Green Arrow and Black Canary #24 Writer- Andrew Kreisberg Penciller- Mike Norton
What Happened: This issue opens with Black Canary spiriting Cupid away from prison in an attempt to keep her safe from the insane Big Game, who wants to kill Cupid. Cupid and BC run from the cops, talk and fight the cops. Big Game eventually catches up to the women and claims to have killed Green Arrow back at the prison. BC and Big Game wind up battling in the streets of Star City while Cupid uses the distraction to escape. BC and Game are pretty well matched, with neither one of them managing to gain the upper hand, that is until the timely arrival of Speedy(!)who ties Game up with some rope arrows, ending his threat. BC and Speedy both try to get in touch with GA, and Ollie eventually answers them, stating that he is a bit bruised, but definitely not dead. From there we head back to Ollie's home, where we learn Mia and Dodger broke up, which is why she returned to Star City. After catching up with Ollie and Dinah, Mia decides to hit the hay, but is woken up by the sounds of arguing. Ollie decides that there is something wrong with him and his relationship with Dinah, so he packs a bag and leaves, ending this issue.
What I thought: UGH... What the hell was this??? This comic was pretty terrible, from cover to cover. The dialogue was awful, the story was nonsensical(why was Dinah running from the cops with Cupid? Why not stay at the prison with Ollie and take down Game together?)and the ending was ridiculous. The only good to come out of this issue was the return of Speedy, but not even she could save this comic. I honestly can't stand Cupid. Unfortunately for me however, Andrew really seems to like her, which means we'll be seeing more of her going forward in this series. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Andrew changed the name of this series to Green Arrow and Cupid, or better yet, Cupid and Green Arrow... Of course Black Canary couldn't defeat Big Game one on one, but that really doesn't surprise me anymore. Obviously Andrew can't stand Dinah, so far his entire run on this book has shown Dinah as either a screw-up or a damsel in distress... She once fought Deathstroke the frigging Terminator to a standstill in an issue of the "Birds of Prey"!!! Dinah should have mopped the floor with Big Game, but naturally she winds up getting stabbed in the leg and saved by Speedy... Sigh... So now Ollie has decided to leave Dinah... Who didn't see that one coming? Andrew has been setting up a relationship between Ollie and Cupid from practically his first issue on this title, and if/when that relationship occurs, this rant will seem like child's play compared to what I'll wind up saying then...
Score: 3 1/2 out of 10.I sure can't blame Ollie for leaving... If I was a character in this comic I'd want out too!