he is not out on actual maneuvers. He exercises fanatically to maintain his impressive physical conditioning and sticks to a balanced diet whenever possible.
At the begining of the civil war The Punisher did not involve himself in it as, in his words he never wore no cape. However when he found out that Tony Stark was using super villains to hunt down and capture unregistered heros. After He tracked down spiderman who was being pursued by Jack o lanturn and Jester. He saved an intoxicated peter parker by shooting them both dead. He returned to captian americas base with a badly wounded spiderman and although the other members were reluctant, joined cap's secret avengers. With Franks special op's training and a stolen suit from a Stark warehouse he successfully attempted a break in at the Baxter Building, Learning of project 42. A prison in the Negative zone.
Upon his return GoldBug and The Plunderer asked Captian america to join them, when Frank walked in on this conversation without a second thought shot them both dead. Stating that they were thieves and killers. Refusing to fight Captain America The Punisher was forced to leave the Secret Avengers.After the epic battle of the heros in the centre of Newyork and Steve Rodgers was arested, Frank Castle is seen walking away with the Cap's mask.