The Transparent Fox:
Characters Appearing: Armand Chauffard, Bruce Lam, Buck Wrango, Flynn Cullen, Jackie Dee, Jigsaw, Lynn Michaels, Mickey Fondozzi, Microchip, Pike, Punisher, Rapido, Rosa Carbone, Tiger Wilson, Tony Rhee, Turk (Crimelord), Vito Vaducci, Vlad Slozchk
Punisher War Journal #61
Issue(s): Punisher War Journal #61
Carbone therefore knows to skip the meeting.
The meeting contains a number of crimelords, and a couple of surprises: Rapido and Jigsaw. I also think Marvel forgot they already had a Turk.
The purpose of the meeting is to figure out how to do something about the Punisher. But Jigsaw says he wants nothing to do with it, because he knows the Punisher will find a way to turn it around and kill all of them.
Jackie Dee's plan is for the rest of these crimelords and their lieutenants to have an even bigger meeting in an empty building that Dee owns called the Manhattan Tower.
The FBI are tracking these criminals and become aware of the meeting. And the Punisher is also aware. He works with Micro and Mickey Fondozzi on how to spring the trap. Micro tries to dissuade the Punisher, saying "it's suicide" but of course the Punisher is undaunted.
The Punisher's plan involves Mickey parking a truck outside the Manhattan Tower.
And Micro sending a remote-controlled plane to crash into the building.
Meanwhile, the building has been rigged full of explosives. And the Punisher, who was hidden in the truck, infiltrates the building with a detonator on a dead man's switch.
Meanwhile, Lynn Michaels quits the police over the "failure" to convict the child killer she arrested last year for murder (instead he was "only" put in prison for ten-fifteen years for manslaughter).
The lettercols in some of the Suicide Runs issue run a score box. The score right now is Punisher: 13, Bad guys: 0, VIGIL: 0. (The Punisher's score comes from guards killed on the way to the top of the tower.)
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: This is part one of Suicide Run. Part two is in Punisher War Zone #23.
Crossover: Suicide Run
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
So the Punisher's plan is to emulate the February 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center? So is the message here that the Punisher is a terrorist? That there's no difference between "us" and "them"? Or just that blowing shit up is cool?
Posted by: Andrew | March 31, 2017 4:49 PM
I'm guessing that any non-speculating Punisher fans at the time did believe that explosions were cool.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 1, 2017 2:08 PM
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