Green Arrow #4

Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 29, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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From the pages of BRIGHTEST DAY comes Martian Manhunter! His White Lantern vision has led him to the Emerald Archer's mystical forest. Is he there to save it or destroy it? Can Oliver stop his former ally?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 30, 2010

    If this issue were a bit more cohesive with a stronger underlying focus, it could easily vault into Must Read territory. The twist ending was a great shocker that has me super pumped for next issue, while Diogenes Neves is making leaps and bounds forward with his art. I still wish we'd see a more grounded take on Green Arrow that skips over the Brightest Day mumbo jumbo, but even with that present here, this is an issue that is wellworth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Tom Parry Oct 6, 2010

    I would honestly suggest skipping the first part of this issue, and just cutting right to the chase, as the issue is really good once you get past the nonsensical Brightest Day stuff. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Sep 29, 2010

    There are some interesting clues here pertaining to the greater mysteries of Brightest Day. I'm especially intrigued by the forms J'onn involuntarily assumes while he's in close proximity to the tree. Still, I've always felt that GA's works best when he's part of a larger ensemble (like in the Justice League) so I'm not sure I was compelled enough by his solo adventures here to look for what's come before or coming after this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 29, 2010

    Perhaps most annoying about issue #4 is its decision to rehash the Martian Manhunter encounter from Brightest Day #10. That encounter lacks proper context within this issue. Krul's take also fails to offer anything new to the sequence despite it occupying a significant chunk of this issue. The decision to split the Brightest Day characters and conflicts across so many books was a dubious one at best, and instances like this only highlight the many structural problems that arise as a result of so much inter-connectivity. Green Arrow has enough positive traits at present that I'm perfectly willing to keep following along for now. However, Krul needs to focus more heavily on what works in this series while doing what he can to flesh out the supporting cast Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 2, 2010

    This issues story is far too inextricably tied to Brightest Day for my tastes, and having dropped that book and missed a couple of issues here, I was still able to jump in and have parts of the tale feel formulaic and overdone. Still, based on its own merits, its more comprehensible than it could have been, allowing Green Arrow #4 to earn a not-at-all disrespectful 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. Im not necessarily going to jump right in again next issue, but nothing here drove me away, and sometimes that all you can as for out of a book Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Oct 3, 2010

    Given the proper focus or time, the plots in "Green Arrow" #4 could possibly be engaging and interesting, but neither are given the chance. They're fragments of nonsense where even the characters shrug and wonder what just happened before walking away, content that the mystery will solve itself some day. Not the best way to create interest or interesting, good comics. Read Full Review

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