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Review: Avengers Arena #2

Avengers Arena #2 Cover

Deadly Allies


ANNIHILATION’s Cammi vs. Deathlocket! AVENGER ACADEMY’s Hazmat vs. Deathlocket! Who the heck is Deathlocket? And who dies in this issue? Plus: Who are the students of the Braddock Academy?



See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic

Cover & Solicit 4/5

I like what they are doing with this series covers so far. Each appears to be an homage to a classic teenage death-match/survival movie. The first issues cover was for a movie called Battle Royale, this of course is for Lord of the Flies. Most variant covers I like but this one I personally believe should have been with the first issue, and also Hazmat's suit is the wrong color meaning this is probably Cammie.

Art, Colors & Inking 5/5

Like the last issue the art in this title is amazing. It's probably one of the few things other reviewers who are not enjoying the series and I agree on. The colors pop, and there is plenty of detail.

Layout & Flow 5/5

The issue does a good job of transitioning from the present back to Deathlocket's origin. I also feel that they did a good job of explaining her past without putting in too much information or too little and rushing.

Story 5/5

And another hero falls. The issue starts off with another heroes death in the first 3 pages. Luckily it's some random new character that really had no face-time prior and you might not even care that it happened. This issue primarily introduces some of the new characters in the series. The main characters is Deathlocket (Rebecca Ryker) and who she is and how she acquired Deathlock cybernetic enhancements. It turns out her father is Harlan Ryker the inventor of Deathlock. After a Deathlock comes from the future to destroy him and his technology Rebecca is severely injured and required major cybernetic surgery. We are also introduced to the kids of the Braddock Academy, a British version of Avengers Academy. They mentioned the members and a little about them, but I hope they expand more in the future. It's nice to see them put some thought into the new characters and hopefully this continues. For whatever reason other reviewers are not enjoying this book, but for me it's a must read.

Verdict 4.9

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