Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Batman and The Kingpin

It's interesting that the villain most closely related to Daredevil originally started out as a foil for Spider-Man.  There was something always very menacing about Wilson Fisk.  Sure, he had a lot of muscle mass and could hold his own in a brawl, but his real power was in the influence that he held over the underworld.  There had been plenty of crime bosses in comics, but The Kingpin was the first to fully tap into that Godfather type vibe which really set him apart from the average foe. Writers like Frank Miller, Brian Michael Bendis and Ed Brubaker have done a great job of exploring the complexities that make him tick, and it's always interesting to see what he will be up to next.


Anonymous said...

....unfortunately, Micheal Clarke Duncan didn't really emit the qualities you mentioned in the Daredevil film a decade ago. Hope they choose a better Kingpin in the reboot thats sure to made.

Ross said...

It's a tough role to cast. I always thought a young Brian Dennehy would have been good.

Anonymous said...

Nice cover. Like it a lot.

Michael Jones said...

I always thought that a retired Sumo wrestler such as Akebono would make a good Kingpin.

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