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Marvel outlines entire ‘Murderworld’ saga launching November 16th

Check out the covers for all five installments of Jim Zub and Ray Fawkes’ MURDERWORLD saga, kicking off on November 16 in MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS #1!.

Press Release

Marvel Comics has announced the Murderworld saga, a series of one-shots tied to a larger story by Jim Zub and Ray Fawkes, but today we’ve got the full picture. Launching with Murderworld: Avengers #1 on November 16, the story will span five issues and wrap up on March 1st with Murderworld: Game Over #1. Announced in August, The series will feature a different artist on each issue, with Jethro Morales, Farid Karami, Carlos Nieto, Luca Pizzari, and Netho Diaz (and more) drawing the series.

“When I first saw Murderworld in an issue of Uncanny X-Men, I was fascinated by its colorful corniness mixed with deception and violence,” Zub explained. “Many years ago, Ray and I chatted about a twisted thriller-survival story set in Arcade’s deadly playground and now, starting with MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS, we’re finally getting the chance to unleash it!”

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So what’s Murderworld about?

Two hundred contestants. One hundred million dollar prize. One winner. And to survive, they’ll have to endure a series of brutal tests in Arcade’s brand-new Murderworld. Arcade’s circus-style contests have been a punchline in the past, but this game is no joke and the body count will rise with each twist and turn. Has Arcade finally found success? Enter Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentarian who hopes to expose it all but he can’t do it alone. Luckily, the Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with the Murderworld mastermind – but how many will die before she can put a stop to this wildly violent scheme??

“Murderworld is one of those stealthy, ultra-compelling concepts that always made the Marvel Universe so fascinating to me – the gaudy, family-fun veneer slapped over a deadly threat. When Jim and I were discussing it, ideas to make it more and more frightening and exciting just kept coming to us. I’m thrilled to bring them to readers in all their horrible glory!” Fawkes added.

Along with this news, Marvel has revealed every cover all done by Paco Medina. Check those out below.

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For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— November 3, 2022 — On November 16, Jim Zub and Ray Fawkes put the “murder” back in MURDERWORLD! Teaming up with an exciting lineup of all-star artists, the two writers have penned a pulse-pounding epic that begins later this month in MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS #1 and comes to a crashing end in March’s MURDERWORLD: GAME OVER #1! Across five one-shots, readers will witness Arcade at his darkest as he unleashes the full terror of Murderworld on an all-new cast of characters.

Two hundred contestants. One hundred million dollar prize. One winner. And to survive, they’ll have to endure a series of brutal tests in Arcade’s brand-new Murderworld. Arcade’s circus-style contests have been a punchline in the past, but this game is no joke and the body count will rise with each twist and turn. Has Arcade finally found success? Enter Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentarian who hopes to expose it all but he can’t do it alone. Luckily, the Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with the Murderworld mastermind – but how many will die before she can put a stop to this wildly violent scheme??

“When I first saw Murderworld in an issue of Uncanny X-Men, I was fascinated by its colorful corniness mixed with deception and violence,” Zub explained. “Many years ago, Ray and I chatted about a twisted thriller-survival story set in Arcade’s deadly playground and now, starting with MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS, we’re finally getting the chance to unleash it!”

“Murderworld is one of those stealthy, ultra-compelling concepts that always made the Marvel Universe so fascinating to me – the gaudy, family-fun veneer slapped over a deadly threat. When Jim and I were discussing it, ideas to make it more and more frightening and exciting just kept coming to us. I’m thrilled to bring them to readers in all their horrible glory!” Fawkes added.

Step right up to the deadliest game in the Marvel Universe when MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS #1 hits stands on November 16! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS #1

Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES

Art by JETHRO MORALES

Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 11/16

 

MURDERWORLD: SPIDER-MAN #1 – 75960620487800111

Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES

Art by FARID KARAMI

Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 12/28


MURDERWORLD: WOLVERINE #1 – 75960620488500111

Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES

Art by CARLOS NIETO

Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 1/25

 

MURDERWORLD: MOON KNIGHT #1

Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES

Art by LUCA PIZZARI

Cover by PACO MEDINA

On Sale 2/15

 

MURDERWORLD: GAME OVER #1

Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES

Art by NETHO DIAZ & MORE

Cover by PACO MEDINA

On Sale 3/1

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