BROKEN ARROW Part of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling, all-new line of volume one graphic novels, DC Universe Rebirth! By day he’s Oliver Queen, playboy socialite, CEO of Queen Industries and philanthropic do-gooder. But at night he patrols the streets of Seattle, where he champions the oppressed as a true social justice warrior. He is Green Arrow. But how can you fight the man when you are the man? That’s the question left with Oliver after an electric, love-at-first-sight encounter with Black Canary, the superhero rock star who challenges everything he thought he knew about protecting the innocent. As if that weren’t enough, a sinister organization with ties to his nearest and dearest prepares to tear down Oliver’s financial empire, destroy his family’ s legacy and end his life. Without fortune or friends, can Green Arrow defeat this unholy alliance of traitors? Or has death finally caught up with Oliver Queen? Discover the shocking answers in GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN, the surprise hit series from writer BENJAMIN PERCY (TEEN TITANS), gorgeously illustrated by OTTO SCHMIDT (Korvac Saga) and JUAN FERREYRA (NEW SUICIDE SQUAD) and exploding from the blockbuster DC Universe Rebirth event! Collects GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1 and GREEN ARROW #1-5.
This is a better-than-average story arc for Green Arrow, a B-level character whose success on TV has revitalized his comics career as a disguised social justice warrior. Super-rich playboy Oliver Queen supports worthy causes with his money every day, then dons Green Arrow's costume of cape and bow to fight crime at night. When sexy crime fighter Black Canary isn't falling into bed with Oliver, she needles him for being willfully oblivious to society's more serious problems. She's right, as it turns out: Oliver's blithe neglect of his responsibilities has let Queen Industries become a front for monstrously depraved and truly evil forces. When Oliver tries to intervene, he's assaulted, discredited, and stripped of all his resources except his closest allies, who rally around when he starts fighting back. The story feels like a remix of familiar superhero plot elements, but novelist Percy's (Red Moon) script and Schmidt and Ferreyra's art still work together expertly to get the job done.
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This book is a great start for Green Arrow in the Rebirth run! It really hits his roots with fighting for social justice. This storyline is hands down one of the best in the Rebirth run, and arguably one of the best story runs period. Once you pick up this book, you won’t want to put it down.