The Punisher Essay

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Attitude Adjustment Edmond, recently being voted America’s #1 suburb to live in, is widely regarded by most to be a town full of stuck up rich kids. I never really liked how I was treated when I first moved here and it kind of led to me getting into a number of fights. Part of my problem might have been my extremely southern upbringing or even growing up in the same house as a 6’7” giant older brother, but getting picked on from the stuck up children is what eventually sent me over the edge. At first I would never stand up for myself, then my father took me to a comic book store, where a certain title stood out to me, The Punisher. The Punisher takes the original super hero mold and proceeds to crush it. He is no Superman and he has no supernatural powers much like Batman, but mostly is a very relatable character to the real world. The Punisher is a story about main character, Frank Castle, whom employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime. Driven by the deaths of his wife and kids, who were killed by the mob when they witnessed an execution in New York City's Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry, his family's killers are the first to be slain. A war veteran, Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, guerrilla warfare, and a wide variety of weapons. Ever since I first moved to Edmond my father would give me a small allowance, where I would usually spend it on comic books, a little nerdish but that was what I was into. The Punisher definitely stood out to me, and even after the first few pages i started to realize it was unlike all the other comics I had heard of. This one was more about real life, Frank Castle had no powers or any special gadgets, used his knowledge from being a cop and his brain. He

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