I’m pleased to report that the current Green Arrow series is proving to be consistently fun.
Issue #11 concludes a thriller set on an underwater trans-Pacific railway. Green Arrow, Black Canary, and John Diggle must protect a train full of dignitaries from a mercenary who’s been hired to disrupt upcoming peace talks.
Between Benjamin Percy’s fast-paced script and Juan Ferreyra’s kinetic art, the story is in constant motion. The action is well-staged, the characters are likable, and though the situation is treated as serious, the book never takes itself too seriously—an important balance to strike.
It’s not breaking any molds, but it’s solid, straightforward super-heroics full of great action set pieces.
Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Publisher: DC Comics
How to Read It: recent back issues; Comixology; included in Green Arrow vol. 2: Island of Scars (TPB)
Appropriate For: ages 13 and up