Born, Volume 1
- Punisher: Born
- Punisher: Born is a limited series published by the MAX imprint. Written by Garth Ennis with pencils by Darick Robertson, inks by Tom Palmer and colors by Paul Mounts the four issue series details the man who would become the Punisher, Frank Castle's time during the Vietnam War.
- The four individual issues were collected into a trade paperback released in 2004. The trade cover was the same as the first issue, and bonus features included character designs--with commentary--by Darick Robertson, two page layouts, the proposal letter written by Garth Ennis and concept art for all four issues. Also included are "Thoughts about Born" from Robertson, who's father served in the army during World War II, about striving for authenticity and photo references provided by David Lowe.
- The series implies that a supernatural entity manipulated Castle into becoming the Punisher, a concept that was previously explored in Punisher Vol 4.