It’s like Battle Royal, Hunger Games and Superheroes: how can that NOT be good?
Marvel Comics announced this week that many of the Marvel Universe’s young heroes will be going into a kill or be killed situation with December’s Avengers Arena. The book will take 16 young heroes and put them into Muderworld, the home base of the X-Men villain, Arcade. With an obvious Battle Royal flare to it, this book looks to be one to watch. Here is part of the interview from Marvel.com, where the creators talk about who is a part of this unusual title:
Marvel.com: There are 16 participants fighting for their lives on this island. Any familiar faces? Any particularly unfamiliar faces?
Bill Rosemann: A fun mix of both. Fans of AVENGERS ACADEMY will hopefully be excited by the next chapter in the lives of Hazmat, Mettle, Reptil, Juston and his Sentinel and X-23. Speaking of schools, who are the Braddock Academy? After his last appearances in War of Kings and NOVA, Darkhawk soars again! Staying with sci-fi, just wait until you see what Dennis and Kev have planned for Annihilation’s Cammi, baddest girl in all the galaxy. And last but certainly not least, direct from the pages of the dearly missed RUNAWAYS, we have Chase and Nico!
Dennis Hopeless: We really got to cherry pick our cast. That was a lot of fun, almost as much fun as creating the brand new characters. I have a feeling the Braddock Academy kids in particular are going to break some hearts. Not sure if we made it clear yet, but people die in this book.