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The Punisher for Upper Deck's Marvel Premier set

Here's the 19th card of 25 cards that I illustrated for Upper Decks 2018 Marvel Premier set. The Punisher aka Frank Castle aka Franklin Castiglione is the notorious vigilante who wages a one man war on crime. He is merciless and completely brutal in his treatment and judgement of all criminals and supervillains. Frank is the recipient of multidisciplinary military training from the U.S. Marine Corps. While a Marine, he also received training from the U.S. Army and Navy. 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 explosives ordinance. He is highly trained in infiltration into heavily-guarded enemy territories and structures for the purpose of assassination, captures, and military intelligence. Frank is also trained in various forms of camouflage, stealth, airborne training, underwater operations, & demolitions. He is skilled with a great many types of explosives, ranging from simple dynamite to plastique to improvised explosives. Franks hand-to-hand combat skills are more then sufficient to allow him to incapacitate and kill men much stronger than he is, as well as to deal with groups of armed and unarmed enemies, killing them all without weapons if he deems it necessary. He is also extremely deadly in knife training, preferring the knife he learned to fight with in the USMC: the K-bar. Additionally, he is a preternaturally-precise marksman. He is thoroughly trained and experienced in unconventional ("guerilla") warfare. He is an armorer, a gunsmith, and an expert in field medicine. If you want to read more about The Punisher and his adventures, I'd recommend Jim Lee's classic run in The Punisher War Journal co-starring Wolverine available at your local comic shop. Its one of the more memorable and well illustrated runs and a super fun read. Or go look up the 1st appearance of Jigsaw, his mortal enemy. #upperdeckmarvelpremiercardset2018 #MARVEL #marvelcomics #JoshFigueroaIllustration #supportyourlocalcomicshop 

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