There’s a pair of new Viaje Skull and Bones shipping next week, both inspired by Marvel Comic’s Punisher character.
The two cigars—Viaje Skull and Bones Frank Castle, and Skull and Bones The Punisher—are both 6 1/4 x 54 vitolas that use what the company says is “a proprietary blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos.” The Punisher appears to use a lighter wrapper, while Frank Castle uses a darker wrapper. A spokesperson said the cigars are made in Nicaragua but did not name a factory.
Each cigar has an MSRP of $13 and will ship in bundles of 25 beginning next Monday. The spokesperson did not answer a question about how many are being released.
Viaje’s Skull and Bones series began as one that used names inspired by various military bombs. In recent years, the company has begun naming new sizes after comic book characters including Bruce Banner, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Johnny Blaze and Mephisto.
In the Marvel universe, Frank Castle is a marine veteran who watches his family get killed. After that, he decides to fight crime using violence, earning him the Punisher moniker. The character was created in the 1970s and has been featured in a variety of comics, movies and television shows, most recently as the title character in the now-canceled Netflix series that aired in 2017-2018.