History Comicbook / AvengersArena

16th Mar '16 9:38:35 PM MegaJ
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6th Jan '16 9:44:49 PM Doug86
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*** Issue #14 references FrankMiller's ''[[ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine Wolverine]]''.

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*** Issue #14 references FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''[[ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine Wolverine]]''.
21st Dec '15 2:01:00 AM Adept
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''Avengers Arena'' is a spin-off from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (and direct follow-up to ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'') by writer Dennis Hopeless and primary artist Kev Walker as part of {{Marvel}}'s ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'' iniative. ''Avengers Arena'' stars sixteen of the MarvelUniverse's teenage superheroes as they're put onto an isolated island and forced to fight and kill each other for [[Comicbook/XMen diabolical mastermind Arcade's]] amusement (yes like a certain infamous [[Film/BattleRoyale film based on a novel]]). The characters participating are [[Comicbook/AvengersAcademy Reptil, Hazmat, Mettle, Juston Seyfret and his Sentinel]], ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein, Nico Minoru]], ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, [[Comicbook/{{Annihilation}} Cammi]], and Red Raven. The characters created for the book include Rebecca Ryker[=/=]Deathlocket (a younger DistaffCounterpart of Deathlok), and students of [[Comicbook/{{Excalibur}} Captain Britain's]] Braddock Academy: Apex (AlphaBitch smartypants), Nara (bloodlustful Atlantean), Kid Briton (young alternate-reality Captain Britain), Cullen Bloodstone (Ulysses Bloodstone's retconned son and ComicBook/ElsaBloodstone's little brother), and Anachronism (nerd stuck in ancient warrior's body).

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''Avengers Arena'' is a spin-off from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (and direct follow-up to ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'') by writer Dennis Hopeless and primary artist Kev Walker as part of {{Marvel}}'s Creator/{{Marvel}}'s ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'' iniative. ''Avengers Arena'' stars sixteen of the MarvelUniverse's Franchise/MarvelUniverse's teenage superheroes as they're put onto an isolated island and forced to fight and kill each other for [[Comicbook/XMen diabolical mastermind Arcade's]] amusement (yes like a certain infamous [[Film/BattleRoyale film based on a novel]]). The characters participating are [[Comicbook/AvengersAcademy Reptil, Hazmat, Mettle, Juston Seyfret and his Sentinel]], ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein, Nico Minoru]], ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, [[Comicbook/{{Annihilation}} Cammi]], and Red Raven. The characters created for the book include Rebecca Ryker[=/=]Deathlocket (a younger DistaffCounterpart of Deathlok), and students of [[Comicbook/{{Excalibur}} Captain Britain's]] Braddock Academy: Apex (AlphaBitch smartypants), Nara (bloodlustful Atlantean), Kid Briton (young alternate-reality Captain Britain), Cullen Bloodstone (Ulysses Bloodstone's retconned son and ComicBook/ElsaBloodstone's little brother), and Anachronism (nerd stuck in ancient warrior's body).
19th Dec '15 7:27:00 PM pepsimax
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''Avengers Arena'' is a spin-off from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (and direct follow-up to ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'') by writer Dennis Hopeless and primary artist Kev Walker as part of {{Marvel}}'s ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'' iniative. ''Avengers Arena'' stars sixteen of the MarvelUniverse's teenage superheroes as they're put onto an isolated island and forced to fight and kill each other for [[Comicbook/XMen diabolical mastermind Arcade's]] amusement (yes like a certain infamous [[Film/BattleRoyale film based on a novel]]). The characters participating are [[Comicbook/AvengersAcademy Reptil, Hazmat, Mettle, Juston Seyfret and his Sentinel]], ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein, Nico Minoru]], ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, [[Comicbook/{{Annihilation}} Cammi]], and Red Raven. The characters created for the book include Rebecca Ryker[=/=]Deathlocket (a younger DistaffCounterpart of Deathlok), and students of [[Comicbook/{{Excalibur}} Captain Britain's]] Braddock Academy: Apex (AlphaBitch smartypants), Nara (bloodlustful Atlantean), Kid Briton (young alternate-reality Captain Britain), Cullen Bloodstone (Ulysses Bloodstone's retconned son and [[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Elsa Bloodstone's]] little brother), and Anachronism (nerd stuck in ancient warrior's body).

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''Avengers Arena'' is a spin-off from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (and direct follow-up to ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'') by writer Dennis Hopeless and primary artist Kev Walker as part of {{Marvel}}'s ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'' iniative. ''Avengers Arena'' stars sixteen of the MarvelUniverse's teenage superheroes as they're put onto an isolated island and forced to fight and kill each other for [[Comicbook/XMen diabolical mastermind Arcade's]] amusement (yes like a certain infamous [[Film/BattleRoyale film based on a novel]]). The characters participating are [[Comicbook/AvengersAcademy Reptil, Hazmat, Mettle, Juston Seyfret and his Sentinel]], ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein, Nico Minoru]], ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, [[Comicbook/{{Annihilation}} Cammi]], and Red Raven. The characters created for the book include Rebecca Ryker[=/=]Deathlocket (a younger DistaffCounterpart of Deathlok), and students of [[Comicbook/{{Excalibur}} Captain Britain's]] Braddock Academy: Apex (AlphaBitch smartypants), Nara (bloodlustful Atlantean), Kid Briton (young alternate-reality Captain Britain), Cullen Bloodstone (Ulysses Bloodstone's retconned son and [[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Elsa Bloodstone's]] ComicBook/ElsaBloodstone's little brother), and Anachronism (nerd stuck in ancient warrior's body).
8th Sep '15 12:19:44 PM StFan
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* WolverinePublicity: The title is considered an ''Avengers'' book and has Avengers branding, but there's only five characters associated with Comicbook/TheAvengers in the title. One of those five characters (X-23) is considered to be more of an ''ComicBook/XMen'' character, not to mention Arcade is a classic X-Men villain. The [[Film/TheAvengers billion grossing movie]] ''probably'' had something to do with the name. Not to mention this is X-23's sixth book, putting her closer and closer with her DistaffCounterpart, {{Wolverine}}'s exposure.

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* WolverinePublicity: The title is considered an ''Avengers'' book and has Avengers branding, but there's only five characters associated with Comicbook/TheAvengers ComicBook/TheAvengers in the title. One of those five characters (X-23) is considered to be more of an ''ComicBook/XMen'' character, not to mention Arcade is a classic X-Men villain. The [[Film/TheAvengers billion grossing [[Film/TheAvengers2012 billion-grossing movie]] ''probably'' had something to do with the name. Not to mention this is X-23's sixth book, putting her closer and closer with her DistaffCounterpart, {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s exposure.
7th Sep '15 8:55:06 PM nombretomado
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* ChekhovsGun: In issue #5, while Kid Briton is being berated by Captain Britain, there's a fight outside the window with the Braddock Academy staff and [[{{Nextwave}} Elsa Bloodstone]] and a huge green monster. It's treated as a FunnyBackgroundEvent, but later [[spoiler: it's revealed in #14 that the green monster was actually ''Cullen.'']]

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* ChekhovsGun: In issue #5, while Kid Briton is being berated by Captain Britain, there's a fight outside the window with the Braddock Academy staff and [[{{Nextwave}} [[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Elsa Bloodstone]] and a huge green monster. It's treated as a FunnyBackgroundEvent, but later [[spoiler: it's revealed in #14 that the green monster was actually ''Cullen.'']]
26th Aug '15 2:53:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Anachronism openly wonders whether this may be some sort of virtual reality trap, and also possibly a dream. Cullen Bloodstone too, who points out that it wouldn't make a difference.
** In issue #6, before reaching a safe zone with supplies, Cammi tells the Runaways to hang back to see if it may be a trap. [[spoiler: It wasn't, but it was still a smart move.]]
16th Jul '15 8:10:34 PM nombretomado
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''Avengers Arena'' is a spin-off from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (and direct follow-up to ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'') by writer Dennis Hopeless and primary artist Kev Walker as part of {{Marvel}}'s ''MarvelNOW'' iniative. ''Avengers Arena'' stars sixteen of the MarvelUniverse's teenage superheroes as they're put onto an isolated island and forced to fight and kill each other for [[Comicbook/XMen diabolical mastermind Arcade's]] amusement (yes like a certain infamous [[Film/BattleRoyale film based on a novel]]). The characters participating are [[Comicbook/AvengersAcademy Reptil, Hazmat, Mettle, Juston Seyfret and his Sentinel]], ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein, Nico Minoru]], ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, [[Comicbook/{{Annihilation}} Cammi]], and Red Raven. The characters created for the book include Rebecca Ryker[=/=]Deathlocket (a younger DistaffCounterpart of Deathlok), and students of [[Comicbook/{{Excalibur}} Captain Britain's]] Braddock Academy: Apex (AlphaBitch smartypants), Nara (bloodlustful Atlantean), Kid Briton (young alternate-reality Captain Britain), Cullen Bloodstone (Ulysses Bloodstone's retconned son and [[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Elsa Bloodstone's]] little brother), and Anachronism (nerd stuck in ancient warrior's body).

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''Avengers Arena'' is a spin-off from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (and direct follow-up to ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'') by writer Dennis Hopeless and primary artist Kev Walker as part of {{Marvel}}'s ''MarvelNOW'' ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'' iniative. ''Avengers Arena'' stars sixteen of the MarvelUniverse's teenage superheroes as they're put onto an isolated island and forced to fight and kill each other for [[Comicbook/XMen diabolical mastermind Arcade's]] amusement (yes like a certain infamous [[Film/BattleRoyale film based on a novel]]). The characters participating are [[Comicbook/AvengersAcademy Reptil, Hazmat, Mettle, Juston Seyfret and his Sentinel]], ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein, Nico Minoru]], ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, [[Comicbook/{{Annihilation}} Cammi]], and Red Raven. The characters created for the book include Rebecca Ryker[=/=]Deathlocket (a younger DistaffCounterpart of Deathlok), and students of [[Comicbook/{{Excalibur}} Captain Britain's]] Braddock Academy: Apex (AlphaBitch smartypants), Nara (bloodlustful Atlantean), Kid Briton (young alternate-reality Captain Britain), Cullen Bloodstone (Ulysses Bloodstone's retconned son and [[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Elsa Bloodstone's]] little brother), and Anachronism (nerd stuck in ancient warrior's body).



Also see Comicbook/YoungAvengers for another teen series part of the MarvelNOW initiative.

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Also see Comicbook/YoungAvengers for another teen series part of the MarvelNOW Comicbook/MarvelNOW initiative.
26th Jun '15 11:49:37 PM MegaJ
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* HateSink: Apex. She isn't the main villain at all, in fact she's a ''victim'' of Arcade but she's more than willing to play the game and kill in order to save her own hide. But some fans [[DracoInLeatherPants don't think of her that way]].
28th Jan '15 12:43:03 AM Byzantine
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The series is notable for garnering a backlash when it was first announced, due to the fact that these characters from cult hit series could possibly die. Since teen characters/lesser known characters are generally CListFodder, DeathIsCheap doesn't apply to them -- if they die, they can be KilledOffForReal with no chance of resurrection. Because of this, the series is divisive with many. The series ended at #18, and is followed up by ''Comicbook/AvengersUndercover''.

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The series is notable for garnering a backlash when it was first announced, due to the fact that these characters from cult hit series could possibly die. Since teen characters/lesser known characters are generally CListFodder, DeathIsCheap doesn't apply to them -- if they die, they can be KilledOffForReal with no chance of resurrection. Because of this, the series is divisive with many. The series ended at #18, lasted for 18 issues (February, 2013 - January, 2014), and is followed up by ''Comicbook/AvengersUndercover''.



* WolverinePublicity: The title is considered an ''Avengers'' book and has Avengers branding, but there's only five characters associated with Comicbook/TheAvengers in the title. One of those five characters (X-23) is considered to be more of an ''ComicBook/XMen'' character, not to mention Arcade is a classic X-Men villain. The [[Film/TheAvengers $1.5 billion grossing movie]] ''probably'' had something to do with the name. Not to mention this is X-23's sixth book, putting her closer and closer with her DistaffCounterpart, {{Wolverine}}'s exposure.

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* WolverinePublicity: The title is considered an ''Avengers'' book and has Avengers branding, but there's only five characters associated with Comicbook/TheAvengers in the title. One of those five characters (X-23) is considered to be more of an ''ComicBook/XMen'' character, not to mention Arcade is a classic X-Men villain. The [[Film/TheAvengers $1.5 [[Film/TheAvengers billion grossing movie]] ''probably'' had something to do with the name. Not to mention this is X-23's sixth book, putting her closer and closer with her DistaffCounterpart, {{Wolverine}}'s exposure.
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