Green Arrow: Futures End #1

Green Arrow: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 7
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Green Arrow is dead and his replacement finally stands revealed!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 3, 2014

    GREEN ARROW: FUTURES END #1 is a bittersweet experience. As a fan of the creative team's run with the Emerald Archer, I'm so happy that we received an awesome end that's full of fan service. However, it's the end! Major bummer, right? The issue gives Lemire an opportunity to say "goodbye" to Oliver Queen and his supporting cast. We all would love to see the writer have more time with Ollie and his friends, but he makes good use of his limited time and ends their run on a thoroughly gratifying note. Additionally, Lemire's able to establish a strong link to the bigger picture and it just may be enough to make readers interested in picking up FUTURES END #21 (I sure know I will). And it really should shock no one that the art team makes the entire ride look amazing. Lemire and Sorrentino turned GREEN ARROW into a must read comic and this is a great way to end their time with the hero. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 3, 2014

    And more than all that, its clear the story isnt over (and not just because the final page says so), as Jeff Lemire continues the legend of Green Arrow for many more months in the pages of Futures End. What will become of these characters after that? Who knows? But Ill say this: its going to be hard going back five years come October. What were left with here is just too good to let go. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm Sep 4, 2014

    Lemire and Sorrentino deliver a stunning finale to their run on the series. The art and writer was at an all time high and every page was captivating in some form or another. Fan of the series will likely miss the the current creative team, and this issue will only make the transition harder. GREEN ARROW most definitely has big shoes to fill. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 4, 2014

    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have given fans an awesome Green Arrow and Futures End issue.  The way these two work together it just isn't fair to other creators.  They are so good and while it's sad this is their last issue, it's a great sendoff.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Adam Sep 8, 2014

    If you are following Future's End or just a fan of the Lemire/ Sorrentino run on Green Arrow, then you should pick this book up. It actually ties in pretty well with the Future's End story overall and parts of it had some awesome fan service to those who have been actually following Green Arrow. At least one DC one-shot this month is worth getting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Sep 5, 2014

    Without saying too much, this book is a victory lap. It's Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorentino's last issue on Green Arrow and they pull out all the stops. They show exciting new directions for characters they created and made us love. They make great use of the concepts they brought to the Green Arrow mythos. They then show you how to make all of these elements go to work in an exciting and satisfying way for the readers to enjoy. What are you still doing here? Shut up and go read this book if you haven't yet! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 4, 2014

    The team is firing on all cylinders as usual and it is glorious. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Sep 5, 2014

    The ending of this creative team's last issue of "Green Arrow" will surely leave fans wanting more, and that's a good thing. While some will surely decry the "Future's End" tie-in, upon further study Lemire has actually crafted a fitting end for Oliver's time as the Green Arrow. Expanding on the nature of identities becoming symbols and commenting on the everlasting nature of superhero comics, Green Arrow lives on even without Olivier Queen, and now without Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Marcelo Maiolo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Sep 5, 2014

    Really, this issue could have been the perfect send off for Lemire and Sorrentino. It checks up with all of the characters from their run (though Fyff is surprisingly absent), and ties up some loose plot threads. As I mentioned earlier, even the Outsiders return, along with Shado. That being said, the fact that this is pretty much a direct tie-in to the Future's End weekly series hurts the issue immensely, especially if you aren't reading it. The whole plot is concerned with Oliver going after Cadmus, who apparently is holding Earth 2's heroes captive. As someone who isn't reading the main book, it's hard to follow. It seems like an interesting plot, and those reading Future's End will likely have more appreciation for this issue than those who aren't. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kenny Sanders Sep 9, 2014

    If youre a fan of Animal Man scribe Jeff Lemires dangerous run or even the show this new story should be as good as any bullseye time gone by. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Sep 7, 2014

    Its about as strong of an epilogue to a run that one could have given the parameters of the five years later event, and although there were some major and minor missteps throughout, I believe that Lemire and Sorrentinos run on Green Arrow is going to be looked at as one of the great runs on the title, up there with Dennis O Neil Adams and Mike Grell. If anything, at least it wasnt synergized with the Arrow TV show. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 3, 2014

    Green Arrow: Futures End #1 is a great tie-in to Futures End and also sad farewell for this book's creative team. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino truly made something special in their run with the character that I hope is remembered for a long time. I wish the best of luck to the next creative team for this book. They have their work cut out for them. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 8, 2014

    One of the few tie-in issues that actually encourage you to keep reading the series after the month is over. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 3, 2014

    I do wish the story in this one-shot were more self-contained. Lemire's script wraps on a very open-ended note, directing readers to check out an upcoming issue of Futures End for further resolution. But if nothing else, that serves as a reminder that Lemire will still have a hand in the future of Green Arrow, even if he's no longer writing Ollie's solo series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 4, 2014

    Action, ideas, lasting impact - as far as tie-ins go, Green Arrow feels right on target. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Sep 6, 2014

    Flash forward stories can very easily miss their mark, but for mo this one seems to have served its purpose well, increasing my interest in both the future of the Green Arrow series itself and in seeing where Futures End goes over the next 34 issues. We can only hope the rest of the Futures End tie-ins this month (of which there will be many, it is September and this is DC Comics after all) serve their purpose as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Sep 10, 2014

    As someone not actively engaged in the Futures End event, I appreciated that Lemire wrote the book in such a way that it rewarded me for reading the prior Green Arrow arcs, but did not assume I was reading all of Future's End. Sorrentino and Maiolo are an amazing team that complement Lemire's writing to the fullest. If you have been reading Lemire's run on Green arrow, this is some of his best work. If you have not been reading it, I'd suggest you skip this issue and look for the previous trade. While this work isn't the best place to start on Green Arrow, it stands out as a great story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 4, 2014

    Green Arrow: Futures End proves to be an interesting finale to Lemire and Sorrentino's run on the character, but the over immersion into the Futures End event means that Green Arrow fans that don't follow the event may be left unsatisfied, and thus I can't wholeheartedly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 5, 2014

    "Green Arrow: Futures End" #1 makes me happy to get a little more Sorrentino art, and it also makes me wish that he and Lemire were going to be on the main series for some time to come. This is an issue that will ultimately please those who are already reading "New 52: Futures End" though, not for casual readers. Not bad, but also not up to par with everything else these creators did with Ollie Queen. In the end, an average quality book from a normally above-average duo. Read Full Review

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