Bring On The Bad Guys In Rosenberg And Lopez Ortiz’s ‘Civil War II: Kingpin’
Historically, war has often benefited criminals; not just those on the battlefield that are less than morally virtuous, but those back home who take advantage of the diverted attention to capitalize for their own gain. This summer, the Marvel Universe gears up for a second Civil War, and in a new miniseries from Matthew Rosenberg and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, Wilson Fisk, AKA The Kingpin, stands to profit while the heroes are busy fighting each other.
Announced this week, Civil War II: Kingpin returns Wilson Fisk to power in the Marvel Universe after several years in exile following his defeat at the hands of The Superior Spider-Man, --- and again in San Francisco by arch-rival Daredevil.
In an interview with Marvel.com, Rosenberg lays out his vision for The Kingpin’s return, describing him a “Civil War profiteer,” and promising a bevy of appearances from the best and worst of Marvel’s villainous roster.
It’s been a great time for comic about Marvel’s villains in the past few years, from Jeff Parker, Kev Walker and Declan Shalvey on Thunderbolts, to The Superior-Foes of Spider-Man, to the current Illuminati series by Joshua Williamson and Shawn Crystal. With the latter series ending soon, it looks like Civil War: Kingpin may offer something of a continuation, with all of the members present on Aaron Kuder’s jam-packed cover for #1.
To get you prepared to say hello to the bad guys, we’ve put together a guide to every villain featured on Kuder’s cover:
- Radioactive Man
- Black Ant
- The Hood
- The Beetle
- The Regent
- Count Nefaria
- Mad Thinker
- Black Cat
- The Kingpin
- Absorbing Man
- Piledriver (or possibly his son, Excavator)
- The Vulture
- The Lizard
- Madame Masque
- The Maker
- Lady Bullseye
- Red Skull
Civil WarII: Kingpin #1 goes on sale in July. Check out the umnumbered version of the cover below: