Thursday, February 6, 2014

Green Arrow #28 Review

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 5, 2014

I Expected More Fisting

Oliver learns more about his history on the Island, but also what type of Man his Father was (is).  Diggle doesn't want his old job back, but his new one seems oddly familiar.  Komodo makes a play at the Outsider hierarchy and it looks like this War is being fought on at least a couple of fronts.

Jeff Lemire has really upped the ante with the Outsiders War.  Each chapter is better than the last so I'm not sure how next month will top this.  Seriously, we get so much this month.  Oliver learns more about his time on the Island and after last month's game changing reveal, it is personal and a bit heart breaking.  His Father really thinks what he did was right, but Oliver doesn't see it that way.

Lemire also gives us a look into the Outsiders organization and shows that things aren't as cohesive as some thought. In fact, Komodo takes advantage of that and shows his ruthlessness.

We also get fan favorite Diggle who gives the reader a brief, but cool history lesson before getting down to business.  This is actually the part I'm looking forward to seeing play out.  I love Diggle and I want to see if the comic version is as great a character.  The way Lemire is going, my bet is on YES.

Of course, a comic is only so many pages and in a packed issue like this, some things end up neglected.  In this case it's Shado and the Fist Clan.  I never can get enough Shado but here she is just kind of hanging around.  The Fist Clan are featured this month, but only show up in the end and have nothing to do with Ollie...yet.

The art of Andrea Sorrentino is so good.  You can just look at this book and enjoy it on that alone.  Some of the panel work is a bit busy at first, but if you take the time to soak it in you will be rewarded in spades.

Green Arrow #28 has it all.  Lemire's storytelling is top notch and Sorrentino's art is second to none.  The Outsiders War is nearing an end, but it is so good I wish it could last forever.  Highly recommended.


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