Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Stefano Landini
Cover: Clayton Crain
After defeating the rogue Military regime in Chernaya with Nick Fury’s help, Frank Castle has been deemed a Global Terrorist. He still possesses the War Machine armor and is back in New York. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy to see him…
Back on New York streets, Frank resumes his war on the criminal underbelly of society He gets into a scrap in a bar and starts killing people. Some noticeable villains in the bar flee when Frank arrives in a truck and the Punisher is in pursuit. He is interrupted by Captain Marvel, who was teased as getting involved at the end of the Chernaya arc. They fight for a bit but Frank, even in the War Machine armor, is inferior to her so he must retreat. She searches for him and then gives up leaving Frank to run into other characters. As the Punisher flies away from one of these meetings, he is tagged with a tracker device unbeknownst to his knowledge. Toward the end of the issue Captain Marvel shows up with a ton of superheroes ready to go after Frank.
I thoroughly enjoyed this issue for the most part. I loved the previous one with Frank working in Chernaya and this one is starting off well enough. I was curious if he would still have the armor in New York and when it appeared that was happening I was VERY excited to see what happens while figuring he’d have to fight someone on or above his level. Captain Marvel presents that challenge. That’s to be expected but I still am NOT a fan of her character and I’m not overly fond of Fury either. Frank is about to get jumped at the beginning of next issue so we’ll see how he thinks on his feet. He’ll be fine…that’s what the Military teaches…to adapt and overcome.