Arrow #1

Arrow #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Mike Grell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The first time in print for these digital-first adventures! Discover exciting new mysteries and plotlines for the ultimate Arrow experience! Written by the show’s creators and featuring covers and interior art from legendary GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS artist MIKE GRELL!

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 28, 2012

    None of the three stories here do much to flesh out the characters and conflicts of Arrow. Even at its most competent, this book is an easy pass for all but the most hardcore fans of the show. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Madison Miller Dec 1, 2012

    Though the comic has room for improvement, the third chapter alone makes this issue worthwhile and provides substantial grounds for speculation that China White is destined to become an important character in the show. Crucial pieces of back story that help to flesh out characters, like the one doled out in this chapter, are what I hope to see more of in future Arrow comics. It's yet to be seen whether or not this will be. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Nov 29, 2012

    I was very excited for this issue, but after reading the story all my expectations were let down. The art needs improvement, and they need to make the readers interested. People are not going to spend money to read what they already watch on television for free. I am going to give the next issue a try, but if it does not improve I think I am going to drop this series. Dont pick up this issue! Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Jason Motes Nov 29, 2012

    The third chapter is the issue's high-point, focusing on villain Lady Shiva and revealling her secret origin, illustrated by Jorge Jiminez. Jiminez's art is excellent! It's fluid, crackles with energy and just as Grell's art felt a bit flat, Jiminez's does indeed pop off the page. And the story actually embellishes the story of the show, deepening the mythology. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 15, 2012

    "Arrow" the comic should be capitalising on the fact that it stems from a television show and as such will have a more than usual amount of eyes focused towards it. However, as seems to be the blight of comics, this tie-in issue is boring and wooden and doesn't offer much of anything to entice a reader. I found it dull, and a little difficult to care about, due to the empty nature of the narrative. I can only imagine what a person unfamiliar with Green Arrow, or comics in general, made of it as the issue bumbles through miniscule set pieces for characters and ideas. It's hard to complain about anything with such a low price point, but this is a waste of a golden opportunity to help draw new readers into comics. Read Full Review

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