The Punisher: Does Art Imitate Life?

On Friday, November 17th, Marvel and Netflix released the newest series in a successful run of shows based on characters from the Marvel Universe. The Punisher expands the story of a character that Marvel introduced last year in the second season of Daredevil. Over the past couple of years, this string of Netflix series based on Marvel characters, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders, have become increasingly popular among binging viewers. However, The Punisher expands on this run of shows in a troubling new way: it brings gleeful gun fetishism to the fore.