So Why Did The Marvel Universe Vote For Donald Trump – I Mean, The Kingpin?

In the Marvel Legacy not-relaunched Daredevil #595 by Charles Soule, Stefano Landini and Matt Milla, and in the wake of Wilson Fisk dealing with the Darkforce Dimension crisis in Secret Empire, The Kingpin has been elected mayor of New York. Despite everyone knowing he's the head of organised crime in the city.

But how? Well, by getting more votes, obviously. But how?

So Why Did The Marvel Universe Vote For Donald Trump – I Mean, The Kingpin?

Well, it's all down to the superheroes of course. Throwing cars at each other. And have been for so very, very long, right Alan Moore?

So Why Did The Marvel Universe Vote For Donald Trump – I Mean, The Kingpin?

And there not being a Damage Control comic book series to deal with this kind of thing. Eventually people get as mad as hell and aren't going to take it any more. And, you know, running organised crime in the city for so long, must have given him some kind of experience in organising things. Probably more than developing property or selling steaks. The parallels seem intentional… but they're not actually saying it out loud like they may have before.

So Why Did The Marvel Universe Vote For Donald Trump – I Mean, The Kingpin?

And oooh…. but hang on, Matt. They're all vigilantes, including the Punisher. It's just that the Punisher is the one you don't like as much.

This must be one of those irregular verbs I've heard about, conjugated thus, I am a superhero, you are a vigilante, he is a bad guy.

So will this new state of affairs with all superheroes operating in New York being illegal make it into all the other comics set in New York? Well, considering they are mostly written by Brian Bendis at the moment, not so much. But maybe after he leaves….

DAREDEVIL #595
(W) Charles Soule (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
MAYOR FISK  Part 1
New York City has fallen to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin – Daredevil's greatest and deadliest adversary. Matt Murdock has the law and he has his superhuman abilities – but Fisk has an entire city on his side. What can one man do? If he's Daredevil, he can FIGHT. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
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