Avengers Arena #8

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Dave Johnson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

A new story arc begins! What are X-23’s secrets…and what is Darkhawk’s big reveal? • It’s 2 chances in 1 month to discover why iFanboy calls AVENGERS ARENA “a ton of fun” and IGN promises that “You will be convinced this series has taken the kid gloves off!”.

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Apr 25, 2013

    This issue was great, in that it packed some action and loads of character development while still maintaining a pretty steady pace. I did not see that Apex twist coming at all though. I wonder if Kid Briton knew. And if he didn't, part of me wishes he were still alive so we could have a Crying Game scene or something. That would've made the issue for me, anyways. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Apr 27, 2013

    As usual the art remains consistent and in a way that captures the detail of both the characters and the environments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Apr 24, 2013

    Avengers Arena #8 is a good start to the next story arc. Characters are growing desperate, alliances are formed, and secrets come to light. As this comic rolls on, the winner of this contest becomes more and more blurred. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 24, 2013

    The usually stellar Kev Walker turns in a mixed bag this month. His linework isn't nearly as crisp and detailed as it normally is, to the point where I thought another artist had taken over for this issue. There are some good bits, namely the scene in the desert, but aside from that things look a little rough. So Avengers Arena has some flaws that are plain to see, but it's such an addicting read because of its failures as much as its successes, and therefore I have to say that I do recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 26, 2013

    "Avengers Arena" #8 moves the book along, but the issue itself feels a little too widely plotted. An ensemble story like this often works better when there is a central hook. While this issue tries for one, it doesn't quite get there. Every cast member gets some panel time, but their collective actions don't make this issue memorable. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Ryan Feb 20, 2019

    So we lost another character and another character goes bad this issue. This issue sets up the next 4 perfectly and I just can’t understand why the critics and my fellow fan reviewers don’t love this comic as much as I do

  • 9.5
    Rob D Williams Apr 26, 2013

    Avengers Arena #8 is a shining example of why I love this book so much. It's script is able to cover a large cast, with nobody featured in book feeling like they are there as a background character. Hopeless successfully looks into the psyche of X-23, with my only criticism being that he could've spent more time in her mind. Nonetheless, Hopeless wonderfully pulls off several twists and surprises, which is one of the reasons why this series has so much promise. Walker's art continues to be fantastic, and all in all, Avengers Arena #8 is a must buy for fans of the series.

  • 8.0
    Grifter May 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Apr 26, 2013

  • 6.5
    iPodwithnomusic May 16, 2018

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