Saturday, December 10, 2016

Green Arrow #12

With Oliver Queen officially dead and the battle with the Ninth Circle over, Green Arrow and Black Canary set-out to build a new life in Seattle which includes Diggle, a treehouse, and a reluctant promise by the archer to let his alter-ego stay dead (one that it seems he has no intention of keeping). As all this is going on the issue also highlights the city's mixed reaction to Green Arrow through a newswoman's reporting of his various appearances and the crimes laid at his feet.

Tensions mount as Green Arrow is caught on camera stopping a violent police officer from beating up a helpless victim. As for Ollie's company and the enemies that stole both it and his name, they find a new way to target the hero but framing him for a series of public killings by bow and arrow hoping to turn the city against him once and for all.

While I'm unsure about Ollie and Dinah actually playing Robin Hood and Maid Marian from the woods, Green Arrow #12 does set-up an interesting next arc. Oliver Queen's name is already tarnished. What happens when Green Arrow's name is as well? Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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