Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Throwback Thursday Review: Green Arrow #24 (2013)


Seattle Sure Is Crowded



Written By: Jeff Lemire
Art By: Andrea Sorrentino
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 2, 2013

I have to admit, I am not a regular Green Arrow reader.  I really like the character, but didn't enjoy the earlier issues in the New 52.  When Jeff Lemire took over and the hype machine started churning overtime, I wanted to give it a try.  However, it wasn't until Count Vertigo's Villain issue last month that I actually sat down and read.  I was impressed enough to jump into the series this month with Green Arrow #24.  As it turns out, I picked a hell of an issue to join in on.

Green Arrow #24 does a great job of getting everyone up to speed whether you're a long time reader or a rookie like myself.  Through backstory and an awesome splash page, everyone will be ready to go.  That is a good thing because after that page Jeff Lemire kicks it into overdrive and things get crazy, and I mean that in a good way.



We get Count Vertigo's awesome power corrupting downtown Seattle. Richard Dragon is karate kicking and chopping on the rooftops, and a surprise reveal will have fans of the TV show cheering wildly.  Seriously, Jeff Lemire grabs you and never lets you catch your breath until you close the book.



Speaking of grabbing you, Andrea Sorrentino's art is incredible.  I'm normally a story first, art second kind of guy, but I'm not sure which is better in this issue.  I say that as a huge compliment to both Lemire and Sorrentino.

Bits and Pieces:

Green Arrow #24 is that rare comic that has it all.  The story is nonstop adventure and action and the art is breathtaking.  The book is made to be a jumping on point for the uninitiated and also has enough fan service to please longtime fans.  Seriously, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

9.8/10

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