Avengers Arena #6

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Michael Del Mundo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Betrayal! Secrets! Murder! Shock follows shock in the stunning conclusion to our first story arc!Who will win the race to the supplies…and what are they willing to do get there first?Who is not what they seem…and which player will draw first blood?

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Mar 13, 2013

    By the end of the issue everything's up in the air. The next issue could go anywhere, it's hard to tell after an issue with as many twists as this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - armanddc Mar 20, 2013

    Kev Walker's detailed art is delicious. In moments of Nara's breakdown, you can nearly taste her craving for vengeance. You can really feel the tension of the scenes and the emotion of the characters. And " there's the last page. It toys on your emotions. Who would have expected it to happen? For some, it might be a fulfillment of their wishes, but minds will be boggled. No one saw this coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 13, 2013

    As the 1st arc wraps up, Hopeless draws us back in with a few alliance shifts, a death, and a new gaming element. As the kids struggle to survive, it is going to be see where Hopeless will take us next and who will be the next one added to the kill count. Also, will ANYONE figure out how to get them off the island? Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 13, 2013

    No matter how conflicted the story may make you, you'll feel no such thing for artist Kev Walker's absolutely stunning pages. The latter half of the book has some crazy moments that are sold by Walker's visceral details. The look on Katy's face as she went bloodthirsty made my stomach drop. You might not agree with the path Avengers Arena is taking, but it's hard to argue that it makes you feel something every time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 13, 2013

    I've also really liked Kev Walker's art in this series. He's done a great job balancing lighter moments with much more serious and dangerous ones. The first part of the book is mostly a happier feel. Characters seem, for the most part, more relaxed or hopeful (except for Nara who is just pissed off). By the time the story shifts to Hazmat, Reptil, and X-23, things seem not so happy. In fact, things are really tough for them and it gets downright scary when X-23 is triggered into becoming a maniac. Overall he's brought a real nice shine to the book that I've at least enjoyed looking at even if reading it has me on the fence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Mar 17, 2013

    'Avengers Arena' never got to the point where I was bored enough to stop reading, but after issue four, I didn't really mind too much that I missed an issue one Wednesday. But after catching up and seeing where things are going from issue six, I'm all in once again and am anxious to see the fallout of that final page. If I miss the next issue on the day it comes out, I think I'd be disappointed in myself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 14, 2013

    Not bad, Dennis Hopeless. Not bad at all. Jumping to yet another narrator in the sixth issue of Avengers Arena, things finally start to heat up " it's not nearly as potent as the first issue, but finally claws are bared, swords are drawn, and some of these kids finally show they're not as friendly as we thought. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 18, 2013

    While "Avengers Arena" is essentially the same concept as "Threshold," this book clicks as Hopeless elects a new character to serve as the point of view for the readers in each issue. That focus helps this book to move forward, provides some background on the narrator and gives the reader more substance to each individual. Anachronism's frustration is believable, as is Nara's fury. Many of these characters had little (or no) previous or recent exposure prior to this series, but Hopeless, Walker and Vitti have constructed a cast of characters that continues to find ways to hook readers, despite the unfortunate fate they all potentially share. "Avengers Arena" #6 apparently adds to the body count from this title, but not before giving readers a little more to care about, especially with Arcade set to steal the show next issue. Read Full Review

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