Murderworld: Avengers #1

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Jethro Morales Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  Hundreds are killed every year in an elaborate secret tournament run by a sadistic man with nearly limitless resources at his fingertips.
•  It's not an urban legend. It's not a myth - MURDERWORLD is real! It's online, and the gruesome truth has been hidden from everyone except its victims - until NOW.
•  Meet Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentarian who's going to expose it all... with some super-powered help. The Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with Murderworld mastermind Arcade - but can she stop this game before it kills again?
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  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Nov 19, 2022

    Avengers Murderworld #1 offers a brutal escape from normal Marvel titles and throws readers right into the action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Nov 16, 2022

    Murderworld: Avengers #1 is a surprising, unrelenting killing spree. It is jaw-dropping in its bravery, unleashing death on a devastating scale on ordinary people. The slow pace sucks you in before displaying the carnage in front of you. It left me shellshocked at the bleak nature of the issue, with very few guesses as to where the story goes from here. I just know more people are going to die. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Nov 16, 2022

    As long as you dont come to Murderworld: Avengers expecting to do more than laugh and smile, this will be a great book. Zub and Fawkes at last give Arcade the chance to do what every fan of the character always wants: kill, kill, and kill some more. Paired with Moraless art and Millas expressive colors, this is a win. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 16, 2022

    Less superhero battle and more Squid Game, we follow a YouTuber's every thought as he reacts to each moment, putting you right there with him. If you were ever interested in Arcade's awful game and how it functions, give Murderworld: Avengers a shot. You'll respect the story and its done-in-one arc, even if it's dark and tragic. For fans of superheroes, however, you might need to wait till the next issue to understand where it's all going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Nov 16, 2022

    Murderworld: Avengers #1 winds up being one of the most pleasant surprises of the week in comics, and I look forward to seeing where this particular tale goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Nov 16, 2022

    My main quibble with Murderworld: Avengers #1, though, is Marvels characteristically overcomplicated publication strategy for it. Theyre doing the one-shots that arent actually one-shots thing where each issue has a distinct title and a #1 on the cover, even if they would each be fairly incomprehensible if you read them separately or out of order. I know why they do this a shiny new #1 sells better than a #2, #3 or #4 would but its such an annoying habit of theirs and I wish they would break themselves out of it. This is the kind of thing that prospective new readers often complain about when they say theyd like to start reading Marvel comics but dont know where to start: needlessly making the process of finding and reading comics more convoluted than it needs to be. (When Murderworld inevitably makes it to Marvel Unlimited, for example, theyll be listed alphabetically as separate one-shots, even though the alphabetical order wont also be the correct reading order you see what I mean?) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Nov 18, 2022

    An issue perfectly exemplifying the 7/10; a totally solid read. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Dec 3, 2022

    Murderworld: Avengers #1 didn't make me care enough about the characters at all, and because of that, I didn't care about the book in general. The art is pretty good, but there wasn't any hook to interest me. I may be back, but only out of curiosity if this could get better, which shouldn't be that hard! Read Full Review

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