Green Arrow #22

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Count Vertigo makes his debut in The New 52! And just when Ollie thinks hes got it all figured out, another piece of his family mystery emergesonly this one is still breathing!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Z Jul 5, 2013

    Green Arrow #22 is another impressive issue in a continually great series. Count Vertigo is a trulyinterestingvillain, and it will be cool to see how Shado and Emiko will play into Ollie's life after what occurred. Let's hope Lemire and Sorrentino will be on this book for a long time, and can't think of many others who could write Green Arrow like Lemire, or have the distinct art style of Sorrentino. I wouldn't say Issue 22 is a bad jumping on point, but if you could get 17-21 first you would be much more informed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jul 3, 2013

    Remember that time Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino made GREEN ARROW really good? Well, they're still doing that! The two are a match made in heaven for Oliver Queen and this issue proves yet again it's quickly becoming one of the top books The New 52 has to offer. Lemire's writing continues to impress by delivering a fair balance of levity, thrilling action and huge plot developments. And Sorrentino's art? The man continues to outdo himself with jaw-droppingly good work. Seriously, go buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Jul 3, 2013

    After an amazing issue that both wrapped up their first arc (as well as really the issues since #1) and set up what seems to be a large part of their first run, they dive in to their second arc with a dynamite first issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Jul 3, 2013

    The last page of this issue will literally make you scream out your favorite expletive, and believe me — thats a good thing! The big cliffhanger reveal should cause for some great speculation as we are forced to wait a long, agonizing month for the release of issue #23, but until then feel free to enjoy all the glory that is Green Arrow #22. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jul 5, 2013

    It's taken a few issues to really understand what's happening, but luckily Jeff Lemire doesn't build impossible stories to follow like a certain Avengers writers has been doing, instead his stories are just plan entertaining Read Full Review

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

    It's taken a while to get here, and we still have a few missteps along the way, but Lemire and Sorrentino have definitely established this series as a solid middleweight title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 3, 2013

    Jeff Lemire is writing a bigger story in this issue, placing another piece on the board as Oliver tries to assemble the secrets of his father's past. Green Arrow as a character still isn't doing much to grab the audience. What really keeps things exciting is the sense of adventure, the brisk moving action scenes and the story that keeps our hero and his companions jumping from place to place. I may not exactly care where this story is going, but I'm enjoying the hell out of the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 10, 2013

    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have really saved Green Arrow, restoring this title to my Pull List after its disappointing start in the New 52, and bumping it up to the top of my pile each month. #22 is no exception, with Lemire's story really building up the excellent opening storyline, showing that despite having no real attachment to the character prior to this run, he has big plans for the character. And with the reveal at the end of this issue, well, let's just say #23 can't be released quickly enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 5, 2013

    Green Arrow #22 could stand to establish relationships more clearly, to help steer the book from becoming filled with stereotypes. Otherwise, it is a solid action-filled spectacular that manages to showcase the grit and skill of Green Arrow in new ways. Read Full Review

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