Green Arrow #25

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"BROKEN ARROW" part one! Hopelessly divided over Oliver's role in the rise of Star City, Green Arrow and Black Canary do the unthinkable and break up. While Dinah starts a resistance movement in the former Seattle underground, Ollie's been driven out of the city he sacrificed everything to protect. And that's only the beginning! The next major phase of GREEN ARROW begins with in this oversized anniversary issue!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Jun 22, 2017

    All around this was a solid issue with great art. I still can't get over how consistently great the art is for this series. We get Otto Schmidt doing interiors this issue and he really shines when it comes to drawing Star City. He does good distinguishing between the slums of the lower class and the pretty city of the upper class. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 21, 2017

    This sets up a nice entry point for new readers that have been waiting to start reading one of Rebirth's most consistent great reads. This is a pretty surprising shift to the status quo, but Percy manages to establish this issue as a shocking season cliffhanger. And this is just the start of what looks to be an epic next 'season.' Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 21, 2017

    A solidly told issue that builds on what came before it while setting up a new direction well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 22, 2017

    A complex, nuanced Green Arrow in a city that serves as a microcosm of Trumpland could prove to be a brilliant and effective springboard. I certainly hope the book lives up to this promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jun 21, 2017

    Black Canary remains as focused and driven as she's always been, Emi is charting her own path on the road to becoming Red Arrow in full form, Henry is on the inside of the technological evolution and planning for what the Ninth Circle want to do with Star City as a whole, and there's the quiet rumblings of what'll happen with Diggle and Malcom Merlyn out and away from the fight. Percy and Schmidt have a lot on their plates when it comes to the future of Green Arrow but they've been doing just fine for twenty-five issues and with the amount of characters and the art that gives GA and friends a life and style all their own? The rest of 2017 remains strong for the Green Arrow Team and with a last page shocker that'll leave Oliver's world in a tailspin? Yeah, you'll want to pick this anniversary issue up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Jun 21, 2017

    For a setup issue, Green Arrow #25 does what it needs to by setting the tone, presenting new and interesting character developments, and clearly telling readers exactly why Ollie's embarking on this new quest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 21, 2017

    If Orwell wrote comics instead of novels, I have a feeling him and Benjamin Percy would have worked together. I love seeing the parallels Percy draws between real life and fantasy. He does it in a way that still makes it comical and still rooted in fiction. A great anniversary issue that will keep you on your feet from beginning to end; and actually have you wondering if the good guys are going lose this time. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 22, 2017

    Depending upon how you feel about Benjamin Percy's work, this issue is either a jumping-on point or a place to stop reading it entirely. Because it looks like the Ninth Circle plot is going to keep on going into the next year. At this rate, it won't be over until Green Arrow #50, assuming the double shipping holds up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 21, 2017

    This over-sized issue is light on new developments and heavy on exposition. While not necessarily a bad thing, it does get in the way of providing a proper epilogue to The Rise of the Star City storyline that just wrapped up. Schmidt's art was missed and it's as gorgeous as ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 21, 2017

    This is an okay issue. There's a lot of solid material. The art is great and the book has a somber tone that fits the aftermath well. I like certain story elements and what Percy is setting up but it's hard to get too invested without context. However, I do think this is a good issue for new readers. If you haven't been reading Green Arrow but are interested, this is a great issue to start and I highly recommend reading it because it's a good place to jump on. However, if you have been reading, it feels a little slow on it's own and I would recommend waiting for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Jun 21, 2017

    Benjamin Percy creates a fine jumping off point for a new storyline, but in doing so he reduces the significance of the characters and events his previous arc. While there's plenty of questions keep readers coming back, there is a disregard for readers that invested in this series over the last year. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 21, 2017

    Broken Arrow is underway and while this issue had some pacing and transition issues, I want Ollie to clear his name asap.  It looks like it will be a while more and the 9th Circle is making it even more personal.  I wanted more after the setup heavy Rise of Star City, but I think fans of this series will like what we get this week. Read Full Review

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