Devil’s Reign: Superior Four #2: Marvel Review

Feb 16, 2022

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Devil's Reign: Superior Four #2 cover

Loved this issue of Devil’s Reign: Superior Four. The first one was good but a bit slow — due to it being a setup issue. Things get going in this one, and I thought it was a lot of fun.

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Written by: Zac Thompson
Art by: Davide Tinto
Colors by: Matt Milla
Letters by: Ariana Maher

Zac Thompson has said a few times in his newsletter that “this book isn’t meant to be a gritty companion piece to the street-level Devil’s Reign but instead embrace the absurd premise that’s only possible thanks to things set up in the main book” and that absolutely comes through here.

It’s exactly the kind of wild character work that I love seeing in superhero comic books. What I look for in a comic has definitely expanded in the years I’ve been reading. Sometimes I love to get into something a bit more dark and serious. Othertimes I want pure fun in a way only superhero comics can provide, and that’s exactly what this series is. But it’s not all just spectacle. There’s some great character moments in here, and some deep wondering for our 616 Otto. I thought that was a particularly interesting part of the issue.

Just loving the story and ideas here, and the art was fantastic. I first discovered Tinto’s work on Commanders in Crisis with Steve Orlando. That had such a refreshing joy to it that I thought was perfect for a superhero book. So it was awesome to see him get some more work here. With some nice vibrant colouring by Matt Milla, the art was bright, animated, and just worked really well. It’s been a lot of fun seeing these different versions of Otto over the previous couple of issues.

Great stuff! Won’t be for everyone but definitely worth a read if this type of superhero comic book craziness is your thing!

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