Green Arrow #16

Writer: Brad Meltzer Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 17, 2003

    This issue made for a rather unimpressive read, as while I'm sure the nostalgia factor will appeal to the older fans, I found the lack of action a bit disappointing, and to be honest Brad Meltzer's plots have fallen into a pattern that a starting to feel a bit too predictable. I mean we have Oliver & Roy on the trail of a mystery item from Oliver's past, and after overcoming the obstacle of the month, we learn what this item is. Now I will concede that this month's item is quite surprising, and it does set up a fairly interesting situation that I hope will be explored in the final issue. On the other hand this month's obstacle is almost nonexistent, as Catman is dumped into the story in a manner that I can only describe as incredibly awkward, and he's removed from the book in such an abrupt manner, that I have to hope there's more to this scene than Brad Meltzer seems to be letting on. Still, the dialogue is pretty entertaining, and the final page surprise is strong enough that this is Read Full Review

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