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PUNISHER MAX X-MAS SPECIAL 2008

Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
"AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN"
It just wouldn't be Christmas without the Punisher, now would it? There's no room at the inn for a mobster and his pregnant wife who are on the run from rival gangsters, but lucky for them Frank Castle is in a giving mood. Though keeping them alive won't be easy, what with three vicious gun-toting wise-guys and a wacked-out pimp named Shepherd all hot on their trail. But then nobody ever said Christmas miracles came easy, did they?
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   1) SECRET INVASION #8 (OF 8) SI
   2) NEW AVENGERS #47 SI
   3) BATMAN #682
   4) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #579
   5) JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #21
   6) TRINITY #27
   7) MARVELS EYE OF CAMERA #1 (OF 6)
   8) WHAT IF HOUSE OF M
   9) WOLVERINE MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (OF 4) MD
 10) MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #3 (OF 4)

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 11) X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #4 (OF 5) MD
 12) CABLE #9
 13) SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #5 (OF 5) SI
 14) X-INFERNUS #1 (OF 4)
 15) NEW EXILES #15
 16) IRON MAN HULK FURY ONE SHOT

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #579
ANITA BLAKE VH LAUGHING CORPSE #3 (OF 5) (MR)
CABLE #9
CRIMINAL 2 #7 (MR)
ENDERS SHADOW BATTLE SCHOOL #1 (OF 5)
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MOON KNIGHT SILENT KNIGHT #1
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PUNISHER MAX X-MAS SPECIAL 2008 (MR)
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SECRET INVASION #8 (OF 8) SI
SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #5 (OF 5) SI
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WHAT IF HOUSE OF M
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X-INFERNUS #1 (OF 4)
X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #4 (OF 5) MD
X-MEN NOIR #1 (OF 4)
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AUTHORITY #5
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EL DIABLO #4 (OF 6)
HAUNTED TANK #1 COVER A (OF 5) (MR)
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JONAH HEX #38
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #21
LOONEY TUNES #169
SANDMAN DREAM HUNTERS #2 (OF 4) (MR)
SGT ROCK THE LOST BATTALION #2 (OF 6)
SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE #1
SUPERMAN SUPERGIRL MAELSTROM #3 (OF 5)
TERRA #3 (OF 4)
TERROR TITANS #3 (OF 6)
TRINITY #27
VIXEN RETURN OF THE LION #3 (OF 5)
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ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #10
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CHARLATAN BALL #5
DARKNESS #72 LUCAS CVR A (MR)
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I HATE GALLANT GIRL #2 (OF 3)
JINGLE BELLE SANTA CLAUS VS FRANKENSTEIN (ONE SHOT) CVR A
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NOBLE CAUSES #38
SWORD #13 (MR)
YOUNGBLOOD #6
ZERO G #3 (OF 4)
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KULL #2 (OF 6)
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BETTY #177
BOYS #25 (MR)
CONTINGENT #1
DOCTOR WHO FORGOTTEN #4
DREAMER #2
DREAMLAND CHRONICLES IDW #6
HACK SLASH SERIES #18 JOHNSON CVR B (MR)
HACK SLASH SERIES #18 SEELEY CVR A (MR)
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JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 2 #2
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #145
NECRONOMICON #3 (OF 4)
NO HERO #0 (OF 7) WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO ED (MR)
PIRAT TALES LEGEND OF CAT O NINE TALES #2
SIR APROPOS OF NOTHING #2 (OF 5)
SPEED RACER NEXT GENERATION BIRTHRIGHT #2
TALES FROM THE CRYPT #9
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED ARRIVAL #5
TRANSFORMERS BEST O/T UK TIME WARS #5
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DOG FANCY #40.1
EARLY MUSIC AMERICA #14.4
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1021/1022
FAMILY FUN 0109
FILM COMMENT #44.6
FUNNY TIMES 1208
GAMEPRO: 2009 GAME GUIDE
GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES THE SPIDER VOL 09 VAR ED
HERB COMPANION 0109
HIGH ADVENTURE #103
JUXTAPOZ #95
LOST OFFICIAL MAGAZINE #20 PX ED
MOTHER EARTH NEWS 0109
MURDER DOG #15.3
NICKELODEON 0109
PASTE #49
PRO WRESTLING ILLUSTRATED 0109
QUICK AND EASY PAINTING 0209
READY MADE #38
REALMS OF FANTASY 0209
ROLLING STONE 112708
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 1208
SCRYE #128 JAN 2009
SFX #176
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 23
SHONEN JUMP JAN 09
SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #4
SPIN 1208
STARLOG #371
SUBSTREAM MUSIC PRESS #11
SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE #7-NEWSTAND EDITION
TAMIYA MODEL MAGAZINE #157
WEIRD #16.12
WRITER'S CHRONICLE #41.3
WWE KIDS-HOLIDAY 2008
WWE MAGAZINE SPECIAL-2009 CALENDAR EDITION
WWE MAGAZINE-HOLIDAY 2008
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AARIA GN VOL 04 (OF 12) (MR)
ASTONISHING X-MEN HC VOL 02
ASTOUNDING SPACE THRILLS ARGOSY SMITH TP
BABY & ME GN VOL 11
CALIBER HC VOL 01 FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE
DAREDEVIL BY MILLER JANSON TP VOL 02
DAREDEVIL PREM HC YELLOW
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS TP VOL 02
DRAGON DRIVE TP VOL 11
ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 05
EYESHIELD 21 TP VOL 23
FALL OF CTHULHU TP VOL 03 GRAY MAN
GABA KAWA GN
GENEXT TP
GET BACKERS INFINITY FORTRESS GN VOL 02 (OF 13) (MR)
GODLAND TP VOL 04 AMPLIFIED NOW
HARUKA BEYOND THE STREAM OF TIME GN VOL 03
HERCULES HC VOL 01 THE THRACIAN WARS
HONEY & CLOVER GN VOL 04
HOSHIN ENGI TP VOL 10
INFINITY CRUSADE TP VOL 01
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 DM ED 1 MOVIE COVER
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 DM ED 2
JACK AND THE BOX GN
KING OF HELL GN VOL 21
MAMOTTE SHUGOGETTEN GN VOL 03 (OF 10)
MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK TP VOL 04 DIGEST
MICE TEMPLAR HC VOL 01 THE PROPHECY
MONOCHROME FACTOR GN VOL 04 (OF 5) (MR)
MUHYO ROJIS BUREAU SUPER INVEST TP VOL 08
NEW EXILES TP VOL 02 SOUL AWAKENING
NOVO GN VOL 02 THE PRIDE (MR)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HC VOL 01
PROOF TP VOL 02
PS238 TP VOL 06 SENSELESS ACTS OF TOURISM
RAVE MASTER GN VOL 31 (OF 35)
RISERS GN VOL 01 (MR)
SCREAM QUEEN TP
SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02
SPEED GRAPHER MANGA GN VOL 02 (OF 3) (MR)
SPIRIT TP VOL 01
STAR TREK ASSIGNMENT EARTH TP
SUPERMAN BATMAN VENGEANCE TP
TACTICS GN VOL 07 (OF 9)
TALES OF DESPEREAUX MOVIE GN
TEEN TITANS ON THE CLOCK TP
TWO FLOWERS FOR THE DRAGON VOL 03
ULTIMATE ELEKTRA DEVILS DUE TP
WALT DISNEYS CHRISTMAS PARADE #5 (RES)
WASTELAND TP BOOK 03 BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS (MR)
WILD ONES GN VOL 05
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2ND PTG= Second Printing
ANNIV=Anniversary
ASST=Assortment
BK=Book
BLK=Black
BND="Brand New Day" Spiderman storyline
CCG=Collectable Card Game
COLL ED=Collected Edition
CURR PRTG=Current Printing
CVR=Cover
ED=Edition
DLX=Deluxe
DWS="Divided We Stand" storyline
FRGTTN RLMS=Forgotten Realms
GN=Graphic Novel
HC=Hard Cover
INCV=Incentive Cover
LTD ED=Limited Edition
MD="Manifest Destiny" X-Men storyline
MED=Medium (as in a "Medium Sized Statue")
MLB=Major League Baseball
MMPB=Mass Media Paper Back
MMW=Marvel Master Works
(MR)=Mature Readers, this item is NOT intended for younger or more sensitive readers.
NBA=National Basketball Association
NFL=National Football League
NHL=National Hockey League
NOTE PRICE=Price is different from this titles regular price.
NWD="New Ways to Die" Spiderman storyline
O/A=Order Again
OMD="One More Day" storyline
PKT=Pocket
PTG=Printing
PX=Previews Exclusive
(RES)=Re-solicited
RIP="Batman R.I.P." storyline
SC=Soft Cover
SER=Series
SI="Silent Invasion" storyline
TBA=To Be Announced
TKP=Tokyopop
TOS=Referencing Star Trek "THE ORIGINAL SERIES"
TP=Trade Paperback
T/C=Trading Card
T/S=Tee-Shirt
VAR=Variant
VOL or V.=Volume
WRAP CVR=Wraparound cover
XL=Extra Large

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