Devil's Reign #1
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Devil's Reign #1

Event\Storyline: Devil's Reign Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 8, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 66
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The story that's been building for years is here! Wilson Fisk went from Kingpin to Mayor of the biggest city in America and is going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home. The man who once destroyed Daredevil has set his sights on The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and more. And since it's Fisk, once he takes them all down, you know he's going to sign it.
CROSSBONES! TASKMASTER! TYPHOID MARY! SHOCKER! WHIPLASH! RHINO! KRAVEN! Fisk has an ARMY of super villains at his command - and this is just his opening salvo. For years, Fisk has wait more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 6, 2021

    Devil's Reign #1 delivers an amazing opening chapter to this hard-hitting story. If Zdarsky and company can continue to build this narrative up to equal this opening chapter, this story could end up becoming one of the most impactful Marvel events in years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 12, 2021

    While some fans may find it derivative, Devil's Reign is a welcome entry point into modern Marvel Comics. Time will tell if the rest of the series will match this first issue. As it stands, however, this is a promising start to something big. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 6, 2021

    Devil's Reign may hit a familiar narrative beat, and rush its plot a tad, but as a work of storytelling art it's one of the best comics (especially event comics) Marvel has put out in quite some time. Credit a completely in-sync creative team, as well as a narrative with a high sense of urgency and personal stakes, and you have a comic absolutely worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Adam Barnhardt Dec 8, 2021

    While some might find the premise tiring, this creative team pulls the right moves to make it something exciting"incredibly exciting, at that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Steve Sellers Dec 5, 2021

    If you're a fan of the ongoing Daredevil series, Devil's Reign is a must-read, and you should be satisfied with it as a Daredevil story. Fans coming into this without having read that book will struggle somewhat more to catch up, but the story leaves enough there to figure out the basics. I find that Devilu2019s Reign works best if you think of it as the next chapter in Zdarsky and Checchettou's run on Daredevil, just one that happens to have wider ramifications for the Marvel heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 9, 2021

    Devil's Reign #1 provides a great hook into a cool new event for the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Dec 9, 2021

    Now that's how you kick off a new Marvel Event! There may only be 6 issues of the main storyline but with all the various tie-ins and one-shots, this looks to be a fantastic series that will have series implications to the superhero community. Chip Zdarsky has only just concluded the Daredevil run and has moved seamlessly to his next big project, keeping up that amazing standard of writing that we have come to expect. And with Marco Checchetto, he has an artist whose work only enhances the story to another level. Marvel fans, you are in for a treat! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 9, 2021

    Devil's Reign #1 gives Marvel's latest big event as hot of a start as you can get. Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto absolutely delivery a fun and complex read as Wilson Fisk executes his ultimate endgame on the Marvel Universe. The way both Marvel's superheroes and villains respond to Wilson Fisk's announcement creates a lot of excitement and intrigue into how things will go down in Devil's Reign. This is certainly one Marvel event not to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Dec 13, 2021

    This book comes in hot and ready-to-go with action, tactical moves, and just straight brutality. Yet Zdarsky and the team have still found a way to make the readers empathetic towards Fisk. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 8, 2021

    Devil's Reign #1 is a pretty solid start to the event. It lays out the situation and also builds the tension and threat to come. The issue balances action with quieter moments and has enough surprising parts to keep readers on their toes. Overall, it does a solid job of introducing the event to new readers while keeping long time readers engaged with what's to come. While its concept might not feel new and a mix of events of Marvel's past, Devil's Reign #1 delivers a new shine and focus with today's political climate. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 6, 2021

    Devil's Reign #1 is a good start to a six-issue event that may retread the idea of superheroes being illegal, but establishes its main players and plot so well you'll be on board. The craft and care taken in this first issue is apparent from the very start with no filler or fat to be found. This is a hard-hitting and human character drama of a superhero variety rarely seen in street-level comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Dec 13, 2021

    Everyone's stuck between the Moon (Knight) and New York City (Mayor). Ahem. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - friendlynbhdbi Dec 6, 2021

    Devil's Reign feels like it has real stakes! It feels like a limited series Marvel TV Show, and I mean that in the best way possible! It' action-packed, well-written, and filled with thematic art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Dec 10, 2021

    Devil's Reign #1 was a mild disappointment, and as a huge Zdarsky Daredevil fan, that sucks. However, I think I've come to expect a lot, and this felt rushed and a bit forced at points. Nevertheless, it looks fantastic thanks to Marco Chechetto's art, and while I was a little bit down here, I expect things to improve quickly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 10, 2021

    This event debut has a lot of promise. Unfortunately, clunky dialogue, awkward plot points, and some bad coloring overshadows that promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 14, 2021

    The idea of villains using politics to attack heroes isn't a new one (most notably with DC's Lex Luthor becoming President). By the end of the issue, Fisk has the heroes on the run as even to help pull New Yorkers out of burning buildings makes them a target for Fisk's goon squad. The team's solution… Tony Stark for Mayor? Um, okay? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batbrad Dec 8, 2021

    TOMASSIS TAKESIf this sounds slightly familiar, youre not alone. Besides the obvious connection thematically to Marvels famous Civil War event, this story plot was actually touched on recently in the Charles Soule Daredevil run. In the Soule series Fisk as mayor outlaws vigilantes from New York. To be fair the Devils Reign series appears to be taking the story in a much larger epic event than the Soule story. Read Full Review

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