Bendis, Oeming to Launch “United States of Murder Inc.” in 2014

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According to an ad from Marvel Comics, the “Powers” creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming will launch a new series called “The United States of Murder Inc.” in spring 2014, as part of Marvel’s creator-owned Icon line. The information came to light over at Bleeding Cool, which posted a photo of the ad in this week’s “Powers: Bureau” #8 from a retailer. CBR reached out to Marvel, which provided the full promotional image.

“The United States of Murder Inc.” will be the latest in a long line of Bendis’ creator-owned books in the Icon line, which also publishes Bendis and Oeming’s “Powers: Bureau” ongoing series and all-ages “Taiko;” as well as Bendis and Alex Maleev‘s “Scarlet,” and “Brilliant” by Bendis and Mark Bagley. While no other details about the series were revealed, the visual of Ben Franklin on the $100 bill blindfolded, gagged, throat slit and shot certainly makes for an evocative image.