Interesting issue, we see Cole-Alves in prison and she is a target in there of course. she refuses to help stop the Punisher and states her crimes are her own. She is also likely to get the death penalty.
Black Widow sets out to hunt down Frank and the trail of punished international criminals takes her all over the world until they finally clash in the jungle (note one of her foreign police contacts think Frank should get a medal). Widow tells him that his friend Alves will be executed and he states he has no friends. They fight and her speed is greater then his but he is stronger. He ends up running and she pursues until he leads her to a village of innocents that are suffering from malnutrition, disease, etc etc. He escapes due to her compassion for them, as he planned.
Captain America speaks with Widow and agrees to send aid to the village but also issues recall orders for her and that its time to try a different approach to the Punisher.......we see THOR standing behind Cap with lightning crackling in his eyes.....
Okay so weren't we talking about the hazards of OVERKILL back in issue one? I'll be curious to see how Frank handles the God of Thunder. There should be NOTHING in his arsenal to stop THOR so he will have to have some serious tactics planned out.
Oh, Frank has two eyes again. No more eye patch.
I enjoyed this issue. Widow's professionalism and bad-assness made me happy. And her humanity. And all of that was reflected in Punisher's actions as well.
Castle did go halfway around Europe and destroyed several operations.
Castle was a smart tactician...as well as showing to Widow: "THIS is the stuff you're not doing when fighting skrulls. THIS is why I have to do what I'm doing."
I liked and it makes Rucka's departure more painful.