Green Arrow #4

Green Arrow #4

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 28
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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The Death and Life of Oliver Queen part four! Black Canary steps through the deadly gates of Inferno, the global super-villain answer to Fort Knox, to discover the truth behind the destruction of Oliver Queens life, fortune and reputation. Meanwhile, Seattles manhunt for the outlaw Green Arrow takes an exhilarating twist when an old frenemy makes an unexpected return.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 3, 2016

    This is an excellent issue. I felt that the last couple of issues were a little slow but this gets back on course for me. It's a fairly thrilling story now that all of the pieces are in place. The villains really step up and become much more menacing with the heroes going up against impossible odds for them. I highly recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Aug 3, 2016

    Overall I enjoyed this issue. The story is progressing towards its logical conclusion, and while there are still many questions left to answer, I am sure that at least most of them will get a satisfactory ending. The only worry that I have is Emiko, a character that I quite liked back in the new 52 who is currently on the side of the Ninth Circle. Hopefully this will change by the end of the arc, however, as it would be a waste to simply dispose of a character so tied in with the current history of Oliver Queen. I would highly recommend this series to anyone even casually interested in Green Arrow, as well as fans of fantastic artwork in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 4, 2016

    It seems nothing can slow this book's momentum, not even losing artist Otto Schmidt. Juan Ferreyra brings his own terrific sense of style to the book, a style that's very much in line with Schmidt's but also wholly unique. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 5, 2016

    As Ollie's family life grows evermore complicated, we see the true horror of what the Ninth Circle is capable. It's all leading toward a big confrontation between Team Arrow (yes, I'm calling it that and thankfully it's missing a Felicity) and the grotesque cabal. I'm sure Percy and company won't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 3, 2016

    Green Arrow continues being such a pleasant surprise and Ben Percy strengthens his book by getting Team Arrow back in business.  Diggle and Oliver make such a great team and Percy brings them together in a way that feels natural and awesome.  All the while, we are still left to wonder where every one's allegiances lie and the issue ends with the promise of war.  I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 3, 2016

    Green Arrow #4 sets the bar for what everyone is fighting for. Great story progression, character development, character dynamics, and pacing for so much that happens in a short amount of time. This is a fast paced plot and they don't let you forget this. Being a street-level hero is no walk in the park, and neither will it ever be when toppling major crime organizations like The Ninth Circle. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 7, 2016

    It's got a distinctive flair, and utilises different styles of colour to evoke an atmosphere of claustrophobia and panic amongst the characters – and it works quite effectively. It's one of the more unique styles of art in DC Comics at the moment, and we're loving it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 3, 2016

    The stakes are raised as Ollie must take down an enemy that's a mystery in itself. Well written, beautiful, and tense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 3, 2016

    That said, theres still a heck of a lot to like about this series, not least of which is the fact that it provides an engaging, accessible entry point to the world of Green Arrow.  Plus, when you have an artistic tag team like Oscar Schmidt and Juan Ferreyra providing the visuals, you can pick this one up safe in the knowledge that youre buying one of the best looking comics available today.  Itll be interesting to see where the conclusion of this arc leaves us moving forwards, but Im definitely on board with this series for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Tyson Jones Aug 3, 2016

    The key takeaway from this book is really the writing and the artwork. Benjamin Percy has had a lot of people talking about this story, and for good reason. It's playing with the environment and character of Oliver Queen in both familiar and new ways and a lot of the ideas are working. It's the supporting cast that needs work, but I have faith in Percy in this regard and I look forward to seeing where Team Arrow goes through this arc and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 3, 2016

    While some titles feel like the main storyline is running out of steam four issues in, the Ninth Circle arc remains as engaging as ever in what's become one of DC's must-read titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 3, 2016

    Ollie, Diggle, and Fyff sitting around talking things through is comfortable and provides character moments to balance the evil empire absurdity (but comic book level villainy) of the Ninth Circle portion of Green Arrow #4. Everything comes together nicely by the end of Green Arrow #4, setting up a big showdown between Green Arrow and the Ninth Circle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Aug 3, 2016

    If you're looking to get into Green Arrow I'd say go get the Kevin Smith collection, that just recently came out, then get the Rebirth issue when you're down with that and by then this arc should be over and you can follow on from there. If you're like me and you've been up to date so far then this is a minor blip in the arc before the climax but I don't think this storyline with the Ninth Circle will be memorable as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 10, 2016

    Along with the choice to redesign Green Arrow's costume to more closely resemble that of the television show, the introduction of Diggle should also help bring in Arrow fans who want some familiar touch stones. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Andru Aug 4, 2016

    Lastly, I want to read comic books that make me want to read the next issue in that series immediately and make the next two to four weeks feel like forever waiting for said issue. There should be a hook somewhere within the 21 pages of the book I am reading that tells me, "this is awesome!" I did not get that with this issue. As much of a DC apologist as I am I was hoping for more of a cliffhanger at the denouement. A little more action, a few more lines, and less whining about not being in the Justice League. (They will call, keep your chin up brother.) I will read the next issue, but I am not as excited as I was in the past for the next issue while I was reading the Mark Waid run of the Flash in the early 90s. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Andrew Aug 4, 2016

    Lastly, I want to read comic books that make me want to read the next issue in that series immediately and make the next two to four weeks feel like forever waiting for said issue. There should be a hook somewhere within the 21 pages of the book I am reading that tells me, "this is awesome!" I did not get that with this issue. As much of a DC apologist as I am I was hoping for more of a cliffhanger at the denouement. A little more action, a few more lines, and less whining about not being in the Justice League. (They will call, keep your chin up brother.) I will read the next issue, but I am not as excited as I was in the past for the next issue while I was reading the Mark Waid run of the Flash in the early 90s. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 3, 2016

    Despite all this, I still have hope that there is a swerve coming. I hope that this issue truly the last we've seen of stereotypical hacker and whiny coward Henry Fyff and that – with Diggle returned – we will also see the return of Felicity Smoak. I hope that Shado turns face before this arc ends and that Emiko will shortly follow Fyff into Comics Limbo. Most of all,I hope that Dinah will save herself and become the cavalry Ollie needs in the final part of this story. Read Full Review

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