Green Arrow #30

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"HARD TRAVELING HERO" part five! The day Oliver Queen has dreaded for years has finally arrived: Green Arrow, DC's most stubborn, most hotheaded hero, needs help from the last person he ever wanted to ask: Hal Jordan, who'll give the Emerald Archer a lift to the stars in this stunning reunion that readers have demanded since REBIRTH began!

  • 8.0 - Harrison Rawdin Sep 8, 2017

    Green Arrow #30 continues to expand the scope of the Ninth Circle now nation wide investigation, while finding a clever way to incorporate a specific Lantern. In the end there's room for improvement but the overall quality presented by this creative team will not be denied. As the adventure continues later this month for our twoEmerald Knights on the dark side of the moon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 20, 2017

    Ending on a cliffhanger, Ollie may actually need more help than his bluster and ego will allow him to admit. The subplot also leads Black Canary and Emiko into trouble while tracking down the human traffickers who have alluded them until now. Looks like Ollie isn't the only one in over his head. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Sep 9, 2017

    Once again both the story and art are strong. Percy hits the dynamic between the Green themed duo without plagiarism and giving the long awaited Rebirth meeting some humour and sentimentality without being too heavy handed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 9, 2017

    Green Arrow #30 provides a short prelude for what seems to the finale to the Ninth Circle arc, which has been running through the title since its Rebirth relaunch. Its a bit light on plot, but it does make up for this with character. It can still be easily recommended, and Benjamin Percy has succeeded in keeping this a highly-engaging title. Plus, you get to see Green Arrow and Green Lantern team up once again. Pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 6, 2017

    Green Arrow #30 (Hard-Traveling Hero Part 5) is another great entry in this series. Ollie is in a lot of trouble, but luckily he has friends on the ground and in the air to help him out. Will it be enough to defeat the nefarious Ninth Circle? Benjamin Percy nails all the voices of the characters and is weaving a fantastic tale. Having Otto Schmidt on art duties raises this series to a new level, with his superb character detail and great visual story telling ability. The hard-traveling heroes road only gets harder from here and in space, where no one can hear you scream! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Sep 7, 2017

    Schmidt's style seems at home both in the sewers of Star City and in the more sci-fi aspects of the issue. That versatility is going to take him a long way. Percy also demonstrates his talent for making the script relevant, with an opening page that's all too current with the state of the country. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Sep 10, 2017

    Taking the Ninth Circle seems a bit far fetched but somehow is able to give a valid reason as to why the trip was needed. WIth the two breaking into the space station things quickly go how you think a mission with Hal and Oliver would go. Is the saga with the Ninth Circle nearing its end with both Black Canary and Green Arrow getting close to the inner circle? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Sep 7, 2017

    This is an okay issue. Most people are going to like it; I just don't like Hal Jordan so this issue doesn't leave an impression on me. The art is great and there's a lot of really good dialogue from Percy especially between Dinah and Emi. I'm just not personally invested in the main event. If you're like me, I recommend waiting for the trade. But if you like Hal, you'll probably love this issue and should definitely read it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 12, 2017

    Green Arrow #30 reunites the classic Green Lantern / Green Arrow team for today's readers, but in the end it falls prey to some of the tropes from the “Hard Travelling Heroes” days. Fortunately it also succeeds in capturing the dynamic between Hal and Ollie as well through some good dialogue, which is almost enough of a treat to overlook some of the issue's shortcomings. Seven out of ten lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Sep 8, 2017

    Not much happens in Green Arrow #30, but tstrong dialogue and character development from Percy and some great art from Schmidt make this a fun issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 6, 2017

    Despite some of my criticisms, the story is still fun, and it's genuinely nice to see these two characters together once again. The art was pretty stellar and, based on the ending, it looks like this story is going to continue in the next issue. Which means we might not be rid of Hal Jordan just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 6, 2017

    The Hard Traveling Hero arc continues chugging along and while I like seeing Oliver and Hal together again, the story making it possible is weak and by this point, inconsequential. The art is good, but I just want this arc to end and hopefully get on with something better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Sep 6, 2017

    It's an average comic in every possible way. Probably not what DC meant when promoting a "back to basics" approach. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 5, 2017

    Otto Schmidt's art didn't look as tight as normal. There was a looser, sketch-like feel to his work that lacked his normal polish and refinement. Overall, this was an off issue for Green Arrow. Hopefully as Hard Traveling Hero nears its conclusion, Percy can rally the troops and stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Matt Minton Sep 7, 2017

    A good issue overall, liked the dialogue and the story moved to a new level and continued to evolve, this storyline of the Hard Traveling Hero has been a good way to introduce former teammates of Ollie back into the book while moving the storyline along. A good read but down a little bit because of the sameness of the dialogues that occurred between Ollie and his two former teammates from last issue two issues. Read Full Review

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