Green Arrow #1

Green Arrow #1

Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
6.5Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Green Arrow is on the hunt. Driven by inner demons, Ollie Queen travels the world and brings outlaws to justiceby breaking every law.Now, armed with cutting-edge weaponry and illegally gained intel (courtesy of his team at QCore), Green Arrow is shooting first and asking questions later.

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Aug 7, 2013

    This is yet another installment of Green Arrow that should have readers utterly fascinated in all aspects of the series. There is little better this side of the big two than the art of Andrea Sorrentino and the writing of Jeff Lemire. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 20, 2011

    POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: Green Arrow fans should give the new Green Arrow a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Sep 8, 2011

    Art by Dan Jurgens and George Perez is good. They pick really good shot angles. Writing by J.T. Krul is decent. I think what stands out though is the coloring by David Baron. The colors are bright, bold, and beautiful and he does a good job keeping them consistent throughout the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer Jun 2, 2013

    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino are the best things to have happened to Green Arrow in the New 52. Im willing to see where the series goes now, this is starting to become a comic I can get behind. I like the way Lemire handles Green Arrow. I wish this would have been the first issue from the start; the fortunes for the title would have improved dramatically. It only took seventeen issues, but Green Arrow is now a book to watch for in the New 52. If Lemire continues down the road that hes heading, Green Arrow will be a comic that no one will want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Sep 8, 2011

    Amongst a very crowded lineup, 52 new series of course, Green Arrow is likely to slip through the cracks for a lot of people. In all honesty, there is nothing really setting it apart with this first issue that begs for a wider audience. The issue is stand alone and accessible, fun and full of great action with a suitable art style. But the lack of a personal connection with the character could be its undoing. I'm going to stick with it and see how it plays out but I am missing the old (literally and figuratively) Ollie already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Sep 7, 2011

    Much like with the first issues of Justice League and Action Comics, Green Arrow #1 is a safe book. It establishes its cast of characters and provides an entertaining yarn to get you from start to finish. But now that the formalities out of the way, I'm excited to see Krul take some risks with future installments. Because if he doesn't, I fear a lot of readers might lose interest in the adventures of Oliver Queen. And that would be a shame. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Sep 8, 2011

    All in all, I think this could be a great start for Green Arrow. I didn't expect to like this issue (J.T. Krul has burned me one too many times with Green Arrow), but he may have finally found a version of Ollie that he can write. I'm on board for the foreseeable future, or until Green Arrow grows mutton chops for real, at which point I am hitting the eject button. 3.5 out of 5 stars for Green Arrow #1, and a cautious optimism for the future. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Sep 12, 2011

    In the new DCU, Oliver Queen is the owner of a successful corporation that provides a wide variety of products and services. This includes Q-Core, a technology firm similar to Apple. But Queen is secretly the crime fighter Green Arrow. Aided by a pacifist weapons maker and a hardnosed super-hacker, he travels the globe catching super villains with his trick arrows. In this issue, he goes to Paris to capture three fame-seeking villains who post their crimes on YouTube. But these aren't the only crooks chasing internet stardom. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 13, 2011

    After reading this first issue, I have no idea what the series is about. The plot is clear enough: hero beats up super-powered bad guys, but that's all that happens. There's no point to the plot. There's no theme. There's no clear motive for why the hero does what he does. I get that Krul is setting the stage here, introducing the characters, but really, he's just introducing the readership to names. There's little real characterization here. I desperately wanted to love this book, because I'm a fan of the artists (especially Perez), but there's no enough in the writing to get me to came back for more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 10, 2011

    This book, like a few others I've read of this first week of the new DC titles, seems to be a slow-burn set-up as opposed to a complete story. Similarly, there really isn't enough compelling evidence in this issue for me to come back for more. Krul drops a significant, would-be surprise on the final page, but the surprise rings hollow, as there doesn't seem to be any significance or notable consequence inherent in it. While I cannot guarantee that I'll be buying the next issue, I can confidently declare that I will be flipping through the issue to see how this plays out. I wish that I had reason to further investigate this title beyond the artistic pairing delivering the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 9, 2011

    How fitting. If you're looking for good comics, you shouldn't make any time for this book. It's just not worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Villain Jun 10, 2016

    Green Arrow's first issue in the New 52 is a strong one in my opinion. It kicks off with some pretty cool action. I like the art a lot. One thing that does bring it down is the dialogue I found it to be a bit corny here and there. It may not be the most thought provoking comic in the work but its fun.

  • 7.0
    general_zod Jul 27, 2015

    Issue #1 of The New 52’s “Green Arrow” is a fast and fun introduction to the character that does away with any origin story. Unlike the first issues of “Batman” and “Detective Comics”, it isn’t gritty or graphic, but extremely light in tone, if a bit dopey. It’s as if DC wanted to aim this book towards younger readers as evidenced by the cheesy lines spoken by the titular character. Speaking of which, Green Arrow is first shown tracking a trio of super-powered villains in the streets of Paris. He eventually engages in combat with them showcasing his trademark trick arrows. As Oliver Queen, the “Emerald Archer” also battles with Emerson, the CEO of Q-Core who will obviously become his future rival, if not enemy. This first issue also introduces us Ollie's new support team, but the new villains are a tad too generic. While the New 52 update of "Green Arrow" could've been so much grittier, it's still provides some lightweight fun.

  • 7.5
    JuliusMc Jan 7, 2017

  • 6.5
    V.M Varga Aug 18, 2017

  • 3.0
    Redeadhood May 21, 2014

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