The Spectacular Spider-Man #141 (1988)
“The Tombstone Testament!”
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema
Spider-Man and Punisher talk about Tombstone in Punisher’s boat. Tombstone waits outside. After Spider-Man leaves, Tombstone tells some of his men to go scare the Punisher in about an hour. When they go in, Punisher takes them out and asks what the plan was. He then goes to where he was supposed to follow them and takes out a bunch of goons. But it was all a trap, because he runs into the Arranger and his new super employee he calls Persuader (aka Roland Rayburn). He can make people do what he wants. Punisher tries to refuse, but Persuader unleashes some huge amount of energy. Peter decides to give the tape to Joe Robertson and let him do what he wants with it. Tombstone goes into Peter’s apartment and finds only Mary Jane. He tortures her, asking where Peter is, because he wants the tape. At the hospital, a nurse tells Peter his wife is in the emergency room hurt.