Marvel's The Punisher/Netflix

Frank Castle is hanging up his Punisher garb — for now.

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Why, oh why didn't you just kill Billy Russo when you had the chance, Frank?

That's the question I asked myself throughout the entirety of The Punisher's second season, which Task & Purpose had a chance to review ahead of the show's Jan. 18 release. Most of those 13 blood-soaked episodes would have been unnecessary if Jon Bernthal's titular character had just killed, instead of maimed, his one-time friend and brother in arms at the end of season one.

Fortunately for us, and less than fortunate for Frank and the villains he sets his sights on, he didn't, and that means we get another season of rip-roaring revenge. (Warning: there are mild spoilers ahead.)

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This article was originally published on Task & Purpose on March 17, 2016.

Even if you aren't familiar with Marvel's gun-toting brutal vigilante, the Punisher, chances are you've seen his symbol: a leering white skull on a black background.

Showing up in Iraq and Afghanistan on unofficial unit patches; spray-painted on buildings, vehicles, and equipment; and as military tattoos, the skull may have greater renown than the comic-book character, especially among service members.

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It’s been just over a month since Jon Bernthal’s titular anti-hero unloaded on Netflix viewers with the Nov. 17 launch of The Punisher, and the streaming service has already reenlisted the Marine vet turned gun-toting vigilante for a second season, according to Variety.

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"The Punisher" screenshot via Netflix

Frank Castle has finally returned to Netflix as The Punisher — and he brought an arsenal with him.

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Brace yourself: Netflix’s The Punisher is finally here. After more than a year of Twitter and Instagram teasers, the much-hyped Daredevil spinoff starring Marvel’s most badass veteran arrived for streaming on Nov. 17... and he’s not alone.

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