After Frank Castles wife & kids are killed in the crossfire of a major superhuman conflict, Frank kills Cyclops & Jubilee (though the picture looks more like Shadowcat). Frank is sentenced to life imprisonment. On his way to Rykers Frank is freed and si brought to a man named Kesselring. Kesselring wants Frank to kill anything that calls itself a superhuman Kesselring has a whole group of people who feel they have been wronged by superhumans on hand to finance the Punishers operations and repetatdly free him from jail when he gets caught. This group includes Punishers one-time ally, Microchip.