Murderworld: Spider-Man #1

Writer: Jim Zub, Ray Fawkes Artist: Farid Karami Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
7.0Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

The Murderworld stream will not be stopped and, as its dwindling contestants grow more desperate, the wall-crawling web of death surrounding them begins to tighten - Thwip, thwip... Murderworld is a chaotic contest filled with treachery and tragedy from the minds of Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) and Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian, Avengers: No Surrender) illustrated by Farid Karami. Arcade and his schemes have been a punchline in the past, but this game is no laughing matter. Each issue ups the ante and will keep readers guessing right up until the end. Don't miss it!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Dec 30, 2022

    Murderworld: Spider-Man #1 brings more of a story to the bloodbath. Whilst the barbarism remains and the creators seem to delight in murder, there are other elements being introduced that twist the horror of the book. As the group has been thinned, the games have started to come into effects that are more terrifying than the straight slaughter. Its constantly energetic, and with the rest of the Marvel Universe starting to get involved, the potential for disaster has escalated. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Dec 29, 2022

    Murderworld: Spider-Man is another fun and funny romp that highlights how gloriously insane Arcade is when he gets to actually do what he always wants to do: kill people in complicated and entertaining ways. Zub and Fawkes are doing an outstanding job telling this story, and the art teams havent missed yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Jan 2, 2023

    Murderworld Spider-Man is another fun entry into the Murderworld series. Zub and Fawkes continue to offer solid character development with an unpredictable story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 28, 2022

    It's a notable improvement with an anti-heroine guiding readers down this dark rabbit hole, while several threads of Marvel Comics continuity ground the story in the lives of more familiar heroes. It's the Spider-Man part of the title that doesn't get much play as this installment is so busy laying the groundwork for what's to come there's hardly any attention paid to the murderous Spider-people lowering the number of contestants. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 4, 2023

    Murderworld may have been a ripoff of Westworld when it was originally conceived, but theres real potential in an ongoing series. The inexplicable longevity of a TV show like Survivor proves that the drama of such a contest in the Marvel Universe could really take off if it was tackled from the right angle. As it is, Zub and Fawkes simply havent found the right angle for a truly compelling story. Read Full Review

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