Comic Book Series

Cover to Deathmatch #1

Deathmatch is published by Boom! Studios. Price per issue is $3.99.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

Deathmatch #11: 13 Nov 2013

Current Issue

Deathmatch #12: 11 Dec 2013

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Monthly series.


Main Characters

Benny Boatright


The Rat

Sol Invictus




Minor Characters

Other Characters/Places/Things

Recent Storylines

Deathmatch #12

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Deathmatch #11

Past Storylines


Trade Paperbacks

  • Deathmatch, vol. 1 - Collects #1-4. "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." - WorldCat - ISBN 1608863123


Deathmatch starts in media res, introducing us gradually to a few dozen superpowered characters that have all been brought to the same environment without remembering how that happened. Somehow their powers are nullified except during the well-spaced occasions when their mysterious captors choose two of them and force them into fighting to the death.

Soon enough it becomes clear that the intent is to have the 32 of them (31 known characters and one that is kept hidden) fight in matches until a single one survives. Motivations and even power levels are irrelevant when a match is started; for some reason the captors will make the fighters completely determined to fight to the death regardless of previous history or personalities.

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Creative Team

Writer: Paul Jenkins. Artists: Carlos Magno. Covers: Whilce Portacio.

Publishing History

First published in 2012.

Future Publication Dates

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