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Murderworld: Spider-Man #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

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!

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23 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    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.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    One of the most daring, intelligent and visually creative series that can be read right now.

  • 96

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    Overall, I think that I will be following the rest of this Murderworld storyline because while it is not as relevant to Spider-Man as I once thought or expected, the creative team is really just making an intense, intriguing thriller that will entertain, even if you do not have any knowledge about Marvel or its characters. I love the twist at the end where Arcade reveals that he has planted a couple of mole assassins in the group, which will naturally cause chaos, distrust, and basically absolute mayhem amongst the remaining survivors.

  • 92

    Comic Watch

    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.

  • 80

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    Much like this issue before it, Murderworld Spider-Man is a fun and entertaining issue. Jim Zub and Ray Fawkes continue to make this series an enjoyable one. No one knows what will happen next, and that’s the most exciting thing about this book. Murderworld Spider-Man is available at a comic shop near you!

  • 60

    Readers now have some rooting interests and a clear sense of what to expect, perhaps the next one-shot will balance narrative and classic Arcade carnage as promised.

  • 20

    You Don't Read Comics

    Murderworld may have been a ripoff of Westworld when it was originally conceived, but there’s 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 haven’t found the right angle for a truly compelling story.

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