This was an exceedingly easy review to write. Six-part story arcs usually feel dragged-out and bloated, but in this case its just right. Judd Winick owns Green Arrow and his world. I wish that all of DCs books were this well-thought out and mature. I realize that the DC audience is pretty wide, but kids are more hip then wed care to believe. DCs editorial bosses shouldnt under-estimate the intelligence and capacity of their younger readers. I would have dug this story when I was 13; Im sure as hell enjoying it at 34. Can somebody tell me why this character wouldnt work as a feature film? Read Full Review
There have been some really great issues in the Blackest Night event that have subsequently topped one another, but as the story ends next month, I can honestly say that I don't think there will be a better tiein issue than this one. This issue balances the action and horror elements of the story with brilliant character work. I can't think of any issue that I've ever read that so perfectly captures the spirit of Green Arrow the way that this one does. This is not only the easy choice for Book of the Week but is also leading the shortlist for Best Single Issue of the Year. Read Full Review
The surprise on the last page served to temper my disappointment that Green Arrow was cheated out of his opportunity to come up with a way of containing that army of the rampaging creatures, as the final chapter now has the required impact that one would hope to find in such a story. I certainly have to give the book credit for not avoiding the idea that there are moments when Oliver can be his own worst enemy, as there's a wonderful little exchange where Connor comes right out and asks why does Oliver continue to make those huge missteps when it comes to his relationships with others. Drakon also remains a very effective villain, as this issue he does something that is sure to get him on Oliver's bad side, though I guess ramming arrows through both his hands in a previous issue was probably enough to secure this position. Still, this issue offers up a surprisingly effective ending that is sure to give the final chapter a wonderful sense of urgency, as I can't imagine Oliver will be an Read Full Review
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