When I had the idea to team up with friend and airbrush artist Phil Zimelman for potential painted covers at Marvel, this image was our first attempt. I submitted it as a possible cover for the first issue of the Punisher Limited Series. The editor liked it well enough to suggest it be used as a Marvel poster, published as “Marvel On Sale Poster: Punisher #1”, and that Phil and I should create five new images for the Punisher Limited Series.
A small amount of those posters have been stored since their release in 1985. I recently signed and remarked them with a Punisher head sketch and have made them available on the SHOP page.