Punisher War Journal #34
Issue(s): Punisher War Journal #34
Again i direct you to the cover as the most interesting part of this issue. John Beatty gives us basically the animated series version of the Punisher, and i think it looks pretty cool.
As for the interior, this is a story that examines racial tensions in New York between black and Korean communities during a heatwave.
Think of it as Do The Right Thing, except with the Punisher in a little car with a water canon on top.
And a white criminal to give everyone a common enemy to unite against.
Oh, and a mentally ill veteran receives radio waves via the metal plate in his skull that he thinks are the voice of a "man in black" telling him to kill space aliens.
Despite inevitably reinforcing racial stereotypes, it's actually a lot better of a story than it sounds!
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Ron Wagner was great on GI joe and would be a good fit for this book, but the gawdawful coloring process Marvel used made everyone look like crap.
Posted by: Bob | October 13, 2015 4:18 PM
Well, at least Baron seems to be criticizing Reagan's policy toward the mentally ill.
Posted by: Thanos6 | October 13, 2015 5:59 PM
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