Avengers Arena #14

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

It begins here, the last story arc of Season One! The contestants have fought one another, now can they put aside their feuds and battle Arcade?

  • 10
    Comicosity - MJ Feuerborn Sep 2, 2013

    Avengers Arena isn't the kind of book that most look to for beautiful art, but just like with its character-driven story, readers who haven't picked up the title will likely be surprised at what they find should they ever take a look. Questionable premise aside, Avengers Arena remains an engagingly written, masterfully drawn love letter to the characters it ensnares. And, perhaps, to is heartbroken audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Aug 29, 2013

    Great start to Boss Level and you can see that Dennis Hopeless is ready with his finger on that trigger. It's coming down to the wire and it is emphasized that we know there will be losses and the heroes know there will be losses as well. If the story continues at this pace, even picking it up just a bit to carry to the end, this would be an excellent way to show those who aren't reading it not to dismiss it for a copy of Battle Royale. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Aug 30, 2013

    Hopeless and company continue to keep the story energetic and alluring. Each issue leaves you wanting more. Thankfully this is one of the series that I encourage double shipping, mainly for that reason. This story is ramping up for what looks like an outrageous conclusion and I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 29, 2013

    Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker return this issue and give us some much-awaited background on Cullen Bloodstone. It seems a little late in the series however. We're coming up on the 'Day 29" preview that started off the series and are still being provided backstory on main characters. I can only hope the story gains some speed and picks up soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 28, 2013

    Is the end near? The series started off with a glimpse of "Day 29" and we are just about there. This issue features the return of Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker as they give us some backstory on Bloodstone and set things up to coincide with the very first issue. While it is important to humanize these characters and the simple conversations do play a role in that, it just didn't feel like very much happened in this issue. We are waiting for answers or closure and we have one more issue to wait (most likely) before hitting that Day 29 moment. What comes after that, remains to be seen. This series continues to be an enigma of sorts. It's a series I want to root for as it seems there is more going on that it appears. Aside from the ending, this issue left me with the feeling that not much really happened. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 2, 2013

    "Avengers Arena" #14 in many ways sums up the series in general: there are little bits that fire off perfectly, but then larger issues that are harder to ignore pull the overall feel down a bit. Of course, if you're wondering why there's no mention of the surprise final page from "Avengers Arena" #12, that's because it isn't. Hopefully, there won't be long to wait until the final issue to see that resolved. In the meantime, "Avengers Arena" trudges on, full of good intentions, but never quite where it promises to be in terms of quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Ryan Feb 20, 2019

    As the final arc begins, you can really tell things are about to get crazy. Trust me, if Hopeless says he’s killing everybody but one, Is believe him. He killled off Juston and his Sentinel! Like, Dennis, do you even have a heart. How could you do that? Not to mention the first issue where my second favorite character from Avengers Academy exploded. This all respect to Hopeless, because he’s not afraid to take risks, even though he knows he will be hated for it. Gotta respect him for never pulling his punches. I feel like, in a way, Hopeless writes Arcade as himself because they both control what happens to these characters

  • 8.0
    Grifter May 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Aug 30, 2013

  • 7.5
    iPodwithnomusic May 18, 2018

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