Arcade and his ‘theme park’ Murderworld have been around for a long time, but the place is about to be crashed by Black Widow and the Avengers.
Must be this tall to ride
For the uninitiated, because Murderworld hasn’t been seen in a little while, it’s basically a theme park where the park is trying to kill its guests. Helmed by a characters in Arcade who’s more or less a hired gun, Murderworld isn’t just one location, but is a series of deathtraps, that could be built anywhere in the world.
For the most part, Arcade’s schemes have been pretty unsuccessful. Though he did manage to knock off a few young heroes at one point, Arcade’s traps usually get defeated by whoever he’s trying to ensnare, and the otherwise powerless villain is typically left to run away.
And that might just be him once again, since this fall he’ll be facing the Avengers. A very ticked-off Avengers.
READY. SET. DIE! Hundreds are killed every year in an elaborate secret tournament run by a sadistic man with nearly limitless resources at his fingertips. It’s not an urban legend. It’s not a myth – MURDERWORLD is real! It’s online, and the gruesome truth has been hidden from everyone except its victims – until NOW. Meet Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentarian who’s going to expose it all…with some super-powered help, starting with the Avengers! In MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS, the Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with Murderworld mastermind Arcade – but can she stop this game before it kills again?Marvel Comics press release
From writers writers Jim Zub and Ray Fawkes, this new five-part Murderworld series will include a changing cast of artists, beginning with Jethro Morales. Look for Issue #1 on the stands this November the 16th.