Michael Bowden comic
One of the greatest pulp characters of all time is now re-launched into the 21st century! The world knows Richard Wentworth as a decorated war hero and the son of a wealthy industrialist - but only a few confidants know the truth. As New York City slides into violence and despair, Wentworth has transformed himself into a force of justice as The Spider! With only his wits, his technology, and his pistols to aid him, he fights a one-man man war against crime, but when a mysterious new villain threatens the city with an unspeakable horror, it may be more than even The Spider can handle. How far will a sane man go to restore order to an insane world?
Before Captain America, before The Twelve, there was The Aviatrix, The Operative, Achilles, The Revenant and The Surgeon! What drives these five heroes to pull on masks and take to the rooftops of Manhattan? What dark conspiracy not only brings them together, but threatens to tear the America apart? On the hunt to solve a brutal murder, our champions will smash their way from gleaming penthouses of privilege to squalid alleyways, as the full horror of their enemies’ schemes unfolds!
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery for most people, it could be the deadliest for The Green Hornet and Kato. With their vigilantism tearing apart organized crime, Chicago is visited by two more masked individuals: one claiming to be a friend and the other…their most formidable foe yet!
Who is murdering the citizens of Hell's Kitchen that The Panther has previously rescued? That's what T'Challa wants to know-and he only has hours to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again!
Our story begins with The Black Panther attacking a group of Romanian Mobsters in a Warehouse in Hell's Kitchen in search of the Kitchen's newest crime boss who goes by the name Vlad the Impaler. As the Panther fights his way through the hordes of Vlad's cronies he comes across Vlad's son who tells him that he only found this place because his father wanted him to. Snipers then train their sights on the Black Panther who dives behind some crates for cover. The story then cuts to a few weeks earlier with T'Challa meeting with Matt Murdock to discuss the recent events that occurred in Shadowland. Matt tells T'Challa that he is leaving to go find himself cause he fears after all that has happened that it may have cost him his soul but while he is away he'll Kitchen will still need a protector to which T'Challa volunteers to be while Matt is gone not only to keep the people safe but also to prove himself after have his kingship taken away after destroying Wakanda's Vibranium supply in order to keep it out of Doctor Doom's hands. The story flashes forward another few days to T'Challa meeting with Foggy Nelson under a bridge where Foggy tells him he has set him up with a job as a manager at a place called "Devil's Dinner" as well as an apartment and a new identity complete with a set of fake immigration papers