Issue begins with several pages of "The Penalizer", an ultra-violent comic that Cliff and his friend are reading. A sort of Punisher clone. A very different superhero than Buddy, as Cliff's friend points out. Buddy is bedridden, depressed and distraught after the incident at the zoo. The press have surrounded their house. Travis hits the road and has become so crazed that Buddy tells him off. Cliff's friend talks him into breaking into Travis' shed and breaking his equipment. Mr. Rainbow attacks Buddy and Buddy appears to kill it.
The Penalizer seems to be a clear comment by Veitch about the ultra-violent antiheroes raging through mainstream comics in 1991.