The first reviews are in for Marvel’s The Punisher, the latest addition to the Netflix corner of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Punisher is the third brand-new Marvel/Netflix title to premiere this year – following Iron Fist‘s launch back in the spring and The Defenders‘ debut this past summer – but the first installment that wasn’t part of the originally-announced Marvel/Netflix TV show lineup (which, in addition to the aforementioned small screen series, included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage).

Created by Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), The Punisher is another gritty, New York based, “street-level superhero” Marvel/Netflix series, albeit with fewer connections to The Defenders‘ overarching narrative. Following his MCU debut as ...

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