Natasha: Sooner or later, Frank, someone was going to get the drop on you. The Avengers aren’t a fan of yourse, but I have my own agenda. And I know who bought the boat. SHIELD tells me this guy is in a Costa Rican prison. I want you to go find out who’s behind all of this.
Black Widow #9 was the Punisher crossover, and we got a scene of Natasha pulling a gun on Frank that cut abruptly to the next day at SHIELD HQ. If you read the companion Punisher #9, you saw that Natasha put Frank in prison. (Damn Avengers.) In Punisher #11, though, we get the whole story: Natasha recruited Frank to find out more about the ghosts she is chasing.
Beyond the obvious crossover, Edmondson has been building little links between his books. The Howling Commandoes, a black ops team in LA hunting the Punisher, are appearing in an upcoming issue of Black Widow, for example, and he’s said that some elements from these books will appear in Deathlok as well.
From Black Widow #9, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto, & Punisher #11, by Edmondson and Mitch Gerads.