Green Arrow #27

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 11
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

"The Outsiders War" part 2! Green Arrow fights for his life against the head of the Shield Clan, the deadly Kodiak! Plus, learn the tragic secret that turned Oliver Queen into Green Arrow!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 8, 2014

    The opening chapter of GREEN ARROW's latest story, The Outsiders War, was really good but primarily establishing all of the basics. This second chapter, though? I'm completely blown away. Jeff Lemire moves the story ahead at full speed and winds up creating a great issue that is easily one of my favorites from the entire series so far. On top of that, Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo's artwork is as creative and impressive as ever -- it's a real visual treat. GREEN ARROW is without question one of the top books from DC and you need to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jan 8, 2014

    Overall, Green Arrow 27 starts the new year off strong for the series. The story continues to improve month and month and the art is some of the best in the business. Where Oliver goes from here remains to be seen, how will he accept the fact that his father is alive and be the hero that he needs to be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Jan 14, 2014

    Lemire has made this book the can't miss series. The outsiders war is heating up and Lemire shows no sign of slowing down. Sorrentino and Maiolo are a team to be wrecked with. This art team just keeps getting better at delivering mind blowing art and story telling. If you are not reading, stop what you are doing and pick up this issue and the series from issue #17. You will love it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Yuri Kiske Jan 23, 2014

    In conclusion, Green Arrow #27 is a near-perfect comic book, taking the Outsiders War arc to full speed. If you haven't picked this issue, then I suggest you do so, and marvel at the possibilities of what this teamup can offer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Jan 9, 2014

    With an ending like the one in this issue, it is clear that Lemire and Sorrentino are taking the character in an interesting new direction. With all the new characters, both good and bad, as well as the arrow-slinging action, Lemire and Sorrentino'sGreen Arrowrun is what fans of the character deserve. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 9, 2014

    Overall, this was a pretty much perfect issue and I have no complaints. The team has started off the year on a great high. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 11, 2014

    Green Arrow #27 is a must read for Green Arrow fans.  The Outsider's War is heating up and with Lemire and Sorrentino at the helm, this train is making hay.  Seriously, pick it up now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Matt Sculthorpe Jan 9, 2014

    Green Arrow has become one of the best books on the market. Each of issues feels very episodic with the story moving ever forward at a deliberate pace. With each issue more secrets are revealed and Lemire leaves his mark on the characters. Everything that feels familiar to Green Arrow fans is changed just a tad and it works perfectly. Green Arrow #27 is consistently entertaining. I challenge you not to enjoy the hell out of it! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 8, 2014

    But as ever, it's really Andrea Sorrentino's artwork that propels this series forward. Sorrentino takes a fairly minimalist approach when it comes to facial work, offering just enough shape and shadow to convey the necessary emotions. It's more about energy and design and action storytelling in this book. Sorrentino's rendition of the battle between Ollie/Shado and the Shield Clan stands as one of the best of this run. There's a fluid sense of motion, and the use of small panels and monochromatic colors to highlight Ollie and Shado's precise movements is inspired. Sorrentino delivers striking image after striking image,and he also ties them all together with a keen eye for sequential narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 10, 2014

    "Green Arrow" #27 is another example of why more and more people should be buying Lemire and Sorrentino's run on the title. This is the sort of comic where sales should be going up every month, as more and more readers discover how great it is. If you aren't reading "Green Arrow" yet, trust me, give it a try. It is fantastic and then some. "Green Arrow" #27 a near-perfect comic from Lemire and Sorrentino. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 8, 2014

    The other great thing about Green Arrow #27 is that, while it sometimes skirts the lines of predictability, it ties into both Oliver's past and the greater DCU in a way that's more organic than much of the other books in the publisher's line. (Indeed, one of Ollie's compatriots over in the Justice League of America may make a very opportune appearance, if the idea of the Weapon Clans plays out to its logical conclusion.) This book has been troubled, make no mistake about it, and I'll be the first to say that Lemire and Sorrentino have had their growing pains while they hit their stride. But this issue really hits the potential that Green Arrow has had all along. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Jan 11, 2014

    It is hard to find a series that is constantly firing on all cylinders like this series is. It seems Lemire and Sorrentino only get better and better with each issue, as they have crafted one of the best books on the shelf today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Jan 11, 2014

    That being said, The Outsiders War continues to be amazing in Green Arrow #27. Were only on part two of a six part storyline, and the tension and excitement keeps ratcheting up a notch. Itll be interesting to see what Lemire does with old fan-favorite Onyx as the leader of the Fist Clan next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 13, 2014

    Green Arrow is book that continues to get better with every issue. Lemire and Sorrentino are in top form here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jan 10, 2014

    'The Outsider War' continues to develop the partnership between Shado and Ollie, allowing Lemire to show off his ability to imbue personality and chemistry in a very short amount of time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 11, 2014

    This issue was another showcase for Sorrentino's dramatically realistic art. It's perfectly gritty for the story at hand, and nicely stylistic when it comes to archery. Sorrentino finds some really creative ways to showcase Green Arrow shooting his bow and arrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 11, 2014

    If you're reading Green Arrow hoping for a fun superhero book with a street level vigilante you're not going to find it here. If you're hoping for a book like Marvel's Hawkeye, you're definitely looking in the wrong place. But if you happen to be looking for a globe spanning action adventure featuring all kinds of fun elements you've hit the jackpot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 11, 2014

    Sorrentino's art stays the big selling point as Lemire's storytelling choices continue to fluctuate in dramatic and entertainment value. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Graham MacDougall Jan 13, 2014

    Any Lemire story has the potential to be great, but this single issue will likely be remembered as one of the hiccups in his larger Green Arrow story. Read Full Review

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