Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Green Arrow #24 Review

Burn Baby Burn

Written by: Benjamin Percy
Art by: Juan Ferreyra and Nate Piekos
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 7, 2017

I have been a fan of Green Arrow and I think that Ben Percy has made this book so much better since Rebirth started and the Rise of Star City has been good, even if it's been mostly setup.  I have liked what it's setting up and Juan Ferreyra's art has been fantastic.  So, do we get to the meat and cheese of the story and is it good?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with Ben Percy showing us that Oliver Queen is a good guy...and rich people suck!  We get to see some familiar faces as Ollie gives us a little rundown of where the book has been since Rebirth started.

That's when we head off to see the destroyed Space Needle.  As Victoria Much reports, Emiko, Dinah and Roy help out a very good looking, yet overweight survivor...Me!  Yep, it looks like I survived the plane crash and decided to stay in Seattle and take in the scenes...including the Space Needle.  Am I the luckiest or unluckiest guy ever?  You decide.  As this goes on, we see Oliver making his way to Queen Industries...with an awesome bit of cross section art by Ferreyra.

Before he gets there, we see Henry realizing that he may have made a deal with the devil while Mayor Domini starts up another hate mongering speech.  This all leads to Oliver facing off with Broderick and before things get too heated, we get a Queen family history.  Long story short...most of Ollie's relatives were assholes involved in the 9th Circle.  Not a huge shocker there.

As a battle erupts between Oliver and the Burned, Domini is putting the big plan into play as he announces that Queen Industry is going to bail out Seattle...or should I say, Star City?!?  Boy, this issue is action packed with Oliver taking care of Broderick below as Team Arrow does away with Cheshire and Brick.  That's when Oliver comes up with a plan to make it all right.

It seems that Oliver has decided to save Seattle, he will have to stop running, prove his innocence and get his company back.  After seeing that Eric survived the plane crash (yea!) and possibly spotting Reggie (yea, again!), he starts that process, but it looks like it will start behind bars.  Oh snap!

Ben Percy gives readers a lot of action and exposition and while I love where we are headed, this arc was more setup than resolution.  Still, it was nice to see Broderick get what he had coming to him!

Juan Ferreyra will always have a place in my heart for putting me and Eric in a comic book (twice now!), but that isn't why he is my favorite artist...He's got the skills to pay the bills!  This issue is chock full of full page spreads that look fantastic and tell the story as much as the words on the page.  The fight underneath Seattle was stunning.

Bits and Pieces:

I liked what we got here, but as a conclusion to a long story, it was more setup than I'd like.  Still, it was action packed and the art by Juan Ferreyra was gorgeous.  If you have enjoyed this series up until now, I think that will continue.



  1. Just catching up on some summer backlog. I'm glad to see Juan Ferreyra rescued you from the rubble! Your reappearance at the Space Needle makes me think these 911 conspiracy theories about the same people at disaster sites might have some merit... Glad to see Eric stumbling around the streets too. But who is the Weird Science character in a red shirt and covered in a head bandage on the next panel?