Thinking about starting Green Arrow.

#1 Posted by Bluefox170 (382 posts) - - Show Bio

So I was reading a mere 3 books. Deathstroke, Team 7, and The Punisher. Every single one of them have just recently been canceled and I'm left without anything to follow after May. While I wait for Deathstroke to periodically pop into other titles I figured I'd need something new and Green Arrow's looking pretty good right now.

1. Is it good? I hear the new creative team has really enhanced the quality of this book.

2. What do I need to know going in?

3. Best starting point?

#2 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good. You don't need to know anything. Best starting point was this week's issue.

#3 Posted by The_Tree (7525 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep, it's great. Start with issue 17.

#4 Posted by eedwards027 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello everyone. I am brand new to comics and wanted to start reading the Green Arrow. So would I be able to just jump in to issue 17 without getting lost and confused?

#5 Posted by Bluefox170 (382 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: @The_Tree: Thanks for the straight answers! I'll definitely give #17 a shot.

#6 Posted by danhimself (22586 posts) - - Show Bio

@eedwards027 said:

Hello everyone. I am brand new to comics and wanted to start reading the Green Arrow. So would I be able to just jump in to issue 17 without getting lost and confused?

yes definitely...don't even bother with the first 16 issues...they were terrible

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#7 Edited by The_Tree (7525 posts) - - Show Bio

@eedwards027 said:

Hello everyone. I am brand new to comics and wanted to start reading the Green Arrow. So would I be able to just jump in to issue 17 without getting lost and confused?

Yes, it's pretty new reader friendly. It has three characters from the previous issues of the series (Jax, Naomi, Emerson), but they're very unimportant.

#8 Edited by JairamGanpat (955 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep, Green Arrow 17 has been the best Green Arrow issue in a VERY long time. Jeff Lemire is just an author people should be following right now. Andrea Sorrentino's art is great too although he needs to work on his coloring.

PICK THIS UP lol

#9 Posted by The Stegman (24653 posts) - - Show Bio
Yes! Do it! Issue 17
#10 Posted by Liko (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed. Issue 17 has a well written story. Only thing that has me worried is the artwork/coloring.

#11 Posted by TDK_1997 (14900 posts) - - Show Bio

It wasn't good until the recent issue where Lemire stepped in and bringed with him what we liked about Green Arrow before.

#12 Posted by wessaari (623 posts) - - Show Bio

Great starting point is the new issue, Green Arrow 17. Thats where I started, and it was fantastic

#13 Posted by Impala (264 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Yep, it's great. Start with issue 17.

I concur.

#15 Posted by JakeN7 (12645 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Yep, it's great. Start with issue 17.

This ^

He'll also appear in Geoff Johns' upcoming Justice League of America series. Might wanna give that a shot too.

#16 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7026 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bluefox170 said:

So I was reading a mere 3 books. Deathstroke, Team 7, and The Punisher. Every single one of them have just recently been canceled and I'm left without anything to follow after May. While I wait for Deathstroke to periodically pop into other titles I figured I'd need something new and Green Arrow's looking pretty good right now.

1. Is it good? I hear the new creative team has really enhanced the quality of this book.

2. What do I need to know going in?

3. Best starting point?

Yep. It only took 1 issue for Jeff Lemire to Make it GOOD. I suggest you should read Animal Man, Hawkeye, and Daredevil. I love these books

BTW I'm very sad that Deathstroke is getting cancelled :( I was starting to like it again a lot after Liefail left. Same with Punisher.

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#17 Posted by Bluefox170 (382 posts) - - Show Bio

Appreciate the feedback! Tried #17 today, it really took me by surprise how good it is. I will start following this and certainly check out JLA.

@MadeinBangladesh: Thanks for the suggestions, I may have to give those books a look as well. Hawkeye previews always caught my eye but I've yet to try that one too. And it's good to hear I'm not the only one who is saddened by the Deathstroke/Punisher cancellations. Huge blow to my fandom, but sadly us fans who aren't particularly reading up on the big 7 or bat family have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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