Friday, April 13, 2018

Superboy Vs. The Kingpin


Marvel has resisted having any characters cross over from the Netflix show to the movies so far, but I hope that won't always be the case.  I think a good place to start with would be Vincent D'onofrio's Kingpin.  he's been one of the best parts of Daredevil, and in the comics I always saw him as as being a pretty big villain for Spider-Man as well as DD.  I'd love to see him inthe mix in a future Spidey film.

16 comments:

Simreeve said...

Nice mixture.

"a pretty big villain"
Pun intentional?

While we're on the subject of big, bald villains: Reading about the creation of Superman last night (in a newly-published book that commemorates Action Comics reaching the age of 80), I discovered that Jerry Siegel's father had died when his store was robbed... and that a letter decrying vigilante justice that was printed in their local paper the next day had been signed by_
'A.L. Luther'.

alxjhnsn said...

Love this one. Ma Kent using a dating service!

David Welsh said...

D'Onofrio has said he would love to reprise the character confronting Spider-Man.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Michael Clarke Duncan was an undeniably versatile character actor, taken much too soon. But, for me, Wilson "The Kingpin" Fisk seems so much more ruthless and corrupt as a _white_ crimelord (and always will)!

With regard to today's cover? I can see Spidey being brought into the mix via a long-lost cousin (perhaps even half-brother?) of his Uncle Ben. Smallville Police Chief Douglas Parker!

ELS said...

At least it's not Doc Ock.

The Silver Fox said...

Reminds me of when Aunt May and Dr. Octopus had a "thing."

Ross said...

Yeah that storyline definitely inspired this one.

Anonymous said...

The Kingpin might (partly) be a product of the early 1960s ignorance of the existence of blacks in many comic books (though it's likely better than"Amos 'n' Andy"-type depictions. Also may Stan Lee, who sent a video saying that he's alive and well (in response to his rumored disappearance) make it to 100 years old.

Anonymous said...

also: Doesn't the Kingpin look cartoonish?

anonymous said...

Is that a kryptonite tie pin I see?

Ross said...

Which is why Superboy can't get too close...

Cary Comic said...

All the more reason he should team up with Spidey in a near-future sequel. ;-)

ELS said...

Anonymous: Cartoonish? John Romita art? Sir, I shall meet you with pistols at dawn! (But it looks as if it was inked by Frank Giacoia, who spent some of his career as being recognizable... sometimes at the cost of subtlety.)

Ross, this is a great one, and I LOVE the kryptonite tie pin! And for my money, you can't reprint enough Curt Swan. Well, or John Romita, either... :)

Cary Comic said...

re: Kingpin's alleged cartoonishness.


I'll take both Johns Romita over Franks Robbins and Springer, anyday.

Michael Jones said...

Perhaps it's because I've lived in Japan for the last dozen and a half years, but I was hoping that Kingpin would have first been portrayed by a retired Sumo player.

Cary Comic said...

While it's true the comic book Kingpin is seen as a non-competitive sumotori, his being depicted as Amerasian on the silver screen might result in groundless accusations of Yellow Peril-ism.

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