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Death Panels: Does Mortality Matter in Superhero Comics?

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Last week's Uncanny Avengers, by Rick Remender and Steve McNiven, killed off a whole bunch of characters. The last issue of Avengers Arena, by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, came out the same day with that book's final death tally. It was a good day for funeral directors in the Marvel universe.

The deaths in these two titles ran the gamut from newly minted minor characters seemingly created just so they could die to major Marvel heroes with substantial fanbases and decades of history. Does that distinction matter in a genre that takes such a light view of death?

Spoilers for Uncanny Avengers and Avengers Arena follow.

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Marvel NOW Avengers Panel: Secrets Revealed [NYCC 2012]

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A new creative team and new direction for a relaunched Secret Avengers book was the headline announcement at Marvel's Avengers panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday -- but there were also some other secrets revealed, including the names of three additional members of the sprawling non-secret Avengers line-up. Writers Jonathan Hickman, Dennis Hopeless

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Dennis Hopeless Talks ‘Avengers Arena’: ‘I Want To Make Them All Katniss’ [NYCC 2012]

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This December, Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker will be sending sixteen of Marvel's teenage heroes into Avengers Arena, a book where the young heroes will be tasked with, as Matt Wilson put it when the book was announced, "totally killing each other." For them, it's pretty grim st

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Young Heroes Enter Hopeless And Walker’s ‘Avengers Arena’

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With the Avengers Academy concluding in November and the Runaways cast currently without an ongoing series to call home, fans of Marvel's younger generation of heroes and villains may be wondering what's next for their favorite characters. Dennis Hopeless and Ke

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