Green Arrow #44

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Nov 26, 2004

    Although Green Arrow has never been the most fascinating or compelling superhero, his series has maintained a certain edge, engaging the reader through solid characterization. When the current series began, screenwriter and director Kevin Smith brought Oliver Queen back to life and carried the book through over-the-top action; he was followed by mystery novelist Brad Meltzer, who added depth to the father-son dynamic between Ollie and former protg Roy Harper and Ollie's real son Conner Hawke. Under Judd Winick, however, the book has really flourished, with a depth of feeling and emotion unrivalled in other superhero books. Hester and Parks have been along for the whole ride, lending visual consistency and defining these characters for the current generation. This arc is a fitting finale for the art team, as it will certainly be their most important work to date. Good job, all, and thank you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 24, 2004

    I'm not sure how much longer Phil Hester is going to be on this title, but I have to say his departure is going make a huge impact on this title, as he's established the overall look of this book and it's cast of characters, that it's going to be downright unusual to see this style change. Now this is largely a talking heads issue and truth be told Phil Hester has never been all that impressive when it comes to conveying the emotions of the cast. However, he does a pretty effective job of selling the big impact moments in this issue, from Oliver's frustration during his late night training session, to Mia's emotional turmoil when she finally lets it be known that she's deeply troubled. I also have to say I loved the simplicity of this issue's cover, as it's a eye-catching design that perfectly captures the overall emotions that surround this development. Read Full Review

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