Characters Appearing: Punisher
Issue(s): Punisher #3
...leading him to a white supremacist group.
He sets their leader on fire.
Two notes of interest to "continuity". The first is the first mention of Microchip:
And the second is that the supremacist group recognizes the Punisher as part of the Trust, the too-extremist-for-the-Punisher vigilante group from the Punisher's mini-series.
I think it's moderately worth noting that Mike Baron's identifies as a conservative, but the Punisher's enemies for the first two issues - a corrupt South Vietnamese general and a group of white supremacists - are more the type of villains you'd expect from a writer with a liberal bent. I doubt it means much and when we're all done i'm sure we'll have seen every stereotypical bugaboo from every ethos, but it's an interesting way to start.
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
'Dark Knight Returns' Janson in that second panel for sure.
Posted by: Robert | April 12, 2014 8:55 PM
Hey, everyone that doesn't hate a white supremacist is probably one themself.
Posted by: david banes | April 12, 2014 10:53 PM
I think you meant Mike Baron instead of Carlin. And yeah, Baron does lean conservative.
Nice KFC pun there. I loved Baron's writing on this series. He took Steven Grant's approach to Frank and ran with it. Carl Potts and Chuck Dixon would help keep the character consistent as well during their respective runs.
On a different note, this may also be one of the last times we'd see the "next issue on sale..." blurb at the end of a story in comics altogether. They were hardly being used by the late 80's at all.
Posted by: Clutch | April 15, 2014 5:02 PM
Corrected the Carlin/Baron mistake. Thanks!
Posted by: fnord12 | April 15, 2014 5:11 PM
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