Review: Green Arrow #42

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

Writer: Mairghread Scott

Artists: Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons & Jason Wright

 

Summary

It’s Parasite Season for Green Arrow. The Emerald Archer must hunt down the power-sapping purple powerhouse—alone, in a maximum-security prison, running low on arrows—and after the tapeworm terror has feasted on a buffet full of metahuman criminals. Prison reform, Ollie? You shoot arrows in people; that’s straight up medieval!

 

Positives

I like the cover by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto. The sewer hole is a fun framing device. The two characters look good and I like the moodier colors.

The interior art features pencils by Matthew Clark, inks by Sean Parsons and colors by Jason Wright. I love their work. The issue features a lot of creative panel layouts that makes the action more dynamic. The characters are distinct and detailed. I like the colors a lot as well.

I love the complicated situation Ollie finds himself in. Parasite is a human with rights but his powers make that difficult. He can’t be around other people or electricity. It would be really easy to make the warden an unsympathetic cartoon but he has valid points. But Ollie is correct in that Parasite’s rights are being violated. There’s no easy answer to the problem and that’s fun.

There’s some fun dialogue. The issue has a good sense of humor that makes it a lot of fun.

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.

 

Verdict

This is a great issue. The art is creative and energetic. I like the themes the issue deals with while still being able to have fun. It’s worth checking out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.