Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart, February 6, 2022
Comic book writer Gerry Conway, co-creator of the popular Marvel anti-hero The Punisher, wants the character re-imagined as a black Army veteran who “faces the issues that minorities in the world face today.”
Conway had previously made his thoughts known about his hope for the violent, revenge-seeking character that debuted in 1974, during a chat with hosts Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson on the Endless Thread podcast. During the discussion, Conway again visited his complaint that undesirables have appropriated the Punisher’s skull logo in real life.
Recently, Conway blasted the police, saying, “For too long, symbols associated with a character I co-created have been co-opted by forces of oppression and to intimidate black Americans.” And he added that he hopes that the skull logo associated with the character Frank Castle could be used to support Black Lives Matter instead.
Conway wants to take that BLM support one step farther, Bounding Into Comics noted. The author would like to see Frank Castle re-imagined as an oppressed black man.
Conway added that such a reboot would be the only way “I’ll be proud of him again.”