Characters Appearing: Microchip, Punisher
Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy
Issue(s): Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy
...is briefly buried alive and told he's going to be made into a zombie...
...but he's immediately rescued by some random bystander, and then he kills the drug dealer he was after and then buries Baron Cemetery alive.
Now maybe the idea was to set up Baron Cemetery as a repeat villain, and have him actually come back as a zombie. But if so that might have been something to do in the middle of this story. In any event i think this was meant to be a complete, albeit super-boring, story in its own right.
People, if you must do a New Orleans voodoo zombie story, and i highly recommend that you do not, try to have some actual zombies in it, ok? And failing that, at least try to give us some kind of hook or twist or justification for your book to exist.
The best panel in the book is right here...
...but these are just random Mardi Gras revelers, not actual Lobster Men.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: It's Mardi Gras, but my position is that it's always Mardi Gras in New Orleans in the Marvel Universe. If anyone is keeping track of Micro's facial hair, he does not have a beard in this issue. But that's another non-consideration for me.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Baron Cemetary is a clear reference to the voodoo Loa of the dead, Baron Samedi. My first exposure to him was in the James Bond film, "Live and Let Die."
Posted by: TCP | March 10, 2016 12:42 PM
Baron Cemetery reminds me of Baron Samedi from "Live and Let Die" (great James Bond movie, btw).
Posted by: clyde | March 10, 2016 12:50 PM
Whoops, didn't get mine in time. You beat me to the punch.
Posted by: clyde | March 10, 2016 12:52 PM
No worries, clyde. Great minds and all that! At least you can spell "cemetery" correctly ;-)
Posted by: TCP | March 10, 2016 12:56 PM
I originally misspelled "cemetery" forty times in this post, and i only wrote the word three times. Goddamn schwas.
Posted by: fnord12 | March 10, 2016 1:04 PM
That title made me laugh. I wonder who thought "Die Hard in the Big Easy" was a good title.
Posted by: Enchlore | March 10, 2016 5:43 PM
New Orleans is one of those places that comics writers can't seem to write about except in caricature...though this tends to be true of how they write any place that isn't New York or LA.
Posted by: Red Comet | March 10, 2016 7:26 PM
I wonder who thought "Die Hard in the Big Easy" was a good title.
Bruce Willis never met a DH title pun he didn't like.
Posted by: JC | March 11, 2016 3:06 PM
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