Avengers Arena #1

    Avengers Arena » Avengers Arena #1 - Worse Things released by Marvel on February 12, 2013.

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    Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman young adults (including cult faves like 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? The rising star team of Dennis Hopeless (X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and Kev Walker (THUNDERBOLTS) dare you to tune in to your new favorite comic NOW!

    Note: The original cover is a homage to the movie poster of Battle Royale.


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    2.8 stars

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    What a Waste 0

    This is way too pretty a book to be wasted on such a premise.I mean it. The art is gorgeous. Not only that, the book is actually quite well written, though it has some major flaws. Specifically the one major flaw:The goddamn premiseNow, Hopeless has said this in interviews, but someone dies in this book. Some will die in other issues. And some will be characters we know and love. As much as I might hate it though, I can't fault it on a purely objective stance, since anything can be done well. Th...

    8 out of 14 found this review helpful.

    Explaining away things we don't like 0

    Arcade is back, Arcade is actually a little scary, and he is making sure he 's not going to lose anymore.Time to tell truth. Raise your hand if you have read most of the Arcade stories. Anyone? Anyone, besides me? Oh just a couple of you? Well he has been a goofball, in most stories, but he has been increasingly nastier the more he has lost. He was once a renown assassin, and he enjoyed challenges, even if it meant he lost from time to time. He has decided his reputation has taken enough of a be...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    What the...? 0

    Okay... I admit I wasn't even all that interested in this title. I was disappointed that Avengers Academy was coming to an end to begin with, and when I read the premise of its apparent successor, I wasn't thrilled. Having never read the Runaways, their deaths wouldn't matter so much to me, but I realize that there are fans of that crew out there, just as there are fans of the AA crew, so why do we have to have any of these characters die?What's the endgame here?To anger fans of a series (or ser...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
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