Green Arrow #26

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 21, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Judd Winick kicks off ''Straight Shooter''! Star City is getting a facelift, but gentrification has its costs. Green Arrow is a man of the people, but now he has to prove it--against a 3-ton ogre!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 4, 2003

    A promising start, as Judd Winick offers up a plot that would seem to be tailor made for the Green Arrow, and one has to love the almost perverse delight that Oliver projects when he's busy making a fuss in the offices of the Elevast Corporation. The issue also adds a new supporting cast member to the book, and while it's a little early in the game to form an opinion about Black Lightning's niece, she does look to move in the same circles as Oliver, and he could certainly use someone to steer him in the right direction when it comes to his crusade against the evil corporations. Now the book could've done a better job of establishing the Elevast Corporation was up to no good, as it's a bit hard to label a company as evil, when their end goal would seem to be of great benefit to the local economy. I mean their "commercialized gentrifying eyesore" will produce hundreds, if not thousands of jobs, and presumably it will revitalized the economy of Star City, so Green Arrow's action while com Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski May 28, 2003

    The basic appeal of characters like Green Arrow, Flash and Batman is their humanity. They're not from another planet; they have lives and relationships outside of their masks. I can buy the fiction of Star City and Oliver Queen's Charles Bronson with a recurve bow, but the moment demons, aliens or ghosts intrude I'm pulled out of that world. Winick does a nice job establishing Oliver Queen's personality, which is consistent with that set forth by Kevin Smith. The Elevast Corporation makes for an interesting antagonist. This is a promising start. Read Full Review

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