Thoughts about what happened to Frank in #SecretEmpire


All day long since this morning when I first found out about what happened in Secret Empire #3, I’ve been in a very bad mood. I don’t know which is worse. Nick Spenser making Punisher be in league with Hydra or the current US administration abandoning the Paris Climate Deal. This is something that I never expected. Neither did everybody else. Isn’t Punisher supposed to be exterminating terrorists who mercilessly kill innocent people? If so, then why did he joined a terrorist group who have been known to kill innocent people?  Heck! Why did Nick made Punisher into a follower of Hydra instead of having him be part of the resistance movement that attempts to make a way to HydraCap’s lair so he can put a bullet in his skull?

This is like Punisher making a confession, “I killed my family.” or “I burned my harps.” and make those confessions be true no thanks to the Cosmic Cube which Red Skull used to mess up Cap’s reality and everybody else’s. A relavent meme I fished up from Facebook.This is what Marvel is making The Punisher into. Shame! Having Frank be a part of a group of Nazi-style murderers is one of the worst things Marvel has ever done. Even Jon Bernthal would have been greatly appalled by what’s going on with Frank in Secret Empire story line.

I’ve read a lot of comments on Facebook and on a few other forum threads in response to what Nick did to Punisher and read a few of them that predicts that Punisher is really going undercover as a Hydra agent to get a chance at popping a bullet in Cap’s head. Or that’s really an alternative version of Frank and not the main Earth-616 version of Frank, which is most likely what I believe in. Or he’s really a Skrull disguised as Frank  or someone else pretending to be Frank. Nevertheless if that’s truly Frank being a willful member of those murderous Nazis and its Cap leader, which it is highly likely the case, then screw you, Nick Spenser for making Frank into a sleeper agent of Hydra!

Don’t you wish that Frank is a member of The Justice League fighting crime, lethal style, alongside Jason Todd (aka The Red Hood) in the rogue part of the team? I rather have Punisher be in the world of DC Comics instead of Marvel?

BTW. Sorry to say. There’s going to be a delay in the release of my newest Punisher harp art. I was supposed to have the pic done and posted online today. But because of what’s going on with Frank in Secret Empire, I prefer to release it when I’m in a better mood and something much better and joyful comes along for Frank. Especially when it involves the upcoming Punisher show on Netflix.


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.