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January 17th, 2013 by Jay Comments

New York, NY—January 17, 2012— This April, the death toll rises as Avengers Arena #8 kicks off an all-new murderous story from rising star creators writer Dennis Hopeless (X-Men: Season One) and artist Kev Walker (Thunderbolts). As part of Marvel NOW!, Avengers Arena increases the tension amongst the Marvel Universe’s teen heroes, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

The stakes have never been higher as the cast of Avengers Arena feel the cold hard reality of Murderworld! It’s only a matter of time before tensions reach their boiling points and the kids turn on one another. What happens when alliances are broken? And who’s secrets are blown wide open? One thing is certain, the outlook is grim!

“’Avengers Arena’ is the most controversial launch of Marvel NOW! and is just warming up,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “As the games commence, the Marvel Universe’s most popular young heroes now must figure out exactly what they’re willing to do to survive the gauntlet of Arcade’s new Murderworld. Pacts will be made, and broken in the blink of an eye. Blood will be spilled. And there will be a winner.”

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Avengers Arena, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective on what it means to be a teen hero…and to survive!

Each issue of Avengers Arena features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

This April, Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker redefine survival in Avengers Arena #8!

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.


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Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to

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