Green Arrow #5

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 33
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"The Death and Life of Oliver Queen" part four! Black Canary steps through the deadly gates of Inferno, the global super-villain answer to Fort Knox, to discover the truth behind the destruction of Oliver Queen's life, fortune and reputation. Meanwhile, Seattle's manhunt for the outlaw Green Arrow takes an exhilarating twist when an old frenemy makes an unexpected return.
"The Death and Life of Oliver Queen" part five! It's Green Arrow and Black Canary versus Shado and the Ninth Circle in the belly of the Inferno.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2016

    Percy winds the issue down in a way atypical in modern comic book storytelling fashion. Theres not a cheap cliffhanger, but he immediately kicks off a new storyline that should be a blast for both new and longtime Green Arrow fans. Inferno might have cooled down one story arc, but the fire is still burning bright with Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Tyson Jones Aug 17, 2016

    The ending also works in a really emotional way, and I'm not going to spoil that, but if you're a Green Arrow fan"new or old"you gotta check this book out! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 17, 2016

    Green Arrow #5 closes one chapter in Oliver Queen's life and sets up for another with a couple reversals/twists that without a doubt change your perception of everything that has happened so far. You think this was taking one direction, and by the end it takes another. Great for keeping everyone on their toes like this has from the very start. There is no denying that this has been a treat worth looking forward to twice a month, and being worth picking up twice a month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 17, 2016

    If you're looking for a fantastic story, with brilliantly fleshed out character arcs and superb artwork. Look no further, Green Arrow's solo series is characteristically brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Aug 17, 2016

    The bittersweet ending shows this creative team can deliver a complete experience, not just individual issues that are a good read. I was going to say the wait for the next issue can't pass soon enough, which it can't, but it looks like we are scheduled to get a couple filler stories before the next arc commences. As long as they're as awesome as what I've been reading these past few months, I really can't complain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Tori B. Aug 17, 2016

    Overall it was a fun issue, engaging with very charismatic characters that never leave the reader wanting. It delivers good story with dynamic action and has just enough of an ending to get readers back without feeling gimmicky. It looks like this series remains just as strong as ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 17, 2016

    Green Arrow has recovered the stakes it needs to hit us square in the chest over the past six issues, and the moral and emotional judgments made in this issue have sealed the deal for me for the book. Where Percy, Schmidt, and Ferreyra go, so also will I travel. Youve won me back, gentlemen. (Now to work on my husband.) Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 18, 2016

    Benjamin Percy's first arc of Rebirth delivers a strong gut-punch ending that may leave Oliver Queen worse off than he was when this whole conflict began. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Brad Sloan Aug 18, 2016

    One of Percy's greatest strengths is his clever, off-panel dialogue and narrative. Both allow the story to flow seamlessly. Moving forward, Oliver will have to remake his identity from scratch now that he is dirt-poor, pronounced dead, and stuck on an island once again. There is no telling where this story will go next, but this issue sure was good! The Green Arrow is one of my favorite DC comic charactersand I look forward to more of Percy's take on the hooded hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 17, 2016

    Green Arrow continues to be a fun ride, introduces interesting ideas, and brings the surprises. Green Arrow does so much well it's hard to notice its flaws. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 17, 2016

    I enjoyed this issue quite a bit. The art is spectacular, the writing is fun and engaging and its characters are well defined and enjoyable to read about. The ending left me feeling a little cold but it could easily go somewhere interesting. I recommend checking this issue out; it's a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 17, 2016

    Overall, this first arc has righted itself impressively after a fairly jumbled start, and while some of the dialogue can still feel a little clumsy at times, the strong premise and jaw-dropping artwork makes Green Arrow one of the more highly recommended titles in DCs Rebirth lineup.  The final page lurches the story into a wildly unexpected direction, and with Oscar Schmidt set to take over on artistic duties for the next three issues, the potential is high for this series to continue its impressive improvement in the weeks and months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Aug 20, 2016

    Before the reader has a chance to settle in, the story is over and the reader is staring at the cliffhanger leading into the next arc. However, the character dynamics are too enjoyable for the rushed pace to severely hamstring this issue. Green Arrow #5 is a blast from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 17, 2016

    The first arc wraps up with this issue and it's really entertaining with a quick paced story that shakes things up. If you thought things hit a low for Oliver in the first issue, it looks like he's got further to go by the looks of the end of this one. A solid take on Green Arrow that keeps delivering. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 17, 2016

    The first arc of the Rebirth Green Arrow comes to an end and instead of going out with a BANG! it just kind of ends.  It's not that I didn't like what Percy gave us, it just didn't seem big enough after the buildup.  Juan Ferreyra's art was outstanding, however, and the issue ends in very familiar territory...familiar, but very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Aug 17, 2016

    Longtime readers will probably get this issue; new folks may want to start from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 24, 2016

    Green Arrow #5 is most notable for Oliver and Dinah's reunion, although the emerald archer's choice to destroy the vast fortunes collected by the nebulous group of evil villains (quite possibly containing his own fortunes) seems to point to Mr. Queen taking a more street-hero brand of justice in the new series without his family fortune to fall back on. For fans. Read Full Review

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