Green Arrow #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Sean Izaakse Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 55
8.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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The Emerald Archer is lost, and it will take Oliver Queen's whole family to find him! But dangerous forces are determined to keep them apart at any cost! Spinning out of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Green Arrow by DC architect Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman) and artist Sean Izaakse (Thunderbolts) is an action-packed adventure across the DCU that sets the stage for major stories in 2023!

  • 10
    AIPT - Crooker Apr 25, 2023

    The return to form the Arrow Family has needed, and a breath of fresh air for longtime fans of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Apr 25, 2023

    Green Arrow #1 is in solid hands, and theres talk about using all the GA lore, villains, etc. This is going to be a hot summer, folks. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 26, 2023

    Green Arrow #1 hits the bullsye! If you're a fan of the Arrow Family, this is the book you've been waiting for. And if you aren't an Arrow Family fan, you'll be one after reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Apr 26, 2023

    Green Arrow is back in a new ongoing series, and it's already shaping up to be an all-timer for longtime fans of the Emerald Archer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2023

    Joshua Williamson has been one of the more reliable DC writers since the start of Rebirth first with The Flash and now Superman. DC editorial shrewdly tapped Williamson for the relaunch of Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 25, 2023

    Green Arrow #1 is precisely what I want from the Dawn of DC.  Joshua Williamson is tying up loose ends, but in a way that feels fresh and new.  The book looks fantastic, has some Rebirth feels, and sets up a mystery that could have big ripples throughout the DCU.  Highly Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 27, 2023

    Green Arrow often suffers in the hierarchy of DC, but this issue pulls off some amazing character bits and moments and looks absolutely spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2023

    It's a fascinating, twisty first issue that resembles Lost or The Prisoner in some placesbut is grounded in a story of one of the most complex superheroes in the DCU, and the legacy he built. Great first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2023

    The visuals are great throughout the issue. I love the environments the characters find themselves in and the action is visually thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 25, 2023

    Green Arrow #1 is a super-strong start to the Emerald Archer's latest adventure with fast-paced action and hard-hitting emotional beats surrounding a Grade A mystery. Green Arrow fans will like this issue a lot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Apr 25, 2023

    A strong, but not perfect, return for Oliver Queen. I'm excited to have Green Arrow back in comic book stores and keen to see just how far Williamson and Izaakse are able to push this new high concept story arc before they bring Oliver back down to Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 29, 2023

    Not a clean slate, fresh start #1 issue, but strong writing and art make it an engaging issue nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 30, 2023

    Even though it doesn't really quash the criticism that deep down Green Arrow just rips off Batman, having a family dynamic and high energy visuals from Izaakse and colorist Romulo Fajardo definitely have me interested in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Apr 25, 2023

    The opening issue to Williamson's Green Arrow run sets up an intriguing plot line, wasting no time in setting up a legacy-rich status quo. However, in that rush, the book loses its hooks and impact. It's not a Green Arrow book built off of a bonafide Green Arrow story, but instead one directly intertwined with the future of DC. It's the beginning of a run that lacks anything deeper at a plot level than fan service and plot promise, but nonetheless, with time it could go somewhere very interesting. With time, this first issue rush could be rectified, but as it stands now, this book is a jumbled mess. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 26, 2023

    Green Arrow #1 is good and fun in a popcorn sort of way. It's a story that feels like it's made for comics with such an over the top history and current situation. There's a pop sense about it, with a little bit of a feel like it's a throwback to old school serials in its concept and in some ways its execution as well. While the debut doesn't quite nail it in execution, it does deliver a fun read that'll entice you to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 25, 2023

    After being so far removed from a solid Green Arrow comic, I was so looking forward to an action-packed, thrill ride involving a DC classic. However, fans will leave wondering where Green Arrow is, what the point of the story was, and what direction the series is even going in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 2, 2023

    Confusing at times, by purposefully not explaining events and dropping breadcrumbs like Amanda Waller's hand in whatever is going on, the new Team Arrow book feels a bit overcrowded, but with Lian's abduction I'll be curious to see where the focus goes from here (although I'd guess we'll get continuing storylines from both Earth and Ollie and Lian on the alien world). Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 25, 2023

    Green Arrow #1 is a continuity heavy first issue. Joshua Williamson and Sean Izaakse certainly do their best to try to make this a new reader friendly first issue. That proves easier said than done. The big family reunion certainly lifts up what would've otherwise been a story that struggled with how to get over the Green Arrow franchise now dealing with the Multiverse. The second issue will need to do a lot of work to strengthen the foundation created by Green Arrow #1. Read Full Review

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