Waylon Weighs In: A Review Of GREEN ARROW #17

Looking to give it a new shot of life, DC has shaken up the creative team on Green Arrow. Starting with issue 17 Jeff Lemire takes over as writer on the book with Andrea Sorrentino tasked with the art. Did they hit the mark? Click here to see my take.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 2/6/2013

Green Arrow is getting a reboot of sorts in the pages of his own comic. Newly anointed writer, Jeff Lemire, takes over the adventures of Oliver Queen in Green Arrow #17. It is being described as a bold new direction for the book, and if the rest of his run in any thing like the first issue, fans are in for a wild ride.

DC has struggled to get Green Arrow going in the New 52. It sputtered out of the gate, and they have been looking to rebound ever since. To reinvigorate the character they turned to Jeff Lemire, who deliverers in a big way with this issue. While the book starts out like what seems any plain ol' Green Arrow book, Lemire quickly changes that by delivering one shocking turn after another. Just when you think the book is about to end, you get hit with even more. He provides a refreshing ending, that will ultimately lead you to pick up issue two.

While my preference is usually geared towards more detailed art work, artist Andrea Sorrentino peaked my interest in the book, and compliments Lemire's story telling. The art is very reminiscent of Tim Sale, but is still able to put a unique flare on it to call it his own. While some of the drawings where just too grainy and plain, it once again just has to do with my own personal preference of more detailed art work, and it now way shape or form distracted from the story.

9/10


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ShadowOfTheWeb - 2/6/2013, 6:17 AM
Awesome. looking forward to checking this out. Bout time Ollie got some good stories!
longbowhunter - 2/6/2013, 6:32 AM
So excited to bring this home today.
GUNSMITH - 2/6/2013, 6:43 AM


LOOKS VERY SMALLVILLE...I'LL READ.
bluedude - 2/6/2013, 6:55 AM
looking forward to checking this title out
glad green arrow has a good writer finaly
bluedude - 2/6/2013, 6:56 AM
Froggy couldnt agree more dude i am so excited for scott snyder jim lee supes!
PenditaMarah - 2/6/2013, 8:13 AM
The succesfull of CW's Arrow will make this series become popular again,mark my word.
Boogie138 - 2/6/2013, 9:38 AM
i so glad jeff is on this book, just what this title needs
MarkJulian - 2/6/2013, 10:00 AM
Just read it, this was REALLY GOOD!
Logan276 - 2/6/2013, 2:07 PM
Read it earlier today and its a great start for the new creative team. Really looking forward to the next couple of issues to see where Lemire takes it.
Shua - 2/7/2013, 4:18 AM
I was very impressed! Complete turn around, I will be collecting this from now on. I agree with Froggy, The New 52 had its weaknesses but it's really coming into its own now. If they can fix Teen Titans I'll be happy, and honestly I've really liked the new Superman comic since Lobdell and Rocafort took over.

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