The United States of Murder Inc. #2

The United States of Murder Inc. #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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This new crime epic saga from the creators of POWERS continues! Welcome to a world where the influence of organized crime has risen to a place where parts of the United States are actually fully controlled by the five families. At the end of last issue, the biggest secret in history of the five families was revealed! The newest made man, Valentine, now must figure out how he and his associate, Jagger Rose, are supposed to continue on knowing what they now know. Every issue delivers powerful visuals by Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming and a story by the writer of some of your favorite Marvel comics including ALL-NEW X-MEN!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 13, 2014

    Overall, this team is bringing readers a new and fresh reading of both historical and fictional events involving the mob that should not be missed by anyone who still finds themselves missing Tony Soprano. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 11, 2014

    Aside from the final pages, issue #2 proves a bit slower than its explosive debut, focusing more on relationships than anything else. Michael Avon Oeming gamely embraces the change in pace, using his great character work and masterful use of shadow to convey the ever changing tone and mood. Considering his relatively simplistic style, it's amazing how much his mobsters look like mobsters. A furrow here, some sunken eyes there--every scene is exactly what you'd picture when reading the spoken words, a true testament to the artists' collaboration. Add in the simple yet effective colors from Taki Soma and you get another stellar issue that would be...unwise to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 12, 2014

    Bendis keeps his tendency for verbosity in check, mostly, and his story is all that much tighter and all the better for it. "The United States of Murder, Inc." #2 is an excellent noir-ish, alternate-reality, poli-criminal thriller that's thought-provoking and full of superb character drama and interaction. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 11, 2014

    Such a fun series and only in issue #2. You will be kicking yourself when you can't find back issues of this, so get ahead of the game and start reading along with the rest of us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jun 12, 2014

    The second chapter of Murder Inc contains a lot of exchanges. Between the scenes in the past and those between Valentine and his mother, the issue finds a way to build the characters and the story within individual conversations. Bendis proves that bullets do not need to be flying around for the story to progress. While not easy, he manages to keep this issue both informative and exciting. This is definitelypartly due to the immense talent of Oeming and Soma. The use of color and shadow produce an incredible amount of emotion on the page. Soma's ability to strike a tone and Oeming's panel work make for a fantastic combination. It may be early in the series, but there is no question that The United States of Murder Inc is a must-read series. Read Full Review

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