Teenage super heroes have teenage super hero sized problems these days.
Stripped from the Avangers Academy, impressionable young teens must murder all of their peers in order to survive a madman’s psychotic fantasy.
Avengers Arena is supposed to be the Marvel version of Battle Royale meets Hunger Games. Fortunately, it sits closer to Battle Royale (which I’ve never seen, but heard from a trusted source was good) and less like Hunger Games (which I have not read, but have unfortunately seen). Although the beginning did start with a romantic rendezvous, gag me with a spoon, rest assured there won’t be anymore in the foreseeable future, Romeo and Juliet took care of that.
Many questions aren’t answered, like how they all got there, and how in the hell is Arcade accomplishing this whole “Murder Island” scenario. The dudes a dork, someone please point out a time when this guy was ever controlling a super hero like he’s manipulating these kids. But let’s throw all reason aside and point out the fact that this book is pretty rad. All logic out the window, forgetting Arcade is a complete chode, and taking in the glories that are burning regenerative flesh and exploding exoskeletons. 16 enter, 1 may leave. This is going to be one helluva ride.