Green Arrow #6

Green Arrow #6

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Stephen Byrne Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 30
7.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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"SINS OF THE MOTHER"! Following the shocking events with the Ninth Circle, Green Arrow's wayward sister/sidekick Emiko travels to Japan on a quest to destroy the crime lords who control her mother, Shado, the assassin who murdered Oliver Queen.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 7, 2016

    Green Arrow #6 is another great installment in what has been a fantastic series thus far. The focus on Emi fits perfectly with where the story has been going and doesn't feel like a fill-in or one shot, and I'm very excited to see where this storyline goes next. Percy and Byrne execute a great issue here and if you haven't tried Green Arrow since Rebirth started, you're missing out on something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 7, 2016

    Even with the titular character largely sidelined, Green Arrow #6 delivered. This is one of DCs Top 5 titles right now with no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Sep 7, 2016

    I really enjoyed this issue, even if id did feel a little weaker than some of the previous issues. The artwork remained solid during the artists change, and the story filled in gaps from the previous issues that needed filling in. While I eagerly await the continuation of Ollie's story, I'm more than happy to have a little time dedicated to Emiko to flesh out her character even more and get a good view of her away from Ollie, having to rely on her own intelligence and skills to get by with no safety net. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 7, 2016

    Green Arrow #6 also gives us a new take on an old, but famous villain: The Clock King. He's created time-based drug addicts, and Emi gets wrapped up in it all. It was great to see Ollie in the big brother role rather than the vigilante-hero that we're used to. It shows us a side of him that we're not really used to. But it was a great way of including him in his own series without explicitly using him for the main plot. It's a clever trick from the writers but it works a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 7, 2016

    While the titular Green Arrow takes a back seat this issue, it also means that Emiko finally gets to step up into the limelight and be something more than just a plot device or sidekick. Indeed, Percy and Byrne make an incredible case for her as a solo character, or at least being part of a thematic crossover with the aforementioned Gotham Academy or Batgirl. More to the point, it underlines the wider push of Percy’s run: bringing in Black Canary and other characters to craft something closer to the Team Arrow we once knew, but leaving his own distinctive mark on the title in the process. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 7, 2016

    While I was worried about this story going in, I really enjoyed reading it.  It is an Emiko story, but there is still plenty of Ollie, just enough Shado and lots of action.  Sure, it's a ton of recap and setup, but the art was really good and I am looking forward to the next chapter in this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Brad Sloan Sep 9, 2016

    The conclusion of this issue gives us much to look forward to in Emi's flashback story. Percy sets up an interesting dilemma mentally and physically between Emi/Oliver and Emi/herself. While I am looking forward to seeing the progression of that plot, I hope Percy can refocus and revitalize the post-Ninth Circle plot. My prediction is that he will find a way to connect the Clock King story with the Yakuza onethat was introduced in this issue (GREEN ARROW #6). Maybe we'll see more of the villain in present time? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 7, 2016

    Green Arrow #6 is the start of another story with the potential for memorable character development and storywriting. Emiko was the right choice to explore with this new arc and as I've pointed out before Benjamin Percy succeeded in making a standout cast that you care about enough that you can wait to get back to Oliver later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Sep 7, 2016

    Green Arrow continues to be one of the strongest books in Rebirth. Percy has a lot of love for Oliver and history and it shows through his writing. Byrne's art is really good. This is the start of two cool stories that I am looking forward to reading more of in the future. I definitely recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Sep 7, 2016

    Interestingly enough, Green Arrow has managed to make a comeback of late. While the previous run by Ben Percy tended to defer towards weird horror mixed with social politics, the current run has been" well pretty much the same actually, but to greater success. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Sep 8, 2016

    Coming off the heels of The Inferno, Green Arrow #6 delivers a story that feels more like it belongs in an annual instead of the series proper. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Sep 14, 2016

    What has impressed is the art work of Stephen Byrne. All three artists on this book so far have been putting in some stellar work. Byrnes color are also notable as they really empathize his clean line. Of all the Rebirth issue this series has consistently looked the best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Tyson Jones Sep 7, 2016

    All things considered, Green Arrow #6 does a fantastic job of moving things forward for the most part. The lack of Oliver and continuation of his story hurt the book a bit, but made up for it by telling me a story I am eagerly looking forward to seeing through. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 13, 2016

    The issue works well, and I'm also pleased with the new art direction as Stephen Byrne takes over for Juan Ferreyra as the comic's new artist. I'll be curious to see how long the comic sticks with Emiko in the lead (with Ollie only in flashbacks). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 7, 2016

    Emi fans will love this issue as it gives her character new purpose and more complexity. All in all it feels like a good CW episode of a show we should be watching. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Sep 7, 2016

    I feel like I've been too forgiving when it comes to some of these Rebirth books, just because I have an affinity for the characters. But Green Arrow #6 is a bad comic. It has the potential to be good, but it's written into oblivion and lacks any impact whatsoever. I've spent way too long writing about it at this point. More time than it deserves, to be sure. Read Full Review

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