Hungry Like The Wolf
Art By: Szymon Kudranski, Gabe Eltaeb, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 3, 2016
In the end, Oliver begins feeling the effects of his anti-wolf medication and starts feeling like his old self again............ which means he now realizes that he didn't actually want to be a werewolf, that was just the werewolf inside him talking before........... nonsense. We don't have time for inner werewolf feelings though because Marrock's escape comes to our heroes attention and to prove that he's a bad ass and ready for a fight, he rips his shirt off and grabs his bow because that's what I guess Ben Percy thinks Green Arrow is all about.
That's it for this issue of Green Arrow and in case you haven't been paying attention to my reviews of this series........... I fucking hate this book. Now, I'm not saying that the book was perfect before Ben Percy's run because frankly, I haven't really been a fan since like the sixth issue of this series, but anymore it's all about robots, monsters and racism of all things and I'm just left wondering where the fun is. Hell, I opened this book and the first sentence was about the Klu Klux Klan and I just stopped and thought to myself "Oh joy, another fun romp with Green Arrow". Every damn issue seems to be about racism in some way or another and I'm sorry, but using werewolves for your basis just doesn't work........ they're fucking monsters. I don't know if the dude's really into True Blood and figured the next logical step in telling a monster racism story was werewolves, but focusing on things that kill and eat people isn't the best way to get your stance on equality out there....... actually makes me think that he may be a little too accepting. The biggest draw to this book now is the art because Szymon Kudranski's art is just amazing here and even made me stop and say that Oliver looks pretty bad ass as a werewolf........... and believe me, I hated accepting that, but the art looked great and the colors really fit the mood in which this story was trying to invoke. I'm just really tired of this run though and on top of everything else, we kept seeing Oliver being all willy nilly about his secret identity as Green Arrow in previous story arcs and even in this he's all willy nilly about the fact that he's a goddamn werewolf.......... so for a positive, I guess I can say at least it's consistent.
Bits and Pieces:
Green Arrow's a werewolf and if you think that sounds fun.......... well, you'd just be wrong because where you think you might get an action packed "fighting the monster inside" kind of story, instead you get a tale all about racism that just doesn't work because it's about werewolves........ and those things kill people. Ultimately there is no real hero to this story because everyone's a bad guy in some way or another and all the fun is washed away because it's a story about racism........ good times. The only satisfying thing about this issue is the art and thank whatever deity you're into for that because the rest is nonsense.