Meet Guillotine, Marvel's New Decapitating Character For Contest Of Champions Comic

guillotinefinalYou can't move at DC Comics withot a comic book series based upon one of their video games.

Well, Marvel seems to want a little of that action. In a PR piece given to CNet who, for some reason seem to think that the new series Contest of Champions is Marvel's first comic book based on a video game (maybe they missed Halo – as did many others). Maybe they mean Marvel's first comic based on their own video games?


Because now they have a new comic series, Contest Of Champions, based around the Marvel game made with Kabam, and a comic written by Al Ewing and drawn by Paco Medina.

The comic will follow the story line of popular superheroes, like the military superhero Captain America and the web-slinging Spider-Man, who are kidnapped and forced to fight by a mysterious figure known as the Collector.



Marvel's strategy with the "Contest of Champions" comics is to tell stories that include what's happening to heroes when they aren't fighting in the game. The original idea for "Contest of Champions" began as a three-issue comic in 1982. Two teams of super heroes fought as pawns in a competition between two godlike characters. Marvel and Kabam reimagined the competition 33 years later; the heroes held hostage and forced to fight one another.

"Where are the trapped heroes stored when they aren't fighting?" wondered Al Ewing, lead writer for the comic. And if they're in a prison, do they try to escape?

And that includes new character Guillotine,  a superhero "whose powers draw from a magic sword handed down in her family since the French Revolution". And who was co-created by Kabam who "helped Marvel conceive of the character, creating sketches and offering ideas for different traits, like a skull affixed to Guillotine's magic sword that talks to her."

Because right now, you really need a superhero who like chopping people's heads off…



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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

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