Green Arrow #3

Green Arrow #3

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 36
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN" Chapter Three: In #3, Green Arrow's enemies learn he is still alive when the Emerald Archer-now Emerald Outlaw-breaks into Queen Industries to learn why his entire world has betrayed him. But the deadly assassin Shado-formerly Oliver's ally-is dispatched to finish him before he gets too close to the shocking truth behind his fall from grace.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 20, 2016

    The Ninth Circle finds Green Arrow infiltrating Queen Industries. Arrow is seeking some answers for the failed assassination attempt on his life. Elsewhere in Seattle, Black Canary is trying to honor Arrows memory by completing his final case. And halfway across the globe, John Diggle is getting his own insight into The Ninth Circle. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 24, 2016

    It's a terrific script by Benjamin Percy and outstanding artwork by Juan Ferreyra, and a strong start to this "reborn" series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 20, 2016

    Another great issue with phenomenal art by Ferreyra that's a lot more colorful and less brooding than in the last few issues, but just as good if not better at creeping you out and bringing fun action too. This is a series that reminds you comics should be fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 21, 2016

    As the plot thickens in most intriguing ways, Green Arrow not only continues to firmly sit atop the Rebirth throne, it's confidently putting up its feet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Jul 28, 2016

    For this issue, I have to say the art outshines the story for me. Although I am invested enough in the story to stick it out, I have to say the art is what I'll be most excited for come next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Jul 20, 2016

    Percy continues to nail the essentials of Oliver Queen, giving Green Arrow fans the Ollie they deserve while Juan Ferreyra steps in and continues to fire off (Get it, fire off, like arrows? Get it? Yes? Alright, good) flawless art work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jul 20, 2016

    It's still a brilliant comic, but we're left wanting a little more than we're given. Maybe that's a good thing, but we hope they don't drag the story out too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 20, 2016

    Green Arrow #3 is where Oliver starts to take back his life and they don't look like they are going to be letting up on the intensity of this story until he does. Great action, story development, and pacing spread out through multiple characters having their part to play. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 26, 2016

    Green Arrow #3 continues to play things close to the vest. The Ninth Circle's discovery that Oliver Queen is still alive should hasten their response to take down the archer. However, before Ollie can deal with his deadly new enemies he'll have to deal with the Seattle PD. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 20, 2016

    It's kind of ironic, really, that in a book titledGreen Arrow, Green Arrow is the least interesting part. But this book has enough going for it that it's still one of the standouts of Rebirth. It's not the best issue of the series so far, but it probably could have been; had Percy written a little bit less and allowed Ferreyra to just take over for a few sequences. Even with that critique, the art is so fantastic that it really carried this issue for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jul 24, 2016

    Revealing and personalizing the threat helps to avoid some of the familiarity of the last issue while Percy's writing remains strong and manages to dodge some of the minor pitfalls demonstrated by previous issues. Juan Ferreyra continues a trend of gorgeous artwork and breathtaking color. Some elements feel excessive or a little too insistent, but when weaknesses appear, they're less likely to be out and out sins than creative decisions that you can appreciate even if you don't agree. In short, three issues in, Green Arrow remains a shining star of DC Rebirth and looks to remain that way. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 21, 2016

    The story is moving along nicely, and Ferreyra is almost equally as breathtaking as Schmidt - but the editorial choice in artistic change draws too much attention to itself and makes the overall product weaker on both sides of the art change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Tori B. Jul 21, 2016

    In fact, in the whole issue there's only one standout classic Green Arrow zinger. It's not a dark story really, or maybe it's the pink overwash in the panels that's tricking us otherwise. But it's not as lighthearted either. By the end of it Oliver Queen still doesn't seem like he's in a place that helps him out of his jam but luckily, readers know better as we see that there are still people who care for him, fighting tooth and nail to find out what happened. What lets the Green Arrow continue to be strong is that it's not solely just about Ollie but every other character presents themself to be just as integral to the storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 20, 2016

    While we get some answers in this issue, it is mostly setup and is unfortunately filled with forced, over the top cheesy dialogue.  The art is great, but that can't save what is easily the worst issue of Green Arrow since Rebirth started.  I still love the book and look forward to the next issue, but I am hoping that Ben Percy rights the course before everything goes way off course. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Tyson Jones Jul 22, 2016

    Overall, fabulous art can't make up for somewhat dated characterization and uninspired villains. The questions that we asked have been answered and they didn't really live up to Percy's hope that this would be Green Arrows' "Court of Owls." This arc will likely be remembered for bringing Oliver Queens' characterization back to the days of pre-Flashpoint, amazing art, and little else. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 20, 2016

    Overall, I thought this was a boring issue. Nothing really happens in the book that engages me. There's some cool action and decent scenes but, plot wise, this did nothing for me. However, Ferreyra's art is absolutely outstanding and worth seeing. I would recommend waiting for the trade on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 20, 2016

    Percy's Green Arrow works best when it balances a self-awareness of the character's rich history wth wholesale tributes to the past, but within a contemporary framework of course. Yet this third chapter not only departs tonally from the two issues that preceded it, but it threatens to revisit ground that was covered as recently as Jeff Lemire's 2013 outing with the character. This current issue doesn't push far enough into new territory or uncover new aspects of the old, resulting in a solid but heavily familiar tale. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jul 20, 2016

    Percy's got a lot going on in this story which requires a lot of backstory. Seriously, if you haven't been following this since issue #1, you might be lost. Read Full Review

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