Green Arrow #22

Writer: Scott Beatty Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 19, 2003 Critic Reviews: 3
4.7Critic Rating
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Count Vertigo has a bone to pick with his ol' arch(er) rival, Green Arrow! It's a showdown in the tropics, as the two battle it out on primordial turf in this stand-alone issue.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 26, 2003

    A fill-in issue, and following on the heels of memorable runs by Kevin Smith & Brad Meltzer, this issue doesn't exactly measure up all that favorably. However, while the book is geared toward readers who are well-versed in the DCU outside the pages of this book, overall the story managed to deliver a couple of fairly engaging moments, and the basic plot is fairly interesting. Having Oliver return to the deserted island that inspired his initial entry into the life as a costumed crime-fighter is a pretty solid premise, especially when one has an old enemy of Oliver's drop in to challenge the poor guy to a fight. However, the book wastes far too much of its time getting its players into position, and in the end we only get a halfhearted bout where Count Vertigo ends up looking like he couldn't fight his way out of a rain soaked paper bag. What this story needed was a quicker opening segment, or another issue to fully capture the promise of this issue's rather lengthy setup. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts Apr 13, 2003

    There is one interesting character to this story and that is Director Bones of the Department of Extranormal Affairs. If the story and artwork continue down the same path, I can't see Green Arrow reaching #50. Ho hum. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Mar 20, 2003

    As I began writing this review Wednesday night the first bombs were falling over Iraq. Meanwhile anti-war protests have been nearly constant in San Francisco and Oakland, which borders my home in Alameda. I was a soldier during the previous Gulf War, so this is a very trying time for me; guilt, anger, hope, worry that sort of stuff. Comics were very popular in the Army (at least in the units where I served). I remember reading Frank Millers Dark Knight Returns in the early days of the Desert Storm and recall that it was one of the few times that I was able to tune out the darker realities surrounding me. I am neither for nor against the current war, but I am definitely pro-soldier you might hate the war, but please support our troops. Super-hero comics are a big source of morale in the military and morale wins wars, believe it or not. Thanks for listening, Id love to trade Emails with anyone who wants to exchange thoughts click on the link at the top of this review. Read Full Review

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