Green Arrow #38

Writer: Ben Sokolowski, Andrew Kreisberg Artist: Jonathan Glapion, Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
5.7Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

After a near-death experience at the hands of John King, billionaire Oliver Queen must fight a foe he cant just beat with sheer force!

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jan 12, 2015

    Maybe this arc isnt hitting the heights it potentially could just yet, but as I said, Ive been made to care enough to hate the villain, so thats something. But when the guest star whos disappearing at the end of the issue is one of the more interesting aspects of your story (the same seems to have been true of Merlyn last issue) then maybe its time to reprioritize whats getting the attention on the pages you produce. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 7, 2015

    Visually, Daniel Sampere uses the team-up premise to nice effect, ably mixing the more fantastical power set of Green Lantern with Green Arrow's more real-world abilities. The "Lantern" arrow is a definite highlight, though it is interesting that the same shot achieves an entirely different result on the second try. Comic physics maybe? Despite some weird angles, Sampere's facial work is noticeably improved this go round, the artist effectively capturing the character's various emotions. His King is still more a figurehead than anything else, but his look is still evil enough to know he means business. The new Green Arrow remains a work in progress, but with Ollie seemingly having FAILED HIS CITY, the book's stakes appear prepped to raise even higher. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 7, 2015

    The latest GREEN ARROW arc isn't bad, but it feels very standard and doesn't really leave an impact. That said, I enjoy a majority of the banter, the action is mostly fun, it looks pretty good, and I'm curious to see just how much worldbuilding they'll continue to bring to Oliver's world. I'm enjoying it, but it doesn't leave me anxious to read the next issue and I don't find myself all that captivated by what's going on. It's basically a story arc that continues to leave me feeling down the middle, and for many GREEN ARROW fans, that'll likely be very disappointing considering just how good the previous story arcs were. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 13, 2015

    As much as I like seeing Hal and Oliver work together, this team-up really just came off more like a gimmick to hide the fact that there wasn't much of a story.  I mean the bad guy's doing bad things but that isn't new and really doesn't warrant a cameo by Green Lantern and Katana.  Next month the bad guy is still going to be doing bad things and poor Ollie is going to have to deal with it without the help of constructs and banter.  Just not a strong installment to this new creative team's Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 9, 2015

    "Green Arrow" #38 is a nice team-up issue that is certain to bring a smile to fans of either character in virtually any incarnation. There is enough pathos from the "Arrow" television show present and plenty of character bits from years of comic book history to keep readers locked in and enjoying the team-up, even if so many of the story elements are measured out for maximum dramatic effect, like Jordan's departure before the big finale. That said, this is an enjoyable comic that offers TV viewers a nice chance to explore the DC Universe they see teased in "Arrow" every week, and more seasoned readers are provided the opportunity to absorb some of the connections Oliver Queen has established throughout that same universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Renee Montoya Jan 29, 2015

    While I wont rush out to buy this it is definitely not a disappointment and well worth it for fans of the Men in Tights. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 9, 2015

    Awesome Bryan Hitch cover aside, the long-awaited team-up between Green Lantern and Green Arrow comes across as almost an afterthought. Read Full Review

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