Working under the name Microchip, computer hacker extraordinaire David Linus Lieberman uses his expertise in electronics and weaponry to assist the killer vigilante Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher, in his relentless war on crime.
A Knack for Hacking
Born in Brooklyn, New York, David Linus Lieberman displayed a unique talent for computer technology at an early age. He was awarded a college scholarship to pursue this interest. There, he unwittingly helped his roommate change his grades, and when a professor discovered Lieberman’s handiwork, he compelled him to use his hacking abilities steal money from the mob-affiliated Tri-State Bank. Lieberman had little choice—his roommate had stolen all his possessions, and his girlfriend, Jan O’Reilly, announced that she was pregnant. He stole the money, but the bank figured out that he was the culprit and sent operatives to kill him.
Lieberman barely managed to escape and was forced to go into hiding and change his name. Jan then ended her relationship with him out of fear for her life and the life of their unborn child. Lieberman became known as Microchip, and over the next two decades, he became a legend within the computer hacker community. His growing prominence eventually brought him to the attention of the Punisher, who recruited him into a new life as the vigilante’s personal computer expert and weapons technician.
Microchip—Micro for short—is an expert in computer science and has displayed a distinct talent for programming and intelligence gathering. He is skilled at building and acquiring various forms of weaponry. He also has considerable experience using firearms. Micro has highly advanced computer equipment at his disposal, and a wide assortment of high-tech weapons. He designs the Punisher’s Battle Van and helps create his Exo-Armor battlesuit.
His Ally’s Enemies
As the Punisher’s longtime associate, Microchip helps Frank Castle take on some of the most vicious, ruthless, dangerous criminals in the world—and sometimes, he pays a steep price for it.