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Issue Details

Issue #16
Published February 1989
Cover Price 1.00 USD
Pages 36
Editing Carl Potts; Marc McLaurin (Assistant)

Cover Details - "The Kingpin Wants the Punisher--Dead!"

Characters Punisher; Kingpin; Kliegg
Genre superhero
Pencils Whilce Portacio
Inks Scott Williams
Letters Typeset

22 page Punisher story "Escalation"

Characters Punisher; GUESTS: Microchip; Reese McDowell (death); Vernon Brooks; Conchita Ortiz; VILLAINS: Kingpin; Jeremy Wilson; Kliegg (death)
Synopsis Sent by the Kingpin, the assassin, Kleigg, infiltrates the Punisher's Everglades compound and kills Reese before the Punisher can take him out; The Punisher and Microchip hack back into Kingpin's computer system to do more damage; The Kingpin hires a young hacker to stop Micro's cyber warfare but critical damage has already been done; The Punisher and his allies hit the hotel where the Kingpin is having to count his money by hand with his computer systems down; Kingpin anticipates the move and brings a battle tank to pit against Punisher's battle van.
Genre superhero
Script Mike Baron
Pencils Whilce Portacio
Inks Scott Williams
Colors Janet Jackson
Letters Ken Burzenak