As I mentioned the other day, there are eleven titles hitting the shops on December 26th. And this one is only One Measly Dollar! How can you pass that up?
“THE SUPERHERO BATTLE ROYALE YOU CAN’T GET FROM MARVEL OR DC!”
“A powerful and mysterious super-villain has imprisoned the world’s greatest superheroes, forcing them to fight to the death until there is but one victor. It’s kill or be killed as we settle the score on all those hypothetical superhero match-ups in the ultimate DEATHMATCH. Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, INHUMANS) and drawn by comics superstar Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, TRANSFORMERS), DEATHMATCH is a dark, psychological deconstruction of the superhero genre that can’t be missed.”
Okay so it sounds a little like Secret Wars, but fighting each other to the death is definitely a new twist!
I’ve seen as much of this as you’re about to, so forgive me for not having more details. It looks really nicely drawn, the script is a little cheesy but only in that “origin story” way. You can tell Paul Jenkins is trying to keep it fresh and interesting. I just hope they have enough room to make us care about these heroes killing and/or being killed. That’s always been the catch twenty-two for Marvel and DC, if people care enough about your character that it would mean something if he/she died than how do you kill a character (for good) that people care that much for?
I will say that this little preview peaked my interest in at least one or two characters…
So I’m expecting lots of supes that resemble Marvel and DC characters in lots of ways, and hopefully some very new and different types as well. This is one of those series that I’ll just have to check out to see if they can pull it off. Who knows, this could be the next Suburbia.
Artist: Magno, Carlos
Cover Artist: Portacio, Whilce