Characters Appearing: Microchip, Punisher
Punisher War Zone #12-16
Issue(s): Punisher War Zone #12, Punisher War Zone #13, Punisher War Zone #14, Punisher War Zone #15, Punisher War Zone #16
While the prisoners are getting conditioned and between jobs, they are put in a community where they live out a fake small town life.
Punisher's wife and even the kids are all actually brainwashed criminals and psychopaths.
When the Punisher has been missing for long enough, Micro comes investigating, and he hacks into the tv network to show Punisher images of his family and of the Kingpin, which help him shake the conditioning that he was already resisting on his own. Micro then helps him escape, and the town is of course shot to pieces in the process.
Fun story in the style of something like The Prisoner, or Stepford Wives, or The Truman Show. But i obviously don't have a ton to say about it.
Statement of Ownership Total Paid Circulation: Average of Past 12 months = 230,142. Single issue closest to filing date = 242,300.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The same basic idea was used in the Avengers: Standoff crossover- only with supervillains instead of ordinary criminals being mind controlled. At the end, it turns out that a SHIELD agent under the Red Skull's control suggested the idea to Maria Hill, who agreed with her characteristic lack of common sense. I'm sure if Mark Gruenwald had written that scene, he'd have the Skull say something about having heard rumors of a similar NSA project that was disrupted by the Punisher.
Posted by: Michael | September 20, 2016 8:10 PM
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