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:

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.

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