Marvel series PunisherMAX is ending in February 2012 with issue #22, Newsarama has learned.
The series, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Steve Dillon since its first issue, appears to be reaching its planned ending rather than being canceled by Marvel. "Punisher from the get-go was one big story, and we're moving to the close of that story," Aaron told Newsarama in July.
More information, including the cover and full issue solicitation, can be found exclusively on Newsarama at noon eastern time on Thursday, Nov. 17. The cover for #22 certainly seems to be suggesting the demise of the MAX Frank Castle, but a Marvel spokesperson's only comment was, "A big change is coming to the MAX universe and nobody can miss what we’ve got coming."
Punisher MAX #17 and #18, the first two issues in the book's current arc "Homeless," will go back to print in advance of #22, a rare instance of MAX releases getting a second print.
Punisher MAX debuted in November 2009, following the 75-issue run of the original mature readers Punisher series. Also a part of Marvel's MAX imprint and set outside of Marvel's traditional continuity, Punisher MAX focused more on established Marvel villains such as Kingpin, Elektra and Bullseye.
What does the rest of the board think about this topic, I personally hope that "punisher max ending" is a roomer and it is NOT official, I hope it is not a sign of darker days ahead for old Frank.. Also to end on the Homeless story arc and issue vol 2 #22 is kind of weak for the punisher. Can't Marvel wrap it up at vol 2 issue #30 or #40 or something Signs I feel sorry for old Frank..
The Punisher Max it was like Marvel's R rated comic in other words Marvel / & max writers did not have to about Holding back like in the world of 616.. I hope this does not have a butterfly effect on other punisher series. Like The Punisher in the main Marvel earth (616) and other counter Earths like 1610 the home of the Ultimate Marvel & the Ultimate Avengers.ETC