COMICS: First Look At Marvel NOW! Series AVENGERS ARENA #1

Avengers Arena will see 16 young superhumans (including characters from Runaways and Avengers Academy) battling it out in Murder World, with the promise that only one will leave alive. Things sure don't look good for Hazmat as she takes on X-23 in this sneak peek of issue #1...

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By Josh Wilding - 10/18/2012
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!










AVENGERS ARENA #1
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Pencils by KEV WALKER
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON


Source: IGN Comics
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StrangersInTheNiiiight - 10/18/2012, 3:13 PM
"Shit character"?
SwagInScience - 10/18/2012, 3:14 PM
smells alot like the hunger games. seriously Marvel, get your shit together
KaneVonDoom - 10/18/2012, 3:16 PM
If you catch the shit, can you bring back a teammate?
DioFoRio - 10/18/2012, 3:16 PM
LOL@GRIFTONTEA


Art looks cool
The14thAvenger - 10/18/2012, 3:16 PM
are they just putting avengers because of the film? i few characters from avengers academy is not enough to justify that
DioFoRio - 10/18/2012, 3:17 PM
LOLKane
KaneVonDoom - 10/18/2012, 3:17 PM
^BTW, Murderworld has been around for a loooong time in Marvel. If anything, Hungergames was a ripoff of Battle Royale which is a ripoff of Murderworld... or whatever.
DioFoRio - 10/18/2012, 3:18 PM
DODGESHIT...Get ready to Wipe your ass with the competition
DioFoRio - 10/18/2012, 3:18 PM
bout time Arcade made a re-appearance
DarthVenom - 10/18/2012, 3:20 PM
@lordsinestro if you knew your shit you would know its base of battle Royale
web3d - 10/18/2012, 3:25 PM
I hate it when X-23 is called a female Wolverine. All good writers know that power-set defines a character, emirite guys?
luckylu - 10/18/2012, 3:30 PM
the hunger heroes
SwagInScience - 10/18/2012, 3:33 PM
@teabag nice one! lol
SpideyQuad - 10/18/2012, 3:38 PM
LOL teabag
jimoakley666 - 10/18/2012, 3:39 PM
Kev Walker's artwork is spot on as usual. But once again this writer seems to be living up to his name.
MutantEquality - 10/18/2012, 3:40 PM
It's about time Arcade showed up again. It feels old school up in here. Gonna go find me some old Xmen and Arcade comics and get down. Ahhh Nostalgia.
siggisuperman - 10/18/2012, 3:47 PM
Why ? Why would they kill each other ?
Shua - 10/18/2012, 4:02 PM
They're definitely cashing in on the Hunger Games... but it looks pretty cool! Great art, might have to check it out.
SwagInScience - 10/18/2012, 4:08 PM
@teabag you're too much lol
XavierLehnsherr - 10/18/2012, 4:17 PM
I think Grif just invented an awesome new sport.

I'd totally play that.

I'd WIN that.
TurdFergunson - 10/18/2012, 4:30 PM
@teabag dude, i googled "dodgshit"and this post comes up first hit. sending me into one of those endless loops of the internet. good thing im high, it was awesome.
RorMachine - 10/18/2012, 4:40 PM
Looks great to me.
marvel72 - 10/18/2012, 4:53 PM
i thought it looked pretty decent,i'll wait & see if its worth picking up the trade.
Temple - 10/18/2012, 4:56 PM
Looks good, glad to know darkhawk and the runaways back.
PsyGuy - 10/18/2012, 4:57 PM
HUNGER GAMES copy. snore.
NorrinRaddical - 10/18/2012, 5:00 PM
FANTASTIC Art! Hunger Games cash grab or no, I'm excited to see a Marvel Battle Royale if the art keeps looking this great
fortycals - 10/18/2012, 5:18 PM
This looks good, even though I dont think its gonna be the killing spree they advertised it to be. I really dont see how anybody but X23 and Darkhawk end up the last ones standing. Darkhawk should mopp the floor with anyone here though, including arcade. This whole deal is beneath him, if he is at the same level he was the last time we saw him.

It should be X23 vs Finesse. She already basically told her she was going to kill her. I like hazmat, and can do without taskmaster Jr.
fortycals - 10/18/2012, 5:21 PM
I still dont see how arcade pulls this off considering theAA already beat him before.
JustDame - 10/18/2012, 5:40 PM
I wish i would've read Avengers Academy.
DudeLove721 - 10/18/2012, 6:01 PM
So Hunger Games for superheroes... normally I'm not so snarky but Marvel is getting pretty blatant with the things they're ripping off at this point.
DudeLove721 - 10/18/2012, 6:05 PM
And I realize Murderworld existed long before Hunger Games. I think we can all agree that the whole putting "young adults" in a fight to the death thing is a blatant Hunger Games rip-off at least though, right?
HULK2099 - 10/18/2012, 6:26 PM
Looks epic but hope it isn't gay like hunger games
fortycals - 10/18/2012, 7:05 PM
@Dudelove
Yeah they have been pretty blatant. I remember during the whole vampires vs xmen cross overs, Deadpool actually called them out saying they where riding twilights coat tails.
vondoom29 - 10/18/2012, 9:54 PM
so marvel is doing a 'hunger games' story..... laaaame
leethario - 10/19/2012, 2:22 AM
Looks good, who doesn't want to see x-23 melted?

it amases me that people only have a reference point of a year sometimes.
Murderworld was probably late 70's, Battle Royal came out in 2000 and Hunger Games (which was utter crap) was this year.....so marvel aren't ripping any teeny crap off they're just reinventing an old part of it's history.
Superstone412 - 10/19/2012, 4:58 AM
I really hope DarkHawk wins this whole thing
Ariakas - 10/19/2012, 6:35 AM
Why? Why? Who is responsible for this complete shit-crap garbage! AACH! I'm so sad now.
FlixMentallo21 - 10/19/2012, 10:46 AM
BOO! YOU STINK!!
JimboRed - 10/19/2012, 2:38 PM
If I thought for even a second that they would actually be killing off characters I'd probably read it. But that's not going to happen.

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