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Murderworld: Wolverine #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Wolverine is “the best he is at what he does,” and what he does is hunt victims in Murderworld!

Our contestants are about to feel the SNIKT!

Will anyone survive Arcade’s deadliest game?

Arcade and his schemes have been a punchline in the past, but this game is no joke.

Each issue ups the ante and will keep readers guessing right up until the end.


Don’t miss it!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This series is brilliant, mixing horror with psychological suspense, while the deadly Arcade gameplay works perfectly so far.

    Mixing the classic strokes of the 90s comics with modern touches, full of details and very neat, it is an art that is as nostalgic as it is current.

  • 94

    Comic Watch

    Arcade goes from gleeful to angry in Murderworld: Wolverine. It had to happen eventually. And it’s easy to invest in the moment. Arcade is the only character that’s factored substantially into every issue, and I’ve found him more compelling than the point-of-view characters at several points. So when he went from fun to furious it grabbed me. I would never have expected to say this when the Murderworld series began, but the chance of Arcade’s plan getting upset is a far better cliffhanger than whether a contestant will survive. I can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen to this attention craving maniac.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Murderworld: Wolverine #1 somehow manages to make this series more violent. Different characters raise the hackles up more than others due to the possibilities of their powers and how they can use them to kill. With Wolverine, there are countless examples of what he can do, and he is terrifying. The book is as dark as it gets, verging on Saw and Squid Games territory by the end of the issue. It is definitely not something that you come across within Marvel Comics very often.

  • 70

    Marvel Comics’ Arcade-style homage to Squid Game continues as the survivors are narrowed to a much smaller selection by Wolverine cyborgs with a single dialogue-based gag so good, it alone is worth the price of admission. While the rest of the issue plays along familiar lines with a variety of death traps, it’s the definition of the core group of survivors that draws the most attention. The original Leap Frog, in particular, receives the spotlight in a fashion evoking a surprising degree of sympathy amidst the juvenile humor and bloodshed. Murderworld emphasizes style over substance, but it provides enough of a rooting interest to keep readers hooked through the overly familiar approach of Arcade. What’s more is that with the formula set, Murderworld: Wolverine finds a genuine surprise by its end.

  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    It looks like the next issue focuses on Moon Knight but again, it’s not really Moon Knight so there’s not too much of a draw there because of that. If we were following “name” characters facing off against other versions of heroes it’d be one thing, but here we get mostly nobodies from what we can tell at this point, though the few nods to their past highlight how some villains view the various heroes that they face in interesting ways. The book flows well and hits its stride pretty quickly even without having anyone to really connect with as it leans into a standard survival horror kind of approach. It looks great and has a solid script but it just lacks that connection for me. It may work better if I’d known that there were two issues before this but it still works well enough, as long as you realize it’s not a Wolverine story.

  • 60

    Impulse Gamer

    A bit of a ruse since Wolverine may be in it but it is not actually him. Reasonble enough story any way.

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