Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Green Arrow #16 SPOILER REVIEW

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Otto Schmidt
Price: $2.99

Red Arrow...

This issue starts right where we left off with the return of Oliver's sister Emi, who now goes by Red Arrow. She agrees to come back as long as Oliver acts more like a brother than a boss. He of course agrees. Welcome back Emi... I mean Red Arrow. But family reunions can wait. With the help of Chief Westberg, Team Arrow track down the Vice Squad to a police warehouse that holds an arsenal in case of riots.  Of course the Vice Squad shows up and there's a bit of a showdown that ends with Chief Westberg saving Green Arrow's life, and Sgt. Notting ends up being killed by an explosion. Bye bye Vice Squad! I was hoping they would stick around longer, but because of this situation, people are starting to trust Green Arrow once again.

Bye Bye Chief Westberg...

Now that the Vice Squad has been dealt with, it's time for Oliver and the rest of team Arrow to start cleaning up Seattle; starting with trying to get the Mayor on their side. Oliver goes undercover to one
of the mayor's rallies and confronts him. Oliver tells him that he can still do the right thing. I don't think he will personally, because I think he's working with the Dark Archer. Just a thought. This brings us to the sad ending if the issue. Green Arrow meets Chief Westberg in his apartment and tells him his true identity. The chief agrees to team up and help Green Arrow clean up Seattle. Unfortunately, the Dark Archer is waiting for the Chief to enter the washroom and when he does, he is shot with an arrow. Bye bye Chief Westberg.

The Confessional:

I’m really enjoying this series but at the same time I'm not. A lot of things keep being brought into the mix only to come and go faster than you can turn to the next page. The Vice Squad for example, I see the point behind what happened, but I feel like you almost forget what's really going on in the grand scheme of things. It may just be a story that's better for TPB. The art was decent. Same as before though, I think there could be a little bit more attention to detail.

Holy: ★★★★★★★✩✩✩
Brandon Reid | NCR

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