In the new Punisher series, S.H.I.E.L.D hires the wrong agent
Agent Sitwell recruits G.W. Bridge, who's praying at a mosque, back to SHIELD to bring in Frank Castle.It's bad enough that Civil War was written as an attack on US government policy, but now, they have to take S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury's respectable law enforcement agency in the fictional world and tarnish that too, by making it seem as though they're willing to hire potential jihadists? Good grief.
And while Bridge may resign from SHIELD later on:
Bridge quits as he knows that while on the SHIELD payroll, he won't be able to cross the moral line that he needs to in order to bring The Punisher down.It sounds to me as though this is more of an attempt to dodge any criticism. Sorry, but, that doesn't explain why they ever bothered to hire this character in the first place, or why, if he's willing to resort to plain deadly force to attack Frank Castle, that they're letting Bridge run around loose either.
That aside, Captain America is certainly tarnished here, when in the second issue, he's hiring thugs:
Captain America is talking with Diamondback to accept a few villains on his side. Punisher isn't having any of this, and being the Punisher, blows away Goldbug and the Plunderer right in front of Cap.He even blew away Stiltman in the first. Do I get the feeling that this offing of some of the supercrooks may not last so long? I don't know, but for now, I'm disgusted that Cap's being depicted as badly as he is, hiring criminals to back his own movement in Civil War.