Writer: Frank Tieri
Artists: Angel Unzueta & Jose Luis w/ Scott Hanna
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover Artists: Kyle Hotz & Dan Brown
Variant Cover Artist: Skan
In this issue we get just a little more information. But not a lot.
First off, Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, is not only the Mayor of whatever fine little town this takes place in, but he’s also taken the liberty of making himself Interim Warden. (Ummm, can we say power hungry, inferiority complex maybe?)
What’s worse is his top executive staff:
An entire staff of villains running a prison insane asylum??? No. This won’t go bad at all.
Needless to say, Jameson strongly disagrees with the new staffing arrangements and wants to leave. But Fisk has that covered and blackmails him to stay. It just deflates all of John’s aspirations, like letting the air out of a balloon.
Grizzly is still feeling like a monumental failure because of his beat down at the hands of Ant-Man and then, just to add insult to injury, Ant-Man offered him a job. So not only did he kick Grizzly’s ass but then he pitied him so he offered him a job. So sad. So Grizz is talking about all of this in group therapy sessions. But, some of the other non-conformist type inmates consider him a sell-out and decide he needs to be taught a lesson.
Then, just to throw in an extra special curve ball for good measure, someone named Dr. Kafka appears at the front gate in the middle of the night. Only thing is, she’s supposed to be dead. (Not quite sure they sure offer to let her come inside for tea and scones if you know what I mean…)
So, I expect now that the stage is set, in issue three we will start seeing some action. We better with all these villains locked up together. Does that even logically make sense? Let’s put the worst of the worst all together in one prison and I bet you anything not a one of the will conspire to do anything wrong or break the rules. Not a one.
The genius who came up with this plan, like the geniuses who came up with the bright ideas of Stalag Luft III in WWII and Alcatraz as a federal prison, should probably just be taken out and shot. The bullet will be a lot cheaper than what it’s going to cost to fix all the problems that are about to arise from housing these evil morons altogether in one place. But, what’s the fun in that, right?
The writing and artwork are still very well done in this issue and make it worthwhile to read. I do hope you enjoy these when you pick them up. So far, I am.