Green Arrow #11 (DC Comics)
Green Arrow was one of the few DC Rebirth books to keep its creative team, and the rebirth has given the adventures of Oliver Queen the shot in the arm it desperately needed. Since the first issue, Ben Percy’s series has been a non-stop action ride that actually surpasses the weekly live action adventures of Oliver Queen on Arrow. However, the recent story line “Murder on the Empire Express” has been the best storyline so far, and much of that is thanks to artist Juan Ferreyra’s dynamic pencils.
Simply put, Ferreyra’s art is pretty damn stellar in this issue. This storyline plays to all of his strengths as an artist, and adds a huge level of entertainment to Ben Percy’s script. There’s a sense of speed and urgency to Ferreyra’s pencils, and he doesn’t let up until the very last page of the book. It’s incredible how much he puts onto the page here. His layouts and artwork are easily a lock for the best of the year.
Ben Percy’s script and characterization of Oliver Queen is a ton of fun as well. While he’s not the same Oliver that you see on your TV screen every week, there’s still plenty to love about Percy’s Green Arrow. He’s always quick with a witty retort, and is actually pretty funny at times. Percy’s Oliver Queen actually enjoys being a super hero from time to time, something that CW’s show could probably stand to recognize every once in a while.
There isn’t a lot of hype or chatter surrounding Green Arrow lately, but I really think it’s one of the stronger DC Rebirth titles. Ben Percy is really hitting his stride with some fun adventures, and the rotating cast of artists have all been great. There’s plenty of time to catch up on this series. It’s time to see what you’ve been missing.