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superfangirl1 ([personal profile] superfangirl1) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-11 23:06

America's Got Power #1




Seventeen years ago, a crystal magically appeared in San Francisco and every pregnant woman within a five mile radius immediately gave birth to a super powered baby, regardless of the period of her pregnancy.

Reality television has been cranked up to an extreme level, as super powered teenagers participate in a televised battle, which may or may not result in death, to win a coveted membership spot on the only government super team in the world, The Power Generation.


Last year’s season finale resulted in both the final two competitors dying… and a spike in the ratings. Thus, this year, the producers of the show have lifted certain restraints, allowing the young heroes to go all out in combat and they have allowed the robotic enforcers in the ring, Paladins, to also use maximum force against the kids.











[personal profile] md84 2012-04-12 08:58 (UTC)(link)
Except Battle Royale (not the manga version, but the book and the movies) and the Running Man (the movie) were actually entertaining if rather dark. It helps that both ended on a relatively high note. Also that the whole "blood sport reality show" idea wasn't totally overdone when they were made.

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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-04-12 09:33 (UTC)(link)
Indeed, The Running Man is a rather guilty pleasure (for a given value of pleasure) and Battle Royale is well made, if bleak as hell.

Ditto "Series 7 - The Contenders" too.