Green Arrow #43

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Green Arrow is imprisoned by Mr. Zimm! Despite Olivers effort to raise Emi as a safe normal kid, she has no choice but to gear up and take to the streets. How can she possibly save Arrow and the citizens of Seattle from the Zimms army of Panopticons bots?!

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 13, 2015

    Despite some minor misgivings, GREEN ARROW is heading in the right direction under Percy. Free from the burden of another globe-trotting adventure, and delightfully free of blonde triplets, this grounded approach is where Ollie should be, and here's hoping Percy stays on this course long enough to give us some status quo. References to the Tacoma light rail and killer whales are no more on the nose than Grell's lingering shots of the Pike Markets, and it is to Grell that Percy appears to look when he approaches this character. This can only be a good thing, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 12, 2015

    Potential, that's what I walk away thinking after reading this, the final issue of the story arc. Green Arrow is starting to hit the social queues that I've enjoyed about the character in the past, but hasn't dived too deep… yet. We'll see where it goes, but we might be seeing the start of a good balance between the Arrow of today and Green Arrow of yesterday. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Aug 16, 2015

    Green Arrow #43 is a mixed bag. There's a lot of interesting ideas at work but very few of them come through. Writer Benjamin Percy wants to make a hard biting emerald archer book with social commentary but needs time to grow his teeth. Artist Patrick Zircher and colorist Gabe Etlaeb give a satisfying performance, even if they do some strange things design wise for the Panopticons. I want to like this book more than I do, as I can see compelling things brewing on the surface but they've yet to appear. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 13, 2015

    Benjamin Percy and Patrick Zircher created such a fascinating mood and atmosphere over this three issue arc that it almost feels like a waste to have it all end so quickly. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 13, 2015

    It's taken two issues, but I'm finally behind the art in this book and I'm so thankful because I'm a huge fan of Patrick Zircher and I hate to not like his work.  The story likewise has gotten better but that's only because of the inclusion of Emiko to the story and the fact that it's finally over so we can move on to something new.  This first story arc is a mess and I can't recommend it to anyone, but at least it looks like it's starting to become something that I'd want to see in a Green Arrow book........ at least I hope so. Read Full Review

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