One of the weirdest things happening in superhero comics right now is the Punisher's anti-redemption. Marvel are trying to make him less heroic in order, I suspect, to counter the Punisher-worshipping cops in the real world wearing his logo on their uniforms and guns. But will making the character more of a psychopath change that?
When the entire point of THE IRON GIANT is that the Giant refuses to be reduced to violence – even though it's what he was made for – this kind of cheap IP mining makes me sad. Stories should matter!