The Madness #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Aco Publisher: AWA Release Date: August 9, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Legendary writer J. Michael Straczynski teams with superstar artist ACO for a tale of bloody vengeance.

In THE MADNESS, Sarah Ross has been using her power as a thief, stealing from the rich and...well, keeping it. Until the day she stole from the wrong person, a highly placed official who pressures the government to assassinate her. The plot, aided by so-called "good" superheroes sponsored by the government, misses her but wipes out her family. Driven mad by grief, and laser-focused on revenge for the murder of her family, Sarah and a hidden side of her personality - an imaginary friend who may be more real than she believes - goes more

  • 9.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Aug 11, 2023

    THE MADNESS #1 is a hard-hitting, dramatic, super-smart story of revenge in a world filled with superheroes. Straczynski lays out a pitch-perfect revenge story, dripping with drama and character motivation for one of the best new character debuts in some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Aug 9, 2023

    'The Madness' is an exceptional revenge thriller that remixes genres into one explosive first issue by a legendary writer and superstar art crew. It's the kind of issue that gets you pumped up for the next one making the wait intolerable. This is Straczynski is at his best with a story that hits all the right notes leaving readers wanting more. AWA has another hit on their hands.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 9, 2023

    The Madness #1 is John Wick but replace a dog with a fianc and kids and a criminal syndicate with the US government, superheroes, and a Middle Eastern leader. It's not complicated, yet, it's somewhat predictable, but it's really well done. A solid start that adds just enough detail to make it stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Jul 15, 2023

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  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Aug 12, 2023

    The Madness #1 takes a well-trodden path, but manages to do just enough with it to make it feel fresh and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Aug 14, 2023

    Intriguing and intelligent but hampered by a lack of focus on its main character. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 9, 2023

    The Madness #1 feels like a comic that's been in hiding for 20 years. Like many of AWA's comics, ACO affects a Bryan Hitch-like "widescreen comics" style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rapid Fire Reviews Sep 19, 2023

    THE MADNESS #1
    AWA Studios

    Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
    Penciler: ACO
    Inker: David Lorenzo
    Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo
    Letterer: Sal Cipriano

    From the mind that brought us the Resistance Universe and Telepaths comes a brand new hit series….THE MADNESS...

    In THE MADNESS, Sarah Ross has been using her power as a thief, stealing from the rich and…well, keeping it. Until the day she stole from the wrong person, a highly placed official who pressures the government to assassinate her. The plot, aided by so-called “good” superheroes sponsored by the government, misses her but wipes out her family. Driven mad by grief, and laser-focused on revenge for the murder of her family, Sarah more

  • 7.5
    fzanca Aug 21, 2023

    A traditional revenge story, but with superpowers. I thought it good overall. There's nothing really new here and we are starting with a thief, not a hero, so there's a bit of a hill to climb. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

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  • 9.5
    Fraidy Cat Aug 17, 2023

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    ComicWorm Sep 29, 2023

  • 7.5
    Oddball12 Aug 22, 2023

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    fandelabd Oct 24, 2023

  • 6.0
    Silver Rocket Aug 11, 2023

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