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Murder Falcon #1

Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
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From DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, the creator of the Eisner-nominated series EXTREMITY, comes MURDER FALCON! The world is under attack by monsters, and Jake's life is falling apart: no band, no girl, no future... until he meets Murder Falcon. He was sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil, but he can't do it without Jake shredding up a storm. Now, with every chord Jake plays on his guitar, the power of metal fuels Murder Falcon into all-out kung fu fury on those that seek to conquer Earth.

It's time to shred!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Oct 10, 2018

    Murder Falcon will be a series I will look forward to enjoying every month from now on. The story will pull you into it's exciting and entertaining world and you'll enjoy every minute of it. This is the story that we need in the world right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 10, 2018

    A powerful debut with much to say about love and loss, Murder Falcon #1 succeeds on a number of levels. Johnson is a massive talent, and he nails this story, letting his kinetic artwork shine during moments of high action while knowing when to backoff and frame emotional moments with simpler visuals. This is a MUST BUY comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 9, 2018

    So what if we've seen the Metal Hero adventure before, this one in all its earnestness and humor succeeds from the first power cord. Have no fear the Bad Ass Murder Falcon has arrived to save us all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Oct 11, 2018

    "Murder Falcon" #1 is Daniel Warren Johnson at his greatest " with compelling characters, hyper-expressive artwork, and genuinely warming attitude. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 9, 2018

    If you are a fan of Daniel Warren Johnson then obviously you will want to pick this up. If you have never read any of his stuff then what are you doing with your life? But seriously, if not, you really should buy Murder Falcon #1; it is a fun, high octane romp that also has a lot of heart to it as well. I have been following Johnson on social media as he has been talking about this project, and to see it finally in the "flesh" is awesome. I can't say enough good things about this issue. Just go pick it up and enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Oct 8, 2018

    In conclusion, I highly recommend Murder Falcon #1. Especially if you love heavy metal, or were born in the 1980s or lived through them. Now that doesn't mean that everyone can't find something to love about this book. It is a ton of fun, and I only imagine it getting better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Oct 10, 2018

    Murder Falcon has everything an 80's young adult could dream of. Heavy Metal, vans, alien monsters, oh and a giant falcon who draws power from the intense sound of music. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Oct 12, 2018

    MURDER FALCON #1 is a great fun read that really does rock. You should take a break from whatever book you are reading and pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 10, 2018

    The first issue of Murder Falcon is relentlessly fun. It starts with a ridiculous premise and leans into with so much style and commitment that the reader is drawn into the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Oct 9, 2018

    Murder Falcon #1 starts off well and doesn't waste time with its setup. The method of how Murder Falcon has to fight may be the only thing that readers find odd but it's clear that there is a very human story here and the alien-fighting is just the fun part of the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 10, 2018

    But that’s the power of art in comics — in the hands of a talent like Daniel Warren Johnson, you can take what would be a ridiculous, random concept like Murder Falcon and make it into something that will stand above plenty of more deliberately plotted narratives on the shelves. One can easily describe this book as a tonal palate cleanser from Johnson’s heavier work on Extremity, and they wouldn’t be wrong — but that lightness in tone and content can’t help but make this debut feel just a tiny bit hollow. That said, if someone says that Murder Falcon doesn’t look sensational, they’re lying to you — but at the same time, it remains to be seen if Johnson can bring the same sort of solid narrative to his incredible artwork, or if this bird will have to fly on the fickle winds of off-the-wall spectacle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Oct 10, 2018

    Get your Rock on and disconnect your sense of normality, Murder Falcon is here to fight evil with Heavy Metal. And do it in style. You get a feel very early of what exactly this comic is and what it is about, from that point onwards it doesn't disappoint. Superb art from all of the creative team and a narrative which is as fun as it is daft. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Oct 10, 2018

    The Daniel Warren Johnson's creative team does a bang-up job of delivering a fun heavy metal feel to the action scenes in the panels, though the initial self loathing was way too much. But the interior art is still quality. Thus far Murder Falcon could definitely find interest if it can keep up the Heavy Metal energy, and I could see this as sci-fi comedy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 10, 2018

    What Murder Falcon lacks in a substantial plot and believable dialogue, it certainly makes up in creativity and originality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Oct 10, 2018

    The Extremity team is back with an all new series. I didn't realize this was even a thing. I just happened to see Daniel Warren Johnson's name pop out from a sea of DC foil covers so I grabbed this comic. This book looks great. Fun, silly concept. Awesome artwork. I'm in.

  • 9.5
    SloboSOY Oct 12, 2018

    If you search for a positive awesome story, don't search anymore, it's this one;
    I really love the characterization of Jake. Yeah maybe Murf (like Jake name him) arrival is easy & very right timed.
    But that make some mystery (How talk of Jake to him ... The old guitare fixer, the old waitress ?)
    This reading make me smile & was awesome !

    Cover - Nice & related to the ambiance. 2/2
    Writing - Well done 3/3
    Arts - Maybe a little rushed, but I like the positivity I see in the layout ! 2.5/3
    Feeling - I will enjoy following this ! You have to pick it if you didn't already. 2/2

  • 6.5
    Rogue_Thespian Oct 11, 2018

    It's got some genuine emotional complexity, but I'm personally tired of "metal" being a springboard for sort-of self-aware action stories. Still solid issue though. I'm more interesting in the main character than any of this fantasy/falcon stuff.

  • 9.5
    Unrulyian Oct 14, 2018

    Murder Falcon is awesome! The art is kinetic and fluid, reminiscent of Paul Pope's work, but cleaner and somehow more dynamic.
    The issue tells the story of Jake, a prodigious metal guitar player who is clearly suffering from some trauma and grief, the source of which is slowly revealed throughout the issue.
    One night, after dinner with a friend, Jake is attacked by a monster in his home. He picks up he guitar to smash the beast, when something strange happens: there is a flash of lightning and then an anthropomorphic falcon with a metal arm--Murder Falcon--is in his home and fighting the monster. He tells Jake to play, Jake plays, powering MF who beats the monster to death.
    And now, together they fight monsters with the power more

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Oct 15, 2018

    I didn't think the concept would interest me, but I love Extremity, so I picked this up. I'm glad that I did, it is over-the-top yet simultaneously down-to-earth and emotionally vulnerable. You'll have to imagine the metal soundtrack, but the artwork makes it easy to. I was expecting some kind of writer's playlist at the end, but instead there is a heartfelt letter. Very promising, don't miss out.

  • 8.5
    Pretzel59 Oct 14, 2018

    This is going to be fun!

  • 8.0
    egon244 Oct 12, 2018

    "Don't thank me, ma'am. Thank METAL"

    Fighting giant monsters and saving people with the power of METAL?
    Well, f*ck yeah! Count me in.

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Oct 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Oct 10, 2018

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