Green Arrow Annual #2

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson Artist: Carmen Nunez Carnero Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
8.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Entitled rich boy Oliver Queen grew up a member of elite society. But after a drunken escapade left him stranded on a deserted island, Oliver learned to survive and become more than a man - he became a hunter. He became a survivor. He became a hero. But when Green Arrow comes face-to-face with a challenge he never saw coming, his entire worldview - his reason for being a hero - comes into question. Because that challenge has a name: Amanda Waller!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 1, 2018

    This issue is solid. It's worth checking out for the art and it's a decent introduction for the new creative team. Despite being a tie-in, the issue managed to be enjoyable and fun. However, it feels like an incomplete story because it is. To get the full picture, one must read “No Justice.” And I don't think someone should have to buy a Justice League book to fully understand what's happening in an issue of Green Arrow especially with the price of comics these days. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa May 30, 2018

    Having Carnero on art for this issue was like a breath of fresh air, each panel of Carnero's art was incredibly detailed. The change felt necessary for this tie-in issue, it may not be Francis Manapul, but it was just as clean. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 30, 2018

    Regardless, Green Arrow Annual #2 manages the neat trick of being an accessible continuation of the story of Justice League: No Justice and a pitch-perfect introduction to the character of Oliver Queen and the status quo of his life in the reality of DC Comics Rebirth. If you haven't been following Green Arrow before, this is the issue to start with. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson May 30, 2018

    If you don't add this to your pull list this week, you'll absolutely be missing out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock May 31, 2018

    This was overall a great issue and a great tie in to No Justice as well. Julia and Shawna Benson seem to be able to handle Green Arrow very well and makes it even more exciting that they will be writing him from now on.This issue gets an A+ Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 17, 2018

    If I thought No Justice lived up to the hype, this would undoubtedly be a 10/10 issue for me. As it stands, it was an issue that elevated a writing team and an artist that I previously respected into a circle where I will be in on any project they hang their hats on. If Carmen wants to chronicle a series that illustrates the life of a New York City trash can, Ill be on time for that. If the Bensons want to write a 200-page opus to paint drying on a wall? Sign me up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 6, 2018

    Frankly, I wasnt expecting anything quite so good out of this issue. It was a pleasant surprise, and thats always something nice to be able to say. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 30, 2018

    Green Arrow Annual #2 is a fast-moving and fun one-off story that highlights a lot about what is great about Oliver Queen. Julie and Shawna Benson crafted a classically fun comic here, and the art team of Carnero and Mulvihill contributed excellent artwork. This one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 30, 2018

    This was a strong introduction of the Bensons take on Green Arrow. If this is any clue how their regular run will be, this book is going to stay in the crosshairs of readers pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 30, 2018

    The Benson sisters, recently of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, are jumping onto Green Arrow in a few months and this annual serves as a preview. It's also a tie-in with Justice League: No Justice " oddly, coming out the week that the main event closes but set during the events of the first issue. It's also, to my eye, a significant level-up over the Bensons' previous work. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Jun 15, 2018

    The first entry in Julie & Shawna Benson's new direction for Green Arrow is very engaging, and the increased page count allows for a very well-told recount of how Oliver wound up in Justice League: No Justice, and captures both his voice and the love he has for Black Canary, quite well. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 30, 2018

    I was looking forward to seeing the future of the Green Arrow book here, but throwing the Benson's into a No Justice Tie-In handcuffed them and what we got was an issue that just was an unnecessary diversion until their real run starts.  I can't recommend this to anyone, whether they are reading No Justice or not. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    el duderino May 30, 2018

    A great start from Benson sisters. the issue was really fun to read and explain so much about No Justice event i think they really got their GA it looks like it's gonna be good run with them.

  • 8.5
    Nihilist May 30, 2018

    Issue fills gaps from No Justice event, explaining what happened to heroes who were not chosen by Brainiac to be members of his four teams, and adding much needed Gren Arrow's backstory. I enjoyed reading it a lot. The art was amazing, the story, as I said, explained what wasn't explained in the main event. Call it No Justice #5 or No Justice supplement, it doesn't really matter - what matters is, this issue was fun and beautifully drawn. Couldn't ask for more. Or, wait, I could - hopefully when No Justice TP is released, it'll contain this issue and place its certain scenes in between main events we've seen in the miniseries, instead of it being a separate entity.

  • 8.5
    Dispatchdcu Jun 1, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    This issue was a great surprise. I haven’t been reading Green Arrow lately because it really hasn’t been too appealing. That’s not necessarily a knock on the old creative team. I was just getting bored with it and like many books, you just stop reading it. So I went to Comicbookroundup like I do every week and I noticed the issue getting some play. I heard it was under a new creative team, so I gave it a try. And again I say, it was pretty dang good.

    We open with a tie in to No Justice. It gives us the perspective of Green Arrow throughout more

  • 8.0
    VanillaCone Jun 1, 2018

    Very excited now to see where this run goes. These two seem to have a much better understanding of the character than Benjamin Percy did, and in the short bit we saw of Black Canary, it looks like she will be better as well. This was just a one-off comic and it doesn't do a whole lot story-wise, but I liked the tone.

    Only one or two pieces of bad dialogue (something that plagued Percy's run), which for a comic book, is excellent.

    + LikeComments (6)
  • 7.5

    It didn't add a whole lot, but it was competently written and enjoyable enough.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Jun 1, 2018

    If this is the quality we get on Green Arrow from the Benson duo, then I am sold. Can't wait for issue 43.

  • 7.0
    ComickerPerson May 30, 2018

    Reads a lot better than what the Bensons did with Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. The plot was kind of pointless.

  • 9.5
    Daizo_Amora May 30, 2018

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    Captain Beebo Pants Jun 7, 2018

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  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jun 2, 2018

  • 8.0

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    Omer Jul 4, 2018

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    YourGreenMuse Nov 6, 2018

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