What if there was a man incarcerated in Ryker's Island whose all-consuming obsession was the total elimination of the criminal element by any means necessary? And what if he escaped? Well, there is and he has! Now, the former police officer and current vigilante named Frank Castle prowls the streets, gunning down the Underworld! And if a certain young web-slinger gets in his way... well, there's a bullet with Spider-Man's name on it, too!