On February 5, Frank Castle brings his signature brand of justice to the Pacific coastline, earning the ire of a mysterious group called the 131. Even vastly out-numbered, Frank tows years of combat training and dirty deeds in his wake. Still, probably a good idea to keep Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads on their toes in advance of PUNISHER #1.
This week, writer and artist have tag-teamed a small-scale Punisher adventure, starting in a bustling grocery store, then on to a fire-fight at a zoo; today we conclude the exercise, leading Frank into a final confrontation. Edmondson and Gerads each get a stab at the question, “What Would Frank Do?” offering their own alternative getaway plans.
WHAT WOULD FRANK DO? (Show your work.)
There’s nowhere to run, though. Beyond the maze of the carnivals an open field; beyond that parking lots and streets. He can’t outrun the helo.
But he can bring it down. He runs to the Duck Shoot! game, and breaks the lock on the door. He finds himself among oversized teddy bears and toy snakes and, as he flips through the racks, exactly what he’s looking for: cheap laser pointers. He takes one of the BB guns from the shooting bench and rips it from its security tether. He lays it down and rips a teddy bear, unraveling an elastic thread. He uses this to tie a half-dozen laser pointers around the tip of the gun, all twisted so that they’re on. Outside, the roar of the helo vibrates the shack as it passes over.
Marvel.com: Precise, with minimal collateral damage. Now it’s Mitch’s turn to answer, WHAT WOULD FRANK DO?!
Frank lets loose an RPG from the rocket launcher atop his shoulder a mere 50 feet below them. BOOM! GOES THE HELICOPTER!
Frank tosses the launcher aside and grabs a candy apple from a nearby food cart as he blends in with the fleeing carnival crowd.
As he exits the carnival a policeman rushes in and turns to Frank, "What the hell happened in there??"
Frank shrugs and takes a bite out of his candy apple and through a full mouth of apple, and whatever the hell the stuff on the outside of a candy apple is made of, just says:
On February 5, PUNISHER #1 shoots onto stands!