Green Arrow #35

Writer: Ben Sokolowski, Andrew Kreisberg Artist: Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
6.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Welcome new series writers straight from the hit TV show Arrow! Ollie is trying to put his life together after the grueling events of Broken, and finds himself back in Seattle on a mission from a mystery woman. Who is she and whats next for Green Arrow?

  • 8.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Oct 2, 2014

    Daniel Sampere handles art duties and tells a very clearly laid out story. Sampere gives us some great close up shots, but unfortunately many of his panels end up feeling like they could have benefited from a bit more polish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 1, 2014

    The union of various elements of Arrow and Green Arrow was inevitable, and by the end of this issue it is clear that the line between the two is increasingly becoming blurred. Yet this can only be a good thing in the long-term. Comics are just as much a product of outside influences as they are inspirations for film and television, and two successful television writers are primed to bring some of that style to the funny books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 1, 2014

    Whether you're a long-time Arrow-Head, a fan of the Arrow TV series looking for a good place to start with the comics that started it all or just someone who loves good action-packed comics, Green Arrow #35 is a must-read. Its only real flaw is that as good as it is, it tries to do a little too much with its subplots and some elements of the issue feel tacked-on as a result. The bits focusing on Oliver Queen, however, are top-notch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - David Hestand III Oct 3, 2014

    Green Arrow #35 is the start of what looks to be some serious world-building for Green Arrows world. Its easy to view the arc negatively in light of the unforeseen early departure of such a fantastic team, but lets try to judge this arc fairly, folks. Three and a half Daily Planets. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 3, 2014

    Green Arrow takes an interesting change in direction, and though it won't be to everyone's liking it's not anywhere near as bad as the series was prior to Lemire and Sorrentino's run. Due to this I recommend this to both new readers, as well as fans of Arrow, but existing fans that are on the fence may want to hold back to see how the story fairs in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 6, 2014

    "Green Arrow" #35 is a solid opening story, but it doesn't completely define Green Arrow enough to make him interesting beyond this issue. Kreisberg and Sokolowski clearly are trying to align the Oliver Queen of television and comics, but the comic book version needs to stretch a little bit more to hold readers' interest. Now that they have carved out their foundation, hopefully this team will further define the direction for "Green Arrow" to fly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Oct 2, 2014

    Green Arrow #35 is a competently constructed relaunch for one of DC's more popular characters. The characterization of Oliver Queen is endearing to both longtime and new readers, a trend which will hopefully continue as the character's classic elements are reintroduced. Should the artwork improve in consistency, Green Arrow could become one of the better "traditional" superhero comics on stands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Oct 2, 2014

    The new team on Green Arrow #35 have presented an initially public offering that is a lot less polished than anything we've read in recent years. It's not great and is so beholden to the CW version of Oliver Queen that it doesn't hold a lot of promise for the coming comic book run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 1, 2014

    I'm left feeling very down the middle with the beginning of this new run. It's great that they're already taking big steps to bring in new faces and expand Oliver's world, but the attempts to draw parallels to the CW show feels a tad forced and the cliffhanger lacks any oomph. Maybe if it wasn't heavily promoted that a certain character would join the mix, it would have been a more exciting way to end the issue. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case at all. GREEN ARROW #35 doesn't feel like a brilliant new direction for the character, but there's certainly some potential in there. Here's hoping the new creative team capitalizes on that instead of making this come off as just an okay adventure for the Emerald Archer. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 2, 2014

    Yeah this isn't what I was really looking forward to in a Green Arrow book, but I do think that the new direction and characters this creative team are introducing have a lot of potential and I'll wait with bated breath as this hopefully becomes the book I want it to be.  So far with this introduction I'm not impressed.  The art went from really good to really awful all at once and it completely threw me out of the story as I wondered what the hell happened to my characters.  You should get this issue to keep up with the story, but it's not going to be an issue you'll be happy that you bought. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 1, 2014

    What a sad fate that has befallen such a great comic. Green Arrow #35 is a gigantic step down after the previous run in most areas. It squanders all the potential the previous team left, the execution and introduction of Arrow elements are poor, the writing is weak, the story is unremarkable, and the artwork is at best passable. If you were a fan of the previous run, do not bother with this. If you are a fan of Arrow, I suppose you might like this. However, as much as it pains me to say this, this is probably not worth your time at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Oct 4, 2014

    All in all, this blending of The New 52 and television versions of the character and his world (artistically he even looks more like his television counterpart now) feels so very weird to me. And what makes it even stranger, is that one of DCs digital first titles is a series that acts as an extension of the TV show (currently being written by Arrow executive producer Mark Guggenheim). Whatever Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski have planned for this series, this was definitely not a strong start as far as Im concerned. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 7, 2014

    Writers who feel like they can make major changes without explanation can't be trusted. Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DarePool53 Oct 9, 2014

    The new creative team makes it clear that they are looking to blend the worlds of the print Oliver Queen and his TV counterpart. While they succeed at making it recognisable to those familiar with The CW's iteration, the book does suffer where the transition wasn't executed very smoothly. Some of the interactions just don't feel right (esp. Oliver, Luthor and Wayne) and instances where the creators have made changes just come off as forced. The art is passable at best - perhaps made to look worse because it's following the inimitable stylings of Andrea Sorrentino. All in all: an average offering with some potential - hopefully the upcoming arc will see the disparate elements in this issue begin to coalesce.

  • 6.0
    Al B. Harper Jan 20, 2015

    The change in art is a step down for me and a bit of a shock. Hopefully the art and story pick up next issue.

  • 5.0
    Speeding Bullets Oct 2, 2014

    I lowered my expectations for this knowing it wouldn't be the iconic run Lemire and Sorrentino gave us, but even then it falls well short. I could see someone new to the book or a fan of "Arrow" finding enjoyment here however this is a huge change in tone for those with it already on their pull list. The art is hit and miss, the dialogue is wonky , the characterizations of Bruce and Lex are awful, and some ideas are straight up rehash for someone who has seen the show (meds getting stolen before reaching the clinic). I could forgive this on the "CW", just not on the page.

  • 6.5
    Redeadhood Oct 9, 2014

  • 6.5
    Afre May 31, 2016

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