Green Arrow #9

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Stephen Byrne Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 23
7.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

"ISLAND OF SCARS" part two! Lost and alone on a remote island, John Diggle finds a secret facility manufacturing illegal narcotics, and an eccentric drug king who'll stop at nothing to protect his empire. Where are Green Arrow and Black Canary, and will they reunite with Diggle before it's too late?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 19, 2016

    This is a strong issue. The antagonists are interesting and have a neat history that ties into the main story of the book. The characterizations of the main protagonists featured are still pitch perfect. And the art is fantastic as well. This is well worth the read; I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 19, 2016

    Green Arrow #9 is another winner in what has been a great series thus far. Until this run, I'd never fully clicked with Ollie, but I think that is because I've never read him with a strong supporting cast and now that I have, I'm really liking the character. Percy is being paired with some great artists in this run and Byrne is no exception, leading to issue #9 being another rock solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 20, 2016

    As always, the romance between Ollie and Dinah is the driving force of the series. But it's also nice to see that Percy can dabble in the sort of social commentary that defined the Green Arrow/Green Lantern days without being so heavy-handed and while still adding a touch of the absurd. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 19, 2016

    We got a lot out of Island of Scars with Green Arrow #9. This was a fight for the future of this tribe and the continued crippling of the Ninth Circle along the way. The journey back to Seattle begins, though this remains a memorable detour along the way for the obstacles thrown in their way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2016

    Art choices aside, Green Arrow continues to be a treat for the Green Arrow/Black Canary dynamic. This was one of the great relationships undone by the New 52 and Percy is making sure readers grasp what made it so special. Their banter makes up for most of the issue's missteps. The island saga may have been underwhelming, but Green Arrow remains one of Rebirth's easier and enjoyable reads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 27, 2016

    Whilst Green Arrow #9 is mainly an action packed thrill ride, it still manages to be entertaining as a visual rather than an intelligent, plot heavy issue. And sometimes, we need that amongst a complicated plot. And although the islanders story was a mini plot in itself, it didn't really feel necessary to the main problem that Ollie is fighting against.Green Arrow #9 ends on an interesting cliff hanger, even if parts of it are a little bit unbelievable. But then again, this is the Green Arrow we're talking about. It's an enjoyable issue, but don't expect this one to go down in the history books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Brad Sloan Oct 19, 2016

    At this point, I'm really looking forward to seeing Oliver's journey home to Seattle. There are tons of questions left to be answered. Who really runs the Ninth Circle? Can the team escape the oncoming train to get home to getOliver's life and company back from his corrupt employees? How willEmi and Shado tie back to the story? I trust the teambehind this runto fill in these blanks because they haven't failed me yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Pwaelchl Oct 20, 2016

    The story arc of issues #8 and #9 are a strong 8.0, but this issue stumbles after a strong start. The forced connection to the larger plot feels coincidental at best and contrived at worst. Overall, Percy has a great handle on this cast of characters and now that they are reunited, fans of any version of the Green Arrow are in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 19, 2016

    It feels like this story got away from Ben Percy a bit.  This issue has some setup, some forced situations and a green message that just didn't feel right.  In the end, this issue and the whole Island of Scars arc can be avoided by everyone that hasn't made a stupid commitment to review every damn issue, every damn week! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 19, 2016

    It's decent, but not a winner. It'll be good to see this short arc end as it has felt like it's just biding its time for a more important and bigger story later. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 19, 2016

    Honestly, after an impressive reveal to set it up, the Island of Scars storyline has been a bit of a non-starter, and in DCs current quick-fire release schedule, should be viewed as entirely skippable. Fingers crossed that the series manages to regain some of its early momentum as the team heads back to Seattle, otherwise this is a book that could find itself being rapidly culled from a lot of bloated post-Rebirth pull lists. Read Full Review

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