Friday, October 22, 2010

Green Arrow #4

Overall: The first half of this comic gives us EXACTLY what we already saw back in Brightest Day with Ollie and the Martian Manhunter battling it out in Sherweird Forest. I mean, it was literally the exact same thing... After the Martian Manhunter leaves, Ollie decides to venture out of Sherweird and into Star City, where he saves that Mary woman from the first issue of this series from the Royal Guard(the security force Ollie's former company, Queen Industries, now employs). With Mary causing too many waves, the head of Queen Industries, Isabel Rochev, sends out an assassin to shut Mary up permanently. This issue ends with Ollie leaping into Mary's apartment in order to save Mary from Isabel's goon.

First off, having to pay for a comic that spent half the issue recapping something that happened in another comic not even 3 months old really bothered me... No, scratch that, it didn't bother me, it flat out pissed me off. Hey DC, if you wanted to reprint the Ollie/Martian Manhunter battle, then how about selling this comic at half price, since only half of it actually contained new material? So yeah, now I'm pissed. And being pissed, the overall score for this comic is going to suffer. The half of the comic that actually gave us something new wasn't even that good either! I don't care about this Mary woman, and the scene at the end was really trying to hark back to the Dinah torture scene from the old Green Arrow series, thus proving once again that while Marvel is known as the House of Ideas, DC is undoubtedly known as the House of Recycled Ideas. Meh, I'm done with this post.

Score: 6 out of 10.Hmm, this all seems so familiar...

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