An incident has resulted in a partial merging of the DC and MARVEL universes, with the METROPOLIS-NEW YORK-GOTHAM tri-city area being the ‘hub’ that currently connects the two worlds. It has also resulted in FRANK CASTLE, THE PUNISHER, becoming the new human host for THE SPECTRE.
This page takes place aboard the Justice League Satellite.
Panel 1: Interior view of the satellite command center. In the center of the room is the astral form of DR. STRANGE.
Surrounding the astral DR. STRANGE are CAPTAIN AMERICA, WONDER WOMAN, THOR, GUY GARDNER, BEAST, THE FLASH, CAPTAIN MARVEL (CAROL DANVERS), STEEL (JOHN HENRY IRONS), AGENT VENOM (FLASH THOMPSON), and BLUE BEETLE (JAMIE REYES). A text box stating their superhero identity should be present next to each of the characters to help ensure the reader knows who each of these people are in case they're not familiar with them all.
DR. STRANGE: I have a little good news, and a lot of bad news.
Panel 2: Close up on astral DR. STRANGE as he reports.
DR. STRANGE: We can’t stop Castle directly. The Spectre has made him far too powerful, and the focus of Frank Castle’s mind makes him more dangerous than you could possibly imagine.
DR. STRANGE (2): It’s been difficult enough to simply observe him without drawing his ire.
DR. STRANGE (3): Right now, he’s punishing the tri-city area one criminal at a time. He’s taking a sadistic amount of glee in watching each of them be punished for their crimes.
Panel 3: View of the observers that allows us to see both GUY GARDNER and AGENT VENOM.
AGENT VENOM: Sounds like Frank’s finally snapped.
GUY GARDNER: Guy dresses up with a skull on his chest and calls himself ‘The Punisher’?
GUY GARDNER (2): Doesn’t sound like he had much to snap.
Panel 4: CAPTAIN AMERICA points in the general direction of GUY GARDNER and AGENT VENOM.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Shush it, you two.
CAPTAIN AMERICA (2): Strange, continue.
Panel 5: Close up again on astral DR. STRANGE as he continues to report.
DR. STRANGE: That, sadly, is the good news. It’s drastically slowing his progress.
DR. STRANGE (2): It is my suspicion that once he finishes with the cities, he will increase his reach and extend his punishment to the rest of the globe.