Devil's Reign: Villains For Hire #2

Event\Storyline: Devil's Reign Writer: Clay Mcleod Chapman Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
6.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

As his war against vigilantes grows, Wilson Fisk has laid out a proposition for the villains of the Marvel Universe: Join him or suffer the same fate as the heroes...or worse.
Rated T+

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 25, 2022

    Villains for Hire #2 has exceptionally created depth and excitement in minor characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 24, 2022

    Devils Reign: Villains for Hire #2 does a good job at helping the reader understand the motives and mentality of US Agent, but it doesnt really expand upon the team established in the first issue. I wish we couldve seen more of their interaction amongst themselves. I think I suspect who might be controlling the minds of the masses though. Could it be none other than the pretentious Purple Man? And if so, what beef might he have with the Kingpin? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 23, 2022

    Devils Reign: Villains for Hire #2 is conflicting. The story is exciting and has a lot of possible routes for it to take, with characters that are worth following. Whilst they may not all be A-listers, Chapman has already shown their ability to draw the readers in. And the fight scenes are brutal but altogether fun in a morbid fashion. But the art is simply not good enough, and can even be off-putting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Connor Casey Feb 23, 2022

    John Walker is the worst, and unfortunately, the second issue of Villains for Hire centers around him. Your enjoyment will depend entirely on how much you can stand U.S. Agent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 13, 2022

    I like #2 more than #1. It certainly helps that John Walker's motivation aligns with my main criticism of the previous issue: You put mooks like these behind badges, it's only a matter of time before they break bad, duh. Walker also provides the protagonist figure that #1 sorely lacked.

    Which is not to say the script is great. Walker's tough-guy narration is corny and overdone, the pace is uneven, and there are some logical inconsistencies. The plot is shaping up nicely, though, with a hefty surprise at the end that makes #3 impossible to predict.

    I like the art, too. The heavy hand-drawn lines give everything a greasy, organic look that really suits the subject matter. And the bones of the art beneath -- the blocking more

  • 6.0

    I feel like this tie-in doesn't need to exist. But it's fine for what it is, I guess. It's got some weird art though.

  • 5.5
    Ryan Nov 29, 2023

    Pretty pointless tie-in for the non-USAgent superfan

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Mar 28, 2022

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Feb 23, 2022

  • 7.0
    Khan/Murdock Jul 27, 2023

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