Green Arrow #44

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 15
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Green Arrow is used to firing at targets-but he's not used to having the bull's-eye on his own back! Social justice vigilante Citizen calls out Oliver Queen as one of his next marks, so now Ollie's fighting a two-front battle in both his private and crime-fighting lives. Green Arrow must protect the others whom Citizen has named in his scheme to eradicate corruption from Seattle, while simultaneously dodging the attacks aimed at him-luckily, he's got Black Canary and Kate Spencer watching his back. Unfortunately, they can't save him from everything...

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 5, 2018

    With amazing art and a fast-paced script, coupled with the best take on Black Canary in recent memory, this is one to watch. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 5, 2018

    A glaring look into the power behind social media and the issues that can arise upon its misuse! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 5, 2018

    With a new problem for Oliver Queen and The Citizen proving to be a credible menace, Green Arrow and Black Canary have some major issues to tackle. This creative team continues to hit the mark each issue as Green Arrow is once again becoming one of the more consistent books in the DC Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 5, 2018

    Green Arrow #44 is a damn strong first issue in this new run. The creative team makes this story feel like an organic extension of the previous run as well as a fresh start for new readers, which is no small feat. Without question, Im going to be continuing with this story and Im intrigued to see where Green Arrow goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 8, 2018

    A very good story, well told, with dynamic and engaging art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Sep 5, 2018

    Another great issue marks a positive start to Julie and Shawna Benson's run on Green Arrow. I like what they are pitting Oliver against and how they are maintaining his relationships with those around him. With a surprise appearance by a pretty big name towards the end, I'm interested in seeing how Oliver deals with the people he knows who might not be as forgiving of his past. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 14, 2018

    Im hedging my bets with this months rating, erring low with the understanding that eventually, this could become an arc that I cherish. I want to have the utmost faith in writers that I have come to greatly respect, but editorial oversight can and has muted potential in the past, so I will remain reserved and see where the arc goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 10, 2018

    Green Arrow #44 is a compelling new installment for the Emerald Archers book. Julie and Shawna Benson are doing a hell of a job on their new GA tenure, and I look forward to where they go with this story. This comic earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Sep 5, 2018

    It's genuinely unclear where things will go next for Ollie, which makes this issue all the more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 5, 2018

    The story is very good and the art is spectacular. This is a nice turn of events on this title and in the Benson's career. Hopefully they can keep up the incredible momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Sep 7, 2018

    I like this issue a lot. The social commentary is really strong and horrifying. I love putting very liberal Ollie against this person who claims to share those values but takes them too far. The art is okay. Stylistically, it doesn't do much for me but it works fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 10, 2018

    Green Arrow #44 carried the momentum created by the previous issue to continue the development of the latest threat to Seattle. In the process Julie and Shawna Benson have created a villain that is unique to Green Arrow. Along with the way the Bensons ground everything that is going on with the relationship between Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance. With how early on we are into the Bensons run this is a great time to get into Green Arrow if you aren't already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Sep 6, 2018

    Although it is fun for heroes to cross over and really show how well DC's universe is connected, I only hope this is not one of those moments where Clark attempts to fix the problem. Green Arrow has not had to many wins in this recent run, and it would be nice to see Ollie do this on his own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 5, 2018

    This issue is action-packed and while the overall story stalls a bit, I had fun with what we got.  There is a shocking reveal, an interesting cliffhanger and some good art throughout.  I am beginning to like Green Arrow again. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Sep 13, 2018

    Green Arrow #44 is the second issue under the new creative team, and while it is a good issue, nothing stands out from it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 10, 2018

    A little bit heavy-handed on the themes, but a solid story with some okay art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 5, 2018

    My excitement for the book has essentially vanished, so now it’s up to the Bensons to really wow me with these next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Sep 5, 2018

    This run started out so promisingly and unfortunately has hit a major hurdle, with both the lead character and the biggest supporting character being so horrendously written out of character. It's going to take a miracle to fix such a massive error, and if I weren't obligated to do so, I'd stop reading Green Arrow right now for this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 5, 2018

    As the mystery of Citizen's attack on Seattle continues in Green Arrow #44, writers Julie and Shawna Benson uncover a shocking secret from Green Arrow's past " so shocking, in fact, that it may essentially destroy the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    egon244 Sep 9, 2018

    Things are not looking well for our favorite Emerald Archer.

    The Citizen continues his crusade to bring justice to the rich folk of Seattle and Green Arrow together with Black Canary is going to do his best to stop him.
    But the new vigilante takes his aim at Oliver Queen and brings to light some disturbing facts from billionaire playboy's past. Facts that may make his super-heroing impossible or at least hella more difficult.

    The Benson sisters' writing is pretty good. The story moves forward swiftly, without any pacing issues, and the dialogue itself is pretty good too.
    With the last issue, I pointed out that I'm not the biggest fan of the art. And this still stands, but it didn't bother me here as much. It more

  • 6.5
    VanillaCone Sep 12, 2018

    It still bothers me that the Bensons decided to make Oliver a millionaire again. It's hard for me to accept this change and so I'll continue to whine about that.

    However, the dynamic between Oliver and Dinah is so much better than it was with Percy--Black Canary is more than just a generic flirt with the Bensons writing. I also enjoy that they have made an effort to make chili such a theme again, as I always loved that part of the character's history and it's been missing for some time.

    The main problem with this issue is that Oliver's emotional fallout from finding out he killed somebody as a drunken teenager is not done in a believable way. There are a couple of panels that I think captured his mood well from more

  • 5.0
    ohhaimark Sep 8, 2018

    (Minor not-really-spoilers ahead)


    -Javier Fernandez's art is a very good addition to the series that I hope to see in plenty more than two issues. He captures what the series should feel like really well and his portrayal of the characters is great.

    -The setup for the death of Alison Kim was really good. Reminded me of Saw a little bit. Clever and original, not a typical death you'd see in a comic. Except she didn't dieā€¦Is that really a spoiler? Did you really expect anything else?

    -Is Kate Spencer Citizen?!

    THE BAD:

    -The writing. It's not really terrible, it's just very plain and cliched. The story arc has a great premise with Citizen, but it never delivers more

  • 10
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  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 6, 2018

  • 8.0

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    JustCrazy Sep 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Justin Ray Feb 23, 2019

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Sep 5, 2018

  • 7.5
    Tizze Sep 6, 2018

  • 7.0
    ComickerPerson Sep 5, 2018

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Nov 6, 2018

  • 6.5
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