United States vs. Murder Inc. #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Well that happened! The world has been ripped apart by mob enforcer Jagger Rose's actions last issue, and the fallout is like nothing anyone has ever seen! In a world where the mob's influence is both huge and public, the battle between organized crime and the United States government has reached its tipping point. It's another barn-burning issue by the award-winning creators of POWERS, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 9, 2019

    This leads right up to the horrifying last panel. I don't want to say anything else except that Oeming nails the image and Bendis nails the dialogue. It's the penultimate issue of this book and I'm as excited as could be. The end of this issue is pure adrenaline and makes you want that next issue as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Jan 11, 2019

    Brian Michael Bendis takes a break from all the high action and takes the reader with Valentine to Pennsylvania to meet with government special agents. We find out Valentine's a mole and who the next president is, however, UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. #5 leaves this reader dissatisfied. Michael Oeming continues to use heavy shadow and symbolism in his art. Overall, UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. #5 was a good breather and a unique issue in the UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC. series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jan 11, 2019

    I loved the new insight into Valentine's plight. But hated that there was no Jagger Rose. She was hurt in issue #4, so I hope she is still around. But time will tell, and I'm hooked. Once again, this series is still in its infancy to pick up back issues at a bargain as Bendis's work will command top dollar by collectors, especially with a story this good! Do yourself a favor, and read (or re-read) Issues #1 – #4 to gain perspective and appreciate the new America that Bendis is painting! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jan 9, 2019

    It took five issues, but United States vs. Murder Inc is finally finding its footing and becoming another Bendis/Oeming classic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 9, 2019

    While I've made no secret of my dislike for Michael Avon Oemings artwork, it is saved by the coloring of Taki Soma. Somas uses a harsh palette, giving the characters a neon glow effect that works. Much of the action in the issue takes place in a bowling alley, so the lighting is pretty garish. Its a far cry from the benday patterns used in Cave Carson, thankfully. Read Full Review

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