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Punisher War Journal
The freaks and independent players are out in force. Most of the regular targets are getting a pass for today.
Anyone willing to risk his neck was safe from his wrath for another day. Today he was devoting the focus of his war to a new enemy. An enemy responsible for the countless death and destruction on the streets of the city.
This was open warfare. Pure and simple. It may not be the same war he was trained for, or the war he currently waged against the crime syndicates of New York's five boroughs, but war just the same.
Families were slaughtered today. Fathers. Mothers. Alone, together or vacationers along with their entire families taking the kids to see the country.
Fathers and mothers would not be coming home to their families tonight. The rush hour crowd, those too slow and the street vendors were the first to die.
I will avenge as many of them as I can today.
Frank Castle took aim with .50 caliber sniper rifle from inside his van. He saw Spiderman in his sights. Behind the red and blue clad clown one of the hover fighters was about to fire on one of the adventures. He took a breath, let it go, and fired.
As expected Spiderman again performed his magic trick and dodged the bullet with someone else's name on it.
The alien invader's head exploded. The hover fighter crashed into the street below. Spiderman glanced in Frank's direction, but ignored him to pursue the greater evil.
He had no problem with the do-gooder. He did his part keeping the city clean. He just did not agree with his wishy-washy methods.
Besides he was about a mile away from the main battle. Most of the enemy was airborne and he had no difficulty finding viable targets. The environment was rich and the Hand, along with the heroes, were playing for keeps. He didn't have to worry about tracking down the ones that got away.
A small alarm got his attention. It was the new radar he managed to salvage from a SHIELD vehicle.
He looked outside, and was just in time to see Moon-Knight make an appearance. He had seen the white clad adventurer around and about. He was a dangerous man. He used the latest military hardware hand-in-hand with ancient Egyptian weapons.
Moon-Knight had jumped from a silent crescent shaped vehicle. Probably an advanced helicopter of some type.
He made a note to upgrade the dangerous man's threat level. He had seen him perform at superhuman levels, along with his standard weapons made him a viable threat.
This was another level of dangerous. It spoke of depth and resources. It took money and organization to field that kind of specialized gunship in an urban environment.
He turned up the sensors to the maximum and tried to see if there was any chatter. He got lucky. He heard a heavily shielded transmission that could only be the Moon-Knight talking with the pilot.
"Frenchie, I'm heading towards the heroes. Keep out of the area. There's too many of them for you to get involved. Besides it looks like SHIELD fighters have started to show up in force. Get out of here before they mistake you for a bogie."
The advanced VTOL fired half a dozen missiles and retreated. "Oui, Mark. C'est vari. Bon chance, mon ami."
"You too, Frenchie. You too." Moon-Knight headed towards the big fight without giving the black van below a second glance.
"Hmm. Mark..." he didn't think it was the Knight's real name, but he didn't discount it either. If he had to go against the man he has best be prepared. The man was a soldier and he knew his business.
One of the big flying eel type fish troop carriers had wandered off. He considered using one of his stingers on it, but after thinking it over he reconsidered.
He saw a giant girl go after the monster with some sort of battle staff. It had a flaming green energy spike or blade on one end.
The girl charged the alien fish and jammed the energy charged end into the creature's vulnerable eye.
Frank admired her technique. The girl was obviously a trained and smart fighter. She didn't hesitate and she knew where to strike.
She pinned the fish in place and held it until it crashed into the ground. The troopers she ignored, but the charging SHIELD marine squad that was backing her up didn't. They went after the alien invaders without hesitation. They were using new energy type weapons he hadn't seen before. He had heard rumors about something similar from several old timers who fought in WWII. They said something about a secret Nazi organization and Captain America. From the evidence before him it looked like the rumors were true.