Green Arrow #1
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Green Arrow #1

Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 23, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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BRIGHTEST DAY shines its light on Star City in this oversized first issue from up-and-coming writer J.T. Krul (BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS, GREEN ARROW #30) and future superstar artist Diogenes Neves (New Mutants)! "The Fall of Green Arrow" has ended. Now who carries the heavy bow of the Emerald Archer? Coming out of the devastation, what miraculous event has occurred in Star City and what mysteries await inside that bring the forces of good and evil in search of its lone protector? Aim for a whole new era starring Green Arrow in this exciting ongoing series!

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Jun 23, 2010

    I usually don't get to give books I review the "Pick of the week" stamp because something else in my pile of books, that wasn't on my list of things to review, is just better. Even more so, the first issue of a new series usually doesn't get that stamp simply because most first issues are nothing more than set-up, but this issue was easily the best thing I've read in weeks. And although I've personally been overly annoyed with the amount of times I've read those first few pages, which were in the band of what seemed like every DC book the past few months, I forgot all about that when reading through this. This is a must buy for and DC, Green Arrow, or Robin Hood fan. This would have gotten 5/5, but I felt that a new reader couldn't just pick this series up and understand what's going on. For me, it's a 5/5 though, but I'm always trying to keep the average reader in mind. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 25, 2010

    Outside of the Batman family, Green Arrow is, by far, my favorite character in the DCU and so I've had a hard time with some of the choices that have been made in how to present the character this year. I've been very vocal about my displeasure and was very nervous going into this issue. That being said, I could not have been more wrong about how this issue was going to turn out. Krul and Neves do a solid job of crafting a new world for Green Arrow that is very engaging and very excitingI just hope that it isn't ruined by the more fantastic elements of being under the Brightest Day banner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Tom Parry Jun 24, 2010

    All things considered, it was an enjoyable read that leaves you wanting more. And when it really comes down to it, what more could you want from a first issue of a new ongoing? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jun 24, 2010

    If you're a fan of the writer or art team, of Green Arrow, or Brightest Day, I recommend giving this issue a shot. If you're a completely new reader...Green Arrow's an interesting character, and this issue's worth picking up to check things out, and a reasonable jumping-on point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 29, 2010

    My gut reaction is that this storyline is going to be tough to sustain, but maybe I'm wrong. You have to think that sooner or later, someone is going to find the concept that clicks for Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jeff Mazzuca Jun 25, 2010

    I just wish there was more of it happening in the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 23, 2010

    Look this is by no means a great or even good comic. By and large, the best thing about it is the art of Diogenes Neves, whose style is a lot cleaner and more impressive than similar Jim Lee knock-offs who have risen to prominence over the past decade. Still, considering Krul's mind-bogglingly bad recent showings (see: Rise of Arsenal), the sorry state of the Green Arrow franchise heading into this relaunch (see: Cry for Justice), and the issue's awful opening sequences, and credit is due to Krul for pulling the issue out of the muck long enough to convince me to come back for a second issue. I very well might decide that second taste will be my last, but at least I'll be back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 10, 2010

    The visuals are not bad, but they do annoy me. They have that sharp edge that feels like someone is rubbing their nails on a blackboard. Thats how it feels looking at them. Its not that the artist is bad. But his work is not quiet. Blame the inker for that one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 23, 2010

    This series has gotten off to a bit of a rough start in my opinion, but it seems poised to make everything all better with a guest appearance by Green Lantern next issue. Too bad nothing in this issue makes a compelling enough case to come back next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 27, 2010

    Had the entire issue been more lighthearted and campy this new path for our hero may have been easier to swallow. Instead the series seems to be stubbornly stuck on the path laid down for the character in the best-forgotten (and never, ever, mentioned again) Cry for Justice mini-series. I can't help wonder if writer J.T. Krul is having a good laugh at all of our expense. Read Full Review

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