Teaming up with an exciting lineup of star artists, the two writers have penned a thrilling epic that begins later this month in MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS #1 and ends abruptly in March MURDERWORLD: GAME COMPLETE #1! Through five one-shots, readers will witness Arcade at its darkest as it unleashes all the terror of Murderworld on an all-new cast of characters.
Two hundred competitors. A hundred million dollar prize. A winner. And to survive, they’ll have to endure a series of brutal tests in Arcade’s all-new Murderworld. Arcade’s circus-style contests have been a punch in the past, but this game is no joke and the body count will increase with every twist. Has Arcade finally found success? Enter Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentary filmmaker who hopes to expose it all but he can’t do it alone. Fortunately, the Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with the mastermind of Murderworld – but how many will die before she can put a stop to this extremely violent scheme??
“When I first saw Murderworld in an issue of STRANGE X-MEN, I was mesmerized by its colorful cornyness mixed with deceit and violence,” Zub explained. “Many years ago Ray and I discussed a twisted survival-thriller story set in the deadly playground of Arcade and now, starting with MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS, we finally have the chance to trigger !”
“Murderworld is one of those stealthy, ultra-compelling concepts that has always made the Marvel Universe so fascinating to me – the garish, family-fun veneer slapped on a deadly threat. When Jim and I were talking about it, ideas to make it more and more scary and exciting kept coming to us. I am thrilled to present them to readers in all their ghastly glory! Fawkes added.