An Interview with Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon


Cover Variant to Punisher #1 by Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillan
Becky Cloonan (@beckycloonan) and Steve Dillon (@stevedillon20), the couple behind the upcoming Punisher run, were both interviewed recently by who asked them about the upcoming new Punisher run scheduled to be released in May.

PREVIEWSworld: Is your take on the character somewhat different from previous incarnations? Was there any retooling of Frank Castle done for this series? Do we assume any previous storylines are outside of this particular timeline?
Becky Cloonan: I like to think that we leave the canon pretty much up to the reader! This is all new material that doesn’t rely on or negate any previous incarnations of the Punisher. We start fresh, so get on board. It’s gonna be a fun ride!
Steve Dillon: Frank’s in his thirties for this one. He still has the look of someone who’s seen far, far too much though.
PREVIEWSworld: If you could geek out over a particular scene(s) in this book, what would it be?
Becky Cloonan: I have a lot of good times planned for Frank, one of them involves an axe, one of them involves a graveyard, one of them involves an abandoned mental facility and a rocket launcher… but I don’t want to get ahead of myself! As far as issue 1 is concerned, I love the first scene Punisher appears. The way Steve drew it gave me chills!
Steve Dillon: There’s a specific page in the first issue that brought a twisted smile to my face but I can say no more than that!

Let’s see. Frank in his thirties wielding an axe at one point, then a rocket launcher in another point, creating more criminal killings as he embarks on a journey that may unexpectedly push him way beyond his limit. Yep. That’s what Becky and Steve will do to Frank when the run begins with Punisher #1 scheduled to be released in May.

Sherry Konkus

Sherry Konkus lives in Owosso, MI. She is the proud owner of the Camac Athena EX Concert Grand Harp named "Grover" and Camac Mademoiselle named "Ernie." She's also the proud author of The Punisher Harp Zone. Sherry is the one who came up with the idea of portraying The Punisher from Marvel Comics as the punishing harpist who plays the harp in memory of his family who was killed by the mob years ago.