Green Arrow #2

Green Arrow #2

Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Super Hero executions will now be televised! After taking down members of a "celebrity" gang privileged, decadent teens who buy their powers and stage fights with unsuspecting victims Green Arrow finds himself in the crosshairs of the entire team! It's Ollie Queen vs. a dozen thrill killers while the world watches live!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Oct 9, 2011

    "Green Arrow" #2 is, paradoxically, a difficult book to fully grasp because it's so remarkably simple. Superhero comics are never this uncomplicated and direct. There is no subtext, only text: Oliver Queen is Green Arrow because he's a good person and he fights villains that are bad guys because they're bad people. The only flaws are when motives are forced into the simple reality of the comic. Otherwise, "Green Arrow" #2 is as pure a superhero comic as you can get, for good or ill. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 8, 2011

    Jurgens and Prez deliver a crisp and solid comic book, but it feels dated and from an earlier generation. Its not to my liking. Ill have to seriously consider whether Ill get the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 5, 2011

    I saw promise in the first issue of Green Arrow. But this second issue was snoozeville. I can get this type of story from a large number of other superhero comics on store shelves. I want something in Green Arrow that makes this book stand out. If Krul can focus more energy on making Ollie's supporting cast well-rounded, standout character instead of paper-thin, plot-development pushers, then we might be in business. Until that point, Green Arrow just isn't that great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Villain Jun 11, 2016

    Green Arrow continues to deliver the fun for me. I have read other reviews of this issue that the book is lacking subplots and hidden themes but I don't really care. You see all the conflict unfolding in the images of this comic. This is no conflict inside the mind of the Green Arrow. Its just straight forward action. I don't know what could be wrong about that.

  • 6.0
    general_zod Jul 28, 2015

    The first issue of "Green Arrow" established itself as a simple book suited for younger readers. In The New 52, Green Arrow is good, while the bad guys are bad; shades of grey do not apply. Even the banal dialogue spouted by Ollie was something out of a Saturday morning cartoon show. While it's a direction many readers might've not appreciated, the premiere issue did deliver some lightweight fun. "Going Viral" picks up shortly after the first book ended, with Green Arrow battling the super-powered vixens Lime and Light in Seattle. It eventually ends with the Emerald Archer being ambushed by their crew, while being broadcasted on the internet. Issue # 2 hits many of the same notes of the first book, but slows things down a bit with a few needless panels. For instance, early on, Ollie is shown playing basketball with a random pro baller, then gets into an argument with a CEO immediately afterwards. The information relayed on these pages is redundant and kills the pacing of the book. Overall, while this second issue is moderately entertaining, it's not as exciting as I'd hoped it would be.

  • 5.0
    Redeadhood May 21, 2014

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