Four street punks, Petey, Bobbie, Frankie and their college-going friend Joey are out for a night on the town. But things have changed. The youths are on the verge of becoming men, and for some men, this change comes with the spilling of blood. After a hit, Joey panics and says he'll go to the cops. Now he must be killed as well, and the task is handed to Frankie, Joey's best friend. It's a test. Kill the potential squealer, become a man.
Spawn and Cogliostro attempt to intercede. Spawn wants the punks gone. Cogliostro points out that the young would-be assassin just wants to be like the Hellspawn, a killer. Petey and Bobbie think Frankie has chickened out and that means he is dead as well. Petey fires a bullet at Frankie as the air around Spawn Alley crackles. Suddenly the bullet freezes in mid-air, inches from Frankie's face. Time has stopped. Frankie is being given a choice.moreless