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GREEN ARROW #17

• Welcome the new team of writer JEFF LEMIRE and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO!

• As Ollie struggles to come to terms with the loss of his fortune, his company and his heritage, he discovers a shocking truth about his father that ties to his time stranded on an island before he became Green Arrow.

• Plus: Green Arrow battles the deadly archer known as Komodo!

Story by Jeff Lemire
Art by Andrea Sorrentino
Colors by Andrea Sorrentino
Letters by Rob Leigh
Cover by Andrea Sorrentino, Hi-Fi, & David Finch

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 33.6%

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  1. Please don’t suck please don’t suck please don’t suck.

  2. I’ve never had any interest in Green Arrow, outside of the Lantern/Arrow team up from way back, but I’m trying this out based on the creative team.

  3. I wonder if that is going to be DC’s response to Hawkeye? Really interested to see the direction they take.

  4. I’m not familiar with Andrea Sorrentino’s work but I googled it and it looks like she specializes in horror art. Is the plan for Lemire to turn another superhero book into a horror book (a la Animal Man)?

    • I doubt it. He said he was going for a noir/crime feel to it — which Sorrentino would be a great fit for, as well. This will be my first time reading Green Arrow, as well. I hope this as good as Animal Man was (when it started…and hopefully past Rotworld…)

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Andrea Sorrentino is a he.

      It’s a street-level crime comic set in a world with superheroes and villains. It’s very similar to Brubaker and Fraction’s run on Iron Fist in tone. I would not consider it a horror book.

    • @fuzzytypewriter Sold! Thanks for the quick summary!!

  5. My most anticipated book of the week! One of my favorite writers of all time and a great artist. Sorrentino was amazing on I, Vampire. Glad he got another book.

  6. Stoked for this. Knowing this is in Lemire’s hands has me optimistic for what’s to come.

  7. Very interested to give this a shot. I’d love a another DC book to read, considering I’m only reading Wonder Woman right now. Really hope it’s good.

  8. I had to pick this up this week. Ollie needs some love. He IMO hasn’t been given the attention that he deserves.

    • I agree, but up til now he hasn’t deserved any attention. I read this issue and I wasn’t blown away, but it was solid. I may be in the minority, but I wasn’t thrilled with the art. That’s just me though.

  9. This is gonna be good(if I focus on it hard enough, it will manifest). 😀

  10. I bet lemire would be writing every DC comic by the end of this year.

  11. DC might as well renumber the series to #1 with this shift in creators and tone, if only so we could forget that the first 16 issues of this “new Green Arrow” never happened.

    • God I wish DC had the extra heavy balls to do that. I would take it a step further and follow the Dark Horse numbering scheme and every new storyline was a new #1 or a one shot if that’s all they had. Keep from having crap comics come out just because they need an issue of Green Arrow out monthly.

    • I think the industry might be heading that way, with so many people trade waiting. If the industry wasn’t as focused on trade buyers, the big 2 would be forced to publish strong monthlies, instead of catering to those who are going to “pick up the trade.”

  12. Only complaint is that Green Arrow is way too young on that cover. Really prefer Ollie to be a bit more grizzled.

  13. Really excitied for this book.

  14. Can’t wait to read it. Dropped it shortly after the relaunch and just hoping that this is good!

  15. Loved it!

  16. Just checked: Green Arrow #16 had 67 pulls when it hit; this issue is up to 512 as I type this. I dropped this series after the first couple of issues because the tone was a little goofy. This cover is enough to get me back on board. I just hope they don’t take Ollie TOO dark. We don’t need ANOTHER Bat-book.

  17. Seriously, I want to read this so bad, I’m considering grabbing it off Comixology right now, and reading it at work. Customers can cram it.

  18. Yeah, this was really good. I can see where they are going with the book, and did anyone else get a total Jae Lee vibe from the art? Not that im complaining…

  19. Amazing! Great to have Green Arrow back on my pull list!

  20. I am so so so sad, My comic shop ran out before I got there…

  21. I thumbed through this at my lcs but wasn’t impressed enough to pick it up. I might grab it on a light week but I had five others I was already getting than an impulse buy with the kids in tow.

  22. My shop ran out, but I got it through Comixology. This was a great start. I am so happy that Green Arrow is readable again!!!

  23. The only Green Arrow I’ve read before was Year One and I absolutely loved this. 5/5 and POTW for me. Very much a fan of the vibe, hope they keep it up!

  24. Not my cup of tea. I am disappointed, as I really wanted some more Ollie in my life.

    Ah well, Arrow’s still good.

  25. So far, so good. I’m on board.

    The art was great but part of me wishes it was just all black and white with a touch of color thrown in every now and then. Similar to a few panels that were in this issue.

    No complaints. Just a thought.

  26. I really wish Hi-Fi had colored the interiors (they did the cover) and not Sorrentino. There were several points where I lost what was happening in the panel because of his art style, and maybe a colorist that added more definition to the art would’ve helped, because that cover is far better than the inside.

  27. I will admit I’m a big Jeff Lemire fan so obviously I picked this up. It was a great issue with amazing art that does remind me of Jae Lee a little. The only thing was at the end it made me think of Lost instantly. Anyone else get that feeling?

  28. Ok, so this takes up where Year On book 6 stopped and everything was a dream he was having in the shower (AKA Dallas) ? I didn’t like the art, not enough definition in the small boxes to make out what they were suppose to be, but I get it that it was the new villian. I don’t care for a 25 year old Ollie, DC already has Arrow, why 2 different books about the same character, (oops, I know Smallville), Ok target audience 20 to 30 age group, no need to have any history to backfill, on the plus side the writing maded up for the last 6 months of garbage, so I’ll give it 2 more issues, already invested 25 years to GA.

  29. The art is strange. I like strange. Like Travel Foreman.
    Very happy with the story. Hopefully now that he’s broke again, Lemire will take Arrow in a similar direction that O’Neil/Adams took. A left wing, political junkie ranting about “the man”, government conspiracies and helping the little guy at a street level.

  30. My first Green Arrow issue except for Green Arrow year one. I’m a big Lemire fan and I like everything els he does, this was great! Thanks yet again Lemire! You rock! I also have to add that I loved the noir art style, it works great for this book.
    I can’t wait till next month.

  31. Read Conor’s POTW review and decided to give this a shot, despite never having read a Green Arrow comic ever. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was lucky enough to grab the last one in my shop. Good stuff.

  32. I’m hooked! Story and art were great.

  33. Damn that was good! THIS is the Oliver Queen I’ve been longing to read ever since I saw the Justice League Unlimited TV show! Sign me up for the long-haul as long as Lemire is writing this!!

  34. I’ll be picking up this title again, liked how Lemire is starting his run…..

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