Marvel has had a lot of announcements this weekend from WonderCon. A vast majority of them have been for digital-only material, yet there was one notable print announcement: This July, Frank Castle goes to SPACE.
Yep, that’s right; The Punisher is taking to the cosmos. Who’s he going to fight? Martians? Jawas? Xenmorphs? Who knows, but this is leading me to start up something that I have wanted to do for a while, and thanks to the new Jetpack online forums
, I can. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the first “Last Man Standing” column!
Here’s the gist: I’ll have two combatants, and after coming up with a short scenario, it will fall on you, the members of the Jetpack community to vote on the forums or in the comments below for who you think will win. Voting will last until the following Sunday, and I’ll announce the victor in the next week’s column. So, in honor of Punisher strapping’ on an astronaut suit, I present to you this:
THE PUNISHER vs. BOBA FETT
Frank Castle wakes up on a cold, concrete slab of a bed. The last thing he remembers is trailing a gang of human traffickers on the New York City docks, when a tranquilizer hit him from behind. Usually no one gets the drop on him, so Castle knows that whoever drugged him and is now transporting him means business. Stepping up from the slab bunk, he walks over to the bars in his small holding cell and easily picks the lock. Standing outside of the cell, he takes a moment to assess his surroundings.
This isn’t any ordinary mob hideout, he thinks. And there’s no way someone would make their holding cells that easy to break out of.
Suddenly a figure appears in front of him, wearing a strange helmet and sporting something like a rocket pack on his back.
“I was told you were good, but wanted to see for myself. “ The figure says. “Apparently there’s a lot of people who would pay good money for you dead. I’m here to collect.”
Frank goes for his handgun, but finds his holster empty.
“Just because I let you out of your cell doesn’t mean I’d let you keep your weapons.” The figure says. “And by the way, the name’s Boba Fett, and I’m the last person you’ll see.”
So Jetpack faithful, who’s going to win? Frank Castle, The Punisher, or Boba Fett, the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy? (NOTE: The Punisher for this round is the same from Garth Ennis’ Punisher: MAX, as he is the most ruthless version of the character I have ever read) Sound off in the Jetpack Comics forums or comment below right NOW!