The first comic I'll be looking at tonight is also the first DC book I've read this week, Grifter. Unfortunately, that washed up, has-been Green Arrow is guest starring in this issue... Oh well, here's hoping Old Man Ollie doesn't hurt my enjoyment of this one too much.
What Happened: Grifter heads to Seattle with the Daemonite he captured last issue hoping this Daemonite would lead him to others. The captive Daemonite leads Grifter to the Q-Core building, which naturally draws out Green Arrow(since Oliver Queen owns Q-Core or something... I don't actually care, so meh). Grifter doesn't want to fight GA since his beef is with the Daemonites, and after GA frees Grifter's Daemonite hostage, Grifter makes a run for it. He is eventually cornered by GA and Seattle's finest, but is rescued by a woman on a motorcycle. Meanwhile, Daemonites are torturing Grifter's girlfriend and Secret Government Agency #1,297,268 of the new DCU are still tracking Grifter.
The Good: The story was fast paced. The art was really good... Better than I remember it being actually. I wonder if we changed artists or something. With Daemonites, shadowy government agencies, mystery biker women and kidnapped girlfriends, this series has storylines set up for quite some time. We FINALLY get Grifter calling the Daemonites by name in this issue!!! Huzzah! And it only took them 4 issues and absolutely NO explanation as to how or why Grifter knew they were called Daemonites!
The Bad: I don't like Oliver Queen anymore. In my opinion, his day has passed and Connor Hawke should have been handed the GA mantle with the reboot, so I obviously didn't like seeing him here. The way GA defeated Grifter wasn't really clear. That was the only gripe I had with the artwork. I just didn't ever get that invested in this issue... Probably because of GA eating up so much scenery.
The Verdict: Well this was a nice, quick read. Grifter arrives in Seattle, fights GA and is assisted by some random woman. Simple. I really don't have any strong feelings about this issue one way or the other, so I guess we should move on...
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.Try to figure out what's going on in this issue just by looking at this page... I dare ya!