February 27th, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that the first collection of its highest debuting original property, DEATHMATCH, will arrive in stores on April 17th at the low introductory price of $9.99.

The superhero battle royale you can’t get from Marvel or DC!
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 (FAIRY QUEST, 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 a brand new superhero universe they won’t be able to get enough of!

But don’t take our word for it, here is what reviewers are saying about DEATHMATCH:

“How to do it right” – Bleeding Cool
“DEATHMATCH is not only good, but far better than I ever expected” – Comic Book Resources
“Picking up the first issue was a no-brainer” – Ain’t It Cool News
“Boom’s next breakout series” – Comic Vine

DEATHMATCH VOLUME 1 trade paperback ships with a cover by Carlos Magno under Diamond order code FEB130865. The trade paperback carries an introductory price of $9.99 and collects DEATHMATCH #1-#4.

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