Characters Appearing: Microchip, Punisher
Punisher: Blood on the Moors
Issue(s): Punisher: Blood on the Moors
Although i guess it's fine to see a New York super-character learning about the local cuisine.
The local pastimes.
The local fighting techniques.
And the local execution methods.
The story has the Punisher pursuing a group of drug distributors. Their plan is to smuggle cocaine by putting it in whiskey, which will then be extracted when it gets through customs at the other end.
While he's in Scotland, the Punisher is captured by the local police, who express some sympathy for what he does (but still get punched in the face).
He also winds up teamed up with the local equivalent of a super-hero, a guy called the Clansman, who is supposed to be the ghost of a medieval Scottish warrior called Red Ian.
But he is really the police officer that was sympathetic to the Punisher earlier. He has found the magical sword of Red Ian.
The Clansman is killed in this story. But the Punisher puts his sword back at Red Ian's grave, where presumably another hero could find it. Seems like something Paul Cornell might have used for Captain Britain and MI13 or something, if he had been aware of it.
If you're worried about the drug dealers, the Punisher shoots them all. But you knew that.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Bloody Hearts supporters, they're nothing but trouble, them lot. :P
Posted by: JSfan | October 15, 2015 5:18 PM
I really want to try haggis believe it or not. Mmm I love fish and chips.
Posted by: david banes | October 15, 2015 6:11 PM
Wow. Just how many Punisher material was published by Marvel during this era..???
Posted by: Piotr W | October 16, 2015 7:18 AM
A couple of Scottish in-jokes - Big Tam, who, according to the fish and chip shop panel, called someone called Jean, is Sean Connery, or at the very least it was his teenage nickname. Also, the Hearts supporter refers to the Punisher as 'Big Yin' - this is the nickname of the Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, with 'yin' meaning 'one'.
Incidentally, the Hearts fans are drinking McEwan's lager; McEwan's sponsored Rangers (their opponents) at the time.
Posted by: James M | November 20, 2015 4:52 PM
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