Green Arrow #21

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"THE RISE OF STAR CITY" part one! They killed Oliver Queen. They made an outlaw of Green Arrow. Now the Ninth Circle will gather its forces to destroy the hero's very soul. Buildings will topple. Innocents will starve. Disease will spread. And Seattle will die. The biggest Green Arrow story ever begins here!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 19, 2017

    Green Arrow #21 is a rock solid comic that has me pumped for this storyline. The odds are stacked against Ollie big time and there's a whole city's future hanging in the balance…high stakes, great characters, solid writing and killer art. Green Arrow #21 is a win. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 19, 2017

    Percy and Ferreyra are certainly aiming high here but this hits the mark in a big, big way. This has all the potential to be the definitive arc of this run on Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Apr 19, 2017

    Overall this was a great start to what Percy is calling the biggest Green Arrow story ever.I absolutely can not wait to see whats next on this adventure, and if it continues the way it started then it very well may be the biggest one yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 19, 2017

    A solid first issue in an arc you'll be deftly intrigued by. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 20, 2017

    It's a great combination of writing and artwork that makes this one of DC's best books in the Rebirth era. And we're happy to say that this book is once again living up to that level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Apr 19, 2017

    For this issue, I will say that's it's a great jumping on point for new readers. Percy does a good job of summing everything up that happened previously, much thanks for that from this forgetful reader. Overall, I recommend it for the person who is really into the CW TV Show universe. I think that this series tells better stories than all of the shows on that network combined. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Apr 22, 2017

    The whole building up of transforming Seattle to Star City is a bonus as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 19, 2017

    The title of this arc, "The Rise of Star City," is of course a reference to the traditional home of the Battling Bowman. Like Grell's run, Seattle has served as the home for the "New 52" Green Arrow for much of his run. Yet Percy is playing to his own strengths, incorporating some of his horror/occult leanings into a bigger story that looks like it will change the nature of Ollie's relationship to his city in much the same way that Court of Owls changed Gotham for Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 20, 2017

    Green Arrow #21 is also important for fans of the character with how it that a major revelation that is handled really well. At the same time, this revelation doesnt become the main focus of the story as The Ninth Circle are still very much front and center. For those expecting an action heavy issue, you may be disappointed as there isn't much in the way of face-to-face conflict here, but on the whole, because everything is so well plotted it doesnt stop this from being an fantastic read that pulls readers in and refuses to let them go. One things for sure: if youre Green Arrow fan, this issue is unmissable. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 19, 2017

    The Rise of Star City is underway and even if this issue is heavy in the setup department, it's still a good start.  We get some familiar villains new and old and Oliver Queen looking to his past as his (and his city's) future looks bleak indeed.  Juan Ferreyra makes everything look outstanding and I am interested to see what Ben Percy has in store going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 19, 2017

    Aside from the art and the recap, there isn't much to this issue. We know a lot of the information given to us, but this set-up has me excited for the story going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Apr 19, 2017

    This is an okay issue. There's certainly nothing technically wrong with it. The art is wonderful and there is some solid writing. Benjamin Percy is very creative with how he uses the villains and their actions. Heis clearly having fun with that and creates a nice sense of scale. This issue feels a lot bigger than the previous ones in this run. I just don't think it's all that interesting. Maybe if Oliver had been talking to someone instead of narrating I would have cared about that more but it does nothing for me as it is. This issue could easily read well in context with the trade but I don't think it works on its own. I recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

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