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Sideshow’s Punisher Figure is Dressed for Success, as Long as Success Means Vengeance

Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow Collectibles

You guys, the Punisher wears a tactleneck. That easily makes him the best-styled vigilante this side of Hell's Kitchen. Well, at least as far as the Sideshow Collectibles version of the character anyway. Sure, body armor is nice (and is included as an accessory to throw on), but when you're out there on the cold New York streets gunning down lawbreakers other heroes would merely hand over to the police, there's honestly no better way to do than in a tactleneck. That's just science.

Originally shown off at San Diego Comic-Con, the Punisher sixth-scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles got a more formal unveiling this week. I suppose it's just in time for New York Comic-Con, where the figure will likely be on display at the company's booth (which is nestled by Archie, IDW and WeLoveFine). Back in July, all we really knew about the figure was that it existed and looked impressive in prototype form. The new details shared today give us a much better idea of what to expect not just from the figure, but from Sideshow's Marvel 1/6 scale line in general, too.

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Updated: Daryl Dixon, Captain Phasma, Stan Lee, Boba Fett and Every Other Funko NYCC Exclusive

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With October just around the bend, that means it's time for cooler weather, cooler costumes and the biggest comic book convention on the east coast. Yes, New York Comic Con is bearing down on us faster than we're prepared to deal with it, but that's okay. We'll make do. In addition to incredible amount of stuff happening at the show, there will be a lot of great stuff up for grabs.

As busy as Funko was at San Diego Comic-Con, its plate looks to be equally as filled at NYCC this coming year. This week, Funko is unveiling all of its planned exclusive items, with a new batch coming every single day. While the availability of each is likely to be a bit more open than it was at SDCC, these things will still be limited. If you're hoping to get any, definitely plan ahead and around any and all panels you hope to make it to this year.

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Fantastic Five: Five Best Marvel Batmen

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's the case, Marvel seems determined to make DC and Batman blush, because the number of copycats, clones, and knockoffs of the Dark Knight that Marvel has created is bordering on the ridiculous.

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Jon Bernthal Shows Off The Punisher’s Arsenal in ‘Daredevil’ S2 Set Photo

Daredevil Punisher Jon Bernthal Photo Guns
Marvel / AMC

We don’t yet have any official photos of The Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 (seriously, they’re casting Luke Cage, and we don’t even have Jessica Jones photos), but that isn’t stopping Jon Bernthal from showing off Frank Castle’s punishing tools. The Punisher is packing serious heat in a new photo shared by Bernthal, and Hell’s Kitchen should already be running scared.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About The Punisher

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week, we're taking a look at Marvel's most famous gun murderer and second most famous knife murderer, Frank Castle, the Punisher! Find out Frank Castle's connection to an outer space robot, the disturbing contents of his diary, and weird things Frank has turned into, both good and bad, as well as several other equally interesting facts.

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Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle Punishes Crime in New ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Set Photos

Daredevil Punisher Set Photos Jon Bernthal
Marvel / Netflix / AMC

Daredevil Season 2 has been relatively quiet over the last few weeks, most attention focused on the second of our Defenders, Jessica Jones, but Jon Bernthal’s Punisher just stole the spotlight in a huge way. Watch Frank Castle kicking criminal ass in punishing new set photos from Daredevil Season 2!

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‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Photos: Is This Our First Look at Jon Bernthal’s Punisher?

Daredevil Season 2 Punisher Set Photos
Marvel / AMC

Daredevil Season 2 has been too busy filming for a presence at Comic-Con 2015, but if any man could punish Matt Murdock for such a crime, it’s Frank Castle. Get your first look at Jon Bernthal as Marvel’s deadliest vigilante with Daredevil Season 2 set photos of The Punisher!

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The Great ComicsAlliance and ScreenCrush Funko Pop Giveaway

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Hey, hey! It looks like it's time for another Funko Pop giveaway. ScreenCrush and ComicsAlliance are teaming up to offer up another selection of the collectible figurines fans just can't help but gobble up. From movies and comics to television and video games, Funko's reach knows no bounds, and neither does the adoration of collectors around the world from all walks of life.

Fortunately, we're going to make it a tiny bit easier for fans of characters like Deadpool, Wolverine, Boba Fett and Ant-Man to get their hands on these coveted cuties. For the next few weeks, we'll be tossing up these little heroes on Twitter, so if you aren't already following either @ComicsAlliance or @ScreenCrushNews, it might behoove you to tune in to our feeds if you hope to get your hands on one.

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Here Are the ‘Punisher’ Comics Jon Bernthal is Reading for ‘Daredevil’ Season 2

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There’s been plenty of debate over what role The Punisher will take in Daredevil Season 2, whether Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle will act as an opposing vigilante, or perhaps Matt Murdock’s new big bad altogether, but might Marvel point the way? The actor has shared a few Punisher comics as part of his research, which might also reveal The Kingpin’s role in Daredevil’s 2016 return.

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Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Rumor: Is The Punisher Season 2’s Official Big Bad?

Daredevil Vs the Punisher Season 2
Netflix / AMC

Marvel surprised everyone by taking Daredevil outcry for a Punisher appearance seriously enough to cast Jon Bernthal, but how much Frank Castle can we expect on Hell’s Kitchen streets next year? A new report suggests that not only will Matt Murdock tangle with The Punisher, the skull-emblazoned vigilante might actually prove Daredevil Season 2's main big bad.

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