Green Arrow

Green Arrow #5

by Alan Rapp on August 24, 2016

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Green Arrow #5

Green Arrow and Diggle storm the castle, or the bizarre floating bank museum, of the Ninth Circle. The ensuing battle not only frees Black Canary from her captors but also opens the door for Emiko to choose Oliver over her Shado and her obligations to the Ninth Circle.

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Green Arrow #4

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2016

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Green Arrow #4Continuing the opening arc of the new series, Green Arrow‘s long road back to reclaim what was taken from him leads to an encounter with John Diggle. While the initial encounter is more than a little frosty, the old allies quickly put past issues behind them to work together to take down the Ninth Circle who have kidnapped the snooping Black Canary to force Green Arrow to show himself (setting up next issue’s suicidal two-man rescue operation).

It wouldn’t be my first choice to demote Black Canary to girl hostage in the comic (maybe she’ll free herself before Ollie and Diggle arrive?). I would have preferred Ollie and Diana working together to save Diggle (or someone else), but Dinah’s capture does add extra incentive for Ollie’s upcoming confrontation with Shado and Emiko.

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Green Arrow #3

by Alan Rapp on July 26, 2016

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Green Arrow #3

Healed and ready for action, Green Arrow breaks into Queen Industries looking for answers as to why he was betrayed and left for dead. Alerting his enemies that he’s very much alive, this leads to another confrontation between Ollie and Shado (who Oliver learns is working for the Ninth Circle to pay off a debt). While both Diggle and Black Canary, still unaware that Ollie is alive, continue to separately investigate the mysterious organization, Emiko helps her new employers set a trap to catch the hero.

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Green Arrow #2

by Alan Rapp on July 9, 2016

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Green Arrow #2Betrayed, shot, thrown into the ocean, and left for dead, the deconstruction and rebuilding of Oliver Queen starts here in Green Arrow #2. With the world believing he’s dead, his name besmearched, and his company and fortune taken from him, Ollie awakes from two weeks after his encounter with Emiko and Shado. Still suffering from his injuries, and unable to resume his life as Oliver Queen, instead he throws on his super-hero gear and returns to action as Green Arrow.

While half of the issue deals with Ollie coming to grips with what has happened to him, the other half centers on Black Canary investigating Ollie’s “death.” Discovering the symbol of Ninth Circle, her search will no doubt bring her back into contact with Ollie to uncover just who has stolen Mr. Queen’s life and why.

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Green Arrow #1

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2016

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Green Arrow #1Picking up the storyline from Green Arrow: Rebirth #1, Green Arrow and Black Canary continue to investigate the underground human trafficking ring of homeless victims in Seattle. An altercation on the docks leads Ollie to also raise questions about his company which, from what we see teased here, has been corrupted by the shadowy movements of the Court of Owls.

Along with comic stealing some Bat-villains to set-up it’s initial story arc (an interesting choice), Green Arrow #1 also gives us Ollie and Dinah together both in and out of costume (although their romantic sparring still seems fairly new to them both). Fleshing out the cast we also meet Ollie’s half-sister Emiko Queen (think Arrow‘s Thea if she had been raised by someone as homicidal as Malcolm) and the appearance of Emi’s mother: Shado.

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