Green Arrow #16

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 19
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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"EMERALD OUTLAW" part five! Implicated in the killing of several high profile Seattleites, besieged by a murderous cabal of crooked cops and demonized by a mayoral candidate willing to tear the city apart to get what he wants, all seems lost for Green Arrow. That is, until help arrives in the form of a long-lost ally. It's the return of Emiko Queen!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 1, 2017

    I love the issue. Emiko being back makes me really happy. It's cool to have a Red Arrow with Green Arrow and Black Canary again and it makes perfect sense for it to be Emi. I like the police chief and that he is not easily manipulated by what has happened in the previous issues. He's smarter than that and able to recognize that Green Arrow is trying to help. The art is great with a nice intense action scene. If you're reading just for the Green Arrow/Black Canary dynamic, you might be disappointed because she takes a back seat. I am okay with that because I like Emiko. I highly recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2017

    Green Arrow hasn't let up since Percy came on board and Schmidt continues to impress. This is a title everyone should be reading for a reason and this was another example of its quality storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 1, 2017

    Green Arrow #16 keeps you on your toes with unconventional plotting and a thriller fast pace. A lot happens in this issue which makes its value quite high. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Feb 1, 2017

    The ending of the issue sets up a pretty big cliffhanger – although Ollie getting framed every other issue is starting to get a little tiresome. It's obviously leading up to another confrontation with The Dark Archer at some point. Our favourite part of Green Arrow #16 is undoubtedly the art of the story. It helps the characters jump across the pages and the conflicts between the Vice Squad and Team Arrow. Otto Schmidt is absolutely on form with his talents across this series. Oliver Queen, Black Canary and even the villains themselves have never looked so impressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 1, 2017

    This is a very personal and very good issue of Green Arrow.  Emiko is back, but the action puts that in the backseat for now and the issue ends with a dark future on the horizon.  The story was dark, but Otto Schmidt's art was anything but.  His pencils and colors shine through here and I can easily recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 1, 2017

    Green Arrow #16 connects with some real world relations, hits with a big reveal, and warms the heart with the importance of valuing those you consider family. ‘The Emerald Outlaw' is shaping up to be the full package so far in this series. Some jaws might drop by the very end of the issue, but that is how they get us with the idea that there are no consequences for this fight of Seattle's soul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 8, 2017

    Even if Green Arrow #16 lacks a big super-villain threat (Merlyn only appears late in a cameo), the issue works well focusing on Ollie's reunion with Emi and earning a big win for himself and his city. Merlyn's sudden reappearance, and the death of Westberg (which is a deep personal blow to Green Arrow after finally finding a true ally on the police force he could trust), lead into the “Emerald Outlaw” conclusion in the next issue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 2, 2017

    That said, this is still an otherwise enjoyable issue, buoyed by Schmidts kinetic artwork and always pushing things forwards at a brisk pace. Another minor stumble in what has been a fairly solid series to this point then, although Im confident that the conclusion of this arc and the fallout from the events of the closing pages should make for a truly fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Feb 1, 2017

    I'm really enjoying this series but at the same time I'm not. A lot of things keep being brought into the mix only to come and go faster than you can turn to the next page. The Vice Squad for example, I see the point behind what happened, but I feel like you almost forget what's really going on in the grand scheme of things. It may just be a story that's better for TPB. The art was decent. Same as before though, I think there could be a little bit more attention to detail. Read Full Review

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