32 were chosen. 31 will die. The superhero battle royale you can't get from Marvel or DC! In the spirit of BOOM!'s flagship title, IRREDEEMABLE, this series appeals to fans of superheroes looking for a smart take on a classic trope. A powerful and mysterious supervillain 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. The mystery of who their captor is, what his ultimate motivations are, and why these heroes keep agreeing to the matches will drive readers from volume to volume! 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. This hard-hitting, emotional first volume collects the first four issues of the smash hit comic series that introduces the audience to brand new superhero universe they won't be able to get enough of!
Paul Jenkins is a British born comic writer, who now lives in Atlanta, GA. He began his career at Mirage Studios working as an editor on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, before embarking on his writing career. Jenkins has written some of the biggest characters for Marvel and DC Comics, including Spider-Man, Batman, Incredible Hulk, and Hellblazer. He is best known for reviving The Inhumans as part of Marvel Knights and creating The Sentry for Marvel Comics. Jenkins has also enjoyed success as a video game writer on such hit titles as The Darkness, Incredible Hulk, and God of War.
Carlos Magno found his first job at BOOM! Studios, drawing a story written by Mark Waid in ZOMBIE TALES. In 2005, he worked on two comic books from Moonstone Books: THE PHANTOM and SHERLOCK HOLMES. In 2006, he signed with DC comics, contributing art to COUNTDOWN, MANHUNTER, BATMAN, TANGENT: SUPERMAN´S REIGN and CYBORG. Later, at IDW Publishing, he provided art for numerous TRANSFORMERS titles. His work on BOOM! Studios’ PLANET OF THE APES ongoing series garnered Magno rave reviews and a dedicated fan base. Magno lives in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil with his wife Ingret and his son Eduardo.