The Spider-Man Project

Kingpin 001

Posted by dave, September 16, 2007 at 10:42 pm · 1 Comment ·

Kingpin 001All The King’s Men
Script: Bruce Jones
Breakdowns: Sean Phillips
Finishes: Klaus Janson
Colors: Lee Loughridge
Letters: Cory Petit
Originally published: August 2003

This story doesn’t really jive with the timing of events in Amazing Spider-Man -1. In this first Kingpin issue, Fisk is at the beginning of his plans to take over the New York crime scene; in ASM -1, he’s much further along in these plans. The problem is that in this issue Fisk has a brief run-in with Spider-Man, but in ASM -1 Peter Parker is still a teenager without powers.

Actually, I just went and took another look at ASM -1, and the interesting thing is that none of the Peter Parker stuff ties in with the Kingpin stuff. Although it’s implied they’re occurring simultaneously, there’s nothing concrete that actually indicates that’s true. I guess this could work if we assume this order:

ASM -1 (Peter Story) -> Kingpin 1 (and the rest of the series?) -> ASM -1 (Kingpin story)

This was a cool book. I don’t really know a ton about the Kingpin, so I can’t really speak to how this relates to his character as a whole. I can say that it was a pretty entertaining and involving crime story. We’re presented with a man that’s ruthless and calculating when it comes to getting what he wants, but not without his own morals and codes.

The first thing that struck me was the art, both the cover and interiors. The cover iss fucking awesome, right down to the cane for the first “I” in “Kingpin”. I don’t even know who did it, but I knows I likes it. The art inside is pretty damned different, but no less cool. I love the clean lines and high contrast.


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  • 1 Evan // Oct 17, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Sean Phillips is also the artist on “Criminal”, which I lent you. Now I definitely think you’ll like it.

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