Another excellent issue of Rucka’s Punisher, I just love the atmosphere of this title, it really does remind me of Gotham Central, the dark underbelly of a superhero universe. Most of Rucka’s plotlines get an update with this issue, we see Ozzy and Bolt looking for Rachel, Norah Winters returns (and how cool was it to see Phil Urich appear, and for Rucka to play it straight and not even mention he’s Hobgoblin, that’s a great representation of how this book works, all the crazy stuff up in the skies is irrelevant when it comes to Punisher’s war) and we get the reunion of Frank and Rachel. I loved the scene where Frank talks her back around, it’s probably the most he’s said so far in the book, and he makes it count. It’s chilling to get Rucka’s take on why he does this, because he sees himself as already dead, he’s dead, so he doesn’t have anything except the war. I’m very worried about Rachel, she burns that photo, so it seems like she’s permanently a Punisher, but does she really have the heart? Marco Checchetto’s art was once again brilliant, that silent fight in the rain was top stuff.