Green Arrow: Secret Files & Origins #1

Writer: Judd Winick, Eliot R. Brown, Dan Curtis Johnson, Scott McCullar Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 3, 2002

    I'm not a big fan of the Secret Files format, but lately I've been impressed by the ones I have decided to pick up, and given my lack of knowledge about Oliver Queen I figured I'd give this one a shot. In hindsight I'm kicking myself for giving into the impulse, as frankly this book simply isn't that good. Oh I guess I should thank the book for giving me an early heads up that I might not want to stick with the monthly title after Brad Meltzer leaves, as to be honest Judd Winick's opening story is pretty weak. The final story is also pretty forgettable, as the story of how Oliver Queen lost both his parents, but was inspired by their deaths to become a man is awkward at best. There's also the profile pages that simply interest themselves in regurgitating information anyone reading the monthly title should already know. Now the middle story where Oliver teams up with Chase is a fun story, that I wish had been a bit longer, as the interaction between the two characters was quite engaging Read Full Review

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