Green Arrow Annual #1

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

Christmas is a time for reflection, relatives and... revenge! So says Count Vertigo, who returns to Seattle to send Oliver Queen on a violent, mind-bending journey into his own past and future. The hidden secrets of GREEN ARROW are laid bare in this oversize special that tests the already tenuous bonds between Team Arrow, featuring the long-awaited returns of Shado, Diggle and the dark archer Merlyn!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 1, 2017

    Black Canary fans will want to check this one out for the awesome action sequences and Dinah's development of a logical secondary superpower for her to have that makes her an even better foil for Count Vertigo. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 3, 2017

    This is a great issue. It has gorgeous art and fun action. Percy delivers a cool story with a lot of character in an impressive single issue. I highly recommend reading the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 29, 2017

    This is a slightly odd issue, as there's a lot of things reminding you that it's a delayed book, but ultimately it's a fun Arrow-family adventure that lets almost everyone have a moment to shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Dec 31, 2017

    The art by Eleanor Carlinihas a solid flow to it and smoothly shifts the character viewpoints as the story unfolds. That shifting perspective helps provide insight into Arsenal, Green Arrow, and Red Arrow as they try to figure out what is real, and what is an illusion. Carlini helps keeps you guessing through the art and brings in some interesting visuals in the process. If you pay close enough attention, there's subtle hints at who the real villain is and what's real and what's not. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 4, 2017

    All's well that ends well in what amounts to a fairly goofy conclusion, where even the bad guy gets a happy ending at Christmas. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 29, 2017

    The only other complaint is how detached the issue is from current events going on in the regular title. For the sake of this story and for the Christmas tie-in that's fine, but it would have been nice if Percy didn't set the story so long ago. This one is mainly for the true Green Arrow fans, but it's not one you'll miss much if you skip. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 30, 2017

    The annual itself is better than an average comic, but it's not anywhere near the creative heights that this series has reached during DC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    On Comics Ground - Paul Smerdon Dec 19, 2017

    This Annual was quite crazy instead of giving us Christmas cheer we see how our heroes have real issues in life through a nightmare dream state with a solid story throughout the chapters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 28, 2017

    This Annual can be skipped by Green Arrow readers which makes it necessary to nobody.  The story is full of quick stories that don't amount to anything and a corny ending that  may have been better off being condensed and thrown into this years Holiday Special.  Let's forget this happened and get back to the regular series in a couple of weeks. Read Full Review

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