‘Punisher’ makeover carries message

Artist says skull emblem hijacked by cops and others


ENFORCER—Gerry Conway, speaking at a convention, is heading a campaign to reclaim his comic book character, The Punisher, from cops and soldiers, who, he says, have adopted the symbol as their own. Courtesy photoComic book heroes can be excellent role models—larger than life figures who do the right thing even if it puts them in danger. Sometimes the message gets confused and people model themselves after an icon for the wrong reasons.
Such is the case with The Punisher, a Marvel Comics anti-her...

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