Green Arrow #52

Green Arrow #52

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
5.6Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

Green Arrow is dead. Deathstroke has won, and now he's returning to the states to deliver Dr. Miracle to the man known as Blood Bag. And in Seattle, the war between the Berserkers and the Patriots has led to the Wargs being rounded up and sent to internment camps-which sparks an uprising among the Wargs!

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 7, 2016

    Percy does a fair job of making everything established in the past few months come to a head in the page count allotted, but he could have used a little more breathing room. This issue " and run, for that matter " doesn't exactly have a true ending, although you will have an idea of where the next era of Green Arrow is headed once Rebirth kicks off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine May 7, 2016

    This is probably the best issue since Percy's first story ended. Everything after that has been fairly dull and mediocre. This issue is actually a decent read. It's not great but it is interesting and worth a read. I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui May 7, 2016

    GREEN ARROW #52 attempts to jam a lot of endings into one issue. Having Oliver be resurrected, save Doctor Miracle, and then cure the city of the Lukos virus requires and deserves more than a single issue. Though there is a rushed story, the characters and the artwork are very well done, and those are probably enough tomake this issue worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 5, 2016

    Writer Ben Percy works to wrap up not just his yearlong run and the Lukos conflict, but the past five years' worth of stories. It should come as no surprise that this issue doesn't have nearly the space required to pull off something so ambitious. The ending in particular feels incredibly rushed and not terribly satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 4, 2016

    There is a glimmer of optimism that edges into this bookend chapter. After all, the issue begins with a literal rebirth, and mostly concerns Ollie's hope that the world can benefit from Doctor Miracle's cure. It's not the first time in the last five years that we've been led to believe the title can change for the better, but even in this super compressed format, it is one of the most hopeful arguments to date. Percy is the solicited writer for the post-Rebirth issues of Green Arrow, so maybe he has simply pushed Oliver Queen into the direction that he would like to see him take in the next part of his story. For now, the New 52 version of Green Arrow ends with some of the same uncertainties that it began with, but for the first time in half a decade, it does so with a target placed firmly in front of it, a less scattered sense of character, and more importantly, a beard on its face. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 4, 2016

    I can't say this is a good comic. There are too many awkward panels that pull you out of the narrative and the narrative itself is a rush to the finish line with awkward dialogue and easy coincidences. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 4, 2016

    Green Arrow continues to disappoint in its final issue before Rebirth smacks us in the face and even though Ben Percy remains writer in that Rebirth era of our character, I hope that we can get away from this horror feel of the book and get our hero actually acting like a hero again....... and serve some goddamn justice because none could be found here.  Everything feels rushed and nothing is satisfying by the time this book ends.   Read Full Review

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