Marvel just announced that another book that will be part of its Marvel NOW initiative will be a title called Avengers Arena. Written by Dennis Hopeless and illustrated by Kev Walker, this title will revolve around 16 heroes who are trapped in Arcade’s Murder World. Once there, they are forced to kill or be killed in order to gain their freedom. If that sounds a little bit like Hunger Games and Battle Royale to you, then you’re not alone.
The book will star lesser-known Marvel characters like Darkhawk, Chase, Nico, X-23, and plenty of others. And if you’re worried that this will just wind up being another tame superhero book, Hopeless told the Marvel website, “Not sure if we made it clear yet, but people die in this book.”