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Green Arrow #38 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on March 07, 2018

Writer: Benjamin Percy

Artist: Juan Ferreyra

Letterer: Deron Bennett


Benjamin Percy's run on this title has now come to an end, and it's been a rough ride for me, personally. The stories have simply not been up to snuff and this whole long-form story went on for way too long. The real loss for me is the artistic genius that is Juan Ferreyra, who truly gets to shine here in a mostly dialogue-driven issue.


The Ninth Circle is officially taken care of, so Percy needs to finally wrap up the Oliver Queen convict storyline, which has been in place since the beginning of the first arc way back in June 2016. Percy throws in a few story elements that spin out of the HARD TRAVELLING HERO arc from the previous summer, which provided most of this issue's cheese factor.


As I mentioned, Ferreyra's art is fantastic. Much of the book takes place in a courtroom and he goes for that courtroom sketch type of feel to the art which is just such a great detail. He's detailed in all the right place, not in terms of textural detail but thematic detail. Not to spoil much, but we get to see some Justice League characters and I love Juan's take on them.


While I haven't been a fan of this run, I enjoyed this issue. The art is stunning and I couldn't help but feel some emotion during the last few pages. This just might be the best issue of the series, so kudos to Percy and Ferreyra for ending on a really high note. This truly feels like a culmination of the entire run and it's satisfying on that level. It's cheesy and fun, check it out.

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