Everything you need to know about Marvel’s upcoming Devil’s Reign event


Comic strip universes tend to constantly renew themselves. Many heroes change their appearance, some of them die heroic deaths, and others are left to rebuild what has been destroyed. This is how comics remain interesting to their readers, and nothing turns them on more than the promise of a new normal.

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From the most recent daredevil run, the upcoming Marvel event, Reign of the devil, promises to wow fans and completely overturn the current status quo for the Marvel Universe. Since the event will begin in December, there isn’t a lot of information on what will be happening on its pages, but there are plenty of facts that its authors have already shared that have readers very excited.

ten The series is written by Chip Zdarsky

The story comes from the mind of writer Chip Zdarsky, who was in charge of daredevil since April 2019. Zdarsky’s other works include several volumes of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Howard the duck.

In addition to working on the central story, Zdarsky is the author of Daredevil: Fearless Woman, one of the event links, starring Electra Natchios as Daredevil. Although the writer himself has stated that this is his first time working in a Marvel event, especially as the person in charge of it, he is very excited about the fruit of his work with Marco Checchetto. .

9 Marco Checchetto is the genius behind the art

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Marco Checchetto is an Italian artist best known for his work on Captain marvel, The Amazing Spider-Man, and daredevil. Specifically, Zdarsky daredevil. The two have been working together for quite some time at this point, and they don’t disappoint.

In fact, Checchetto’s dark and realistic style combines perfectly with Zdarsky’s pen, making their comics a real treat. Since Reign of the devil will come directly from their daredevil run, fans can look forward to a perfectly crafted story that’s been in the works for some time.

8 Event kicks off with latest issue of Zdarsky’s Daredevil

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Daredevil fans around the world lost their minds in August when it was announced that daredevil # 36 would be the last number for the Zdarsky and Checchetto title. The comic, which has been running for about two years, focused on an incarcerated Matt Murdock while Elektra played the role of Daredevil.

To avoid any rumors about the reason for the cancellation, Chip Zdarsky has publicly stated that this is not the end of the story, but a step towards something much bigger. At the time, nothing more was said, but now we know that Reign of the devil follows directly from daredevilthe story of.

7 Wilson Fisk is the main villain but there will be more

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Either way, he’s not the only villain of Reign of the devil. Among the army of villains that Kingpin has by his side are several terrifying foes, such as Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Whiplash, Kraven The Hunter, Taskmaster, and Crossbones.

6 The story begins with Wilson Fisk making superheroes illegal

After being elected New York City’s new mayor, Wilson Fisk, also known as Kingpin, strategically amassed more power and money than anyone knows. This gave him access to an army of supervillains. The final step in his plan is to ban self-defense in the city.

No heroes are safe now that they are all turned into criminals. Reign of the devil tells the tale of the war brewing between Marvel’s favorite street heroes and Kingpin’s villains, protected by the political corruption of this crime lord turned crooked politician.

5 Devil’s Reign will have 20 connection issues

Reign of the devil will include six core issues created by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto, but it wouldn’t be called an event without some proper links. In fact, the event will feature 20 related issues, divided into 10 different stories featuring heroes who have faced Kingpin before: Daredevil: Fearless Woman, Moon knight, Spider Man, Superior Four, Wicked for hire, Winter soldier, X Men, Luke Cage: City of Fire, and Spider woman.

The links include the stories of many heroes affected by Fisk’s resolution against self-defense activities in New York City. These 20 issues feature several renowned writers and artists, such as Karla Pacheco, Taurin Clarke, Ho Che Anderson, Jung-Geun Yoon and Skan Srisuwan.

4 Six-issue event features multiple fan favorites

Even though the story comes straight from daredevil, Reign of the devil is not only focused on the Fearless Man. It’s what the author called a classic crossover, and so it will include a dozen superheroes and vigilantes who will join forces against Kingpin.

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The event will feature all-time Hell’s Kitchen favorites Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios as Daredevil, but will also feature other characters, such as Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, versions Bed Reilly and Miles Morales. of Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Woman, The Human Torch and The Invisible Woman.

3 Devil’s Reign is one of 8 upcoming titles that will reshape the Marvel universe

During the last days of August, Marvel announced a series of upcoming titles as part of its 82nd anniversary celebration. All of these titles, which are scheduled for release between December 2021 and early 2022, are “tent titles” that will change the Marvel universe as it is known.

Reign of the devil is only the beginning of the metamorphosis. Next to come Avengers Forever, Timeless, X Lives of Wolverine, X Deaths of Wolverine, She-Hulk, Fantastic Four: Reckoning War, and Moon girl and devil’s dinosaur. All of these titles promise to change Marvel’s timeline.

2 Zdarsky has promised many secrets and shocking truths will be revealed

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Knowledge is power, and Kingpin knows it perfectly well. Because of this, he has spent most of his criminal career accumulating information about his friends and enemies, which means he knows many secrets, even those of the most prominent superheroes on Earth.

Zdarsky and Checchetto have promised fans that several “shocking truths” and many well-kept “dark secrets” of heroes and villains will be revealed in Reign of the devil. Considering that this event promises to change the current status quo of the Marvel Universe, the stakes are high and fans can’t help but wonder which heroes will fall with their own skeletons in the closet.

1 The reign of the devil will last four months

As of December 2022, the six issues of Reign of the devil and the 20 tie-ins already announced will be released for four months, until March. The first two central issues will be published in December, after that there will be one for January, then another for February, then the last two issues will be released in March.

Among the goodies awaiting fans after this event, Chip Zdarsky announced a name change for Daredevil, a mantle currently being contested between Matt Murdock and Elektra.

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