When we think of quintessential rivalries in the Marvel Universe, it goes without saying that few are greater than the enduring one shared by Daredevil and Kingpin. Sure, Wilson Fisk may have first appeared in 1967’s Amazing Spider-Man #50, but it’s Hornhead that we immediately associate him with. And whether it be via the awesome Netflix series or the comic books themselves, nearly every True Believer has become familiar with this saga at some point.
And soon enough, superstar scribe Charles Soule will continue doing what he does best, and that’s keeping readers on their toes. This time, he’s doing the unthinkable by – get this – making Fisk mayor of New York City! Well, we’ve always known the villain to love the city in his own special way, so let’s see what he does now that he’s legitimately in charge.
Here’s what Soule himself had to say about the “Mayor Fisk” arc, showing that we’ll essentially hit the ground running with this one:
“MAYOR FISK is really about just one thing: Kingpin becomes…the king. On page 1 of the story, Wilson Fisk has already become the mayor, with all of the power and resources that come with the position. So, Daredevil has lost the one thing he thought he could always rely on, the place he was sworn to protect: New York City. From there, we see how, and if, he can fight to win it back.”
As you’re no doubt aware, a great deal of Marvel characters happen to reside within New York, so expect this to have ramifications on other titles. Plus, the milestone 600th issue is just around the corner, so we fully expect Soule and company to build to something huge.
Daredevil #595 features art by Stefano Landini and a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz, and will arrive in comic shops on November 8.