For anyone who picked up issue 7 of Green Arrow, you would have noticed a massive difference between this issue and the previous issues. For starter we get a completely different Oliver Queen. I was getting frustrated of the secret agent feel Green Arrow was having. He was never meant to be like that.
Enter Ann Nocenti. It looks like Ann Nocenti really knows how to write a pretty good Oliver Queen. I would have to admit I was a little nervous when she was announced to take over Green Arrow because I was not familiar with any of her works. Ann Nocenti's Oliver Queen/Green Arrow is more rebellious, flirtatious and reckless without really undermining him. He is more like the fun and daring Ollie we all know know and his interactions with the three Skylarks exemplified his character. There were playful, a little flirtatious and entertaining. Nevertheless she is up to a good start and maybe she is the person to restore our faith in Oliver Queen.
I would recommend picking this issue if you want to check out Green Arrow or if you dropped it after the lackluster earlier issues. It is a great place to start. I am just finally happy that there is a Green Arrow series I can get excited to read.