Green Arrow #18

Writer: Brad Meltzer Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 1969 Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 12, 2002

    While one can dismiss this issue as a simple random slugfest inserted into this arc to give it a little more kick, truth be told I consider myself a bit of an authority when it comes to comic book slugfests, and this one is exceptionally well done. The fight places the hero in the position of the clear cut underdog, and does a wonderful job of playing up the idea that nothing that the Green Arrow sends Solomon Grundy's way looks to be capable of stopping the creature. The battle creates a nice sense of tension, that steadily increases as we see Oliver's various attacks are only serving to further provoke Grundy. However, the most important element is that when the victory does come, I was left quite impressed by the elegance of this attack, as it doesn't require a sudden weakness on Grundy's part, but rather it underscores Oliver's resourcefulness. The narration by Oliver is also quite entertaining, as one has to enjoy the scene where Oliver spots the moment when Hal would normally mak Read Full Review

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