The Punisher is among the few Surprise characters as difficult as Wolverine, and the 2 have duked it out on quite a few events. Then again, there may be one explicit bout that stands proud as certainly one of their maximum savage.
Creator Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson relaunched the Punisher within the early 2000s, and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than they pitched him in opposition to Wolverine. A storyline starting in issue #16 kicked off with the 2 squaring off in opposition to every different, and noticed the Punisher shoot off Wolverine’s face with a shotgun, leaving a lot of his adamantium-laced cranium uncovered. It was once a grisly sight, although Wolverine’s sped up therapeutic talent intended he’d quickly get better.
Issues took an much more ugly (but kinda hilarious flip) within the following issue when the Punisher parked a steamroller on his again. Wolverine, clearly, wasn’t too delighted about it, and expressed his hatred for the Punisher by way of giving the “heart claw.” The Punisher knew that together with his therapeutic issue, adamantium skeleton, and claws, Wolverine was once just about unimaginable to kill, a lot much less maim. And on account of Wolverine’s nearly-unstoppable berserker rage, the pint-sized mutant would simply stay coming after him and get in the best way of his different undertaking. So in reality, trapping the nature beneath some building equipment was once the best choice to be had.
It is simple to see why this second won’t ever fly at the large display, a minimum of now not within the MCU. Now not handiest on account of the violence, however the thought of turning everybody’s favourite X-Guy into this type of funny story could be crossing a line for Surprise Studios.