> According to a question on Joe Fridays at Newsarama, a dozen villains were killed by the Punisher in this issue, but have since shown up alive. Which villains died in this issue?
It remains to be seen who all actually died. As stated, several of those believed dead have already begun to pop back up (Armadillo, for one).
Keep in mind what was seen and said: The poison, as stated in the story, was never enough to kill them, just slow them down. It was the explosion that was meant to do them in. An explosion that was seen in the background, with the perpetrator not checking the scene to make sure things went to plan.
Also keep in mind that characters such as the aforementioned Armadillo, Dragon Man, and Rhino were there. Guys that can and have survived worse, and are large enough to shield others from such things. Then there's Xandu, a pretty powerful magician, who was on hand.
So who actually died? We don't really know yet. We can only assume any of the ones who don't reappear did, but if it took the Masked Marauder this many decades to make another appearance, he may just do so again twenty years down the line.
God that would suck. I paid good money to see some characters die. If that did not happen, I wasted money. I don't like to waste money.