The Green Team #1

The Green Team #1

Writer: Franco, Art Baltazar Artist: Ig Guara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

INVENTORS! EXPLORERS! ADVENTURERS! Do you need money to finance an important project? Then you should set up a meeting with THE GREEN TEAM!

Nature of world-changing idea: _____
Amount requested: _____
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Replace the combustion engine? __
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Prove/disprove existence of deities? __
Piss off The Justice League? __
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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian May 22, 2013

    Despite being presented as the less-sympathetic 1% to the underdog 99%ers of THE MOVEMENT, I found GREEN TEAM to be unabashedly fun. The teen trillionaires aren't flawless, but they're likable, and it's hard to hate a team of motivated kids who want to invest in innovation (especially when said innovation is clearly going to morph them into superheroes!). It's refreshingly light, it's culturally relevant, and it doesn't take itself too seriously. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 23, 2013

    The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #1is an awesome issue. It's fun, it's intriguing, it's solid. Baltazar and Franco have found an amazing way to tell this story without every single character sounding completely pretentious, which is a feat. Ig Guara's artwork is a welcome addition after his brief absence after the cancellation of Blue Beetle. This is a buy. Never thought I'd say it, but it's a buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith May 23, 2013

    Theres no question this title remains tied to The Movement, if only in its complete opposite nature and perspective on the world. Our trillionaires dont see a world corrupted by authority (because if they arent the authority themselves, they certainly rest comfortably above such concerns), but they certainly dont believe they are living in a perfect world either. With details like remote laser surgery and new internet-based technologies (Imagine! A car run by the disagreements garnered over this review!) already taking center stage, this title is sure to give an equally curious perspective to the DC Universe as its sister book, and one which weve not quite seen fully explored to date. An excellent start to a very unique re-envisioning, The Green Team #1 is your look into a much more optimistic vision of youth in our culture, and a great win for expanding the vision of the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 23, 2013

    In the end, "Green Team" is probably the most "DC" book that's been relaunched since The New 52. It took an old, seemingly outdated concept and refitted it with modern sensibilities, characters with depth, and a lot of heart. As hard as it might have been for "teenagers who are exceedingly wealthy" to be dark and gritty, this book is one of the very few "fun" titles being published in the DC Universe right now. It's utterly stand-out from what the rest of the line is doing and joins Ales Kot's recent arrival on "Suicide Squad" as one of the company's newest and brightest gems. Here's hoping "Green Team" will be able to find an audience and stay in publication as long as it deserves to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 23, 2013

    For a title that could have gone horribly wrong in so many ways, it succeeds in delivering a solid debut, though it'll need to find itself a point before long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin May 26, 2013

    Art Baltazar and Franco have combined for one heck of a first issue here, taking the somewhat questionable concept of teenage trillionaires and making it into something worth reading. The cast feels quite complimentary, the book looks great, and the conflict is interesting. This is a great start to a new series, and I'm eager to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz May 22, 2013

    The Green Team #1 is very slow-paced in an attempt to make us like the main characters, but it almost failed at giving readers a conflict to invest in. If the next issue doesn't pick up the pace a bit then many readers will start to get bored. That is, of course, if they stop looking at the great art and caring about the great characters. Most readers interested in super hero comics want a lot of action and suspense, and if they don't find it soon this may be a flop. There are definitely some good hint that the next issue will be a bit faster paced, but we can't see the future. Give it a shot, stick around for a couple of issues, but don't expect the world of it just yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead May 25, 2013

    The Green Team #1 is a hit, and you can bet that I'm adding this to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel May 28, 2013

    With good intentions at the helm, Baltazar and Franco's signature purity gives The Green Team #1 a fresh start, and I think the answer to that question will be inspiring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 28, 2013

    Technology seems to be the key to unlock the answers to the world's problems. While I'm concerned about the longevity of this series, things are off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen May 23, 2013

    The Green Team is a solid if unspectacular debut. However, despite its flaws I found this book to be immensely fun. With this title, DC is taking another risk something it has done since the initial launch of the New 52. Hopefully, it can find the audience that eluded I, Vampire and Dial H, or else it will be joining them. DC fans, I implore you to step out of your comfort zone and give this book a shot. Youll likely be coming back next month if you do. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey May 22, 2013

    Ig Guara's art has a youthful energy that's infectious enough to bolster some of the story's less successful parts. There's an energy to The Green Team that vibrates through his figures and they all but jump off the page during his action scenes. Altogether, it's a solid start for the series and once we get to know these characters beyond the broad brushstrokes of their personalities, it'll be interesting to see what's in store for them. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross May 22, 2013

    The art for the comic is very good and it has a cartoony feel in a way with the expression and movements of the characters. It's a good style, but if going for that, this comic could stand to be a bit funnier since it's really lacking in the humor department. Besides that though, everything is definitely appealing and great to look at. However, when the comic pulls back from people, it starts getting less detailed and people begin to look pretty odd. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton May 25, 2013

    Teen Trillionaires? Yeah, you read that right! Somehow, DC has successfully dusted off one of Joe Simon's quirkier Bronze Age creations with love, respect, and smarts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Al Sparrow Jun 5, 2013

    Things move slowly this first issue. Were introduced to the four main characters of the team, and we even see a bad guy, albeit one whose motivations arent quite clear just yet. IG Guaras interiors (coupled with Amanda Conners covers) make this series a solid read for any fan of great artwork. Art Baltazar and Franco have proven they can grab a younger audience with Tiny Titans and the like. How well theyll fare with a slightly older readership remains to be seen, but this title is off to a very good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 23, 2013

    Despite the absence of any true motivating factor for these characters, and only a superficial understanding of what makes them tick at this early stage, The Green Team intrigues enough to warrant a second look. How these sometimes vapid creatures will transform into a team, and what if any interaction they will have with The Movement, is yet to be seen. It's by no means perfect, and it might be about the 1%, but it's possible that 99% of people will probably enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 1, 2013

    Mostly, though, it's an effective comic"it's just, in this age where people are losing their homes and America's infrastructure (both physical and economic) is crumbling because a few monstrously wealthy gadabouts decided to play roulette with other people's money, is this really the comic we need? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 23, 2013

    Maybe they're building to some kind of epiphany about the evil of excessive wealth without moral conscience, but there's no hint of that in this issue. By accident or design, the issue is irony-free and utterly lacking in self-awareness. It's not a bad story, nor is it poorly-crafted -- but considering how strong and provocative the concept is, an execution so toothless can't help but be underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser May 24, 2013

    You can ultimately pass on The Green Team. There's just not a ton here to enjoy. The enjoyable aspects of the comic are either overshadowed by exposition or at moments so few and far between that there's just nothing substantial to get out of the book. Read Full Review

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