Green Arrow #31

Green Arrow #31

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The Outsiders War finale, featuring the return of Count Vertigo! As the final shot in this war is fired from his bow what is left of Green Arrow?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 8, 2014

    Overall this was an excellent ending to a stupendous story-arc. Both writer Jeff Lemire, and artist Andrea Sorrentino bring their A game to this issue, and deliver an emotional detailed story. Im also a huge fan of epilogues that tease things to come in the next arc, so if youre anything like me than this issue wont disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 7, 2014

    Green Arrow #31 is what it is: a fantastic, shocking, and thrilling conclusion to one of the best story arcs of the year. It's hard to talk about what makes the issue so impressive without diving into spoilers, but let it be known that if you have been reading the comic up until now, you will not be remotely disappointed in what happens. Now, it's time to get psyched up for the next arc coming next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 7, 2014

    Green Arrow #31 ends the Outsiders War in great fashion.  The story is great and the art is awesome.  What else can I say?  Everyone should be reading this book and this arc is as great a place to start as any.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 7, 2014

    The final pages are not so much conclusive as a massive tease for the next arc, including another bit of wordplay on a famous Grell title. Yet it manages to feel organic, a mixture of old and new that doesn’t smack of being forced in sideways as an Easter egg for pre-Flashpoint fans desperate for some sign that ‘our‘ Ollie will return. With two arcs now under his belt, Lemire has shown the potential for a Green Arrow book under the New 52 banner. If it can shake the tenuous links it strives to maintain between the comic book and TV worlds, the Emerald Archer might just be one of DC’s preeminent books again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 8, 2014

    For this recent Green Arrow convert, this issue was filled with all kinds of awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 8, 2014

    Lemire and Sorrentino have brought the luster back to Green Arrow in a powerfully artful fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz May 9, 2014

    Green Arrow #31 is amazing end to an amazing arc, and is worth checking out for all. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brandon Burpee May 9, 2014

    If you aren't reading this title because you were turned off when the book launched you really need to circle back the wagons and check out what Lemire, Sorrentino and Maiolo are doing on this book. It's a beautiful masterpiece of action and intrigue that stands out amongst DC's other offerings for its depth and uniqueness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 7, 2014

    The Outsiders War ends on a consistently gorgeous and pretty satisfying note. Truthfully, the story feels like it's trying to juggle a little too much at times, but it's mostly well-written, makes some big developments and has some legitimately stunning moments. It may not be a perfect bull's eye, but it's still a massively enjoyable ride and does a terrific job building the hype for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 8, 2014

    "Green Arrow" #31 is a fitting homage, tribute and contribution to the legacy of the Green Arrow brand. Now that "The Outsiders War" has drawn to a close, with Tockman and Richard Dragon sniffing around in Seattle, it appears that Lemire and company are going to continue to build the legacy and lineage of this character, making "Green Arrow" a comic book brimming with potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 13, 2014

    This arc with the Outsiders didn't quite live up to its promise, but at least it more often than not profited by its ambition. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2014

    In the end, there's a sense that everything wraps up a little too neatly with this finale issue. Many of the newer characters introduced over the last year are left in a sort of limbo state, and it's unclear how much impact this entire storyline will really have on the book moving forward. This issue is more successful at building excitement for the upcoming clash with Richard Dragon than it is in giving Ollie's quest a completely satisfying resolution. But at least we do have that gang war to look forward to when Ollie returns to Seattle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes May 10, 2014

    "The Outsiders War" is at an end, and "Broken" is on its way. Oliver Queen certainly faced his fair share of emotional and physical damage in Green Arrow #31. Lemire's writing wasn't perfect this time around, but it's good enough to get the job done. Meanwhile, Sorrentino and Maiolo continue to make their case for the best art duo in comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Jun 23, 2014

    Oh, and it sets up the next storyline superbly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper May 11, 2014

    As an individual piece, Green Arrow #31 is only somewhat satisfying but as the conclusion to a whole story arc, it's a little more gratifying than that. It could easily have been paced better, and given some extra pages, but it did what it set out to do, and that's what matters I think. I look forward to the shift in tonality next issue. Read Full Review

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