Tag Archives: the punisher

Frank Castle on Fighting

Fighting for the people who run the world gets you stabbed in the back. You fight the wars they start and feed. You kill the monsters they create. You die from handling depleted uranium while they get rich on oil. … Continue reading

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On Why We Love Sociopaths

Adam Kotsko, famous blogger and academic guy, has recently published his second book for Zer0 Books, titled Why We Love Sociopaths. The book is a longform essay on the concept of the sociopath and analyzes why most popular contemporary television is filled … Continue reading

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Death, The Punisher, and his War Journal

Foucault’s essay “What is an Author?” begins with an outline of two themes of writing: First, writing is a process of “creating space into which the writing subject constantly disappears.” Second, writing inevitably kills its author. I want you to … Continue reading

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The End of PunisherMAX

So PunisherMAX ended recently. The Punisher is one of the few superhero comics characters that I actually care about, and so I have a certain amount of mourning for that. I realize that, as a superhero character, The Punisher can come … Continue reading

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Real Life Superheroes

So you should read about Chris Kyle in this article. This is how superheroes are going to appear in the real world. It’s not going to be what Grant Morrison thinks that it will–Superman isn’t going to show up. The … Continue reading

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Complicity and The Punisher

Just some quick things to say, while I’m writing, that someone else might think are interesting: I’m talking about the idea of complicity and violence in some bits of The Punisher MAX, and I’ve hit upon something that really feeds … Continue reading

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