Inspired by Marvel’s wildly popular mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions, the new ongoing series Contest of Champions is set to launch this fall from the creative team of Al Ewing and Paco Medina.
“We’re doing something unique and exciting here by merging Kabam’s highly popular mobile game with the Marvel Universe,” says series editor Mark Paniccia. “The game has really cool elements and concepts that will become part of the Marvel Comics’ mythos, resonating in Marvel continuity in a big way. We’re working closely with the folks at Kabam to expand The Battlerealm and that organically ties into the aftermath of Secret Wars.”
“We’re going to have a whole bunch of Marvel’s finest popping up regularly – even the dead aren’t always beyond the reach of the Contest, so expect the return of an old face or two,” adds Al Ewing. “Some of the ‘pawns’ are there until they die, but others are beamed in, forced to fight and then returned to Earth with their memories wiped, all to add spice to the battles – in the first issue we have contestants ranging from Iron Man, Gamora and Venom to Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur, so anyone can have a place in the Battlerealm!”
After the end of Secret Wars and the rebirth of the Marvel Universe, the Battlerealm is created: a broken section of space-time that’s filled with the shattered remnants of Battleworld. Here, a grand game is played in a cosmic arena where heroes must fight for their very survival and existence. This fall, no one in the Marvel Universe is safe! This is the CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS!
The contest begins as champions – both heroes and villains – from various universes must compete in a cosmic battle. The ultimate prize: their continued existence. The battle begins this fall with CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1.