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Marvel goes Battle Royale with Avengers Arena

September 16th, 2012 by bash Comments

This December, prepare for the deadliest game of all as Avengers Arena #1 kicks off an all-new ongoing series from rising star creators writer Dennis Hopeless (X-Men: Season One) and artist Kev Walker (Thunderbolts).

As part of Marvel NOW!, Avengers Arena  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman young adults (including members of the Runaways, The Avengers Academy and Darkhawk) are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented captor: Fight or die…only one will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle that will test the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant. Welcome to Murder World, where the secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game. Who will survive?

“These kids were chosen carefully and with specific story beats in mind. We definitely plan on taking advantage of the broad personality spectrum we have in play,” explained Dennis Hopeless in an interview with “Even the characters who die off early make their mark on the story. I didn’t throw anyone into the book as cannon fodder.”

“There is no safe base, no refuge, no cavalry to come charging over the hill. The contestants’ every moment is watched, manipulated and controlled,” elaborated Kev Walker in an interview “This is up close and personal, more intimate than any other book out there, because it’s just us and them.”

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Hi all. I'm Bash and love anything and everything to do with Star Wars. Although I've watched hundreds of movies, read dozens of books and played numerous computer games from other genres and franchises since, nothing has come close to seeing George Lucas' epic for the very first time. I hope you all like the site and come back often.

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