Green Arrow #7

Green Arrow #7

Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Harvey Tolibao Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
5.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Green Arrow's gone looking for trouble, and he's found it in triplicate! Three women who give new meaning to the term "drop dead gorgeous" have our hero outnumbered and outgunned! Collectively, they're called "Skylark," and they've been sent on a secret mission with Oliver Queen as its focus! Who's directing them, what is their shadowy goal and will Ollie let his guard down and be gulled by these beautiful and deadly adversaries? Join new creative team Anne Nocenti and Harvey Tolibao as they chart the next chapter in the life of Oliver Queen!

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Mar 17, 2012

    Anne Nocenti understands Oliver Queen in and out, and is the best writer to take control of the series (if she keeps up the quality of her writing) since JT Krul took control. Harvey Tolibaos art is fantastic. His grittiness adds to the mean streets of Seattle, and he has a specific way he portrays Ollie that is interesting. He shows the frustration of Ollie in his normal life and his lack of care towards having some chin hairs. Together, this team is off to a good start, and I definitely cannot wait to see whats next. I havent said that really for this series since Krul departed the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 12, 2012

    The new take by Nocenti and Tolibao is unique to the character and to the rest of the DC books on the shelves and feels like a good fit for Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Mar 7, 2012

    Finally, a Green Arrow series that we can be truly excited for. But alas, there is still no goatee to be found. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 8, 2012

    The new run of "Green Arrow" already feels like it wants to push boundaries. As a writer who does not shy away from making her comics have a deeper meaning, Nocenti aims at a longtime contentious issue: the role of women in comics. Skylark will surely turn heads, open up discussion and hopefully lead to some rich analysis. Aside from the subtext, there is a story here and it isn't bad. While the lead is inconsequential and the rest is build up, it's enough to come back for another issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 8, 2012

    Ultimately, the seams do show a bit too much for me to endorse this book, but I'd be lying if I didn't say this was a marked improvement from before. Now that Nocenti's finished warming up, I'm curious if her sophomore outing will make good on Green Arrow's untapped potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 11, 2012

    Harvey Talibao's art reflects the qualities of Nocenti's writing - it's definitely different, but I also don't know quite what to make of it. He opts for a number of unusual perspective shots, and in a book in which projectile trajectory is a significant element, it's an interesting choice. The action isn't always so easy to follow as a result, but one can't claim the art on this book is ordinary. His style reminds me of the work of Steve (Legion of Super-Heroes) Lightle, but the weird angles and kinetic feel of the linework are reminiscent the work of Damion (Batgirl) Scott, for example. The constantly moving "camera" is rather dizzying, creating a hectic pace even in slower scenes that don't call for it. All of his figures are impossibly attractive, but then again, that's in keeping with the point Nocenti is trying to make. I can't say I actually enjoyed Green Arrow #7, but it was intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Mar 12, 2012

    I came into this book really really wanting to enjoy it. After the first page, I decided I was going to suppress my feelings on the art and just try to enjoy the dialogue. After finishing the book, I wasn't really sure what to think. I can see to a degree where Nocenti seems to be going, and while I'm not positive that I like the aspects of Oliver Queen she's chosen to emphasize, I am hopeful that I'll enjoy this run on one of my favorite characters. I really hope the art improves drastically by the next issue, as that could very well serve to break this title for me-as of right now, I can only give Green Arrow #7 2.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Mar 12, 2012

    Green Arrow has let me down for the last time. As much as I love the character and as much as I was hopeful for Anne Nocenti taking over as writer, the selfishness and stupidity of the main character coupled with the bad art make for a lousy comic. Read Full Review

  • 1.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 8, 2012

    Just about every comics reader I know either has an affinity for Oliver Queen or Ann Nocenti, and so there was actually a little trash talking when I was able to snag this in the Multiversity Comics review draft this weekend. People were jealous that I got to review this book. How fucking wrong were they? Read Full Review

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