Marvel Comics and Devil’s Reign #2 Spoilers and Review follows.
…The Ropes As…
The promise of the book is revealed in its solicit.
DEVIL’S REIGN #2 (OF 6)
CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A/C)
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY NICK BRADSHAW
VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
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…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
The issue also includes a storyline catch-up and creators’ credits page.
The book continues with Kingpin’s Thunderbolts collecting super-heroes; we start with Crossbones’ team capturing the OG Iron Fist.
Then Elektra, the female Daredevil, being made aware that the Kingin has sold her secret…
…seemingly a betrayal of the OG Daredevil to someone before she is attacked by Kingpin’s goons.
Doctor Octopus and the Kingpin has the Purple Man imprisoned…
…as readers learn Kraven the Hunter stalks Elektra; did he buy her secret?
The Avengers gather in the subbasement of the old Avengers Mansion, the upper portion a public space now, but…
…Captain America thinks the Defenders should take point on this one due to Luke Cage’s powerful, motivating speech in the first issue.
Taskmaster’s Thunderbolts take out the Ben Reilly Amazing Spider-Man.
At the same time readers see what Doctor Octopus has been doing with the imprisoned Reed Richard’s tech…
…he’s recruited three powerful alternate Doctor Octopi from the multiverse; blended with the Hulk, Wolverine and Ghost Rider!
Those multiversal Doctor Octopi are named in next week’s Devil’s Reign: Superior Four #1 (of 3).
They are revealed among the interior pages preview for the issue.
A brilliantly drawn issue with decent suspense, drama and action. Curious who Marvel will circle the square of a street level event that gets cosmic with the multiverse. An entertaining issue even with some head scratchers. 7 out of 10.
Tags: Devil's Reign, Doctor Octopus, Kingpin, Marvel, Thunderbolts