Friday, June 6, 2014

Green Arrow #32 Review

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 4, 2014

Boys in the Hoods

Since Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have taken over Green Arrow it has been incredible.  Everyone should be reading this book, but for some reason they aren't.  This issue is a step toward getting the mainstream (ie: fans of the Arrow TV Show) more interested in the comic book and joining in on the fun. This sort of thing could spell disaster under many creative teams, but luckily this is Lemire and Sorrentino we're talking about it.  Instead of alienating longtime readers to get new, they started a new arc that all will be happy to read.  It is action packed, well written and a dream to look at.  Sounds like Green Arrow to me.

Oliver is back in Seattle, but all is not well.  While Ollie was away dealing with the Outsiders, others had to step up to deal with the problems.  That meant the introduction of Diggle.  Yes, Diggle jumped from the TV screen to the comic pages and I like him just as much here as there.  Unfortunately, he's a little tied up this month.

Richard Dragon is in Seattle and he is not happy.  Through awesome flashbacks and present day exposition
we find out why he is so pissed at Green Arrow.  It involves family and a bit of mistaken identity and it's all awesome.  Meanwhile, his assassins are busy trying to eliminate Arrow himself.  It's action packed fun and is only going to get better.  The book ends with an awesome cliffhanger that new readers may be a little confused over, but readers of at least the last arc will be thrilled by.  I'm not sure if it's actually a good or bad thing, but it's awesome.

Andrea Sorrentino is awesome, as well.  He is the star of the DC Universe and he is only getting better.  The way he does the flashbacks this month is simple and brilliant.  Imagine a flashback told as an old comic.  Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Bits and Pieces:

Green Arrow #32 is a great jumping on point for new readers, but is an awesome book for longtime readers as well.  It's such a great combination of old and new and Lemire and Sorrentino do it all so well.  Please read this book and make it the best seller it deserves to be.


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