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Subj: Re: Daredevil #595: So, THAT's how he got elected...
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Daredevil 595 (2018)

So, THAT's how he got elected Mayor of NYC. And Marvel's excuse for not sharing any pagespace in any of their titles - because in terms of campaigning in-story it would have been ..wait for it.. barely a blip on the radar (senses). Still, that decision is highly questionable, if not inexcusable. Argh. Otherwise, this chapter was still a good read. The roles were neatly laid out that they'll be playing for this term of office. Also very neat was the argument/bit about Spider-man throwing a car at Rhino. The part with Hammerhead trying to get into bed with Fisk was a little confusing considering continuity of his loyalty to the current (Black) Cat crimelord.

Hochberg and Nelson didn't vote Fisk in. That arresting "Lady Detective" (sadly not named) probably did.

So, THIS worth comment at the DMB? Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones are fully affected too!

How 'bout that new numbering?

Daredevil (2015-) #595
> 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.

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Obviously going for a Donald Trump style story (or maybe Mayor Berry of Washington DC if the writers remember that far back). Reminds me of when DC made Luthor President, a move that didn't sit too well for me then either for pretty much the same reason. Because it hamstrings too much of the line. With the vast majority of Marvel comics set in New York, Kingpin being the mayor and going after vigilantes is simply too big for other titles to reasonably ignore. If the Kingpin's election is discovered to be on the up and up and the status quo for the next several years, it has to be addressed in multiple titles and should affect the tone and direction of NY set titles on a regular basis. And as an ongoing story idea, I'm not sure it's something I'd really want to permeate or be reminded of regularly.

Even with recent real-world election going the way it did, it still strains credibility that Fisk could get elected considering just how much is publicly known about his past. It's not like the days when the public just thought he was a businessman and only the superheroes, and the likes of Ulrich had knowledge of how bad he really was even if having nothing that would stand in court. Unlike the real world, fiction has to make sense, have a sense of credibility about it.

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