Old Man wrote:This comic only got made because they figured a way to get "Punisher" on the cover.
A story about a 'mercenary who gets blown up real good, and has to come back stitched together as a Frankenstein' would not sell nearly half the copies a "Punisher" comic would. It would be a better comic, but sales levels would doom it to early cancellation.
I don't get that argument. If this is, indeed, only supposed to be an arc or two it wouldn't be a problem.
Hell, Marvel put out a 10 part maxi called Omega The Unknown about a mute superhero and some teenaged kid with indie lookin' art last year, and I dunno how well it sold, but it sold well enough to finish and get a nice lookin' HC to boot. And it didn't have any big names in the book to help the sales. It was a reboot of some mid-70's character who 2 people knew or cared about.
Now, if Frankencastle is supposed to last longer than that, I can see that argument, yeah.