Green Arrow #34

Green Arrow #34

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
9.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

If Oliver Queen is to survive, he must face not only his past sins but also his current ones, symbolized by Richard Dragon and his Longbow Hunters!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm Aug 7, 2014

    Do I really have to say it? This issue was fantastic. Usually a dialogue heavy issue like this can be boring but I was glue to every page. The characters all shined and the art was better than ever. The creative teams departure is the biggest problem with this book. Im so distraught about it that Im tempted remove a star from what is otherwise a near perfect review. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Aug 11, 2014

    Overall, this was just an excellent finish for this creative team. Arrow and company come out on top and there are plenty of exciting new directions left open for the next team. The writing in issue #34 was highly enjoyable throughout and provided a more than satisfying conclusion, while the visuals in this book are a phenomenon all their own. This is a very cohesive package of visual storytelling that really let this period of the character go out triumphant and with a lot of noise. Congratulations to Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Marcelo Maiolo for an amazing run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2014

    Lemire and Sorrentino's main Green Arrow run comes to a fantastic end, as though the duo still have Futures End to come, they bring the main story to a fitting conclusion. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 7, 2014

    When the dust settles, the Oliver Queen/Green Arrow that delivers the heartfelt inner monologue of this issue's final two pages is not the same character we knew seventeen issues ago. And he is still definitely not the same character we knew before the start of The New 52. At this point, that doesn't matter. What matters is that this is the Green Arrow we have now, and this is a status quo that is satisfying for everyone. At this point (and I know I'm not alone in this) I care more about this character now than I ever had before. It's a shame that Lemire and Sorrentino won't continue with this, but it's because of them that I'll be giving future runs on the character a chance I may not have given them in the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Aug 11, 2014

    Green Arrow by Lemire and Sorentino was a great run, and this issue a perfect capper. If you haven't had the privleage of reading , I suggest you do as it is truly one o f the great runs.. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Aug 6, 2014

    Green Arrow #34 was a fantastic issue and a solid finale to one of the best superhero runs I have read in a very long time. The writing was solid, the characters were enjoyable, the action and energy was phenomenal, the artwork a wonder to see, and it closed on a very satisfying ending to top it all off. Wherever Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino end up next after this, I'll be there. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Latest Pull - Tshepo Mokoena Aug 8, 2014

    This book this week was nothing unexpected from Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, it was the same high quality we have gotten used to throughout the months. I cant wait to see what the next creative team will do with Oliver Queen and Co. in next month's issue. They have a big expectation set upon them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 10, 2014

    Green Arrow #34 is a bittersweet, but satisfying end to an incredible run.  Lemire, Sorrentino and Maiolo are such a great team and it's a shame to see them go.  However, they show their greatness one last time by tying things up and leaving so much potential for the new creative team.  This is how a run should end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Aug 10, 2014

    Despite the fact that Lemire and Sorrentino's run will stretch into September's Futures End event, this issue acts as the ultimate ending for the story they've been telling. In an issue packed with emotion and action, Green Arrow #34 is and ending well worth reading.Score: 9/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Aug 7, 2014

    Sorrentino was a very large part of why Lemire's reimagining of this character has worked so well. Lemire wanted to bring Green Arrow down to earth in more ways than one, and Sorrentino's realistic but stylized pencils helped to capture the essence of Lemire's scripting in a way that no other artist could do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 7, 2014

    There are some hiccups, to be sure - pint-sized killer Emiko reminds me a little too much of Damian Wayne, and Dragon himself gets taken out pretty darn fast - but all things considered, this conclusion hits all the right beats. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 13, 2014

    A solid landing for a mostly entertaining arc, leaving Ollie in a very good place for future adventures. You might say that his superhero life has only just begun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin Powell Aug 12, 2014

    In the end, the good guys lick their wounds; Henry is taken away in an ambulance and Naomi kisses his forehead, letting him know she cares for him. Naomi and Ollie hug one another, as a goodbye, and Emiko and Diggle meet for the first time,"which is HILARIOUS! Our last page is an amazing pin up of Ollie and Emiko on a rooftop, each with bows drawn facing in separate directions,"she's undoubtedly the greatest sidekick since Damian Wayne! A PEFECT ending to a PERFECT run! Thanks guys! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 6, 2014

    Can you believe it's already time to say goodbye to GREEN ARROW's stellar creative team?! It feels like not so long ago that Lemire, Sorreinto, and Maiolo took over and put this book in a whole new and legitimately exciting direction. It's a real shame they're now going off to different projects, but at least they're leaving us with a thoroughly satisfying conclusion and a meaningful ending. It's a bit of a bummer the way the conflict with Dragon was resolved and I would have liked to see a wee bit more closure with Fyff and Singh, but this is still a great issue and an especially great way to depart the book. GREEN ARROW went from a book that wasn't on many radars to one of the best books available. They did wonders with Oliver Queen's life and produced some excellent adventures. You'll be missed, Lemire, Sorrentino, and Maiolo! Here's hoping the next team can give this conclusion a proper follow-up! Read Full Review

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