decoyelite's Green Arrow #23.1 - Momma's Boy review

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Dizzy little story

Spoilers, maybe, I'm not sure, just it's best to assume they'll be here. So I'm reading all the villain month issues to see how well they do their job of drawing in new readers and now it's time for Count Vertigo to show me how great Green Arrow can be.

The Good:

So this issue was all origin and I think it did a pretty good job. Despite the whole "traumatic childhood" being a bit overdone for villains I think this issue does a pretty good job of keeping the whole thing interesting. The art is also pretty nice with some panels looking just fantastic. Vertigo also gets some nice development here and it's always nice to get in a villains head a bit and I'd like to think that's a major theme for villains month.

The Bad:

This issue doesn't really go much of anywhere, no set up, no foreshadowing I could spot, nothing but origin. It feels odd as there are bits of the story told in the present so I expected some hints of things to come, but there was nothing. Like I mentioned before Vertigo's origin felt a bit cliched and a lot of little moments in this comic are pretty predictable.

Overall:

I liked this issue and it made me want to check out more Green Arrow, so good job DC. If you're a fan of this series you'll enjoy this one, and if you're a Green Arrow fan who's on the fence about trying this series this issue seems to be a good one to check out.

17 Comments
Posted by TheAcidSkull

nice!

Posted by DecoyElite

nice!

Thanks. If you're looking for a good villain month book this is another one to check out.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull said:

nice!

Thanks. If you're looking for a good villain month book this is another one to check out.

Will consider :D

Posted by DecoyElite

@decoyelite said:

@theacidskull said:

nice!

Thanks. If you're looking for a good villain month book this is another one to check out.

Will consider :D

K4tz uploaded some scans of some really good looking bits so be on the look out for where he posts those.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull said:

@decoyelite said:

@theacidskull said:

nice!

Thanks. If you're looking for a good villain month book this is another one to check out.

Will consider :D

K4tz uploaded some scans of some really good looking bits so be on the look out for where he posts those.

battle boards probably :P

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@decoyelite said:

@theacidskull said:

@decoyelite said:

@theacidskull said:

nice!

Thanks. If you're looking for a good villain month book this is another one to check out.

Will consider :D

K4tz uploaded some scans of some really good looking bits so be on the look out for where he posts those.

battle boards probably :P

battle of the week likely

Posted by DecoyElite

@jonny_anonymous: @theacidskull: Maybe, but I didn't really see anything in this issue that felt worth being on the Best Battles list. It's a great issue, but not a battles kind of issue.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@jonny_anonymous: @theacidskull: Maybe, but I didn't really see anything in this issue that felt worth being on the Best Battles list. It's a great issue, but not a battles kind of issue.

Story more than action as i see :)

Edited by DecoyElite

@decoyelite said:

@jonny_anonymous: @theacidskull: Maybe, but I didn't really see anything in this issue that felt worth being on the Best Battles list. It's a great issue, but not a battles kind of issue.

Story more than action as i see :)

Yeah, which is nice. Not all stories need to be about punching people in the face. Except Burn The Orphanage, which should always be about punching things.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull said:

@decoyelite said:

@jonny_anonymous: @theacidskull: Maybe, but I didn't really see anything in this issue that felt worth being on the Best Battles list. It's a great issue, but not a battles kind of issue.

Story more than action as i see :)

Yeah, which is nice. Not all stories need to be about punching people in the face. Except Burn The Orphanage, which should always be about punching things.

true :)

Posted by DonFelipe

Just in case someone still wants to see those scans...

Comic Book Rants & Raves: 09/05/13

Good review by the way!

Somehow I expected these Villains Month specials would have 24 pages at least but this one's only 20 pages short (dunno about the others)... bummer!

Posted by DecoyElite

@donfelipe: Yeah those scans are fantastic.

Glad you liked the review. :)

Edited by johnkmccubbin91

Great review. I personally really enjoyed this, and have also been loving the series, seeing this as one of the best Villains Month issues for this week.

Posted by DecoyElite

@johnkmccubbin91: This issue was so good I put Green Arrow on my personal pull list. I think this issue did the best job of bringing in new readers so far.

Edited by johnkmccubbin91

@decoyelite: I would highly recommend it, and if you can I'd recommend getting the back issues from when Lemire took over the series (think it was issue 17).

Edited by DecoyElite
Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@decoyelite: No problem, I'm sure you'll enjoy it, I certainly have been.

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