Review: Green Arrow #40

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly

Artists: Marcio Takara & Marcelo Maiolo

 

Summary

“THE CHILDREN OF VAHKAR” finale! Nothing and his army have left Green Arrow for dead in the desert. In order to get himself back to full strength and take out the army, Green Arrow will have to team up with a band of rebel heroes in Vahkar—but will they trust him? Or will he only find himself with more enemies to fight?

 

Positives

The cover by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto is pretty cool. I like the detail in Ollie’s broken face. The best part is the green background forming his hood. That looks amazing.

I love that this is a two part story. I figured it was going to be longer and it was a really great surprise that the story ended up resolved here. Lanzing and Kelly waste no time in this issue and it’s effective.

I love these local superheroes that are obviously inspired by the Justice League. That’s a fun concept; I like seeing the global influence of the superheroes but the kids don’t really have a good grasp on the Justice League’s morality. That’s an interesting dynamic.

 

Negatives

I’m not crazy about the art. It’s not bad in any way but it doesn’t do anything for me. It’s just a difference in taste but the art doesn’t engage me. The characters look off which makes it difficult for me to get invested in the characters.

Verdict

This is an okay issue. I don’t really like the art but it isn’t necessarily bad; it just doesn’t work for me. The brisk pace helps the issue a lot; they get a lot done in a small space and I appreciate that. These kids are fun and interesting; I certainly would like to read more about them.

 

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.