by marvel Reign of the devil the event gives Otto Octavius higher variants of himself.
The Spider-Man villain known as Doctor Octopus was given access to the Baxter building by Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin, and the scientist now has access to all of the technologies in the Fantastic Four. After devising a way for Fisk to steal Purple Man’s powers in Reign of the devil # 2, Otto left to carry out his own plans and summoned a group of Ottos from across the Multiverse. An overview for Reign of the Devil: Superior Four # 1 gives readers a taste of these Doc Ocks crossed with the heroes Hulk, Wolverine, and Ghost Rider.
The title of the new miniseries is a reminder to The Superior Spider-Man, where Doc Ock’s consciousness was placed in Peter Parker’s body, with Otto acting as the wall robot and a hero for a while. The preview reveals that these Ottos have the same last names as their heroic counterparts, like Bruce Banner (Hulk), Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider), and James Howlett (Wolverine). While the set seeks to be a “higher” version of the Fantastic Four, Doc Ock’s plan is to create a collective like any other in the Marvel Universe.
Octavius seeks to contact all Otto Octavius in the Multiverse to form a “Council of Ocks”, an idea to which Otto Banner responds: “Otto, we are not Reed Richards”. The statement alludes to the Reed Council, which is made up of multiversal variants of Mr. Fantastic and first appeared in The Fantastic Four # 570. The group is still featured in the comics, with the Ultimate Universe version of Reed Richards, aka The Maker, who recently enlisted the help of the Council to restore his world and invade Universe 616, as shown in the pages of Venom written by Donny Cates.
The scope of Otto’s projects and their unfolding will span across three issues, but Superior Four is not the only one Reign of the devil the linked miniseries comes out. Marvel’s newest Daredevil Elektra will take on Kraven the Hunter in his own miniseries, Daredevil: Fearless Woman, with the first issue debuting the same week as Superior Four. Readers will need to dive in to see how these links expand the main story of Reign of the devil, with the preview and the solicitation of Superior Four # 1 found below.
DEVIL’S REIGN: SUPERIOR FOUR # 1 (OF 3)
- ZAC THOMPSON (F) • DAVIDE TINTO (A)
- Cover by IVAN SHAVRIN
- Variant Coverage by DIKE RUAN
- THE FANTASTICS ARE NO LONGER. LONG LIFE … THE SUPERIOR FOUR.
- Otto Octavius developed a taste for the infinite. Reinforced by Wilson Fisk, Doctor Octopus faces a tantalizing and unprecedented opportunity to roam the Multiverse, amassing an army of… himself. An army to march on our reality, proving Otto’s supremacy – and it all starts with his SUPERIOR FOUR!
- 32 PGS./Class T +… $ 3.99
Reign of the Devil: Superior Four # 1 is written by Zac Thompson with illustrations by Davide Tinto, colors by Matt Milla, letters from Ariana Maher from VC and a cover from Ivan Shavrin. A variation of the cover of the book was done by Dike Ruan and Matthew Wilson. The issue goes on sale January 12 at Marvel Comics.
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