Devil's Reign: Winter Soldier #1
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Devil's Reign: Winter Soldier #1

Event\Storyline: Devil's Reign Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 26, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

A power-mad Mayor Fisk has been gathering information on super heroes. How far will Bucky Barnes go to steal the file on his own shadowy, half-remembered past as the Winter Soldier? And what horrible revelation awaits him if he can get past the Kingpin?
Some secrets are meant to stay buried. And some doors are meant to stay closed.


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

    Devils Reign: Winter Soldier #1 is a fantastic spy-thriller. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault Jan 26, 2022

    Less plot driven than the rest of the Devils Reign event, Devils Reign: Winter Soldier #1 offers an introspective, character focused beat that will compel fans of both Fisk and Bucky. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 23, 2022

    At first reading, I wasn't that impressed with this book. Bucky looking for his past is as used as a story as Red Hood being angry at Batman. Lanzing and Kelly have used the usual desire of the character [Bucky] to change the perspective of the whole Fisk files. As such, this is an interesting book that stand out against the usual superhero ideal of trying to take down the bad guy. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 26, 2022

    Devil's Reign: Winter Soldier #1 is a solid issue that stands on its own. While it's part of Devil's Reign, it feels more like a one-shot that will lead to something down the line. It's a perfect example of a character's involvement in an event enhancing their story instead of just being a part of the event. A fantastic issue that has us excited to see what Lanzing and Kelly does in the future with Captain America's corner of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jan 24, 2022

    Devil's Reign: Winter Soldier is a story that'll have you rooting for Bucky Barnes for sure. Whether he gets to celebrate, well, you'll have to read it to find out. Great job all around by the entire team that put this comic together in a way that has it serve as an awesome segue from the terrific main story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 26, 2022

    Fans of Bucky Barnes will surely want to check out the book to see a more mystical look at the character, though fans who prefer the gritty and grounded version of the character might not connect with the experience as strongly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 24, 2022

    If strong, laser-sharp character-first storytelling is your jam,Devil's Reign: Winter Soldier is a must-have whether you're reading the main series or not! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 24, 2022

    The StoryAs Devils Reign: Winter Soldier #1 opens, Kingpin is fighting his own mind, as the suggestion Purple Man planted in everyones heads to forget Daredevils identity, keeps playing over and over in Kingpins brain, driving him a bit mad.Winter Soldier has become obsessed with seeing the files that Kingpin has on him, using subterfuge and his fists to find their location. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Jan 29, 2022

    I loved this! the writing was phenomenal and the look of this book had me taking a moment after every page to admire the artwork. I liked this so much that at the end it says continued in captain America #0 well it looks like it's m going to have to add that to my pull list

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 15, 2022

    9 times out of 10, when I say a comic puts style over substance, I mean it in a bad way.

    Welcome to that 10th time, when I decide great style trumps weak substance.

    This is a visual triumph, for a start. Amazing layouts, blocking, characters, shadows, colors -- just gorgeous all around. Nico Leon's been a favorite of mine for a long time and it's great to see him excel with darker material.

    The script does a great job setting up the art, providing a potent conflict between two characters each portrayed in an intriguing, novel way.

    It's in the details that a sense of pretension creeps in. Some of the allusions whiz over my head because I don't know enough Bucky continuity. But some I grasp entirel more

  • 9.0
    MoonKnight313 Jan 28, 2022

    I really dig this issue. The art/coloring is superb. The contrast between light and dark and the shadows are amazing in this book. I feel the writing was pretty good as well but the art is the real star imo. It definitely left me wanting more. I'm excited to see how this story unfolds in Cap.

  • 8.5
    Ryan Dec 1, 2023

    Great art, cool story

  • 8.5

    The art here is incredible looking. I liked the writing. Since their all-too-brief Green Arrow run, this team has needed some recognition, and I hope they're starting to get it.

  • 8.0
    Merlyn Jan 26, 2022

    Not sure how I feel about this. This is written by the same guys who will write Captain America #0 and proceed with the Sentinel of Liberty book, Steve's book. On one hand, I appreciate that they seem to have a plan with Bucky who's been generally ignored these last few years at Marvel. On the other hand, the tease in Timeless where Bucky is shown pitted against Steve, coupled with this, doesn't fill me with confidence. I also had some problems with the inner narration from Bucky, I always feel like Lanzing & Kelly want to punch above their weight with pretentious dialogue that ultimately doesn't mean anything. But I still managed to enjoy this somehow, overall. So, I don't know, maybe I am a bit generous with the rating here as I missed an more

  • 10
    Leylin Jan 26, 2022

  • 10
    tonpas1989 Jan 26, 2022

  • 9.0
    JCP Sep 6, 2022

  • 8.5
    Radar Feb 13, 2022

  • 8.0
    Khan/Murdock Jul 29, 2023

  • 7.5
    Drasek83 Jul 19, 2022

  • 7.5
    iPodwithnomusic Mar 28, 2022

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