PWZ issues #4-11 close out the Carbone family epic. Punisher goes undercover as a gangster, gets discovered, gets beat up, and, of course, instead of killing him, the mobsters chain him to a car with a time bomb. So of course he escapes and takes them down.
Along the way, he teams up with Shotgun, a mercenary who appeared once during Ann Nocenti’s Daredevil run–also drawn by John Romita Jr. Romita leaves after issue #8, but his replacement is a solid artist.
That’s the big story beats. Along the way, there’s a Christmas-y cover.
It’s done well. Good issues. Especially #7, which has a nice sequence of Punisher recalling his own origin.
Issue #7 is also the first appearance of Officer Lynn Michaels, who will be a series regular and eventually kind of become a female Punisher. Here she is between Punisher’s legs.
Creators: Chuck Dixon and John Romita Jr., Mike Harris