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Exclusive Preview: GREEN ARROW #25 - Zero Year Tie In

What happened to Ollie right after he returned from the island? This issue will fill us in.

Zero Year is currently underway in BATMAN. In November, we will be seeing some crossover issues, and not all will be directly related to the Bat-Universe. This is more about the time period in the New 52 Universe.

Check out this exclusive preview to see what Green Arrow was up to back then.

GREEN ARROW #25

A BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in! He’s just returned from the island and must try to find his place in the world! Now, Oliver Queen becomes Green Arrow for the first time as he battles Killer Moth in Gotham City!

Written by: Jeff Lemire

Art by: Andrea Sorrentino

Cover by: Andrea Sorrentino

Variant Cover by: Andrea Sorrentino

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 40

U.S. Price: 3.99

On Sale Date: Nov 6 2013

Note: if you're wondering about the change in price, Jeff Lemire responded on Twitter.

"Extra sized issue. Back up story with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz."

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Posted by staypuffed

I'd like to see New 52 Killer Moth.

Posted by deadpool25mm

Cool

Posted by Xwraith

I'd like to see New 52 Killer Moth.

It's the main picture on his wiki page.

Edited by Dabee

Andrea Sorrentino and Jeff Lemire are killing it on Green Arrow. (I mean that in the best possible way.) This & the Outsider's War are two of my most anticipated comics...

Posted by mattwing87

Hooray for another Batman monthly cross over!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

this gon be gud

Posted by manwithoutshame

great series.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

*Sigh*

I love Bats, And Green Arrow and Zero Year, and Killer Moth, and would love to see a Killer Moth vs Green Arrow Fight

But...

ENOUGH ZERO YEAR TYE INS I CAN'T KEEP UP!

Posted by Wilbertus

Looking forward to this.

Posted by longbowhunter

Back up by Cowan and Sienkiewicz...awesome. Really excited for this next week.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

I can hardly wait for this.

Posted by G-Man

@thecheesestabber: there hasn't been any tie in released so far. And they don't directly tie into BATMAN at all.

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Posted by batmannflash

Yes! Can't wait

Edited by TheCheeseStabber

@g_man: I mean the ones announced, and the lack of tying in to Batman is what gets me, its Zero Year Batman Event and suddenly Green Arrow Has A tye In, Green Lantern Corp Has A tye in, Action Comics has a tye in, Batwoman has a tye in...etc

Posted by Nerd Of A Hero

Oh snap. This issue is going to get more awesome.

Posted by TheLightZ

I've read Lemmire's first two issues but couldn't followthe rest , so is this the perfect ocassion to begin reading it once and for all or should I rather pick up the previous issues ?

Posted by lifeofvibe

@thecheesestabber: so does the flash wich is a bit out when it comes to a batman tie in

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Posted by Vitalius

So what is point of Batman Zero Year outside of Batman tittlle ? Is like Zero Month?

Posted by Ando123

THis book is crazy awesome :)

Posted by blkson

@vitalius said:

So what is point of Batman Zero Year outside of Batman tittlle ? Is like Zero Month?

yes.

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@staypuffed said:

I'd like to see New 52 Killer Moth.

Et voila ladys and gentlemans the one and only Killer Moth for your pleasure!

Posted by The Stegman
Posted by Loki2u

@g_man: Will there be a review for Arrow the TV show this week?

Posted by timelord

Skipping all the Zero stuff. We already had the Zero issues this seems kind of redundant.

Posted by CheeseSticks

Best book out there right now

Posted by G-Man
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Posted by nappystr8

Ugh, why does DC have to keep interrupting the ongoing story. I have no doubt this will be a great issue, but could we at least have two months of books before the next gimmick? I do like the beard though, Ollie needs to keep the beard.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

@samyroc: Ah man! What made Killer Moth one of my favorite DC villains was his stupid costume. Oh well I am still looking forward to seeing this new take on Drury Walker.

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Posted by Psycho_Soldier

enough with the tie ins with batman,...

even GLC gets into this,...

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I hate the fact that Batman events have to bleed into other titles, especially when those titles are good.

I will read the issue in any case, and it probably will be good, but I'm just a little angry at DC for halting Lemire's story for their silly event.

Posted by 2cool4fun

@mattwing87: Yeah, but except for the fact that he is fighting killer moth this has nothing to do with batman

Posted by Big_Nasty

DC knows how to draw some killer beards .

Posted by hamlet33

I dont mind the zero years, even if they are tire ins. Even though it is Batman's "zero year", remember Green Arrow, GL, Flash, Superman, Red Hood, etc. are all related to Batman and his history in some way. Might have to put my foot down if Animal Man or Swamp Thing go Zero Year though....

Posted by LordoftheNorth

"THREE CHEERS FOR FORCED TIE IN'S"

Posted by samyroc

@samyroc: Ah man! What made Killer Moth one of my favorite DC villains was his stupid costume. Oh well I am still looking forward to seeing this new take on Drury Walker.

Your are not only my friend.

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

@samyroc: That's one of the things I don't like about the New 52. They are taking away the stupidity of some characters costume and trying to make them edgier or whatever. What gave some of those character their charm was their stupid looks.

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@crazyscarecrow said:

@samyroc: That's one of the things I don't like about the New 52. They are taking away the stupidity of some characters costume and trying to make them edgier or whatever. What gave some of those character their charm was their stupid looks.

I've heard people say that the New 52 is X-TREME 90Z! 20 years too late.

For the most part, I don't disagree.

Posted by DustinStauffer

@xwraith said:

@crazyscarecrow said:

@samyroc: That's one of the things I don't like about the New 52. They are taking away the stupidity of some characters costume and trying to make them edgier or whatever. What gave some of those character their charm was their stupid looks.

I've heard people say that the New 52 is X-TREME 90Z! 20 years too late.

For the most part, I don't disagree.

While they have been rebranding a lot of characters in this case they are going to use Killer Moth in an upcoming Green Arrow arc (guessing after the Outsider war stuff finishes). So this is just his first apperance, suppose to have another tweaked look when he appears in that future arc from what I read on Sorrentino official twitter account. Though I doubt he will have his past goofy costume. Doesn't really fit the art vibe/story with the current team. He's seldom used in the Bat family anyway, rather see him have some life somewhere. Even if it is with a different look.

Posted by Xwraith

@dustinstauffer: I'm pretty sure my favorite Killer Moth look won't be drawn by Sorrentino:

Posted by CrazyScarecrow

@dustinstauffer: That's cool! Green Arrow needs a good rogues gallery and Killer Moth needs more exposure. I am all up for him being a regular in the Green Arrow comics now. However I would like some things like him originally being the anti-Batman and being the first costumed crook Batgirl fought stays with the character. Those two things (mainly with Babs) is probably his most notable thing in comics and I would hate to see it go. Also this is Zero Year so maybe this is just his first costume. Hopefully with the upcoming story arc he'll have a costume very much like the original though maybe with a darker color scheme.

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@xwraith said:

@dustinstauffer: I'm pretty sure my favorite Killer Moth look won't be drawn by Sorrentino:

The design and that show was awesome.