From last weeks Survive teaser comes a new Marvel title focusing on 16 youths in the Marvel Universe
from the pages of Avengers Academy and the Runaways comes a title in the same vein as the Hunger Games. 16 children left of Murderworld run by Arcade. This looks like a very exciting title and hopefully if they do it right and don’t pull any punches this could be one of those page turner books.
Here’s what Dennis Hopeless, Axel Alonso and Bill Rosemann had to say about the title:
“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 Marvel.com. “Even the characters who die off early make their mark on the story. I didn’t throw anyone into the book as cannon fodder.”
“Avengers Arena is one of the most exciting new launches in Marvel NOW!, really embracing the idea of giving fans a new look at the Marvel Universe and showing the deadly results,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Dennis and Kev have created a series that’s going to leave readers salivating for the next issue, with so many twists and turns that no one can predict where it’s going. They’re also introducing some all-new characters that we’re certain will become instant favorites, like the enigmatic Deathlocket and the mysterious Braddock Academy”
“Extreme scenarios bring out the best and worst in everyone, especially when you’re a young adult still struggling to find out exactly who you truly are under your mask,” added Editor Bill Rosemann in an interview with Marvel.com. “When ordered to fight or die, which wins out, your morals or your survival instinct? How much are you willing to compromise–and how far are you willing to go–in order to live?”