The series is somewhat of a continuation of Frank's adventures in Punisher War Journal (2nd Series) that stopped a month before this series started. Written by Rick Remender, following the Punisher in the wake of Dark Reign and his struggles with Norman Osborn. The series took a turn to the controversial after the events of The List - Punisher #1 with the "Franken-Castle" storyline. Beginning with #17, the series changes its title to Franken-Castle. The series ended with #21, when Frank regained his normal appearance and was continued in the Punisher: In the Blood Mini-Series and later the Punisher (9th Series) series when Greg Rucka started writing Punisher.
The series is reprinted in three Trade paperback and Hardcover collections:
Punisher (8th Series): Dark Reign (#1-5)
Punisher (8th Series): Dead End (#6-10, Annual #1)
Punisher (8th Series): Franken-Castle (#11-16, Franken-Castle #17-21, Dark Reign: The List - Punisher, Dark Wolverine #88-89)
|Total £||2.55||5.05||7.60||21.75||45.40||92.10||97.45||103.00||114.00||Total title value in pounds in UK markets|
|Total $||3.90||6.35||10.25||27.00||57.60||117.00||122.00||131.00||143.00||Total title value in dollars in US markets|
Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.