Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Szymon Kudranski
Cover: Greg Smallwood
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Colorist: Antonio Fabela
People thought Frank was finished but unfortunately for them he’s just getting started. On the run from the NYPD and every super hero in New York he intensifies his ongoing mission against Baron Zemo and the forces of the Hydra regime. Frank is taking chances but Fury who enabled his earlier missions has had enough…
Fresh off killing The Mandarin in the issue before this Frank finds himself in a familiar situation. On the run, outnumbered, and outgunned. That doesn’t matter because he is NEVER to be counted out. Working in broad daylight he confronts, tortures, and kills an undercover HYDRA agent who briefed on their new plan. HYDRA considers him a shared problem and are going underground until he is dead. Frank is ok with those odds even after fending off an assault on one of his safe houses. After that he makes his escape only to run into some hired guns of Fury who’re trying to stop him. The Punisher isn’t able to beat them but is able to get away only to run into an old friend. They chat it up before they hear forces gathering to ambush them on a train they’re both riding on.
This one was a wild ride. Frank had his share of combat in this one. Some good hand to hand combat and tactical feats for Frank in this one. The pace moved at a fast clip and the cameos were numerous. I also like how they show that the Punisher is definitely a threat when written correctly as HYDRA is falling back over his recent exploits. This was a great read from start to finish. I hope they keep the insane pace unravels and I also hope Frank is avenged from being written like garbage in Secret Empire.