The Punisher Turns Black
Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, aka The Dude Who Uses Gun Oil For Jerk-off Lube, is what's known in comic book lingo as an "antihero", and in real-life lingo as a "psychotic murder." He fights a one-man war on crime using every weapon in his arsenal: guns, knifes, bombs, and even surgical blackface.
In the story arc "The Final Days," Punisher is sent to prison, where he's brutally attacked by a gang of inmates who bear a grudge against him for some reason. He manages to escape, only to then experience a whooping from free-range gang members. Sensing that he's only one ass-kicking away from people calling him "The Punished," Frank decides to ask a disgraced plastic surgeon to alter his appearance so that no one, least of all his enemies, could possibly recognize him.
She does this by turning him "black" ...
Marvel ComicsHis only options were this or taking off the skull shirt and not killing everyone in sight.
She doesn't change his facial structure at all (gotta spring for the deluxe package for that). She just pumps him full of melanin, gives him a haircut, and sends him on his merry minstrel way.
Punisher hops in a car, but it's not long before he's pulled over by police on account of the superhuman level of painkillers in his system ... and also, well, you know. He gets the shit kicked out of him some more, and we're treated to a wildly uncomfortable and inappropriate visual reference to certain then-current events.
Marvel ComicsMaybe Punisher isn't the best character to use to criticize excessive force.
But don't worry! Luke Cage soon arrives to save him, in what we can assume was meant as an analogue to ... the cameraman who filmed the King beating?
Marvel ComicsThough, unlike the real guy whose life that video ruined, Cage can at least reduce his critics to chunky paste.