In Captain America #241, Mike Barr signs on and turns Steve Rogers into a cartoonist–much like Jack Kirby was a war veteran whose talents were used to sketch enemy camps on scouting missions.
And if Barr–a major writer on DC’s Batman character–comes to Marvel to write a comic, who should be the guest star?
Why, Punisher of course–Marvel’s hardcore answer to Batman!
Of course, their morality clashes immediately…
Also, a Frank Miller cover never hurt anyone.
It’s not a great issue, but it’s not a terrible one. A little bit of an island in a sea of pretty lame issues. I can’t wait until #247, when Roger Stern went from editing to writing the series, joined by a little-known artist named…John Byrne.
It’s one of the best, shortest Captain America runs of all time.
Stick around, we’ll get there.
Creators: Mike Barr and Frank Springer