Convergence: Green Arrow #1

Convergence: Green Arrow #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Christy Marx Artist: Jean-Claude St., Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Don't miss the first meeting between Oliver Queen and his son, Connor Hawke! Father and son may be united, but is their world about to end?

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 17, 2015

    If you have a penchant for Errol Flynn Oliver Queen like I do, then that'll be enough to make you want to pick up this issue, but an added bonus to our infatuation for facial hair is that this is a really good story with excellent art as well.  It not only works as a way to get our Emerald Archer into a Thunder Dome scenario but works as a re-imagined way to introduce Ollie to fatherhood.  I really enjoyed this issue and anyone who's missed the old Green Arrow should definitely be getting this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Nate Stout Apr 17, 2015

    Christy Marx's story was well paced, with interesting characters and plot points that keep the reader engaged. Her characterization of Green Arrow and Connor Hawke are very accurate to their pre-Flashpoint portrayals. Even though Green Arrow did not quip as much as some might have expected, the dialogue throughout felt natural and fit their characterization perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 16, 2015

    Perhaps it's due to a familiarity with this era, butCONVERGENCE: GREEN ARROW #1captures the mid-1990s Green Arrow in a literal bubble. While it would have been interesting to pull in a different periodof the character's history, this largely overlooked era serves as a perfect point for a much angrier Ollie and a more nave Connor. If you've not looked ahead at next month's solicitations, the reveal of Ollie and Connor's sparring partners is an interesting one as well, bringing together two competing '90s realities in the same book. Perhaps when the dust settles, the version of Green Arrow that returns will be something a little closer to this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 16, 2015

    This early Connor seems to match up pretty well with his known history, but fans may be a bit disappointed not to see him as he was during the height of his popularity. For the most part, his interactions with Oliver play well, though their scenes do hit a few awkward notes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 16, 2015

    While it's occasionally a little rough around the edges or abrupt with the storytelling, this book looks and reads good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Apr 19, 2015

    For the most part, this issue feels like a stroll down memory lane. Everything feels like a Green Arrow book from before the New 52, especially Oliver's inability to actually deal with his own problems. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 20, 2015

    And so, as the dome comes down and champions must rise, a family is reunited, but for how long? Convergence: Green Arrow #1 sidesteps all the melodrama that usually comes with AAA event titles and replaces it with something even more narratively fertile: family drama. How long writer Christy Marx can sustain this remains to be seen, but the smaller stakes and human drama of Convergence: Green Arrow makes it stand out among its contemporaries that seem more concerned with just skipping to the punching. Adding the pulpy, expressionist art of Rags Morales and his art team is just the street-level icing on the cake. Convergence might not be off to the best start, but at least Oliver Queen and his family are putting their best foot forward. How long they stay on this path, however, will be the real test. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Apr 22, 2015

    This is exactly the thing about the Convergence event that interests me the most. Getting to meet characters I never have or alternate versions of the ones I know, and to be introduced to timelines Ive never experienced. The only possibly unfortunate thing here is that things are aligned to force Oliver and Connor set aside their differences and work together rather than have this dynamic play out more naturally. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 17, 2015

    "Convergence: Green Arrow" #1 is a slightly odd book in that it's taking a character who existed immediately post-"Zero Hour" and giving us a new first meeting with his father in a pre-"Zero Hour" world. There are little touches in Marx's script that have real potential, and the art from Morales and St. Aubin looks great. On the whole, though, the rough spots and the strong aspects even each other out. Hopefully, like with so many of the other "Convergence" tie-ins, the conclusion will take advantage of not needing any more setup to use that space to deliver a slightly stronger conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups Apr 16, 2015

    Good Gawd, someone get Green Arrow some condoms! How many illegitimate children can you run into in one day? In all seriousness this was a solid one shot from the Convergence event. It was well-written and you didn't need a lot of back story on this particular Green Arrow to enjoy the story. The racist hate group was a bit of a twist as it seems all the one shots have the common theme of shortage of food and supplies as well as lack of stars in the sky. It was cool to see Connor Hawke lay out all the hate group members with his Tibetan monk calmness and accurate archery. Thumbs up on this one.

  • 9.5
    Batfan Apr 23, 2015

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 18, 2015

  • 8.5
    bl0odshot May 31, 2015

  • 7.5
    Vancha Jul 25, 2015

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