Green Arrow Comic Book Issue #35 (2014)  » Books  »
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  • This issue of Green Arrow is helmed by a new creative team composed of writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski and artists Daniel Sampere and Jonathan Glapion
  • Overall, the style of the character seems to be good and is a nice update to keep things interesting
  • Though the action dilemma of the story is almost not present being represented by Ollie take down two thugs in only a few panels, the art is very well composed and makes use of a point of arrow view that I thought was an exciting opening

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      This issue of Green Arrow is helmed by a new creative team composed of writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski and artists Daniel Sampere and Jonathan Glapion. The new team has a tall order to fill as the previous creative team lead by writer Jeff Lemire and artists Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo had a very solid and successful run. Being that both Kreisberg and Sokolowski are writers for the hit TV show Arrow it would seem they have the necessary qualifications to make the series their own while keeping it successful.

      The first issue comes across as a soft transition between the two creative teams, with Ollie sharing more of a resemblance
      to Sorrentino’s Ollie than to actor Stephen Amell who plays Ollie on TV. His costume on the other hand is more of an amalgam between the two, now featuring a hood, but keeping the brighter green and more modern fabrics and protective gear that are much different than the version we see on TV. Ollie’s bow is also a traditional bow rather than a compound bow that the TV show decided to use in the second and third seasons. Many Green Arrow traditionalists (like me) will be thankful for the classic bow as it shows DC’s top archer doesn’t need and mechanical help to fight crime. Overall, the style of the character seems to be good and is a nice update to keep things interesting.

      The new creative team also quickly establishes that Ollie and his TV partner Diggle are going to be a full time team a very similar connection to the TV show, but with probably more emphasis on their relationship than is done with the large TV cast. Fans of Diggle, such as myself, will certainly enjoy this fact. Though the action dilemma of the story is almost not present being represented by Ollie take down two thugs in only a few panels, the art is very well composed and makes use of a “point of arrow view” that I thought was ...


      • Green Arrow Comic Book Issue #35 (2014)
      an exciting opening. The remainder of the story sets up what will be the new creative team’s take on the comic book character. We see an exciting guest appearance from Lex Luthor and Bruce Wayne that results in a heated conversation that ultimately shows what Ollie’s priorities are. This scene had highlights to it, the arguing between the characters was enjoyable, but I left the scene feeling as if Ollie was in the wrong. Perhaps the writers intended for us to feel that way. One interesting point in this interaction was its left unclear whether Ollie and Bruce know about each other’s secret identity. This sets up possibilities for future cross over stories with Batman, which I’m sure Kreisberg and Sokolowski would be eager to do given their inability to feature or even mention Batman on the TV show due to strict restrictions on use of the character.

      At the end of the story we find a familiar face to anyone who watches the TV show and a strong cliffhanger that will make you want to pick up issue #36. Overall, though primarily an issue that simply sets the foundation for the upcoming run, it was a good issue and everything indicates things moving forward will be good as well. I will personally be continuing with the series and am excited to see what stories this team will tell.




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