(November 1987)

Marvel, 1987 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published every six weeks
On-sale date
1987
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Carl Potts (Editor); Marc McLaurin (Assistant Editor); Tom DeFalco (Editor-in-Chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Punisher / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Klaus Janson (signed)
Inks
Klaus Janson (signed)
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Punisher; Lagodney
Reprints

The Rev (Table of Contents: 1)

Punisher / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Baron
Pencils
Klaus Janson
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Ken Bruzenak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Punisher; GUESTS: Microchip (first appearance); Microchip Junior (first appearance); Ray White; Vickie White; VILLAIN: Reverend Sammy Smith; Byron Gresham; Keena; Lagodney
Synopsis
The Punisher has Microchip provide him with a false background so he can infiltrate the Church of the Saved, a cult headed by enigmatic and magnetic leader, Reverend Sammy Smith. When the Punisher is sent out with Smith's men to take incriminating evidence from a crazed reporter, Punisher is shot in the chest and comes close to dying. Reverend Smith uses mysterious powers to heal Frank. The Punisher obtains the video tape that Smith was after and discovers that it contains evidence that the good reverend is a cold blooded murderer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Although later comics firmly established Microchip's name as Linus Leiberman, in this, his first appearance, his name is given as Lowell Bartholomew Ori; The story also states that Microchip has been working with the Punisher for 10 years as of the events of this issue.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Punisher
  2. 1. The Rev
    Punisher
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