Once again, the Marvel Universe has put a law on the books banning superheroes, this time within New York City limits. A preview of the next one The devil’s reign # 1 (of 6), New York Mayor Kingpin (yes, classic Daredevil villain) announced a new law – “The Powers Act” – which makes anyone with superhuman abilities illegal, and which states that anyone with of “destructive vigilance” will be stopped by the New York City Police Department.
(Good luck with that – they can’t even handcuff Spider-Man).
Devil’s Reign raises the stakes in the decades-old rivalry between Daredevil and Kingpin – especially during the current Chip Zdarsky / Marco Checchetto Daredevil race where Kingpin became mayor of New York City.
Check out this preview of Devil’s Reign # 1, also from Zdarsky and Checchetto:
Preview of Devil’s Reign # 1
Longtime Daredevil and Spider-Man villain Kingpin is at the center of Devil’s Reign, and this time he has a plan to reveal “shocking truths” and “dark secrets” about some of the most popular superheroes. more prominent Marvel than he kept to himself for years. .
Wilson Fisk is still looking to strengthen his power base, and the mayor of New York is using the powers of his office to ban superheroes and uses the knowledge he has gained as an underworld leader to turn worlds upside down. from the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man (which may give readers an idea of which titles Dark Reign will intersect with), as well as Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
He also has a new iteration of the Thunderbolts from the recent “King in Black” event – villains Crossbones, Taskmaster, Typhoid Mary, Shocker, Whiplash, Rhino, and Kraven – at his disposal to make life even more miserable for the heroes.
“Our Daredevil plan has only gotten bigger and bigger, to the point that it would clearly affect the Marvel Universe in a big way,” Zdarsky promises in Marvel’s reveal of Checchetto’s cover for number 1.
Fortunately, Marvel recognized that as well and gave Marco and I the opportunity to tell the story on a big stage with Devil’s Reign! This is a Marvel event worthy of the pages of Daredevil and I think that all Marvel readers will love what’s to come! “
Checchetto designed the main cover of Devil’s Reign # 1, with cover variations planned by Peach Momoko, John Romita Jr., Skottie Young, Inhyuk Lee, Marco Turini (two versions), Gerald Parel, Mark Bagley, Chip Zdarsky and a white a variant. Here are those published to date:
Devil’s Reign # 1 covers
Devil’s Reign # 1 (of 6) goes on sale December 8, with a collected edition of all six Reign of the devil issues scheduled for May 24, 2022.
The Kingpin and Typhoid Mary are among the best Daredevil villains of all time.