PUNISHER VOL. 2 #1-6 (1987)

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Mike Baron set the high water mark for Punisher for the next decade-and-a-half (or so).  Having Klaus Janson doing his best to channel Frank Miller didn’t hurt, combined with muscular scripts and tight, focused plotting.

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After the first six issues, Janson left and Baron stayed on to turn Pun into a bit of an international hero–he went on missions to Bolivia, the Middle East, etc., and kind of became a Nick Fury/James Bond type.  But the central elements of the character were cemented during the first six issues: Heavy voiceovers, zero introspection, zero character growth, 100% ruthless.

Summed up thusly:

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