Green Arrow #31

Green Arrow #31

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 17, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Oct 24, 2003

    Judd Winicks Straight Shooter storyline has been contrary to what youd expect of a DC hero: Oliver Queen lies, he's arrogant, he cheats in his relationship and his brash attitude gets people killed. Ollies emotional closing statement really sums up everything Winick has been striving for over the last six issues. Winick is to be applauded for his work here. Plus, Drakon is a great villain, the perfect metaphor for the heartless corporation he represented, I cant wait to see him again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 22, 2003

    While Oliver spends the issue racing across town, the real excitement is taking place between Connor and the ever deadly Drakon, and in a rather unusual move we see the battle is fought and won before Oliver can make his dramatic arrival. Now on one hand this does make Oliver little more than a bystander in his own book, and frankly it would been nice to see Oliver get the opportunity to redeem himself after his rather humbling defeat during the first encounter. However the battle itself is highly entertaining, as Judd Winick clearly understand the idea that allowing the villain to look like he stands a very good chance of winning while casting the hero into the role of the underdog is exactly the right combination one needs to deliver an exciting battle. There's also some real excitement to be found in the scene where Drakon manages to get his hand on Mia, and while I'm seen this maneuver used before in various action movies, I was still caught by surprise when Connor let that arrow f Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Oct 21, 2003

    In all I felt this was a satisfying end to Winicks solid opening arc that looks like itll set his run up nicely. The writer appears to have a firm grasp of these characters and their motivations, so Im looking forward to seeing what Winick can do with them. If the rest of his run is anything like this first arc, I think fans of Green Arrow are in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Mar 17, 2010

    Pick up this book. Green Arrow has always been a character with a lot of potential for depth, given the right writer. Krul is the right writer. I'm going to see what he does with GA. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 26, 2010

    Dallocchio is a great artist but his inked lines are too thin in several instances. He would benefit from a more present inked line. His characters look weird in some places. He tends to draw women with gigantic opened mouth that look silly. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 17, 2010

    The art is the issue's greatest strength. Federico Dallocchio stops by to lend this story a desperately needed sense of visual consistency and coherency. What his art lacks in detail, it makes up for in dynamic energy. There are some awkward poses in his work, but by and large his action scenes all suggest a sense of fluid motion. With Dallocchio on board, Krul might just be able to turn this new era in Ollie's life into a memorable one, mostly because, again, the central idea is a good one. He just needs to distance himself and his story from Cry for Justice as soon and as much as possible. He can start by following through on the promise of this issue's cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 18, 2010

    This issue is a failure on so many levels. It is really sad that Green Arrow #30 was an easy choice for Book of the Week, only to have it followed up by an issue that completely misses the mark in almost every single way. I don't want to fault JT Krul because he is an immense talent, but he does very little to make this mess of a storyline compelling. I can honestly say that I was able to approach this issue objectively (despite my previous unhappiness with its direction), but even looking at this with a clear head and no baggage isn't enough to make it enjoyable. Green Arrow is one of my alltime favorite superheroes and, much like Batman, I have a heard time fathoming a world where I wouldn't be reading his starring title, but this is so bad that I'm probably going to drop this book until this stupid storyline is dropped and forgotten. Read Full Review

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