siciliano-charlie-puni-1-p40-lastpanCHARLIE SICILIANO

Real Name: Charlie Siciliano

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group Membership: Unidentified organized crime cartel

Affiliations: Simon Ejszaka, "Joisey" Joe, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Tomas Santiago, "Happy" Jack Tanner, and others unidentified;
Marcus Coriander

EnemiesNolo Contendre, Punisher (Frank Castle), Punishment Squad, the Trust (notably Alex Alaric, Angela, Marcus Coriander, Texas)

Known Relatives: Mrs. Massera (nee Siciliano, sister), Mickey Massera (brother-in-law, deceased), Tony Massera (nephew)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Manhattan's Upper East side

First Appearance: Punisher I#1 (January, 1986)siciliano-charlie-puni-1-p40-pan1

Powers/Abilities: Charlie Sicilano was an experienced crimelord, and he commanded a certain deal of respect despite no longer being in his prime.

    He is presumably skilled with the use of a handgun and in unarmed combat, as well as various criminal activities, especially the organization thereof.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6')
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 200 lbs.)
Eyes: Light blue
Hair: Gray (balding)


siciliano-charlie-punisher-napkin(Punisher I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Charlie Sicilano was a long-respected mob moss. In his early days, Wilson Fisk used to call Charlie for advice.

(Punisher I#1 (fb) - BTS) - A few months before the main story, the Punisher killed Charlie's brother-in-law, Mickey Massera.

(Punisher I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Charlie had his sister's son, Tony Massera, summoned to meet with him.

(Punisher I#1) - As Charlie was eating a pasta dinner, Tony's arrival was announced. Charlie told Tony it was nice to see him, but Tony noted that his "invitation" was hard to refuse and asked what he wanted. Charlie noted his disrespect and advised Tony that his father had been murdered by the Punisher and that Tony must avenge him. Tony argued that he was not one of Charlie's hitmen and that he was studying to be a doctor and did not want to kill anyone. Reviewing the state of his father's body, so ruined his mother could not look inside the coffin, and how he died, Charlie told Tony that his father had loved him and his mother, and that a loving son would claim his debt of blood and make his father's killer pay. Fueled by emotion, Tony accepted the gun Charlie gave him and vowed on his mother's life that the Punisher would die.

(Punisher I#2 (fb) - BTS) - After the Punisher had claimed to kill the Kingpin (realizing it was a body double, which was destroyed in an explosion), a mob war broke out, with various mobsters meeting brutal ends. siciliano-charlie-puni-2-remote

(Punisher I#2) - Disgusted by the behavior of the other ganglord, Charlie had his agent set up a peace conference. Although his agent advised that "those jerks would just as soon blow your head off as look at you," Charlie insisted that his name still carried respect and that he would make them see that united they would stand, and that fighting disrupted business, disrupting everything they had worked for. Charlie was unaware that the Punisher was monitoring his discussion.

    After Grand Central Station had closed for the night, Charlie and his men met with all the bosses on the upper East Coast: "Happy" Jack Tanner, Tomas Santiago, "Joisey" Joe, Simon Ejszaka, and others unidentified. The Punisher was present unseen, but he apparently planned to just monitor, hoping to see the peace restored.

    Charlie advised them ment that they had degenerated greatly in a short time and that they should put aside their grievances. As Ejszaka and Santiago began arguing, Charlie silenced them, telling them that if they lived like wolves they would die like dogs and that they must preserve the order. However, the meeting was then interrupted as Nolo Contendre, a Detriot hitman apparently employed by agents of the Trust, fired on the men, killing "Joisey" Joe, at least.

    At least one guy accused Sicilano of setting up a trap, while others fired at each.

(Punisher I#2 - BTS) - The Punisher spotted and pursued Nolo Contendre, who perished in the ensuing conflict.siciliano-charlie-puni-2-meeting

(Punisher I#3 - BTS) - Saving Tomas Santiago from an attempted hit by Simon Ejszaka's men, the Punisher instructed him to contact Charlie Siciliano and set up another peace conference, while the Punisher would see to it that everyone attended. 

(Punisher I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Tomas did as instructed, and Sicilano agreed to set up another meeting.

(Punisher I#3 - BTS) - Sicilano called Simon Ejszaka, who resisted the idea until the Punisher showed up and made him agree at gunpoint.

(Punisher I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Marcus Coriander, one of the mobsters who was either affiliated with or had been brainwashed by the Trust, convinced the other mob bosses to set up the meeting as a teleconference.

    Having learned of the meeting, the Trust sent their Punishment Police, Ryker's Island inmates brainwashed to dress as the Punisher and to serve them, to assassinate the various mob lords.

(Punisher I#3 - BTS) - As the meeting began, there was the sound of gunfire and Siciliano cried out, naming the shooter as the Punisher before apparently dying.

(Punisher I#3 - BTS) - Another of the Punishment police slew Tomas Santiago, telling him Coriander said goodbye, which the real Punisher overheard before killing the man.

Comments: Created by Steven Grant, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty.

    With it not being shown, Charlie Sicilano's death is highly suspect, but he also has not appeared in the 36 years (as 2022) since that story.

    According to the Punisher: Official Index to the Marvel Universe's entry on Punisher I#3, Simon Ejszaka survived to appear again in Deadline#1 (2002).

Profile by Snood.

Charlie Siciliano
should be distinguished from:

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Punisher I#1, pg. 39, panel 4 (dabbing mouth);
        pg. 40, panel 1 (face);
            panel 4 (upper);
    #2, pg, 15, panel 2 (with remote);
        pg. 17, pnael 3 (addressing other crimelords);

Punisher I#1-3 (January-March, 1986) - Steven Grant (writer), Mike Zeck (penciler & colorist), John Beatty (inker), Carl Potts (editor)

First posted: 11/20/2022
Last updated: 11/20/2022

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