The Punisher is the recipient of multi-disciplinary military training from the United States Marine Corps. While a Marine, he also received training from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy as well as cross-training with the Australian Special Air Service Regiment during the Vietnam War. In addition, since beginning his work as the Punisher, Castle has used his military discipline and training techniques to update and expand his skills in areas that aid in his mission (disguise, acting, use of non-military weapons, etc.). From this training, Punisher is proficient in not only basic infantry skills, but in special operations, which includes the use and maintenance of specialized firearms and explosive ordnance. He is highly trained in infiltration into heavily guarded enemy territories and structures for the purpose of assassination, capture, and military intelligence. Also, he is trained in various forms of camouflage and stealth. He is also highly adept at hand-to-hand combat, and has been trained in multiple forms of martial arts. Both Nick Fury and Tony Stark have commented on how extraordinarily high his pain tolerance is. He does not take even over-the-counter painkillers, as he feels that their benefit of dulling pain is not worth the side effects of drowsiness and slowed reflexes.
Welcome to Hell.
Chaos washes over the streets of New York when the Amazing Spider-Man becomes patient zero in a global epidemic that turns its victims into predatory cannibals! One by one, the heroes of the Marvel Universe succumb to this incurable genetic mutation, and the brightest minds in the world – Reed Richards, Henry McCoy, T’Challa and Hank Pym – can’t stop the epidemic. Humanity’s last hope, Wolverine, races to find the key to the cure before the world is overcome with super-powered beings that crave human flesh.
The LAST AVENGERS assemble as S.H.I.E.L.D. prepares to drop an atomic bomb on New York City.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
THE LAST AVENGERS:
- Captain America (Steve Rogers)
- Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
- Thor (Odinson)
- Iron Man (Tony Stark)
- Iron Fist (Danny Rand)
- Black Widow (Natalia Romanova)
- Red Hulk (Thad Ross)
- The Falcon (Sam Wilson)
- Wolverine (Logan)
- Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
- The Punisher (Frank Castle)
THE CANNIBAL PLAGUE
The streets of New York city becomes a chaotic maze of death when Peter Parker is infected with a chemical weapon called Survivor 118. The infection entered the New York water system but remained dormant for nearly seven months. The world was shocked when they witnessed Spider-Man beat down Rhino, and then devous him on national television.
The Fantastic Four captured Spider-Man and brought together a science team consisting of Reed Richards, Hank Pym, T’Challa, and Hank McCoy to figure out what has happened to him. They learned that Spider-Man’s DNA had been completely rewritten, leaving him as he was but primitive and predatorial human being. Before long, the global epidemic was in full swing, turning people into zombie-like predatory monsters craving human flesh!
Despite what was happening to Spider-Man, life continued normally for Wolverine. That is until Psylocke was kidnapped and then later found completely devoured … eaten like hamburger. As he took up the search for her killer, the world fell apart around him. The second major incident occurred at a Chinese restaurant where the Blob ate twenty-five people inside. Nom nom nom .. Chomp Chomp!
Things started to get worse when the science team realized that the virus had been around for a while, making it almost impossible to keep up with it. Reports started popping up in all five boroughs of New York and some in New Jersey. Reed Richards started to view it as a global threat. Logan was sent to pick up equipment that was shipped to the science team from Utopia, which was supposed to have arrived the day before. He found the shipment in Central Park and killed Angel when he saw that he was infected. Realizing that the infection has spread to Utopia, Wolverine traveled there and killed the infected X-Men.