The End Of Avengers Arena – And The Effect It's Already Having On The Characters (SPOILERS)

Minor spoilers for Avengers Arena ahead… and a last page shot from today's All New X-Men. So, you know, you've been warned. And while you may want to avoid spoilers, if you are reading Marvel comics today, read Arena before All New. Also, nothing to do with the below, read Wolverine And The X-Men Annual out today before Wolverine And The X-Men regular.

Okay, right, where were we.

In the final issue of Avengers Arena, Dennis Hopeless talks about how the idea for the series came from a pitch for a teenage Marvel superheroes book that was widely rejected aside from two lines. And those two lines became the entire book. But it's an idea that succeeded – and has been embraced by the wider Marvel line. Because as the book ends… how will the characters re-enter the rest of the Marvel world? Well that happens the same day, with the release of a new All New X-Men. Busy busy comics day.

Because one scene towards the events in Avenger Arena.

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Gains a certain poignancy when you get to the last page of All New X-Men.

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She's not cool, not at all. Not a happy bunny, bald like Xavier… Expect more scenes like this from book to book to book. Though it seems from next month's issue her healing factor seems to have fixed the hair issue.

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And she seems to have perked up a bit, too.

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Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, hosting a signing with Frank Barbiere tonight.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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