Green Arrow #47

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: German Peralta Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 12
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Oliver Queen is in for the shock of his life-in the electric chair! The vigilante Citizen kidnaps Oliver and subjects him to the court of public opinion on a worldwide broadcast, and a guilty verdict means a death sentence. It's up to Black Canary and attorney Kate Spencer to rescue Ollie so he can expose Citizen's true identity and prove his own innocence. And they might even have a chance with a little help from Green Arrow...what the what now?

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

    A stirring and relevant adventure that takes a very real look at our society as a whole! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Dec 5, 2018

    This was a great ending to Julie and Shawna Benson's run. Ending the issue in such a light hearted town to lift a little weight off of Oliver's shoulders after what he has been dealing with. I can only hope whoever is picking up the torch after these two can really keep it burning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 6, 2018

    In times to come, this brief run on Green Arrow shall be viewed as an all too brief treasure, akin to Warren Ellis' tenure on Hellblazer. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Dec 5, 2018

    While it's unbelievably bittersweet that the Bensons are wrapping up their time on Green Arrow (for now), it's so wonderful to know that they're doing so on such a fantastic high note. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Dec 10, 2018

    While it's sad to see such talented creators ushered away from Green Arrow, they delivered an incredibly fun, entertaining Green Arrow adventure that honours the heart of the Emerald Archer. Julie & Shawna Benson, German Peralta, Alex Maleev, John Kalisz & Deron Bennett all depart Green Arrow on a high-note! Read Full Review

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

    This issue shows just how much fun an extended Bensons' Green Arrow could have been. They had a great handle on the Green Arrow/Black Canary dynamic and Oliver as a character in general. They leave the title in solid position for the next creative team. Hopefully this won't be a case where DC editors don't realize too late that the ideal writers were already in place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Sam Philpot Jan 2, 2019

    With Oliver Queen left questioning his legacy and attempting to move on from all of his past mistakes. This story truly displays how Green Arrow could have turned out had he chosen another path. Itll be intriguing to see how the archer advances on down this new path, while he honors his comrades who are still with him and those who have moved on. Read Full Review

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

    But given everything the Bensons have done with the series, my expectations going forward are very high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Mark McKechnie Dec 8, 2018

    Green Arrow #47 is an enjoyable book that is more than the sum of its parts. 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 9, 2018

    I have really enjoyed this story and this is a strong conclusion. I do think the dialogue is a little on the nose toward the end but that's my only issue. This is a really fun read with some great art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Dec 6, 2018

    For an arc that played with the themes of anarchy and social unrest, it hasn't been the best executed. However, the Bensons proved that they know what type of stories to approach with the Green Arrow and have evolved Oliver's character on a personal level, especially after Roy's death. It's a fitting end to an enjoyed story. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 20, 2018

    The end of a short-lived era, this issue marks the end of the Benson Sisters' tenure onGreen Arrow and leaves behind a world of possibilities for the Emerald Archer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 4, 2018

    Green Arrow #47 saw an end to quite a few things, with the trial ending recently and the ninth circle stuff seemingly in the rearview. Oliver has a lot to deal with in the aftermath, but things could go anywhere from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Dec 9, 2018

    As a whole the arc does a solid job at keeping readers entertained, and with some great work from the Bensons, Peralta and Kalisz it emerges as something that's worth keeping an eye out for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 5, 2018

    The Bensons certainly end their run on a high note, featuring some incredible artwork by Peralta and Kalisz. I'll miss this creative team, which is odd considering I haven't been too hot on this short run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 5, 2018

    While this finale didn't really do anything for me, there may still be some fun to had in this issue.  The art is great throughout and there are some decent victory lap moments that the Bensons seemed to put more thought into than the story itself, but with the future looking bright for Green Arrow and Black Canary, maybe the emotion feels that you get are more important. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 5, 2018

    Despite the complete disaster of a villain, who gets the embarrassing end he deserves, this issue actually works a little better than the previous ones in the arc. That's because the Benson sisters (in their finale on the title) put the focus back on Black Canary and her relationship with Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Watchtower022 Dec 5, 2018

    It’s a shame that the best issue of the Bensons Run is their last one.

  • 8.0
    waltgator93 Dec 5, 2018

    Really enjoyed the dialogue in this issue as well as the artwork! The conclusion to this story arc was better than I was expecting. Very quick read. Surprised by last issue I thought it was his plan all along to get captured, if so then why did he act surprised in a good way that Black Canary was able to find them. Although I will admit at the end I was disappointed that he didn’t propose to Dinah.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2018

    This was an alright issue. I don't think the Citizen was a good villain in the end. He completely went against his own ideals when, had he not, it would've made for a more complicated problem for Green Arrow. This issue got a genuine laugh out of me when they showed Green Arrow burning his letter to Roy about that special box he had. Remember that special box? It was supposed to be important, but nothing much was ever done with it. The Benson Sisters' run in Green Arrow wasn't nearly as bad as their Birds of Prey run, but it was never amazing. I'm not particularly excited nor am I dreading whoever us taking over. I don't even know who's coming next, which shows how much I care about this title.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Dec 6, 2018

    "Take your clothes off"

    Green Canary and Black Arrow save the day, Citizen gets what he deserves and the story arc comes to a close.
    Is was a satisfying conclusion, not as good as the beginning, but good enough. It got a little preachy towards the end but didn't go overboard with it.
    That Arrow-plane is a bit silly though.

    Overall a good issue, worth a peek.

  • 6.5
    ohhaimark Dec 8, 2018


    -I liked the art. Nothing amazing. But it's alright.

    -I guess I kind of liked Black Canary in Green Arrow's costume. I guess?

    -I will admit, I liked that speech after Ollie defeated Citizen.

    -I also liked that we get ties to Roy's death once again. The Heroes in Crisis deaths are really starting to feel impactful.

    -The end was cheesy but kind of sweet.

    THE BAD:

    -There's some stupid dialogue here. Cheesy and ineffective. Not a good mix.

    -Of course we get the, "I snuck a tracker onto you" cliche to explain how Black Canary located Ollie. Maybe Citizen should invest in a tracker scanner. In fact all villains should! Maybe I'll send that idea more

  • 10
    Daizo_Amora Dec 6, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Dec 6, 2018

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Dec 6, 2018

  • 8.0

  • 8.0
    Justin Ray Feb 23, 2019

  • 7.5
    MiddleAgeLogan Jan 2, 2019

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