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Ryker's Island, located in the East River between the mainland Bronx and the borough of Queens, was the site of a New York prison which housed super-villains prior to construction of the Vault and other prisons for empowered criminals. Wardens included Superintendent Carlson,[1] Michaels,[2] and Percy Alexander Rue.

After its destruction, Empire Unlimited and its head, Augustus Roman, rebuilt the prison and dubbed it "The Cellar".[3]

Alternate realities

The Spectacular Spider-Man (Earth-26496)

Ryker's Island is a state prison located in New York City harbor. It was powered down in a breakout caused by Electro. The Vault acts as a specialized and secret portion of Ryker's Island designed for superpowered inmates.[4]

X-Men/Spider-Man: The Animated Series (Earth-92131)

Ryker's Island was called Rooker's Island, a regular prison which wasn't exclusively supposed for super-villains. Both Richard Fisk and Tombstone were sent there for their respective crimes. The two teamed up and Richard used his connections to frame Robbie Robertson for Tombstone and had him sent to Rooker's. They then tried to escape but Spider-Man saved Robbie and the other two were sent back to prison.


Mainstream Universe (Earth-616)

Current Prisoners

Former Prisoners

The Spectacular Spider-Man (Earth-26496)

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