Green Arrow #42

Green Arrow #42

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
6.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Green Arrow strikes out against the forces that have been threatening to rip Seattle apart!

  • 8.5
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 2, 2015

    Percy is still (re)building the elements, and not all of them gel together seamlessly. On the one hand, bringing Jeff Lemire's Emiko back to being a core member and conscience of Team Arrow (after the interim writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski pretended she didn't exist) gives the book a whole new tone, one we haven't seen since the relationship between Mia Dearden and Ollie in Judd Winick's pre-Flashpoint run. We've even got a dog on that team ow too. Setting up a dichotomy between Ollie's brand of street justice and the less judiciously applied automated kind, Oliver Queen fighting giant robots doesn't seem like a natural fit. Yet GREEN ARROW has constantly adapted to what was required of it, and time will tell if this new direction is one where all those pieces come together. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 2, 2015

    Green Arrow #42 is such a drastic swerve from last issue that it's hard to reconcile what works and what doesn't. The horror vibe from last month's issue is replaced by some Big Brother paranoia and UFO shaped crime-stopping robots. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 2, 2015

    Green Arrow #42 is marred by flawed and undeveloped writing. This issue reads like it was written by a student in a creative writing course in undergraduate school. However, Zircher's artwork is so enjoyable that it alone almost makes this issue worth the price of admission. Still, I have a hard time ever recommending a comic book based on the artwork alone. In the end, Green Arrow #42 is such a dull and unoriginal read that I simply cannot recommend that anyone spend their hard earned money on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jul 6, 2015

    Solid art and a perfectly topical story are again ruined by ancillary characters who serve no purpose. As a Green Arrow fan, this is again a major let down. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 2, 2015

    This story arc might be one of the oddest I've ever seen and really comes off like Ben Percy didn't know what he wanted to write about and just threw a bunch of stuff together.  I am happy though that the art seems to be better in this issue than the last....... or possibly, I'm just getting used to it, but either way I dig it.  I have no idea where this story can go from here, but with any luck, it will all come together.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 2, 2015

    Patrick Zircher's art is still the main draw, but Benjamin Percy's concept is crumbling under its own weight. Read Full Review

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