Kingpin #2

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Ben Torres Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

•  WILSON FISK's criminal past has tarnished his public image, but to move beyond it, Fisk must face the demons of his past...and convince the world he's changed!
•  Writer SARAH DEWEY has conflicted feelings about helping him turn over this new leaf...but is Fisk's promise of complete transparency and a big (legal) pay day too good for Sarah to pass up?
•  This is the Kingpin in all his brutal honesty...the man, the murderer, the criminal...and the good Samaritan?!
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Mar 10, 2017

    Overall, this comic is an amazing leap into the world of Kingpin. It shows that the man he was is still alive in him and, we are treated to shades of man he was before he became Kingpin. I'm not sure where this arc is going but, I'm glad to be going along on this journey with Sarah. The material is rich, the characters are engaging and the art work is the perfect baseline for the overall mood of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Mar 10, 2017

    What we've got here is an exceptional piece of work. From the stylised art to the emotional storytelling, it's exactly what it needs to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Mar 8, 2017

    Kingpin #2 shows writer Rosenberg's total commitment to getting the character right, minus the strange decision from the first issue. The reader can feel Fisk's tendrils wrapping around Dewey as she becomes further trapped and willingly forced to do the big man's bidding. Kingpin is shaping up to be a can't-miss series for anyone interested in character development and the ways that both good and bad people can end up in situations they don't deserve. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 8, 2017

    Jordan Boyd's funereal color palette (The hospital and the fundraiser for it look almost the same), Ben Torres' unhesitating look at human pain and suffering through intimate close-ups, and Matthew Rosenberg's pitch perfect writing of Wilson Fisk's double talk and Sarah Dewey's determination and vulnerability ensure thatKingpin#2doesn't suffer from a sophomore slump. And a final page cameo throws the moral order of this comic into even more imbalance. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 9, 2017

    It's an intriguing take on the Kingpin, but there's not enough here to render a judgment about its long-term story. So far, it's promising. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Mar 13, 2017

    A slow burn character study that's burning a little too slowly. Some uneven art put this at risk of blowing out before it can really catch. Read Full Review

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