Devil's Reign #2

Event\Storyline: Devil's Reign Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 48
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Wilson Fisk has set the Marvel Universe on a dangerous and violent path, hoping to remake it in his own image. Systematically leveraging the power of his office against the heroes of the Marvel Universe, Fisk takes his most dangerous and craven step yet... The THUNDERBOLTS are reporting for duty!
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Hizzoner isn't the only one with ambitions-the forces he's marshaled do as well. You know what they say about honor among thieves...
RATED T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 29, 2021

    Devil's Reign #2 mines rich narrative themes of corruption, abuse of public trust, and money in politics to great effect. Don't be fooled by the "event comic" tag - this is a story worth your time, money, and consideration. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 29, 2021

    Devil's Reign #2 is an excellent example of how to handle a Marvel event without overwhelming the reader. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Devils Reign #2 is an outstanding second issue of a fantastic event so far. Zdarsky and Checchetto maintain what made their Daredevil run great but expand it to envelop the entirety of New York. But it should be stressed that having a knowledge of that story isnt crucial to enjoying this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 29, 2021

    Nevertheless, DEVILS REIGN #2 is so much more. This is a legit event that encompasses AVENGERS, DEFENDERS, SPIDER-MAN, and even the FF in which Zdarsky gives almost all of them their fair shake. Moreover, the how and why has already been addressed after only two issues into six which is so unlike current event books. Therefore with four issues still to go, who the heck knows what else is on the horizon. And lastly, Checchetto is incredible. His illustrations are sharp, clear, and striking while providing a fantastic blend of action, panel progression, tension, and discussion that will certainly captivate the reader until the very end. After being only two issues through DEVILS REIGN, Im all in right now and cant wait to dig into some of the tie-ins as well. Let me know what you think, God Bless, and Happy New Year! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 30, 2021

    Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto take what they built in the first issue and elevate it to another level with their work on Devil's Reign #2. The sense of escalation in Marvel's latest event is being handled extremely well. Ever scene in this issue is given a sense of importance to the narrative of Devil's Reign. It all leads to a final page where you are left even more hyped to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 29, 2021

    Devil's Reign #2 is a solid second issue for the event. It keeps up the quality of the debut and then some. There's an element about it that allows you to just enjoy the action but also dive deeper and ponder what it has to say. If it's able to keep this up, this event might be one of Marvel's best in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - friendlynbhdbi Dec 29, 2021

    Beyond that, I love this event, and I believe issue 2 was the perfect progression for this event. Devil's Reign continues to give me hope in comic events again, just as Zdarsky continues to prove why he's one of the top writers in comics right now. I can't wait to see the ramifications of this event! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 29, 2021

    Even at its darkest, there's still a sense of hope"and that's what's going to end up setting this tale apart from the rest. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jan 7, 2022

    This story is flowing beautifully, and the tie-in issues should expand on things little by little, while this book serves as the driving force behind it all. Marco Checchetto quietly doin' the Lawd's work while fans soak up every glorious panel of woodland, laboratory, prison, or skyline background is what you love to see, and reward with more work in the industry. Here's to more Marco in these comicbook streets and here's to Devil's Reign #2 with another good issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 4, 2022

    This is your typical middle issue to a series laying foundation for conflict around the corner, suggesting Otto has his own plans for the technology offered him by the Baxter Building, and giving one hero a brutal ass-kicking. While Spidey is out, I don't see Beyond or other heroes leaving him out to dry (as his identity would likely compromise others). So, who might show up for a save? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Dec 29, 2021

    On the surface, Devil's Reign #2 is a perfectly serviceable comic that gets by on the technical talents of its creators. Yet in skirting past any meaningful discussion of power and authority, it becomes a damning symbol for the virtue-based centrism that corporate publishers often operate on. Luke Cage's Blackness is whitewashed and used as window-dressing in a plot that does not dare upset the status-quo. Writer Chip Zdarsky has shown that he is capable of writing stories of significance, but his work here is symptomatic of the racism and whiteness that exists in the industry overall. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Jan 2, 2022

    Wow! This was brilliant! I was so excited for this event and so far it has exceeded all expectations. This is a phenomenally written issue dealing with relevant issues of power struggles, manipulation, and corruption. The pacing is perfect the writing is perfect and the story is perfect for a someone like daredevil. As someone who loves and reads and collects every issue of every daredevil volume and have to say chip zdarsky has written one of the best daredevil runs ever. For me this issue honestly perfect as it sets up the massive scale of this story in a fantastic way. I can't wait for the next chapter!!

  • 9.0
    Rachit Mittal Dec 29, 2021

    Art is great.
    Though it looks like taking elements from Dark Reign, which I liked the most. Sk far it ks going great.
    Luke as Mayor. I knew it. Luke would run as Mayor. Tony will fund it.
    Checchotto art was f**King amazing. It's visually great.

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Dec 29, 2021

    I'm still really into this.

  • 9.0
    Afre Dec 29, 2021

    It's very by-the-book second part of the Marvel's big event. A slower paced issue that is mostly used to market tie-ins.

    So good thing that the rest of this issue is good. I just like this. Sure, it "borrows" a lot of elements from Civil War, Dark Reign and what not but I don't care. I never was a massive fan of the first Civil War, I hated the second one and Dark Reign was eh?

    So if you think it's just a rip-off, I don't think you're wrong. But as a "rip-off", it does things better than the predecessors did, so it's good in my books.

    Also Checchetto. Your art is so good, makes the comic much more enjoyable.

  • 8.5
    CrazyforRAMU May 8, 2022

    This issue is a buffet of awesome scenes. There are cracking great bits of dialogue, awesome little plot twists, and some all-time great art. But it falls just shy of becoming a great comic on its own.

    It is very good, and very entertaining, and it's vital to the larger story. It's just a little too scattershot to approach perfection by itself.

    (Also, this is where one of my nightmares starts. People are finally gonna notice Danny isn't the Iron Fist anymore, wonder when that happened, and then go and read Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon. The horror, the horror!)

  • 8.5
    Onomatopoeia Dec 29, 2021

    Aw man, I was really hoping to have two rich white guys square off to take control of the city.

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  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Jan 12, 2022

    Enjoyable event for what it is: a recreation of many elements previously done in other events but from Daredevil's angle of the world but Daredevil (Matt) is just a background character here which is a shame. I only gave it an 8 because Checchetto is insanely good in his detailed art here making it much more enjoyable. Menyz's colors are on point and fitting to the scenes.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Dec 29, 2021

    While I think this issue definitely slowed down the art is still stellar and the action is great. It is interesting to see the heroes try to rub against kingpin but I just hope tony stark isn't written like a villain in the next couple of issues and gets ruined.

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  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jan 6, 2022

    It's fitting that Tony would automatically think of himself as the candidate to run against Fisk. Luke, Matt, Jessica and Miles are street-level characters and much more in touch with the average New Yorker; their choice of Luke Cage as the candidate makes total sense logically and in-character. I don't think Tony will turn against his friends of his own free-will, but Chip Zdarsky has introduced just enough jealousy and inner turmoil to the character that Fisk could easily exploit it with his new purple powers of influence. I'm exciting to see if the plot takes this direction.

    I highly doubt Reed and Susan would be housed in the same prison but I supposed the reader could assume it was the only close prison available to house su more

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Jan 1, 2022

    Ehh. It was OK. It's not really a bad comic, just feels bland and lacking excitement.

  • 3.0
    Merlyn Dec 29, 2021

    Fucking called it last issue, Zdarsky can't handle letting a "rich guy" being mayor, dude is so predictable with his ideological fixations. Imagine being so disturbed and petty as a human being to hate people richer than you that you need to "get your revenge" on a fictional character. I'm making another prediction: Tony will turn out villainous here, he won't handle letting Cage run as mayor. Because when you're so blinded by ideology, you're eager to destroy beloved characters without hesitation, that hate is just pouring out of Chip. I did like the Spider-Man parts, those were really good. And the part with Elektra is interesting, too. Everything else is just garbage.

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  • 2.0
    Flexstyle Dec 31, 2021

    I hate when Zdarsky writes Tony SO much.

    Whenever he writes Tony it’s just to shit on him to hype someone else up like a hype tool and to say “rich guy bad”

    He always gets the most ooc characterisation as well.

    It doesn’t make sense for Tony to run for mayor or for why kids would positively recognise him here rn, but Zdarsky clearly hasn’t been following the current IM run and is contradicting everything Cantwell is doing and instead showing he misunderstands the character.

    Not looking forward to what he’s gonna have Tony do next.

  • 2.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Dec 31, 2021

    What the hell is wrong with Zdarsky? in the past it was much better than this! and now he's going to be another Tom Taylor with simple handwriting. Well I think I'm exaggerating here.

    I don't understand how people sell their creativity to the government, because this all seems like pamphlet after political pamphlet. Iuuugh.

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