Green Arrow #18

Green Arrow #18

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Oliver Queen has lost everything: His company, his money, his friends and most of his arrows. Its all because of one man: Komodo, who has come to tear Ollies life to shreds! From the ashes, Ollie must uncover the secrets of his fathers past secrets of the island and Ollies own uncanny ability with the bow.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 6, 2013

    Great ready for more mystery and excitement. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino continue to to elevate the status of GREEN ARROW. This is what we should have seen from the beginning. We are now seeing what Green Arrow is capable of. This is the type of character he should be. The tiny details of the Justice League and even Roy Harper are just enough to let us know this series exists along side the other New 52 comics. Sorrentino's art is great for Lemire's story and getting tiny details about the mystery continue to drive the story forward full steam. I can't remember the last time I said it but I cannot wait for the next issue of GREEN ARROW. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Mar 11, 2013

    Lemire crafts a deft little mystery here that at first almost makes one think of the ongoing Arrow series, but this story-line seems to be like that in some respects but at the same time a whole other saga with a whole other set of mysteries and madness to be faced. It is a fantastic new book and one I plan to follow for as long as it goes if it stays this good! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Mar 8, 2013

    There is a lot of talk in this issue about wasted potential, specifically Oliver's. Despite the fact that Ollie is an established superhero, it's alluded to several times that he is not quite at the level he should be, and that he has a greater destiny he's unaware of. This is probably all going to tie into The Island and Komodo. After all, we see that Ollie's dad taught him how to use a bow and arrow as a child, and that his father was somehow involved in what's going on with Komodo and Magus. Perhaps Ollie was supposed to be the next in line for Komodo's position in their secret society or something. I mean, obviously, Ollie is going to take down Komodo one day, that's got to be what this is all leading to. Green Arrow's whole story, from what I've seen, in the New 52 has been about him trying to be on Justice League-level, but never quite getting there. I have a feeling that by the time this story is over, Green Arrow will have reached the status he's looking for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Mar 10, 2013

    Green Arrow #18 is the bomb. If Lemire and Sorrentino keep up this level of quality, we'll have a classic Green Arrow story on our hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Mar 6, 2013

    Like the previous issue before it, Green Arrow #18 lives up the hype and then some. Mystery, intrigue, action, suspense this book has it all and the future appears to be incredibly bright for a series that has floundered since its New 52 relaunch. Needless to say, Lemire and Sorrentino are brilliantly crafting a series that should be on everybodys radar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Mar 9, 2013

    This is what should have been the reboot back in 2011, and is indicative of what the Newish 52 was capable of. It is a shame that readers may not have made it this far after several false starts. Let's hope DC have finally got their heads on straight as use this title as a template for the other flagging titles, rather than simply cancelling the same misfires over and over again. For now, enjoy a layered action/drama from the best in the business. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    Lemire continues to turn this series into a respectable series again, and this issue was fabulous. It was very interesting, and fun, and although it wasn't quite as good as the last issue it was still brilliant. I'd recommend both this issue, and the last issue, as Lemire has really changed this series for the better. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 11, 2013

    This issue was great. I was excited to read it; while at the same time also hoping that Lemire could keep me interested as this is a series I really want to get into. Lemire certainly succeeded here, and I really think that this series has an amazing future ahead of it. The set up that Llemire is doing here is just amazing. He has shook things up a bit by the potential death of a pretty important character which I am sure some people will not be fond of; but on the other hand, he is building something here that I am sure new and old readers of the series alike will be very excited about. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Poet Mase Mar 6, 2013

    In the end, this issue makes huge strides in establishing Komodo as a formidable opponent and in defining the larger, family-facing focus of the current arc. The climax of the issue is jaw-dropping, and the introduction of two new sidekicks deepen Lemire's foiling structure. Get the word out: Green Arrow is a winner again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 8, 2013

    Oliver is in a bad place and he's got to find his own way out, well with a little help. He's no Hawkguy bro, but if this book is going to stay like this, I'm down for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Mar 7, 2013

    In just two issues Lemire and Sorrentino have delivered the best issues of Green Arrow since the New 52 began. Their creative chemistry is firing on all cylinders and they've elevated Green Arrow into one something worthy of reader's hard earned dollars. If the quality of the book can remain this consistent throughout their run, Green Arrow has the potential to become one of the best books DC is putting out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 9, 2013

    This is a very good story, and I didn't even scratch the surface of a half dozen other subplots. There's so much going on, and Lemire is introducing so many interesting characters, that I'm definitely glad I decided to give this series another try. Like I said in my last review, the series is very much like Marvel's Hawkeye, and that's a good thing. Hawkeye is great, and Green Arrow can only benefit from being more like Hawkeye. Lemire is doing a great job of getting into Ollie's head as well as building up the mystery of the island. The series doesn't really have anything to do with the TV show Arrow, and both have very different premises, but if you're eager to read a good Green Arrow comic series, now is the time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 9, 2013

    While I'm sure, if you've been reading me regularly, you've heard me complain about decompression in superhero books, Green Arrow #18 sure isn't guilty of that little sin, as there's a heckuva lot going on. Between introducing a major villain (who looks like he's gonna be around for quite some time), giving the readers hints about Ollie's past, and teaming Ollie up with Microchip from The Punisher (alright, that last part isn't true), you WILL get your three bucks worth out of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Victor Correa Mar 11, 2013

    The story progresses pretty significantly in this issue and while Lemire is moving pretty quickly there still manages to be a fair amount of mystery revolving this story. I have more questions now than I did last month and I can bet come April I'll be pulling my hair out. Despite some art discrepancies, this series is still delivering on its promises. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Mar 10, 2013

    After an extremely long and rough start, Jeff Lemire's reworking of Green Arrow has been a rousing success. In just two issues, the entitled, arrogant Oliver Queen has been wiped away and replaced with an Ollie that understands his place more than he ever has in the past. Everything he had is gone, and everything he now has he's building from nothing. In a way, Lemire is proving to readers that Oliver Queen is worth our reading. Trying to enjoy the expensive hobbies of rich jerks isn't as much fun as seeing those same jerks get knocked down a few pegs. Lemire recognizes this and wants to make Ollie a character with real depth instead of just another playboy with superhero aspirations. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Mar 8, 2013

    This might not be your daddy's “Green Arrow”, but he's safe to start reading again, in case any jaded fans were wondering. There's plenty of mystery to uncover that we didn't even know was there. The moments where Ollie has to face a past that he doesn't understand are the most satisfying parts of Lemire's story and there is clearly much more of that to come. Besides a few characters that don't resonate very much, this is a story that gets the reader inside Oliver Queen's head. The head of a man who is completely out of his element. Most importantly, “Green Arrow” has become a book that puts an up-and-coming character in the right hands with beautiful art that doesn't look like anything else on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 10, 2013

    Lemire's reputation, diminished as it is, and the rapidly improving art still earns a little benefit of the doubt against an otherwise unremarkable issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 8, 2013

    "Green Arrow" #18 is an incredibly dense comic book. Lemire packs a phenomenal, bordering on overwhelming, amount of information into twenty pages. In addition to the general motion of the story, Lemire introduces Fyff, an assistant of sorts for Arrow, and provides an analysis on Arrow's quiver. "Green Arrow" #18, like the issue before it, is about as far removed from the previous seventeen issues (including #0) as any series could be without completely rebooting. The use of spot color to highlight areas of the story is a brilliant device that separates this book visually and combines nicely with Lemire's story to make Green Arrow yet another interesting archer on today's comic racks. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Mar 12, 2013

    I am finding myself caring a bit more about Oliver than I have since they rebooted his amazing history, so I guess that's a plus. Read Full Review

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