Superman, Batman and Spider-Man may be counted amongst the pantheon of the World’s Greatest Superheroes, but in truth, they are only as good as the challenges they strive to overcome.
While some wish to save the world, others just want to watch it burn. Here, New to Comics has collected an assortment of character bios on those such characters.
Real Name: Wilson Grant Fisk
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #50 (July 1967)
Starting out in life as a poor, obese child, Wilson Fisk was always destined for a life of crime. Teaching himself to fight and building muscle mass on top of his already sizeable physique to fight back against his bullies, Fisk soon found himself in a job as a bodyguard. From there, he was employed by a crime-lord known as Don Rigoletto, and used his cunning and incredible strength to rise through the ranks. Through his criminal enterprises, Fisk developed a sizeable wealth, which he put into legitimate businesses, allowing him to have a public persona alongside his secret dealings as the up-and-coming Kingpin of Crime. With his wife Vanessa Mariana at his side, Kingpin slowly took over all of New York, dominating the underworld and the public sector alike. His crimes would bring him into conflict with superheroes such as Spider-Man and Daredevil, but due to his many connections, any charges levelled against him rarely stick.