Punisher War Journal #4-5 (1989)

The splash page to this story is pretty powerful.  A guy is shot in the head from an unseen sniper.

We immediately watch his life flash before his own eyes, and see he was part of Frank Castle’s detachment in Vietnam.  That’s the story: Someone is killing Punisher’s old war buddies.

The sniper is trying to cover up the fact that these soldiers were duped into supporting black ops that smuggled drugs into the U.S.  And by the end of these issues, Punisher kills the high level bureaucrat responsible for all that.  But the sniper gets away.

He’ll be back, too.

Creators: Carl Potts and Jim Lee
Grade: B-

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