Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Green Arrow #14

In a packed football stadium and framed for the murder of the star quarterback during the middle of the game, Green Arrow #14 reveals the identity of the latest villain to torture Green Arrow to be the Dark Archer Malcolm Merlyn. The pair's fight around the packed stadium may clear the Emerald Archer's name for now, but with Merlyn still at large there's likely to be plenty of more carnage to come.

Aside from Merlyn's return, Green Arrow #14 is memorable for two things. First, an undercover Black Canary gets pushed into action as a member of the Seattle Police Department while snooping for evidence of Oliver being framed for murder. The second is the high body count Merlyn inflicts while fleeing from his adversary (including stabbing football players in their eyes with arrows).

Merlyn's return gives Green Arrow and Black Canary a new cagey adversary to deal with. Other than simply torturing Ollie, I'm curious to see just why Merlyn has returned and what he has in store for our hero. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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