Frank Castle stars in an explosive epic so big it took three titles to contain it! When the Punisher undertakes his most extravagant hit of all - collapsing an entire skyscraper on a group of crime bosses - he ends up dead himself! Or does he? With a vigilante vacuum on the streets, a host of psychopathic killers lays claim to the Punisher's crown - and iconic chest symbol! Take your pick from the skull-masked Hitman, jaded cop Lynn Michaels, postal worker Desmond Kline, media-savvy author Dean Swaybrick or British Frank-ophile Outlaw! Bullets fly as the pretenders take on criminals and each other, learning the hard way that to step into Castle's shoes is virtual suicide. But amid all the chaos, will the one, true Punisher make his return? Collecting PUNISHER (1987) #85-88, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (1987) #61-64 and PUNISHER WAR ZONE (1992) #23-25.