We're nearing the end of the line with this mini-series, and honestly? This series has been surprisingly good! I never thought a mini-series where the Avengers go after the Punisher would be any good(or last 5 issues!), but here we are. Let's see if Thor's pep-talk to Punisher has changed him up any.
Punisher War Zone #4
Summary: Captain America is positive that Punisher will be coming back to Manhattan to spring his former accomplice, Sgt. Alves. Black Widow is sure Punisher is back in town by this point, so Cap sets up his team, leaving Wolverine out since he warned Punisher that the Avengers were coming. Cap replaces Alves with Widow in the transport van, and follows the van himself, with Thor following by air. As for Spidey, he's watching Alves, who was still in the courtroom. However, Punisher has LITERALLY thought of everything. Punisher sets up a few goons to dress like him to attack Cap's van and the transport van, distracting them. He also managed to break into Stark Tower(ponder that one for a while... He broke IN to STARK TOWER!!!), incapacitate Stark AND steal a suit of Iron Man's armor, which he proceeds to use!!! With no real trouble!!! Iron Punisher enters the courtroom and blasts Spidey, leaving with Alves, ending this issue.
Thoughts: Okay, here's the thing, if Punisher really managed to take Tony Stark out, IN HIS TOWER, and then stole Iron Man armor and proceeded to use it(because it's apparently as easy to use as your basic computer), then this issue was horrible. However, I'm holding out hope that the Iron Man in the courtroom was really Tony Stark, and that his taking Alves was some misdirection. I mean, how else would Spidey get blasted by Iron Man that easily!? Was his spider-sense on the fritz again or something? So yeah, I guess Punisher has become as smart as Joker during the Death of the Family storyline. And that's just plain annoying...
Score: 4 1/2 out of 10.
Jeez Cap, learn how to drive!!