As the supervillain, Wilson Fisk – aka the pivot — knows no loyalty, even to his enemies. While it was created in the pages of a Spider Man comical, he does not hesitate to threaten daredevil too, or PunisherOr Luke Cage, or just about any New York street superhero from Marvel. But last week he set his sights much further, seeking asylum on Krakoathe paradise island that only exists for mutants.

If you’re confused, there’s a good reason: The Kingpin is not, and never was, a mutant in Marvel continuity. So where does he go to claim Krakoan citizenship and all the benefits that come with it? It’s simple:

he is married to a mutant.

What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We will tell you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of books our comics editor has enjoyed in recent weeks. It’s part society pages about the lives of superheroes, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be spoilers. Perhaps there is not enough context. But there will be great comics. (And if you missed the last edition, read it.)


On his computer, Sage telepathically warns Emma Frost that

Image: Gerry Duggan, Stefano Caselli/Marvel Comics

Wilson and fellow Daredevil villain Typhoid Mary wed in 2021 daredevil #36, a few months before they literally fly off into sunset at the end of the reign of the devil event. And while it was never the most defining detail of her character, Mary’s psychic powers TO DO derive from its mutant gene.

I can only imagine how long X-Men writer Gerry Duggan waited to get this Chekhov’s gun off the wall – probably at least since the Reign of the Devil: X-Men tie-in series, in which he wrote about a secret and harrowing encounter between Emma Frost and Wilson Fisk.

What does all of this mean for Marvel’s Merry Mutants? Does this mean that Fisk has access to Krakoan resurrection? Hard to say, when this is all a back page reveal, but we’ll probably find out in the next issue.

Image: Ram V, Dexter Soy, Stefano Raffaele, Miguel Mendonca/DC Comics

Batman listens to Gordon speak from the other side of a wall –

We all know Batman likes to disappear while people are talking to him, especially if it’s (former) Police Commissioner James Gordon. It’s a beloved character beat – which unfortunately means it’s also completely old and overdue.

So I want to congratulate Ram V and Stefano Raffaele (at least I think it’s Raffaele on this page; Dexter Soy and Miguel Mendonça are also credited on the number) for delivering this melancholy variation on the old tune.

Rhyming verses abound in footage from previous Spider-man adventures as a guy with weird tattoos touches his chest with blazing hands in Amazing Spider-Man #21 (2023).

Image: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr./Marvel Comics

amazing spider man #21 promised that we would finally find answers to the mystery set in amazing spider man #1: What did Peter Parker do six months ago that made him an outcast among all his friends and even Mary Jane? Well… we still don’t know, except it has something to do with Benjamin Rabin, a white man who tried to summon an invented Mayan god, and a supervillain who amazing spider man the writer Zeb Wells presented in… 2008.

I’m exhausted. “Do you remember ASM #555-557? ” No!! I don’t know!! Because when it came out, I was still in college!

Image: Joshua Williamson, Jamal Campbell/DC Comics

It’s early to judge the story of Joshua Williams’ new Superman, but it starts with strong bones. A devious Lex Luthor, a sprawling superfamily and, of course, the superstar talent of Jamal Campbell, who has been pleading to be put on a Superman book from the front cover of his first DC title, Noemie.

A two-page portrait of Superman from birth to heroism is a big swing, and Campbell pulls it off with grace.