Arrow: Season 2.5 #1

Arrow: Season 2.5 #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

An all-new digital season starts here! Picking up where Arrow Season 2 left off, Oliver and Roy team-up to take down a gang of drug runners. Only one problem--they have to do it at 30,000 feet!

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 6, 2014

    Joe Bennett is the penciller here, with inks by Jack Jadson, colours by Jim Charalampidis and letters by Deron Bennett. For the most part, the art reflects the characters as they are in real life on the show, but occasionally there are panels where that's not the case. However, it all balances out in the end because Joe has a great sense of action and visual pacing so he moves the reader through the story in short order, all the while presenting one kickass scene after another. The inks by Jack are a bit heavy, but quite appropriate for the most part, and the same goes for Jim, who presents a more generally upbeat tone to Starling than I'd thought to find here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 2, 2014

    Do you know what's good about this comic? It actually feels like the show and man was I worried that it wouldn't. As for the first chapter in a story, it's fast paced action and humor really grabbed me by the boo boo and made quite an impression. If you're a fan of the show, then this is a must and even if you're curious about it check it out too, because it's cheap and it's a great quick read that will leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Rhymes With Geek - TJ Heilman Oct 10, 2014

    I was so excited I got to read this before I watched the season premire of Arrow (I have to wait on Hulu). This issue not only did a thorough job of filling in what is going on, it looked awesome doing it. Between the writing and the art I could not really decide which was better, but I will say I could not have asked for more from the 1st issue. I cannot wait to see what is coming up next in "The Church of Blood". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Oct 13, 2014

    Arrow: Season 2.5 #1 is a better issue than I anticipated. It is funny, fast and interesting and really looks good doing it. Marc Guggenheim does a great job here and Joe Bennett completes the package with aplomb. For $0.99 this story is a steal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - David Hestand III Sep 26, 2014

    Arrow Season 2.5 is a fun ride so far and it succeeds most when it is standing on the legs of Team Arrow, but even when it steps away from that it is not much of a misstep at all. Fans of the show will surely enjoy this installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 8, 2014

    ARROW SEASON 2.5 #1 doesn't feel mandatory, but doesn't feel like filler, either. Given the fact Guggenheim's writing, the comic does great work duplicating the show's tone and the characters' voices. There's bits of levity throughout and the action's executed very well, but these moments of fun don't overshadow the villainous plot that's brewing, either. Casual fans of the show likely won't be won over, but if you're really loving team Arrow's adventures and feel like you can't get enough of their tales, then this is most certainly worth checking out. The fact they don't look all that much like their respective actors may be somewhat distracting, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 8, 2014

    It remains to be seen how well the overall conflict will develop, though. These chapters smoothly pick up where the show left off in terms of Detective Lance's illness, the crumbling Queen Consolidated empire, and so forth. But Guggenheim's decision to revisit Brother Blood in a new form is a little worrisome. As adept as this comic is at respecting the source material, I'd hate to see it retread familiar ground when the possibilities are practically endless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batfan Sep 2, 2014

    Terrible art, OK writing.

  • 6.5
    Halbey_RR Oct 30, 2014

    I love the show and love comics. Sadly, these two aren't combined well in this book. I don't think the art or the writing quite matches the show, save for Felicity. Action is well done. Overall, it's an unattractive book in age of beautiful ones.

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