The Punisher and the Social Worker
Greetings True Believers! Well, I'm still trying to get a Punisher Week started, come on people! Show Frank some love!
In keeping with the theme of the week, I'm going scans of Frank interacting with a liberal social worker named Jen. It's from the story arc, "Hidden" in the trade paperback, "Full Auto"
There is some interesting interaction between Frank and a normal person in the Marvel MU.
Jen is helping the homeless when she and a friend go underground to investigate some rumors. A certain vigilante is also in the tunnels that day.....
Jen and her friend Paul are investigating rumors about murder and money in the underground. (Long story short: Crazy guy is paying homeless people to kill other homeless people so he can live under a pile of corpses.)
She's set upon by a group of homeless and then Frank enters the picture.
Ha, Frank is so great delivering dead-pan lines.
Frank and Jen attempt to find their way to the topside and it is obivous that their philosophies don't mix.
They get ambushed again and separated. Jen runs deeper into the tunnels where she happens upon the crazy guy's dead-person lair. Frank fights his way to the topside and re-arms. He runs into Jen again.
Frank does have a point and he shuts her down....for a moment.
There is no room for debate with Frank.
The fight begins and during the course of it, Jen's word have a small effect on Frank.
The fight ends, Jen's friend has been killed by the homeless and she attacks crazy guy. Frank kills crazy guy and burns his plague-pit at the same time. He returns with Jen to the surface. They share a final moment.
I do like Frank's machine-like caring about civilians. Jen would show up again during the Slavers arc.