Arena Mode (The Arena Mode Saga Book 1)

Arena Mode (The Arena Mode Saga Book 1)

ABOUT Blake Northcott

Blake Northcott




"Blake Northcott is the most exciting new voice to come to superheroes in over a decade. She's got a brand new angle on this material. I genuinely think she's going to be a game-changer." - Mark Millar, Writer, Kick-Ass, Wanted and The Ultimates

"Sometimes you get a chance to jump on board a writers career at the start, before everybody else discovers how good they are. Blake Northcott is that opportunity. So jump on her already...wait, just read her books." - Dave Johnson, Artist, Superman: Red Son, Deadpool and The Punisher

“Blake Northcott is pretty much is making nerd dreams come true. Action, Suspense and Comics all at once? Can I make that a double, with a large side of blow your mind? ! Try not to fall in love. I dare you!” - Regina Carpinelli, CEO and Founder of Stan Lee's Comikaze


A sci-fi superhero novel with a 'Ready Player One', Joss Whedon-y vibe, featuring character designs and original illustrations by Marvel, DC and Image artists.

- Barry Kitson (Incredible Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man, Fables)
- Dan Panosian (Spawn, X-Men, Green Lantern)
- Dave Johnson (Deadpool, Punisher, Superman: Red Son)
- Derek Laufman (Marvel vs. Capcom, World Of Warcraft)
- John 'Roc' Upchurch (Rat Queens, Image Comics)
- Mark McKenna (Star Wars, Justice League, Combat Jacks)
- Comicbookgirl19 (The Comic Book Girl 19 Show)
- Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Fionna & Cake)
- Thor Mangila (Iron Age Animation, Advent Comics)


In his twenty-nine years, Matthew Moxon had done virtually nothing with his record-breaking IQ and unparalleled problem solving abilities. Until one morning, after a dangerous fall lands him in the emergency room, he discovers that a tumor is pressing against his brain.

Unable to afford experimental but potentially life-saving surgery, Moxon takes drastic action; he volunteers for Arena Mode: 2041's most vicious sporting event, where thirteen superhumans fight in an urban combat zone for a multi-billion dollar prize.

Moxon is forced to battle opponents possessing ungodly speed, strength, and abilities once thought to exist only across the pages of superhero comics – and he’s armed with nothing more than his rapidly-diminishing brain cells.

With the odds stacked impossibly against him, Moxon fights to not only survive the wrath of the other competitors, but to unlock the mysteries buried within the Arena itself.