Green Arrow #30

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 10, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2
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Part 5 of the 6-part "Straight Shooter" finds Ollie trying desperately to turn the tables on uber-assassin Constantine Drakon!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Sep 17, 2003

    This was an exceedingly easy review to write. Six-part story arcs usually feel dragged-out and bloated, but in this case its just right. Judd Winick owns Green Arrow and his world. I wish that all of DCs books were this well-thought out and mature. I realize that the DC audience is pretty wide, but kids are more hip then wed care to believe. DCs editorial bosses shouldnt under-estimate the intelligence and capacity of their younger readers. I would have dug this story when I was 13; Im sure as hell enjoying it at 34. Can somebody tell me why this character wouldnt work as a feature film? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 16, 2003

    The surprise on the last page served to temper my disappointment that Green Arrow was cheated out of his opportunity to come up with a way of containing that army of the rampaging creatures, as the final chapter now has the required impact that one would hope to find in such a story. I certainly have to give the book credit for not avoiding the idea that there are moments when Oliver can be his own worst enemy, as there's a wonderful little exchange where Connor comes right out and asks why does Oliver continue to make those huge missteps when it comes to his relationships with others. Drakon also remains a very effective villain, as this issue he does something that is sure to get him on Oliver's bad side, though I guess ramming arrows through both his hands in a previous issue was probably enough to secure this position. Still, this issue offers up a surprisingly effective ending that is sure to give the final chapter a wonderful sense of urgency, as I can't imagine Oliver will be an Read Full Review

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