Green Arrow #14

Green Arrow #14

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Peter Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 22
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"EMERALD OUTLAW" part three! Tension in Seattle reaches fever pitch when the media begins to question Green Arrow's involvement in a series of murders committed by an archer with unmatched skills. If the police can't catch this mysterious archer, can Green Arrow and Black Canary? Plus, the rogue police officer Ollie humiliated in a viral video returns to take the law into his own hands.
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  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jan 7, 2017

    Some of Ollie's narration surprisingly gave a unique peek inside his head and his skillset. In the build up to the finale of the issue he talks about his skills as an archer and makes a surprising confession that genuinely shows the level of character development in this story. He's honest about how he operates. But, we have to say once again, the stand out character in Green Arrow #14 was definitely Black Canary. She's easily the most entertaining, cunning and downright badass character in the series. We're intrigued to see where this story goes next considering the villain escapes. But it's thoroughly well written, it's fast paced, action packed and barely pauses to catch it's breath. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 4, 2017

    Overall, this is an enjoyable read. The art is fantastic and really fun to look at. The action is cool and Black Canary has a nice part to play that I really had fun with it. The identity of the Arrow Killer is a little disappointing to me but it could go somewhere interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 9, 2017

    There's the odd bit of cheese in this issue, from the undercover Dinah calling herself "Officer Kiniry" to a group of football players declaring "This here's the gladiator ring. We hurt for a living." These are hiccups that might take you out of the moment temporarily, but Percy restrains himself to keep this runaway train moving constantly. As this wraps up the current arc, it also leave plenty of room to move forward, showing that these last few arcs are exactly what the Emerald Archer needed to get back on target. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 11, 2017

    Merlyn's return gives Green Arrow and Black Canary a new cagey adversary to deal with. Other than simply torturing Ollie, I'm curious to see just why Merlyn has returned and what he has in store for our hero. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 4, 2017

    While this issue had some problems that prevent it from higher marks, Ben Percy keeps the legacy fun train rolling and I have my ticket punched for the ride.  This issue looks really good and fans of Green Arrow will have plenty to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 4, 2017

    Hopefully the next chapter will see more of the strong art that's helped Green Arrow become one of the premier Rebirth titles in DC's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Dave Pecci Jan 7, 2017

    The Green Arrow story arc right now is great, and there is plenty of action and great artwork to make the scenes come to life. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Jan 4, 2017

    With an unexpected dive in both writing and art, GREEN ARROW #14 proves to be a disappointing entry in the “Emerald Outlaw” arc. It's a perfectly serviceable story in its own right, but it doesn't feel like it belongs in the world created by Percy and Schmidt. Their stories are usually rich and complex, and this one is simple and straightforward. I have every expectation that the series will pick back up in the next couple of issues. For now, this series has hit a relatively low point that doesn't do quite enough to generate excitement for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 4, 2017

    A big reveal and a solid chase sequence are in store for readers of this one. A major hiccup in art at a key time late in the issue will make you question what you're seeing, and generally the tension isn't there due to a lack of visual payoff for Ollie's actions, framed or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Jan 4, 2017

    As much as I enjoyed this issue, story wise it felt like recycled material. I almost thought Green Arrow and Merlyn would have faced off right on top of the flying blimp! I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue because I'm curious to see the aftermath of this arc. Will Seattle still be a little iffy about Green Arrow? Or will they see him as a hero? Also the art was great. It has definitely gotten better the last couple issues. Just a little bit more detail here and there makes all the difference and that difference was achieved. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 5, 2017

    However it was cool to actually see that it was Malcom Merlyn, not his son especially since most readers also watch Arrow, so it is definitely more relevant. In conclusion, this arc has been okay, however I am really hoping we can progress beyond a struggling Oliver Queen. Read Full Review

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