Green Arrow #40

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
6.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"THE CHILDREN OF VAHKAR" finale! Nothing and his army have left Green Arrow for dead in the desert. In order to get himself back to full strength and take out the army, Green Arrow will have to team up with a band of rebel heroes in Vahkar - but will they trust him? Or will he only find himself with more enemies to fight?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 2, 2018

    All in all, the issue shows just how important it is for DC to keep Green Arrow in its quiver. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 4, 2018

    Green Arrow #40 is a good follow-up and finale to the ‘Children of Vakhar' storyline. The story maintains a solid tone and theme. Green Arrow plays the role he should play, and the new heroes are compelling characters. Takara and Maiolo make the comic look damn good, and the final product earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 5, 2018

    Now normally, that would not bode well, implying a really clean and easy resolution to the tale. But that is not what gets delivered. Yes, things do work out better than I expected them to. And the resolution is clean, in that the story comes to a very clear ending. But the larger issues, those of the way people wind up pawns in power games of major forces that simply want to exploit them, are not shunted off to the side, and are integral to the way the tale plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 2, 2018

    As a fill-in, it's not one of the stand-out arcs in the series, but it does deliver a satisfying conclusion, even if it continues to be odd just how many-years-old stories are suddenly being revisited. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White May 10, 2018

    I felt like the story was enjoyable but wish there had been a clearer resolution for the children of Vakhar. Nothing could have been written in a clearer balance/counter-balance to give the issues a bit more poignancy, rather than ending in a world of black and white. Takaras highly stylized art threw me off-balance at first, but I have come to really appreciate it on this arc and look forward to seeing what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 2, 2018

    While I was not a huge fan of Lanzing and Kelly's first issue, this one had a bit more fun. The art was also a tad better this time around and while the message was forced, it was still one I can get behind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine May 6, 2018

    This is an okay issue. I don't really like the art but it isn't necessarily bad; it just doesn't work for me. The brisk pace helps the issue a lot; they get a lot done in a small space and I appreciate that. These kids are fun and interesting; I certainly would like to read more about them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa May 2, 2018

    This issue was nothing too crazy and very predictable once the story starts to pick up with the introduction to the Children of Vakhar. For a two part small arc, it's a good life experience for Oliver learning a few things from these kids. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock May 9, 2018

    What sucks is that this story could have been really cool, and I could talk all day about what could have been but its here and out and is what it is. The story doesnt progress Olivers story in any way and gives him no development or growth at all so really whats the point? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 2, 2018

    This entire issue is a throwback to the kinds of Green Arrow comics Rebirth was meant to put an end to. The only good aspects of this book are the covers by Mike Grell and Tyler Kirkham and the fact that this was just a fill-in issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    egon244 May 4, 2018

    In this issue Green Arrow teams up with the resistance fighters to take down child warlord Nothing.

    I'm gonna be honest. This story doesn't break any new grounds or adds to Oliver's character development. It's just a fun and enjoyable issue. Nothing more and nothing less.

    You can skip it if we want, you're not going to miss on anything. But if you read it, you're going to have a good time.

    One more thing. This Tyler Kirkham cover is amazing.

  • 5.5
    VanillaCone May 2, 2018

    Predictable. I enjoyed the first issue just because it was very grounded--I found it refreshing after Percy's run. But ultimately, this 2 issue arc is a poor Green Arrow story. Really, at this point in the series, readers are looking to watch Green Arrow show his political wisdom, not watch him learn a new lesson.

    Here's an idea for a quick fix: Have a team of newbie superheroes trying to save this town, being ignorant of how complex the political issue is, and then have Oliver come in and be the voice of reason and call out their colonialist/white savior attitudes. This really would be a more interesting conflict and also would allow Green Arrow to be smart again, which is something that is very much needed.

    I like more

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 May 2, 2018

  • 8.5
    Daizo_Amora May 5, 2018

  • 8.0
    Troy May 2, 2018

  • 8.0

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim May 9, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude May 3, 2018

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