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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Did Punisher Just Shoot That Litterer?

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Did Punisher Just Shoot That Litterer?

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today we look at Bill Mantlo’s particular take on the Punisher…

In Spectacular Spider-Man #81-83, Bill Mantlo essentially has the Punisher snap…






He is arrested and is found to be insane…





How was this retconned away?

Go to the next page to find out!

Steven Grant addresses this situation quickly in the pages of the Punisher limited series, explaining that Punisher acted so erratically because he was drugged…




A nice, easy breezy fix by Grant.