“I feel safe when you are with me. That’s because you are so brave and strong. It was you who told me not to be scared of the dark. But I was never really scared of the dark. It was what was in the dark that scared me.
Connie’s dad scared me sometimes. He’s got a rotten temper and he smells bad. He’s not nice like you. He shouts at Connie all the time. You never shout at me. He’s not as handsome as you either.
I don’t want to get all icky, but you’re probably the best dad ever. I mean, would Connie’s dad go with HER on a picnic in Central Park? I doubt it. You’re kind and you’re funny too. Except when you’re really really tired and then you go quiet which is okay. I guess you’ve got things on your mind.
I used to think I would marry you when I grow up. Now I know that was silly. I can’t marry you. You’re way too old for me. But we can always be best friends and when you and mom are too old to work, I’ll look after you.”
From Punisher Max #75, Father’s Day. Story and Artwork by Peter Milligan and Goran Parlov
Happy Father’s Day to all Dads, including you, Punisher…. although you sadly no longer have any children alive who feel safe when they are with you.