Real Name: Desmond Kline

Identity/Class: Human, conventional weapons user

Occupation: Postal Worker;
would be vigilante

Affiliations: idolized the Punisher (Castle);
unnamed pet dog.

Enemies: criminals

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Punisher

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Punisher War Journal#62 (January, 1994)
(Punisher) Punisher War Journal#63 (February, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: None. Desmond owned a several guns (like most postal workers).

Height: 5' 8" Weight: 190 lbs.

(Punisher War Journal#62) - When Frank Castle was believed to have been killed during the "Suicide Run," postal worker Desmond Kline, who idolized Castle, was devastated. He told his co-workers that the Punisher can never die, and that there'd always be a Punisher as long as the city was a stinking cesspool. His co-workers laughed at him.

(Punisher War Journal#63) - Making his own Punisher suit, Desmond confronted a trio of car thieves from the roof of another car. He slipped getting off the roof and fell to the ground, and the crimals shot him and left him for dead.

Comments: Created by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz.

Desmond was always referred to as the Idiot Punisher in all outside references, but in the title, he took up the name Punisher...for a few pages, anyway.

Not to be confused with the other Punishers or any of his would-be replacements:

  • PUNISHER - robot of Galactus--Fantastic Four I#49
  • LYNN MICHAELS--Punisher War Zone#7, Punisher War Journal#75
  • HIT MAN (Jimmy Pierce) --Punisher II#97
  • OUTLAW (Nigel Higgins) --Punisher II#64
  • PAYBACK (Eddie Dyson) --Punisher War Journal#49
  • PHALANX (Dick Johnson) --Punisher War Zone Annual#1
  • YUPPUNISHER (Dean Swaybrick) --Punisher II#86
  • CARLOS CRUZ, @ Punisher II#97

  • Last updated: 05/03/04

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