Marvel's Big New Plans For The Kingpin (Devil's Reign Spoilers)

As we mentioned previously, Marvel Comics seemed to have big new plans for The Kingpin, on the same day as the new episode of Hawkeye dropped on Disney+. As today also sees the release of Devil's Reign #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto. Two years ago, in Daredevil #12 we met the Stromyns, as Wilson Fisk, Mayor Of New York, was cultivating relations with the Great and the Bad. And he left a bit of a mess in their bathroom. It now emergencies that the Stromyns were behind his successful mayoral bid.

What Devil's Reign Is Really About

And they debate as to whether they will keep the Kingpin in position for the latest election, as if they have the power to control the New York electoral process. And presumably, they pretty much do.

What Devil's Reign Is Really About

But they have more ambition. A replacement for Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin? Or something else. Because Fisk is pursuing his own agenda.

What Devil's Reign Is Really About

Making superheroics in the state of New York illegal unless they are working for the Kingpin. Hang on haven't we been here before?

What Devil's Reign Is Really About

And yes, we are getting a reprise of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War, with the Thunderbolts tackling the superheroes. Captain America making the kind of stand that Captain America always makes in this kind of scenario.

What Devil's Reign Is Really About

But what about Iron Man? He was on the side of the government and Norman Osborn last time, right? Not when it's Wilson Fisk…

What Devil's Reign Is Really About

Indeed, he's going to use the electorate system against Wilson Fisk and stand himself in opposition in the upcoming election. But maybe the game is bigger than Tony thinks?

What Devil's Reign Is Really About

The Stromyns have a new game and the Marvel Universe has a new possibility ahead. Almost as

DEVILS REIGN #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
OCT210762
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
The story that's been building for years is here! Wilson Fisk went from Kingpin to Mayor of the biggest city in America and is going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home. The man who once destroyed Daredevil has set his sights on The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and more. And since it's Fisk, once he takes them all down, you know he's going to sign it. CROSSBONES! TASKMASTER! TYPHOID MARY! SHOCKER! WHIPLASH! RHINO! KRAVEN! Fisk has an ARMY of super villains at his command – and this is just his opening salvo. For years, Fisk has waited for his time to strike, and YOU WON'T BELIEVE the aces he's got up his sleeves! RATED T+In Shops: Dec 08, 2021 SRP: $5.99

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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