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Green Arrow: 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

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8.5User Rating

CELEBRATING THE EMERALD ARCHER’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY! For the last eight decades Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the superhero genre is headed. This over-sized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, as an all-star lineup of Green Arrow creators, alongside some of the gifted creators of the modern era who have been inpsired by Oliver Queen, unite to pay tribute to the Battling Bowman. See what the past, present and future have in store for Oliver Queen, Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, and more in this epic special!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jun 30, 2021

    Whether you're a die-hard Green Arrow fan or just seeking to dive into his comics stories for the first time, this special could not be a better place to begin. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 29, 2021

    This special has something for any era of Green Arrow fan and is absolutely worth getting. It also serves as a reminder that DC really needs to get a passionate writer and artist to deliver a new Green Arrow series " and Hawkman, Atom, Firestorm, Cyborg titles while they're at it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 29, 2021

    Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a grand celebration of the Emerald Archer's legacy, featuring a wealth of talent and stories celebrating multiple points in his history. Whether you've become aware of Oliver Queen via the comics or Arrow, this one-shot is highly recommended reading for all Green Arrow fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 29, 2021

    Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a pure delight for any Green Arrow fan. This really has me wishing that there was a current Green Arrow title, but I'm sure that another will come around eventually. This special really lives up to the term "special". Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 30, 2021

    Highly recommended for sure and packed with entertainment value throughout! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 29, 2021

    A near-perfect tribute to a long-time superhero character, Green Arrow 80th Anniversary Spectacular #1 stands as one of (if not the) best of DC Comics' 80th birthday anthologies. This book is well worth the price of admission Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 29, 2021

    A beautifully touching tribute to Dennis O'Neil closes out this issue. With no dialogue, every frame of the story tells a wonderful story that is both touching and emotional. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 1, 2021

    Green Arrow 80th Anniversary Special brings together an embarrassing wealth of talent to celebrate the Emerald Archer, and for the most part, succeeds in painting an all-encompassing picture of Ollie Queen's life and times. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Jul 1, 2021

    Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular is as good of an anniversary issue as readers have seen in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 29, 2021

    Overall, not all of these stories are brilliant, but they all come together to form an excellent portrait of a unique hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batbrad Jul 1, 2021

    This story features Green Arrow and Grell creation Shado (think Daredevil's Elektra but more polite) taking down human traffickers. Grell doing both the writing and the art shows he hasn't lost a step in either area. If you desire A more grounded Green Arrow story this is one you're want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 29, 2021

    If you're a fan of Green Arrow, you need to pick up this special, if only for the walk down memory lane and a tip of the bycocket to the creator who made it all possible. If you're not a fan, some of these stories may well make you into one. Just be ready to ask your friendly neighborhood comic shop about ordering some trades. I personally recommend starting with Quiver. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 29, 2021

    This was a good but safe collection of Green Arrow stories that might not wow you but is worth checking out.  I wish there were a little more focus on Ollie's villains, but we did get to see the extended Arrow family, which was cool.  Overall, it is a good, not great anthology issue that gives Green Arrow fans an Anniversary to celebrate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crimson Knight Jun 29, 2021

    For Green Arrow fans.

  • 10
    Fmernamz0 Jun 29, 2021

    for when a regular series of green arrow?

  • 10
    😒 Jul 5, 2021

    All of these stories are quite good, but the Larry O'Neil story about his dad's life all told, and executed so well without a single word and just creative word balloons makes this really stand out as a 10/10. Probably the best of all the anniversary books.

  • 7.5
    pterodactyl Jun 29, 2021

    Decent anthology, the only decent thing published this week in DC comics

  • 10
    daspidaboy Jun 29, 2021

    Amazing green arrow stories that show why he is popular amongst the fans

  • 7.0
    SONOFBATMANN Jun 29, 2021

    Standouts were:
    -"Punching Evil" = 8/10
    -"The Arrow & The Song" = 9/10
    -"Green-Man & Autumn-Son" = 10/10
    -"Star City Star" = 8/10
    -"Tap, Tap, Tap" = 10/10

    Ben Percy's story had a pretty brain-dead message, but its in character for Ollie to have such staunch left wing views so I don't really give a shit.

    Mariko Tamaki's story attempted to imitate Silver Age one-offs but ended up being all style no substance.

    Mike Grell's was boring, but great to see his art nonetheless.

    Everything else was mediocre.

  • 10
    Toonstrack Jul 15, 2021

    This was freaking phenomenal.

    Green Arrow is my favorite DC character. His stories, his charm and his skill have always appealed to me. Im getting this later than some others but I can thankfully say they mostly agreed.

    I enjoyed every story here but there are a few standouts.

    Connor Hawkes solo story was incredibly cool and bad@$$ with him taking down many enemies with just one arrow and a lot of skill.

    The Last Green Arrow Story was a short, mysterious, and somber tale. I havent read Lemire and Sorrentinos run yet so maybe I won't understand all of this. But it still had gorgeous artwork and theme.

    The Ben Percy and Otto Schmidt reunion was gold, and a clear sign they need to more

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Jun 30, 2021

    " Goodnight, pops "
    - GREEN ARROW

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Jun 30, 2021

    If anybody needs to look at what can make the Green Arrow so enjoyable, this anthology is a good place to look. The campiness from the Gold and Silver ages are good places to start in regards to humble beginnings. I mean the boxing glove arrow came as a result of Oliver training with a friend of Black Canary, Wildcat. I almost can't get enough of how lovable that couple is in such absurd ways. Also seeing Connor Hawke in action with a unique fighting style really got me hoping to see more of him down the line. Then there's how Roy's daughter Lian tells her father's story to Oliver, encompassing everything Roy is as a hero. Can't forget about the modern takes where Oliver's story that serve as epilogues to their runs. No definite endings, ju more

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Jun 29, 2021

    I'm really glad that after such a long time DC decided to give Green Arrow the spotlight, even if briefly. That being said, as usual, these anthologies seem like they prioritize the number of stories over the quality and here it shows. There were three stories here that I really liked: Tom Taylor's with great art from Nicola Scott, Phil Hester's with 2000s Green Arrow who was the best Green Arrow ever (not to speak ill of the dead but O'Neill's version was too obnoxious at times even if that was the point) and Larry O'Neill's, which besides being an emotional story, made great use of Fornes' art, something the Rorschach book isn't capable of. The rest, unfortunately, were pretty mediocre and forgettable, especially Percy's which I expected more

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Jul 11, 2021

    I really do not like anthologies. They're rough and they go everywhere.

    The Disappearing Bandit by Mariko Tamaki is an allegedly fun throwback to simpler, silver age Green Arrow stories. I say allegedly because I didn't find it very fun, but rather tiresome, and I've read very little silver age Green Arrow. It's fine.

    Punching Evil by Tom Taylor is a lot of fun. I love the art by Nicola Scott and the story is cute. Nothing much to say about it.

    Who Watches the Watchtower? by Stephanie Phillips is another really fun one. I like the smartass attitude Ollie has here. Probably because I'm also a smartass. The art again is pretty great here.

    ...Just the Usual Sort of Stuff by Mike Grell is not my favor more

  • 10
    Stormwrath Jun 29, 2021

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  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jul 8, 2021

  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
    canister Jul 3, 2021

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jun 29, 2021

  • 9.0
    imderekreide Jul 10, 2021

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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    Saltyredhoodfans Jun 29, 2021

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