Green Arrow

Green Arrow #6

by Alan Rapp on September 13, 2016

in Comics

Green Arrow #6Green Arrow #6 shifts the focus off of Green Arrow and Star City as it follows Emiko and Shado back to Tokyo. Burdened by the betrayal she’s committed, we’re given flashbacks of Emiko’s time with Ollie in Star City while she works out a way to put things right with the Yakuza who, unknown to her, Shado was still working for as a mole for the Ninth Circle.

The change of pace works well for the comic while helping fill us in on Emiko and where she currently stands. The flashbacks also give us glimpses of other mistakes she made in Star City including an attempt to prove herself worthy of being Green Arrow’s new sidekick by doing a little snooping which led both her, and Ollie, to fall under the influence of the Clock King.

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Arrow – The Complete Fourth Season

by Alan Rapp on August 30, 2016

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  • Title: Arrow – Season Four
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Arrow - The Complete Fourth SeasonIn the show’s Fourth Season, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is pulled out of retirement and returns to Star City to battle supernatural criminal Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough). Flashback tend to the supernatural as well as Ollie works to prevent soldiers from finding a mystical item hidden somewhere on the island.

While not the show’s strongest season, there is plenty to enjoy. Highlights include the multi-episode crossover with The Flash used to launch The CW’s new spin-off, the team struggling to deal with a death of their own, the appearance of Vixen (Megalyn Echikunwoke), Darhk kidnapping Oliver’s friends, John Constantine‘s (Matt Ryan) arrival in Star City, the introduction of Tom Amandes as both the Calculator and Felicity‘s (Emily Bett Rickards) father, and trust issues for Diggle and Oliver to work through.

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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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