Green Arrow #0

Green Arrow #0

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
4.2Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

Oliver Queen is young, rich and recklesswhat could possibly go wrong? Discover the events leading up to the birth of Green Arrow, and Ollies history with Roy Harper!

  • 5.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 5, 2012

    The book really suffers in the art department. Freddie Wiliams II has a sketchy, frantic style that does not fit the tone or feel of this book. It looks weird, to be frank. Then there are the bizarre angles. Several times in the issue, Williams draws a profile shot of Queen, with another character perking halfway around his face. It's awkwardly staged and he does it more than once. Panels like this derail what little momentum this book has. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 7, 2012

    As the book spends a fair bit of time carefully introducing a familiar villain to long-time Green Arrow readers, this seems more like a set-up for future events than an origin story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 10, 2012

    The essence of this story is boiled down into one splash page at the end of "Green Arrow" #0. That doesn't make everything else filler, but it certainly does serve as a nice statement for the Emerald Archer's motivation and methods. "Green Arrow" is a title that's never really grabbed me, no matter how hard I tried to like it. Winick and Williams almost rise above that challenge, but fall just short of providing me with a compulsion to come back for more regardless of the creative team aboard. I might be more interested if this duo returned, but this issue doesn't close the deal to entice me to come back next month to an unknown quantity. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Sep 8, 2012

    While the way they handled Ollie's origin from a story aspect is fine-it will tie in well with the CW's Arrow TV show in a nice display of corporate synergy-it just fell flat as an issue of a comic book. Winick's writing was a pleasant change from Nocenti's, but even then there appeared to be some sort of miscommunication or editorial meddling that took the book off track. That, coupled with abysmal inking, means this book can only get one and a half stars from me. I wanted to love Green Arrow #0, but it didn't return my affection. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Tom Parry Sep 14, 2012

    At any rate, I think the end result is clear. While the artwork is finally looking good, the stories presented here in this issue are rather pointless, somewhat confusing, and downright insulting to long time fans. It'll be interesting to see where the Merlyn story goes, but aside from that, this issue is a complete throw away, and I was severely disappointed with it, and thereby can't see myself recommending it to anyone. Read Full Review

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