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FRIDAY FLASH FACT – The Inspiration for the Kingpin

Kingpin Amazing Spider Man 51
The Kingpin, from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51

Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr., Marvel Comics villain Wilson Fisk, the “Kingpin of Crime”, was introduced to readers in Amazing Spider-Man #50 (July 1967).  Since then, the character has become a popular villain, challenging Spider-Man, Daredevil, and The Punisher over the years.  The villain’s appearance was inspired by a real-life actor.

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