Green Arrow #20

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Komodo and The Outsiders have destroyed Green Arrows life, but how far will Ollie fall before hes forced to take desperate measures?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 1, 2013

    The new take on GREEN ARROW is consistently fantastic. Writer Jeff Lemire provides solid script and pacing and, as I've already said a gazillion times before, the art team creates some truly incredibly pages. The desert story has been teased long enough and now it looks like we're moving full speed ahead. We've had plenty of fun with Komodo (and I'm sure we'll see him and his daughter reappear... or at least I hope so), but now it's time to dive face first into the bigger mystery. Based on what we've seen so far, I'm sure the team will continue to deliver. This is quickly becoming one of DC's most engrossing books for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 8, 2013

    Green Arrow is a smart, funny and surprisingly human adventure. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have done some amazing work here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 May 4, 2013

    The battle scenes in this issue are handled incredibly well by all of the talent here. The combat in the series so far has been brutal, excessive, and swift. Komodo has been a terrifying presence throughout the title and in the final showdown of the issue a sense of resolution is acquired. This arc has been exceptional and as long as the talent stays on this title, Green Arrow will continue to thrive creatively. If the quality remains this consistent, a legacy for the character will be built in time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 3, 2013

    For the first time since the start of the Newish 52, Green Arrow is consistently leaving us gagging for the next issue, which should be the primary job of all ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 8, 2013

    Well, how about that? An issue that I quite enjoyed. Though there are still some shortcomings to iron out, Lemire seems poised to do just that. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson May 3, 2013

    While there are definitely a few kinks inherent in a lot of DC books these days, Lemire and Sorrentino do a fantastic job of repositioning “Green Arrow” as one of the best books of the New 52. This four issue arc feels very much like an origin story, the moment when Ollie truly becomes Green Arrow, casting the series' previous sixteen issues as prologue to the main event. Ollie has definitely progressed from the immature playboy seen just a few issues ago, and hopefully Lemire is putting the character on a path towards something more recognizable and desirable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Aron Clark May 6, 2013

    Writing could use some work but give it some time. Let's hope that there is a bigger picture ahead for Mr. Queen one that Lemire fans will be thoroughly impressed with once pieced together. If that doesn't keep you coming back the next round at least stay for the awesome fight scenes and surreal art that is only achieved by an artist whose got great perception and a colorists who wants to expand the palate of your vision. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia May 2, 2013

    Since Lemire and Sorrentino joined this series with issue #17, the art has been incredible. Its extremely evident that Sorrentino shines when working with a story like this and he certainly gives it his all in the two incredible full-page shots that are the definite highlight of this issue. The stylistic risks that coloristMarcelo Miaolo has taken with this series deserve an equal amount of praise as well. The use of flat black and white inserts to highlight specific actions certainly puts a creative twist on Sorrentino's brilliant artwork. Miaolo and Sorrentino make a heck of a pairing and fans of Oliver Queen are fortunate to have this skilled duo working their magic in the pages of Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 6, 2013

    It could be worse - considering DC has been so focused on rebuilding their characters that many of their stables of villains have languished, it's nice to see a bad guy really give Green Arrow a run for his money. This issue also illustrates a triumph of style, as Lemire and Sorrentino are really starting to get in sync, with one not having to overwhelm the other. This won't be one of Oliver Queen's most memorable stories, but it's nice to see this comic start to solidify its new direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 1, 2013

    Andrea Sorrentino does the usual art magic here. This is a nice looking issue, especially the end fight scene that takes place in a total downpour. Seriously, rain has never looked so good in a comic book. The only place this comic is lacking in the visual department is the same place it has been since this new creative team took over: the coloring. Yes, there are heavy, stylistic risks being taken, but they just aren't working. The black and white panels just look unfinished; it looks like flats with no texture or life. Read Full Review

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