Green Arrow #25

Green Arrow #25

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in! Hes just returned from the island and must try to find his place in the world! Now, Oliver Queen becomes Green Arrow for the first time as he battles Killer Moth in Gotham City!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 6, 2013

     As I said above, this was my favorite tie-in of the bunch this week. Great mix of Green Arrow and his own story, crossing into Gotham and Batman. Luckily, there was no predetermined time where Green Arrow and Batman first met, because their meeting under the circumstances of Zero Year was just perfect. Two rich boys, just starting to play vigilante, both beating their chest, all while rightfully beating the crap out of a reintroduced villain, who deserves to get the crap beaten out of them. Loved this issue, definitely a tie-in done right. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CHUD - Graig Kent Nov 8, 2013

    Like Snyder's Batman, this 25th issue of Green Arrow is longer in length and features a back-up story connected to the main story. Here, illustrated by Denys Cowan (in really fantastic form), Lemire further cements Diggle's role in the comic book mythos of Green Arrow, planting seeds to flower at a later date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Nov 7, 2013

    Issue #25 demonstrates how Lemire and Sorrentino are able to bridge the gap while still creating a quality comic that rises above the rest of the current DC roster. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Nov 7, 2013

    Overall, this was a fairly solid issue, and I'm all pumped for the beginning of Lemire and Sorrentino's next big arc on the series, The Outsiders War. Should be good fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Nov 11, 2013

    Green Arrow #25 is the kick-ass tie-in to Zero Year I wanted. I didn't think that a flashback issue could hold any surprises, but it did, tons of them too. Buy this issue, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 7, 2013

    Green Arrow #25 continues what has been a stellar run and ties into Zero Year with a finesse that is to be commended. It is a Green Arrow book at it's core with nods to the Bat-centric event that readers will enjoy, and it is worth the price of admission for Sorrentino's art alone. Green Arrow is one of the strongest superhero comics in the DC line and issue #25 is another example of what this creative team is doing right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 6, 2013

    Green Arrow #25 is very enjoyable book that is a fun tie-in into Zero Year. You don't need to read that event if you are just reading Green Arrow and you don't need to read Green Arrow if you are just reading Batman. The best of both worlds, but the story presented here is interesting and offers enough hints that if the reader was so inclined, they would probably want to check out either comic now. Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Nov 7, 2013

    Another solid issue by this team. While it certainly was a little stretched to fit in with Zero Year, I'm glad that Lemire was able to tie it in a way that makes sense. It also makes sense to bring in Moira and Dig from Arrow and it seems that Lemire has a definite plan (especially as seen in the back-ups). It was also nice to show that Oliver has his own secrets about the island, not just what has been ‘revealed' that dealt with his father. I also like Lemire's take on Killer Moth and enjoy seeing a more ‘classic' version of Ollie in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 7, 2013

    Lemire and Sorrentino takes the loose Zero Year ties and turns it into the strongest tie-in to date.  Oliver and Batman are heroes at the beginning of their careers and it shows.  The interaction between them, Diggle and a certain murderous insect are great.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 8, 2013

    "Green Arrow" #25 hits the bull's-eye, so to speak, giving readers a solid story that builds onto the origins of Oliver Queen's hooded heroic identity. The most impressive aspect of this issue, however, is the fact that Lemire ties "Green Arrow" tighter into the DC Universe through this crossover opportunity, but at no point does this title feel like it needs anything else to be successful and entertaining. "Green Arrow" #25 stands on its own quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 6, 2013

    This was good. If you're a fan of Green Arrowthen it's an absolute must-buy and if you have been at all curious about the series then I think this is a terrific jumping on point. However, if you don't care about Ollie then you can probably skip it. There's nothing here that really adds to the overall Zero Year story, but you do come away with a fun scene between Batman and a proto-Killer Moth. Does it look like an unnecessary tie-in? Yes. Is it still an enjoyable read? Absolutely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 12, 2013

    While the artistic efforts continue to outpace the scripting, Lemire balances the job of keeping his storyline on track, tying into a crossover event, and incorporating elements from the title's TV counterpart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Nov 6, 2013

    Oliver's 'Zero Year' tie-in doesn't shed much light on his past or his return the to United States, but it's still hugely entertaining thanks to Lemire once again providing a tight yet fun script and the brilliant visuals by Sorrentino/Maiolo. Ultimately, this issue serves to do two things: offer an exciting fight with a novice Green Arrow and give us the basics of Diggle's connection to Queen. It accomplishes both of those and it's absolutely worth picking up if you've been following along or looking to jump onboard. #24 is the better jumping on point, but this is totally serviceable for new readers as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Nov 7, 2013

    It is great to see that being a Zero Year tie in, it was not all about Batman. In fact, he had a minimal role that allows for the exploration of Diggle as a supporting Green Arrow character. Lemire is still delivering great issues after issues. The art team of Sorrentino and Miaolo is spectacular. If you ignored this series before, now is the time to join! Start with issue #17 Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 6, 2013

    This is a perfectly fine issue, but I'll be glad to see Lemire and company return to the present next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 6, 2013

    This issue of Green Arrow demonstrates the dangers of trying to link stories with arcs beginning in other books, and how corporate synergy has a role to play in mainstream comics. To the credit of Lemire, he mostly overcomes this in a straightforward issue, promising a much bigger story to emerge from "The Outsiders War." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Nov 6, 2013

    Green Arrow#25 might not be the most important issue to read if you are following Lemire and Sorrentino's saga but it doesn't stop them from making it a good time. There are some funny interactions between Green Arrow and Batman that lighten the mood, and lets be honest, Ollie's beard alone is worth the $3.99 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Nov 18, 2013

    All things considered, this is a fairly average issue. "Zero Year" does nothing to excite Green Arrow readers, and if anything distracts from Lemire's current story, and I'm sure Batman readers are unlikely to pick this title off based off this issue. Despite this however, there is enough here to entertain the reader, whilst Lemire does tease about the island a bit more, which should be enough to keep most readers interested. Especially considering next month is the start of "The Outsiders War!" Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 8, 2013

    But if they stray again, I'm done. The cover was excellent. The main story was pretty close to perfect (I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5). But that backup story. Man, oh man was it bad. I honestly don't understand who thought it was a good idea to include that other than the higher ups at DC just saying "let's charge an extra buck. Everyone's going to buy it because it has a Batman event crossover on the cover. Oh. We should probably make it a little bigger. No one reads those backup things anyway, so let's give Cowan a shot, even though he hasn't done anything of any relevance for decades." Yeah. That's just blatant disrespect to your fans. So please, you got my extra buck. Take your victory and stop it. I know Lemire and Sorrentino can do this. Just let them do their thing. Read Full Review

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