049 – The Devil

Inspired by my Crime Syndicate drawings, I decided to make up Crime Syndicate versions of Marvel characters. I’ve only got two so far, and I also plan on finishing out the DC CSA line-up. And also recolor them in the future when I have more time.

So here we have The Devil. Young Matt Murdock saw the old man crossing the street when the truck full of radioactive waste was barreling down the street. Matt pushed the old man in front of the truck because he thought it would be funny and wanted to see what happened when the old man got hit. However, the radioactive waste splashed in Matt’s eyes and blinded him. He soon discovered that the waste that removed his sight enhanced his other senses and abilities to superhuman levels. Using these abilities, he gained work with his father as an enforcer in the mob and fixed boxing matches. When not helping run his father’s racket, he studied the law and went to law school, becoming the consigliere to the Kingpin, Jonah Jameson. Secretly, as The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, Murdock is actively bringing down the Kingpin’s organization – to take it over.

Or something. Man, I’m tired.

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    • Joe G. on March 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I like the back story for him. If Marvel ever did Elseworlds stuff, I could see that being in a comic, and I think I would enjoy that comic.

    • Jim Purcell on March 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I think J. Jonah Jameson as a the Kingpin is pretty brilliant. But you have to remember, at least classically, the CSA is more then just ‘evil counter parts to existing heroes’ the CSA comes from a world where everything is backwards. Ultraman is a human Astronaut who gains powers every time he is exposed to Krytonite. Super-Woman is Lois Lane, Owlman is the second Wayne son, etc… etc… Basically, in Marvel Earth-3, Matt Murdock wouldn’t be The Devil, Foggy Nelson would. Or the Old Man who got pushes out of the way, or some one else entirely.
    Though it seems the current Earth-3 seems have suddenly sprung up a host of ‘super-heroes’ that are good versions of Earth-1 villains. Which I find to be counter intrusive to the whole Earth-3 concept. The whole point is, on Earth-3 evil wins. So… eh.
    Good idea though, actually making Earth-3 type characters is actually pretty tough.

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