Marvel Defenders and Fantastic Four Gather for Matt Murdock’s Funeral
The following article contains spoilers for reign of the devil #6, on sale now from Marvel Comics.
New York superheroes attend Matthew Murdock’s funeral after Marvel Comics daredevil Event.
Devil’s Reign: Omega #1 serves as an epilogue to Mayor Wilson Fisk/Kingpin’s war on the city’s superheroes through the Powers Act, which prohibits superhuman activities and sends the law after the superheroes. During the event, Kingpin used the Purple Man’s mind-manipulating powers to remind himself that Matt Murdock is Daredevil and brutally killed him. Preview for the Omega problem, heroic teams like the Fantastic Four and the Defenders mourn Murdock – but not the right one.
THE REIGN OF THE DEVIL: OMEGA #1
- CHIP ZDARSKY AND MORE! (F) • RAFAEL DE LATORRE AND MORE! (A) • Cover by INHYUK LEE
- VARIANT COVER BY LOGAN LUBERA • VARIANT COVER BY ALEX MALEEV
- VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO • VARIANT COVER BY Rod Reis
- In the wake of one of the most visceral DAREDEVIL, no, MARVEL stories EVER, the New York City of the Marvel Universe is remade and reforged – if not in Wilson Fisk’s image, at least in his spirit!
- After a battle that nearly tears the city and its citizens apart, New York’s superheroes are left with no choice but to try to adapt to the dangerous new paradigm they find themselves operating under – with eight millions of people turned against them!
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Kingpin actually murdered Mike Murdock, Matt Murdock’s twin brother. Although Mike is not Matt’s identical twin and was originally a fictional identity used by Matt, he became real after an Inhuman reader distorted reality. During the premiere of writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto daredevil run, which leads directly to reign of the devil after daredevil #36, Daredevil is sent to prison at daredevil #25 and Mike assumes Matt’s life while incarcerated. Mike never knew Matt was Daredevil, and Kingpin kills the wrong Murdock in Matt’s apartment while believing Mike was the Man Without Fear.
Some of the funeral attendees know they’re not really mourning their friend. Both the Defenders and Matt’s best friend Foggy Nelson know that Matt is Daredevil, which is probably why Foggy doesn’t give the eulogy at the service. Instead, Kirsten McDuffie, a lover of Matt, talks to everyone at the funeral.
Matt is about to venture out with fellow love Elektra Natchios when daredevil relaunches in June 2022. Zdarsky and Checchetto will return to create the series which is set to explore the two Daredevils working together to take down the Hand, which is currently led by the Punisher, Frank Castle. Devil’s Reign: Omega will serve as a precursor to the new daredevil series, as well as other developments in the Marvel Universe.
The preview reveals that when Kingpin ran away with his wife, Typhoid Mary, at the end of reign of the devil #6, the happy couple likely ended up in Doctor Doom’s realm of Latveria. Also set to explore Luke Cage’s new role as Mayor of New York and how the townspeople will behave towards superheroes after Kingpin makes them the enemy.
reign of the devil: Omega #1 features stories written by Zdarsky, Rodney Barnes, and Jim Zub, with interior art by Rafael de Latorre, Guillermo Sanna, and Luciano Vecchio, and colors by Federico Blee, Dijjo Lima, Carlos Zopez, and Java Tartaglia. Letters for the issue were written by Clayton Cowles and Joe Sabino of VC, and the main cover by In-Hyuk Lee. The issue will go on sale May 25 from Marvel Comics.
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