While I haven't read the first two issues, diving within the pages I cannot escape the Battle Royale or Hunger Games comparisons. But then, you're not supposed to. Most tellingly, the Avengers Arena's logo is a flagrant copy of the Battle Royale shield, while the Greg Horn cover to issue 3 is a brazen pastiche of the flaming Mockingjay symbol from The Hunger Games. Marvel isn't even trying to hide the fact that it's just doing it all over again.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
365 Comics...27: Avengers Arena #3 (2013)
Picked this one up in order to do a massive review (for Thor's Comic Column) of the most dangerous game retreads (see also Threshold from DC and Deathmatch from BOOM!). Here's a snippet of what's in the works, subject to change: