Review: Green Arrow #5

GA_Cv5_dsIt’s Green Arrow and Black Canary versus Shado and the Ninth Circle in the belly of the Inferno. Writer Benjamin Percy closes one door

Writer Benjamin Percy closes one door with Green Arrow #5, while opening one big one at the end. The issue wraps up they battle with the Ninth Circle in an action filled issue that’s a bit choppy at times, but it’s entertaining. While it’s great that this storyline was completed in five issues, it might have been helped with one more issue to expand on some things.

There are some solid moments here as well as some predictable ones, and they’re fun and kept me engaged. The issue is interesting though in that when you get to the end it feels like these five issues have been the scene before the credits role in a movie. That’s not a bad thing, but one piece of the puzzle is dropped that should make the next arc pretty interesting.

The art by Juan Ferreyra is really solid. I have loved the look of this comic series from the first issue. Ferreyra handles art and color and it’s a really cool combo with one of the coolest looks of the DC Rebirth titles. I’m not quite sure how to describe it, but I really dig it. It especially works with the horror-infused villains of this arc.

The first arc wraps up with this issue and it’s really entertaining with a quick paced story that shakes things up. If you thought things hit a low for Oliver in the first issue, it looks like he’s got further to go by the looks of the end of this one. A solid take on Green Arrow that keeps delivering.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Juan Ferreyra
Story: 7.9 Art: 8.55 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation: Read

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