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United States vs. Murder Inc. #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
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From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes a crime-infused blast
of alternate history. Years ago, the five families of organized crime had such a stranglehold over the American public that the U.S. government found itself forced to give up part of the country or lose all of it. Now the unrest between America and the families has come to a boil. A war is about to come-a war no one is ready for. Newly made man Valentine Gallo and mob hitwoman Jagger Rose find themselves torn over which side of the war they want to be on. United States of murder, Inc. #1 was voted the single best issue of the year by IGN.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 5, 2018

    A strong start that is uncompromisingly brutal with an interesting lead you'll want to follow along with. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Sep 5, 2018

    This won't be for everyone, but those looking for something different or an interesting crime story should try it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Sep 5, 2018

    United States vs Murder Inc. has a strong first issue and my only complaint is that it ended way too quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 7, 2018

    I enjoy agood crime story, something we see less of in comic books these days. Comicsare still digging out from under all thecapes, tights, and ray guns of the previous 50 years. I appreciate seeing themarket open to other genres, though crime is often a hard sell. If this book isable to carve a fresh path, it may do well. It has a solid pedigree, whichshould appeal to the fans, but only up to a point. I encourage everyone to giveit a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 5, 2018

    If you like a good origin story that is going to have a lot of layers, then this may be the journey for you. Bendis' work is proven over time, and this should be a fun ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 5, 2018

    This is my favorite Jinxworld book so far.  The story and art are simple enough to jump into, but both end up showing more complexity by the end.  Sure, some may be taken aback by the language and violence, but neither bother me as long as I am invested in the characters and the story.  I was and I look forward to continuing reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 5, 2018

    The issue is, unlike Cover, this is very much a story we've seen before. It's a good example of that story so far, but I'm not sure that's enough to make it stand out in an era where everyone " Bendis included " is upping the creator-owned game. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Sep 5, 2018

    Bendis grabs the readers attention immediately and never takes his foot off the gas. Pick this up and give it a try! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Sep 10, 2018

    "Murder Inc." returns with a solid introduction to one of the lead characters and features all the hallmarks of what Bendis and Oeming do together with this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Sep 6, 2018

    United States vs. Murder #1 provides an enticing, if lopsided introduction for the new series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 6, 2018

    A badass 12 year olf female assassin, running around the city killing arrogant men abusing their power. Thus far it could even find interest from fans outside of normal comic readers, and I could see myself plucking myself down to binge watch this on Netflix. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Existentialman Sep 6, 2018

    This book is a real page turner. Once I read the opening page I couldn't put it down. It's a familiar story, but told really well. Now I can't wait for the next issue to come out. I feel like Bendis had all these great stories he was dying to tell and was just waiting for the right place to tell them. I'm glad he's found a place for them at DC and Jinxworld

  • 4.0
    ohhaimark Sep 8, 2018

    THE GOOD:

    -The art was very good. One of the most unique artists in the biz, Oeming doesn't disappoint.

    -I liked the gangster feel. The violence and dark tone were effective parts of the issue.

    THE BAD:

    -The emotion wasn't strong enough as far the main character goes. I didn't feel her trauma even when Bendis wanted us to.

    -This issue was too much setup for me. I'm sure the series will pick up eventually, but this issue didn't stand out enough to me.

    -The end didn't do enough for me. This was a pretty cliched gangster initiation setup to begin with, and it didn't have enough tension for me.

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Sep 5, 2018

  • 8.0
    Troy Sep 9, 2018

  • 5.5
    Inkink Sep 12, 2018

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