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Punisher Vol 4 3


Punisher Vol 4 3

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Original Sin Vol 1 4 Dell'Otto Variant Textless
One bullet. One shot. One chance to stop me killing Dino Gnucci. It's time for that choice you were telling me about. You can't break loose in time. You haven't the space to throw the gun, maybe knock me off my aim. I've got my back to you. I'm wearing Kevlar. It's got to be a headshot.
Conversation Tail
Matthew Murdock (Earth-616)
Now wait a minute--
Conversation Tail
Original Sin Vol 1 4 Dell'Otto Variant Textless
If you don't shoot you've got a death on your conscience. A death you could have prevented. If you do shoot, you're a killer.
Conversation Tail
Matthew Murdock (Earth-616)
What kind of choice is that...?
Conversation Tail
Original Sin Vol 1 4 Dell'Otto Variant Textless
The one I make every time I pull the trigger.
Conversation Tail

Appearing in "The Devil by the Horns"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • The Holy's Second Victim (Corpse)
  • Mrs. Pearce
  • Workmen
  • Foggy Nelson (Mentioned)
  • Ken Ellis (Mentioned)
  • God (Mentioned)
  • The Holy's Third Victim (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Races and Species:



  • Guns
  • Flamethrower
  • Punisher Casefiles
  • The Punisher: Initial Thoughts by B. Plugg
  • Sack
  • Purse
  • Copy of The Daily Bugle
  • Magnet
  • Broken Toilet
  • Adamantium (Mentioned)
  • Autopsy Report on Carlo Gnucci
  • Tie
  • Daredevil's Billy Club
  • Ultrasonic Sirens Remote Control
  • Ultrasonic Sirens
  • Earplugs
  • Chains
  • Duct Tape
  • Kevlar Vest


  • Punisher's Van
  • Gnucci Family Cars

Synopsis for "The Devil by the Horns"Edit

In this issue, there are some newspaper writers talking about Punisher rather philosophicaly. The words one uses are poetic. The Punisher is planning to kill yet another gangster when Daredevil shows up to stop him. They have a brief talk before fighting hand to hand. Punisher thinks to himself that he is no match for Daredevil and never was despite that he was in special forces. Anyway, Punisher came prepared this time. He blasted noise to make Daredevil to lose concentration. Punisher then beats down Daredevil until he's unconcious. But, it doesnt stop there. Punisher chains Daredevil to a chimney. When Daredevil wakes up, Punisher hands him a gun. They get into yet another argument about when its OK to kill a criminal. Punisher tells Daredevil to shoot him or he will kill the gangster. Daredevil begs Punisher not to but Punisher will not yield. This goes on for a while but, eventually, Daredevil tries to shoot Punisher. Punisher says "no firing pin" and then wastes the gangster.

  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info. [2]

This issue takes us right to the 3rd episode of the Second Season of Daredevil, the Netflix show brings to life the formidable conflict between the righteous and the right.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • None.


  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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