What Would Spidey Do?
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Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe 2?
The general consensus is that this is a Punisher thingy. I know Ends of the Earth just happened (and I didn't read it), so are Marvel just messing with me? The first thing I thought of was Doc Ock in Spidermans, Electro/Shocker in Thors & Sandman in Wolverines. I mean, that can't be the case, the Sinister Six were just featured recently in a big Spidey event. And it doesn't explain Cap, IM & Black Widows teasers. Anyway, I dig the S6, so it's wishful thinking. I'd be cool with Punisher involved in a crossover as well, making terror & such for Heroic Agey heroes. I've been out of the Punisher loop, last time I remember seeing him do something cool was being a dick during Secret Invasion/Civil War (I'm sure I missed a lot of good stuff, there just isn't enough money in my bank account to keep up with everything).
In any case, looking forward to whatever the hell is going to happen!
I'm with the guy up thread who said maybe it's the other way around.
We're all trying to figure out a reason Frank would go after the Avengers instead.
Lately Spider-Man has been seriously ratcheting up his new "No One Dies" mantra. I could see him changing his tolerance stance towards Frank and decide he needs to keep cleaning up these villians he makes low priority. (Also a realization he hit in the latest issue going after the Lizard and realizing how may died while he was doing more important things.) That or Frank doesn't keep a killing as low key as he needs to to remain off the heroes radar. Rucka has spoken about how Frank knows to stay off the radar or these heroes would decide to bring him in for murder if he sticks out too far.
No One Dies. Spidey asks his Avengers buddies to help bring Frank in and Frank decides to make them have to work for it.
Seems plausible enough to me. Well, maybe as plausible as The Ultron War! The Reckoning War! The Punisher War! Avengers vs. Power Pack! or whatever the next guess we all have is..
Last edited by Nur; 06-28-2012 at 08:26 PM.
How come no one has said that this could very well be a Venom story.
A Venom storyline would make more sense than a Punisher one. The dude is out in space right now. I think he has better things to worry about.
Besides, doesn't Venom use a similar gun and have a dislike for Spiderman more than anything else and happens to be a hired assassin for the government. So far, with Flash he is under control, but maybe he loses control and takes it out on the Avengers specifically Spiderman. Besides, I've been to an Amazing Spiderman panel, they talked a lot about the Scarlet Spider and Venom books. It would make more sense to market a big Venom story too because Venom isn't doing as well as Scarlet or Amazing right now.
I don't think the Punisher has any beef with Spidey since he was just in Omega Effect with him. The only way I can fathom it is if he comes back from space and sees the results of the post-AvX Earth and is pissed at the Avengers for some reason.
Also, no one mentioned the possibility of the redhead under the crosshairs being MJ and not Black Widow. Since this is right around the time of #700, this could be HUGE.
I think you guys are so blindly excited by the idea of it being a Punisher story that you forget the more obvious choice here.