The Raft is a super-maximum security prison located near Ryker's Island, New York in Marvel's Spider-Man. Described as the premier wonder of New York's prison system, it is primarily reserved only for super-powered criminals.
Before Marvel's Spider-Man Edit
During Peter Parker's first eight years as Spider-Man, he fought many of his most dangerous enemies, including Electro, Rhino, Vulture, and Scorpion. Following the respective defeats of each of these supervillains, the NYPD had them imprisoned in the Raft, a maximum-security institution that specializes in housing meta-humans such as these.
Marvel's Spider-Man Edit
Upon his arrest, criminal mastermind Wilson Fisk is brought to the Raft for imprisonment. Despite the subsequent efforts of his men, Fisk's escape attempts are unsuccessful.
The Raft is seen in the mission "Out of the Frying Pan...". Following Fisk's instigation of the prison break at Ryker's, Otto Octavius, now having completed his transformation into Doctor Octopus, starts a riot during which he releases Electro, Rhino, Vulture, Scorpion, and Mister Negative along with many other criminals imprisoned in both the Raft and in Ryker's. The aforementioned meta-human villains then rally together, becoming the Sinister Six, with Otto as their supreme leader.
Eventually, however, these villains are all recaptured and returned to their cells in the Raft due to the efforts of Spider-Man. Doctor Octopus is also sent here as well, with his mechanical arms removed.
Notable inmates Edit
- Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
- Electro (Maxwell Dillon)
- Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)
- Mister Negative (Martin Li)
- Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich)
- Scorpion (MacDonald Gargan)
- Shocker (Herman Schultz)
- Vulture (Adrian Toomes)
Original appearance Edit
The Raft first appeared in Alias #26 (November 2003).