Green Arrow #8

Green Arrow #8

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"ISLAND OF SCARS" part one! Artist Otto Schmidt returns to GREEN ARROW for the story fans have been waiting for! Following the life-changing events of the past few issues, Green Arrow and Black Canary are back where Ollie's journey began: the shores of a deserted island, where DC's most turbulent super-couple have no distraction-and no escape-from their powerful feelings for each other.

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Oct 7, 2016

    If Benjamin Percy and Otto Schmidt work on Green Arrow forever, DC will have a customer for life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 5, 2016

    In terms of plot, the issue takes us on a strange route, and at one point we weren't even sure that Black Canary was even there. It seemed a little too good to be true – unless the entire situation is a hallucination on Ollie's half. Nonetheless, their castaway/desert island getaway seems to bring the pair even closer together. Diggle's portion of the story raises several questions. Even though the concepts seem completely weird, they still manage to be entertaining in their way of pushing the plot forward.Green Arrow #8 is a course correction after the previous issue, and it's back to it's fantastic self. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 5, 2016

    There wasn't much action here save some bear encounters. Maybe it would be risky in lesser hands, but Percy and Schmidt make this another pleasant diversion in their rock-solid run. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 5, 2016

    Green Arrow #8 marks the start of another story arc which engages us personally, romantically, and through a plot that transitions well enough from the conflict with the Ninth Circle. You had a feeling there was something wrong with this island, even if the name says it all, but you look forward to what Green Arrow and friends can do when they are really on the same page. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 6, 2016

    The most exciting aspect of this book is the return of Otto Schmidt to its pages. The Island of Scars looks beautifully menacing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 5, 2016

    If you have been enjoying Green Arrow up until now, I think that will continue this week.  If you haven't given it a try, this issue is as good as any as a jumping on point...maybe even better.  The character interactions, art and growing mystery make this easy to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 5, 2016

    This is a fun issue. It's a slower one but I think that works in its favor. It's simple and sweet. But Percy does a lot with it and is able to establish and develop a lot about both Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance. Additionally, Schmidt's art is fantastic in every panel. While it may not be for everyone due to the focus on romance, I found it to be enjoyable and I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 6, 2016

    Green Arrow #8 is a compelling look into the developing relationship of Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance. Benjamin Percy furthered the relationship by showing us the emotional aspect of the pairing and how they differ from one another. This is an element that has been missing from the two and I am glad that we are going to have it as something to be explored further down the line. It's just unfortunate that the villain of this particular arc couldn't be as compelling. Luckily we had Otto Schmidt returning to Green Arrow art duties to lessen the pain of the generic villain. Hopefully the villains plot is fleshed out more to match the character development we saw on the hero side in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 10, 2016

    Green Arrow #8 also marks a change in the artistic duties of the book as Otto Schmidt takes over. If one issue is any indication, Schmidt is the right man for the job (particularly for how he draws Black Canary). I'm hoping he sticks around for many issues to come. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Brad Sloan Oct 7, 2016

    Overall, this felt like a step backwards for the run. That being said, Percy has gained my trust and I know he can make something out of this filler that will have me rereading it and noticing things I missed. Like what BATMAN V. SUPERMAN was supposed to do for MAN OF STEEL (#shotsfired). Here's hoping next issue gets back on the right track! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 5, 2016

    Green Arrow and Black Canary's relationship is focused on with plenty of sultry scenes to get readers hot and bothered. I'm not sure the balance of that and the impending threat is done well enough though, making the issue feel too focused on them. Read Full Review

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