Saturday, January 11, 2014

Green Arrow #27 Review

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino  
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 8, 2013

Is Arrow Better Than Shield?

People repress bad memories.  Here at Weird Science, it's common knowledge that Eric has tried to forget the year he spent as a female impersonator doing Cher in Vegas.  What does this have to do with Green Arrow #27?  Not much except that Ollie is still on the island and has to deal with a memory more painful than a 6'5" man singing "If I could turn back time" to a crowd of confused tourists.

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino are the peanut butter cup of DC...two great tastes that go great together. This month, Lemire gives us humor, great cameos and a mind blowing reveal.  Seriously, the ending changes everything and I can't wait to see how it effects Oliver and the book in general.  I was getting tired of Ollie heading back to the Island, but it was all worth it.  Using last month's issue as a setup pays off big with an action packed, exciting issue for this second chapter of the Outsider's War.

Andrea Sorrentino's art is so good.  It is detailed and trippy without ever being confusing.  It is equally great during action as it is during quieter scenes.  I also must give props to colorist Marcelo Maiolo who combines with Sorrentino's art and really makes it shine.

I know this is a pretty short review, but I don't want to spoil anything.  If you are a regular reader you have probably already read it.  If you are on the fence, jump off it right now and get reading.  It's that good.

Bits and Pieces:

Green Arrow #27 is a must read for Green Arrow fans.  The Outsider's War is heating up and with Lemire and Sorrentino at the helm, this train is making hay.  Seriously, pick it up now.


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