Assassin Nation #1

Writer: Kyle Starks Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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    SERIES PREMIERE! Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.
The World's Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him.  
With the same laugh-until-you- more

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Mar 13, 2019

    ASSASSIN NATION #1 is easily one of the funniest series to come out of Image Comics' Skybound imprint this year. Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson play to each other's strengths and have fun along the way. Fans of SEXCASTLE and UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL will find plenty to love about a murderous lot of assassins paid to protect a big target. It's a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 12, 2019

    Like the characters in its pages working as hit men, Assassin Nation #1 is locked in on its target: showing its audience a great time. This is one of those comics you start reading before suddenly finding yourself surprised that it had to end. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Mar 14, 2019

    With excellent character work and visual pacing, "Assassin Nation" #1 is the work of two creators firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Mar 13, 2019

    In all, this was a really strong first issue that set the tone for the rest of the series. It’s a lot of fun and has just the right amount of all its components to be a great thrillride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - Blake Gutierrez Mar 21, 2019

    This hilarious bloodbath is an exciting start to a new series that'll leave you both chuckling and on the edge of your seat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Mar 12, 2019

    Assassin Nation #1will be available in comic stores everywhere March 13, 2019. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Mar 17, 2019

    With both a great writer and artist behind it, Assassination Nation (2019-) #1 has an interesting story with good humor, and great art. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 13, 2019

    The first issue is good and feels like it ramps up to a finale that's so over the top, it's hard to not laugh and smile at the silliness of it all. I expected an action comic and got a massive laugh by the end. This is a solid debut that has me excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 14, 2019

    Henderson's eclectic character design makes for building quite the expressive ensemble, a factor which helps when the bullets starts flying. Even in the middle of the frenzy, her cartooning persists as some of the best of the best, a wonderful fit for a book about exactly that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Rollin Bishop Mar 13, 2019

    Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson knock it out of the park with Assassin Nation #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 12, 2019

    More of an action comedy than thriller, Assassin Nation delivers the laughs and the gore in an agreeable poke at a typical gangster tale fleshed out by an entertaining premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Mar 14, 2019

    Dark humor and splattering cranial contents abound in Image Comics' new release, Assassin Nation. Both the colors and the characters are vivid, and the dialogue is just the right level of salty for a troupe of hired guns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Mar 16, 2019

    A darkly tongue-in-cheek story about the perils of assembling the world's greatest hitmen (and women!) in one room. Fun and frivolous, Assassin Nation #1 doesn't take itself too seriously, and neither should you. If the crazy antics of the hotheads don't bring a smile to your face, you'd better check your pulse! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Mar 13, 2019

    If you like over the top satire with a touch of violence, this series might be for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Alex Curtis Mar 13, 2019

    In terms of writing"no, it's not good. But the art is terrific and justifies a purchase. Hopefully Erica Henderson can move onto better written projects after this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 5, 2019

    Okay I loved this way more than I should have.

  • 8.0
    Deadlybeavis Mar 13, 2019

    Not anything that hasn't been done before, but a pretty cool debut. I'm in.

  • 6.0
    Sal Mar 14, 2019


    What happens when the former #1 assassin in the world retire to become a crime boss and gets targeted for assassination? He hires a bunch of other assassins to protect him from the assassins that are trying to assassinate him. The title of this book might be a little too on the nose.

    I’m not sure what this book is trying to be. It is described by the publisher as “madcap”, “bombastic”, and “side-splitting” with references to action comedy films like Hot Fuzz and Tropic Thunder. To compare a comic book to a film is unfair, especially wacky action-comedies like the aforementioned where the pure charisma and timing of the stars can elevate a mediocre plot. The same cannot be done with the flat panels of a comic more

  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Apr 3, 2019

    This was really fun. It was pretty great. My favorite part of it was the explanation for the guy named Fuck. The art was especially great and is used to greater effect here than I think it ever was in Squirrel Girl.

  • 9.0
    Mike L. Mar 13, 2019

  • 9.0
    Raist819 Mar 13, 2019

  • 8.5
    KillianH Mar 16, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jonny1998 Mar 16, 2019

  • 6.0
    SoosX Mar 16, 2019

  • 8.0
    DarloMan Apr 7, 2019

  • 7.5
    TheImageIsStrong Mar 24, 2019

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