Green Arrow #40

Green Arrow #40

Writer: Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski Artist: Daniel Sampere, Jonathan Glapion Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
6.0Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

A villain triumphant! A city out for blood! Can things get any worse for Green Arrow? You bet they can! Guest-starring Batman!

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Mar 7, 2015

    Green Arrow now is back to doing what he does best, protecting his city and the people in it. With the King now out of the way and his new team starting to blossom he can prowl the roof tops easily sending the message that he will always be watching and helping those in need. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 4, 2015

    Green Arrow #40 is full of guest-stars that don't have much to do, leaving things feeling crowded and out of focus. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 5, 2015

    While this issue was certainly fun with all it's guest stars, it comes off as a bit of a cop out for being a finale to a story line that's had the villain winning in every single scenario. After everything that our heroes have been through in trying to take down John King, it all just gets wrapped up easily here and comes off rushed.  The art though was the best I've seen it from this creative team's run and it makes me wish we could see more of it in June.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Mar 4, 2015

    Kreisberg and Sokolowski's run has to date felt like the TV show they would have written if they had access to all of the characters in the DC universe. With next month's Convergence event set to change the status quo, this issue of Green Arrow brings about its own kind of "convergence", updating the comic to a point where it could comfortably run concurrently with the TV series, complete with its own versions of Felicity, Diggle and a surrogate Thea. As such, if this does end the New 52 version as we know it, it's a logical conclusion, albeit one that treads familiar ground. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 5, 2015

    With four splash pages, the visual side of "Green Arrow" #40 is afforded more than a few opportunities to shine. The story checks the list, making sure to define Ollie's battle, realign some alliances and give the marquee guest stars a chance to turn in the spotlight. Before the final page, this comic gives readers one last glimpse of Green Arrow leaping into action before the creative team turns the lights off on their way out the door. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 5, 2015

    While average at best, this book is fun. That being said, I can't recommend that you spend your money on this issue or story arc. Instead, spend your money on Lemire's two volumes (Vol. 4: The Kill Machine and Vol. 5: The Outsiders War), and wait to check out Ben Percy's (Detective Comics "Terminal") when it launches in June! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 10, 2015

    I dont want to be too harsh on this arc, there were some good ideas involved, and there are even some fun moments in this issue. Really though, the main conceit of this story seems to have been to bring the comic more in line with the TV show by introducing characters like Felicity Smoak and Mia Deardon (who is Thea in the show apparently, im not actually up to date). I said it when this arc started and Ill say it again. Thats just a weird idea since DC Comics already has a comic book based in the world of the Arrow TV show, so with The New 52 as we know it on the verge of ending, whats the point of aligning the comics and the shows now, especially when theres no indication of plans to do the same with The Flash comic or the Batman books. Thats just my opinion though, you may read this and feel completely different about it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Collectors - Kort Johnson Mar 23, 2015

    I haven't enjoyed this entire story arc; but I kept hoping it was going to get better so I wanted to finish it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Al B. Harper Mar 6, 2015

    Fun issue, but why are some of the guests even involved? Cannot wait for the new creative, although I don't know who that will be yet, to see if they dial back or embrace the newly introduced Arrow TV elements of the book.

  • 5.0
    Vancha Jul 12, 2015

    So it turns out Felicity Smoak without Emily Rickards ends up being a really insufferable, unlikeable character. Honestly, I really wish they'd never introduced the TV elements at all. Flyff and Naomi were infinitely better than the versions of Diggle and Smoak we've been given, and every issue under this creative team has felt like the continual desecration of what Lemire created. I'm so glad we get a new creative team after this.

  • 5.5
    Redeadhood Mar 14, 2015

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    Bleemak May 31, 2016

  • 5.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 6, 2015

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