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Review: Green Arrow #3

The Brightest Day Tie-in continues!

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Green Arrow is dead... or is he? What's going on with the forest in the center of Star City? Who the heck is Galahed?
 

The Good

This book is less about Green Arrow this issue and more about what's happening to the forest. It's kind of cool to see the characters sit in the back seat to a location. It happens occasionally, and it's cooler than seeing the same "good guy beats bad guy" story we get weekly from every other book. There's a lot of great back story about the new woman in town who took over Queen Industries, and who this mysterious Galahed is and what he's doing there. This is still a very solid book because of the great writing of JT Krul who has a great handle on who Green Arrow is, much better than most writers who have tried to tackle the character. The last few pages of this issue really pick the story back up and make it fun again.
 

The Bad

What started out as an amazing series is already slowing down a little for me. There's a lot of backstory and side stories going on in here, and it was just a bit boring compared to the last two issues. I'm excited to see where it goes, but it really felt like this book didn't really go anywhere.
 

The Verdict 3.5/5

It may have lost steam, but this book is still great. I have a feeling it will pick up next issue, since this was a bit of back story that just needed to be told. If you're reading the book now, you'll want to keep your run going with this book. As for everyone else, it's hit or miss depending on whether you like the character. This is also a very good tie-in to Brightest Day. It explains a good amount about the white light and how it effects the world around the heroes.