When Marvel Comics’ new “Kingpin” series debuts in February, Ben Torres is the artist tasked with bringing the larger-than-life crime boss of Hell’s Kitchen to life. Today, CBR has the exclusive first look at Torres’ variant cover for the first issue of the iconic villain’s ongoing series.
Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Wilson Fisk’s new series will pick up where his recently-concluded “Civil War II”-related miniseries left off, with the Kingpin firmly in control of his criminal empire, and . “Our focus is on telling stories about Fisk and how he sees the world,” Rosenberg recently told Marvel.com. “Daredevil may be Fisk’s most persistent problem, and his biggest, but that’s all he is. So with Daredevil becoming more of a focus in the ongoing series it just means that Fisk needs to find ways to beat Daredevil at every turn. And that’s what our series is. It is a study of Fisk’s most ambitious plan to come out ahead of all the self-appointed heroes who harass him. It’s bigger, nastier, and more ambitious, but it’s still just business.”
“Kingpin” #1, by Matthew Rosenberg and Ben Torres arrives in February; you can check out Torres’ variant cover for the first issue below.