Green Arrow #3 Review

373640._SX640_QL80_TTD_By Benjamin Percy, Juan Ferreyra, Nate Piekos

Oliver Queen has lost everything, his sense of self. He’s ready to take it back…

Queen may not have his fortune to fall back on, but he does have a clean uniform and a quiver of arrows. Black Canary wants to know what happened to her potential new romance and the Ninth Circle wants him out of the picture for good.

Percy continues along the path he started Oliver Queen on and thankfully, this installment doesn’t dig too deeply into the darker territory that brought down last issue. Despite the subject matter, the issue is fairly light in tone (dare I say campy?) which is want I feel Green Arrow needs right now. Oliver approaches the raid on his company with a self-aware manner and knowing he’s hurting his former employees. During and after the raid, it’s the perfect showcase for Juan Ferreyra’s art.

I fell in love with Ferreyra’s art in New Suicide Squad and I love it here too. It’s very dynamic and visceral, with colored panels highlighting arrow strikes or other impact points. There’s incredible perspective with Oliver traveling through Seattle through the air on a speeding bus. The color doesn’t feel too different from Schmidt’s palette, but it’s brighter and that gives it’s dimensions more value. It feels distinctly  like the same visual language in New Suicide Squad, but also maintaining the quality of Otto Schmidt’s style without copying it. Green Arrow is quickly becoming the best looking comic from DC and its because of Schmidt and Ferrreyra’s work.

There’s not a whole lot to the issue other than more amazing art and Percy giving us the next chapter in the current arc. It’s a decent issue and doesn’t disappoint at all for those who have been on for the ride for awhile now.

Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent

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