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Darkhawk #51 cover by David Nakayama
They reference his origins, his backstory, the end of his previous series, his time with the Avengers and the New Warriors, his presence in the aforementioned Abnett and Lanning stories, and there is a visual reference to Avengers Arena. This comic desperately wants to be the first issue of a new series, and it would be[...]
Avengers Undercover – The Relaunch That Didn't Work
 Including Dennis Hopeless… He writes, Dennis Hopeless was very happy to meet fans and talk about his past works and his love for Avengers Arena and Avengers Undercover.  "Avengers Undercover is basically where we were going for arc #2 on Avengers Arena, but we relaunched as a new #1 to boost sales … (laughs) … which didn't work!" The[...]
Extinction, Descent And Frenemies Teasers – Marvel At NYCC
Is this something Winter Soldierish? And if this is Secret Avengers, what was the Defend thing? Secret Defenders? Is this Hopeless and Walker's sequel to Avengers Arena? Avenger Down? The Avengers A.I team… presumably this is… Avengers A.I. What's becoming clear with these teasers that, even though they all have a 1 on the front, they won't all[...]
Twenty-Three Thoughts About Twenty-Three Comics – It Came, Astonishing X-Men, Black Manta, The Riddler, Mongul, Mister Freeze, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time: Candy Capers, Court Of Owls, Solomon Grundy,  Avengers, Fantastic Four, Harley Quinn, Avengers Arena, Kick Ass 3, Trigon, Sidekick, Killer Frost, Prophet, Manhattan Projects, Indestructible Hulk, Hit List And Robocop
Seriously, what father would ever say that? Dad's voice or not? What could be worse? Okay, not exactly Dad, but the next best thing in Avengers Arena And, yes, that's probably worse Oh, you're not going to like this issue… I don't think Dad's Voice would work here any more By the way, can you even get[...]
Your Week In Squee – Young Avengers, Avengers Arena and Wolverine & The X-Men
Over in Avengers Arena… And don't worry, Marvel have something for the heterosexuals amongst you as well, over in Wolverine & The X-Men! Okay, feel free to Tumblr the above… but if you want Leah content, I'm sorry, you're going to have to smack down your pennies. Comics courtesy of Dave's Comics in Brighton[...]
A New New Warriors For Marvel Now Two?
Take the cancellation of Avengers Arena, with the idea of it being replaced by something new There are rumours that Young Avengers may be joining the Marvel Now Two relaunches And with Astonishing X-Men also going away, there is word that a new young cross-Marvel continuity team may be in the works Could it be[...]
Avengers Arena Cancelled In November… But The Moment Has Been Prepared For
Bleeding Cool ran the rumour that Avengers Arena would be cancelled and relaunched for Marvel Now Two. Well, the first shoe has dropped But as the solicitations says "it's the launch pad for what comes next!" AVENGERS ARENA #17 & 18 DENNIS HOPELESS (W) KEV WALKER (A) Issue #17 – COVER BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Issue #18 – COVER BY DAVE JOHNSON Issue[...]
Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics – Darkness, Ghosted, Storm Dogs, Eerie, Great Pacific, X, Fabulous Killjoys, Breath Of Bones, Avengers Arena, Wolverine, Nightwing, Superior Spider-Man, East Of West, Peter Panzerfaust And America's Got Powers
I'm going to show her this comic. Avengers Arena totally flips on the last issue, a bit like someone turning the chessboard round when their back is turned And playing by the rules doesn't get you anywhere. Mirco Pierfederici was solicited to be the artist of issue 6 of Wolverine but Tom Palmer was added as[...]
Avengers Arena Spoilers, A Major Character Death, And The Explosion Of Tumblr
So far, Avengers Arena has basically been killing off characters that they invented for the series, or characters that appeared in one or two panels in other books Okay, there was Mettle as well But this time, the book may have gone too far by knocking off a major character Well, major-ish Well, major to[...]
Cammy's Covers – Astonishing X-Men To Avengers Arena
I always found it weird that Aladdin had a diaper-looking pair of underwear when completely 'naked.' Avengers Arena #9 by Dave Johnson This is my favorite cover of the week, hands down Immediately the cracking lava-esque background that engulfs Apex draws the eye, followed by Apex's marionette work of Juston's pet Sentinel To contrast all the[...]
Fourteen Thoughts About Fourteen Comics – Star Wars, Nowhere Men, Manhattan Projects, Peter Panzerfaust, Crossed Badlands, Avengers Arena, Secret Avengers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Fearless Defenders, Superboy, Ozymandias, Uncanny X-Men, Katana And Batgirl
Well, it is C-Day! Look everyone! Foreshadowing! Foreshadowing in Avengers Arena! Ignore it at your peril! The cabinet of the super villain island in Secret Avengers #2 I wanted to see the full and frank electoral process that saw them take these positions, however Did the media vet them? What were the talking points? And what is[...]
Fourteen Thoughts About Fourteen Comics – Manhattan Projects, Morning Glories, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, The End Times Of Bram And Ben, Wolverine & The X-Men, Cable & X-Force, Batgirl, Katana, Powers, Avengers Assemble, Fury, Buffy, Avengers Arena, Ghostbusters
I hate that guy. Okay, so how old would Buffy have to be now to still make a relatively instant Chernobyl reference? Or is it just all that hanging around with people who are centuries older than her? Yeah, okay, I'm definitely not sending my children to Avengers Arena camp I was okay with the idea up[...]
Avengers Arena Is Game On… But Some People Want It To Be Game Over
Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker are taking over still on Avengers Arena in April With some kind of board game thing. You know, I don't think these folk will be won round. The cancellation of Avengers Arena by Dennis Hopeless: Cancel Avengers Arena and retcon the deaths that have happened. Marvel has gathered together our favorite teenaged characters[...]
Last Week's Comics In Thirty Four Panels
Consider that my silly "it's not the 60s anymore" NERD-RANT for the wee– –Oh, whoamIkiddin'? You all know I'm going to rip AVENGERS ARENA #1 a new one You'll just have to wait until after the spoiler warning line. Meanwhile… BITCH PLEASE Uncharacteristic balls-ifying of Havoc aside, CABLE AND X-FORCE #1 was a fun first issue, reintroducing Cable as[...]
Cammy's Covers – From Avengers Arena to The Unwritten
Awesome cover, I need to go hunt down a Biz lighter now (and I don't even smoke!).     Avengers Arena #2 by Chris Bachalo & Tim Townsend The kids-battling-each-other-to-the-death homage covers continue this week with the 1954 classic Lord of the Flies by William Golding I'd almost completely forgotten about that book! It was definitely a favorite of[...]
Cammy's Covers – From Adventure Time to Avengers Arena
Awesome cover, definitely fits the category of 'Algebraic!'     Avengers Arena #1 by Dave Johnson This is my favorite cover of the week, hands down After an entire year of "Is The Hunger Games a rip-off of Battle Royale and The Running Man?!" (Spoiler: it's not) It's nice to see an actual homage to the later by the[...]
Ten Thoughts About Ten Comics – Batman And Robin, Sherlock Holmes, Crossed, Before Watchmen, Caligula, Change, Dan The Unharmable, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four And Avengers Arena
And I wish. Avengers Arena Hey, it's a teen slasher comic, you can't have violence without the sex. Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Batman #13 did this more subtly, but Batman And Robin #15 goes straight for the Killing Joke. Sherlock Holmes: Liverpool Demon #1 lays out its stall Supernatural crime, met by a man without an[...]
Marvel Reaping Its Own Whirlwind Of Spoilers
There may be Spider-Man and Avengers Arena spoilers at the end of this article. I blame Marvel personally. First it was spoiling all manner of stories in the national press one, maybe two days, before the comic was available on the shelves. Then, this year, they decide to prevew All New X-Men by running the final pages of[...]
Swipe File: Avengers Arena #2 And Lord Of The Flies
The cover for Avengers Arena #1 was a far too obvious swipe of Battle Royale. The second… not as much Sure it uses the Battle Royale-styled logo for this, shove a load of superhero teenagers together and make them kill each other comic But the main design by Chris Bachalo is very siumilar to another image[...]
Marvel Launches Avengers Arena In The Manner Of Battle Royale
I really hope it's better than Countdown Arena. Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker are launching a new Marvel title, Avengers Arena, to follow up on the likes of Avengers Academy And it looks like it may be a little bloody, as Arcade takes a bunch of kids to Murderworld… As does the finally revealed cover to AVX:[...]