Over the past four years, Green Arrow has evolved into one of DC Comics most well-known properties. The character began to breach the mainstream in 2012 when the CW series ARROW debuted. The show's first two seasons were successful enough to warrant spin-offs THE FLASH and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, both of which are strongly tied into ARROW's canon. The success of these series, combined with ARROW star Stephen Amell's vast social media presence, has raised Oliver Queen's profile among mainstream audiences to unprecedented heights for the character. With this awareness has come renewed interest in the Emerald Archer's comic book stories and inevitably lead to new and old readers alike exploring Green Arrow titles in DC Comics daunting trade paperback library. The following list, presented in chronological order of publication, presents some of the best entry points for the character.
BLOOD STAIN is an entertaining and humorous comic that turns the mad scientist story on its head. Linda Sejic's webcomic is now being published in a graphic novel format. It'll prove to be a delightful journey!
THIS ONE SUMMER, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, is the award-winning graphic novel about family, friendship, and growing up. Everything used to be perfect in Rose's life, but recently her parents have started fighting. Will her friend Windy help her through the tribulations of coming-of-age?
UNCANNY X-MEN is a darker and much more personal book. Over sixteen issues, this story unfolds through well-written character interactions and exciting new mutants.
Kate Kristopher has led a life we can only imagine leading. When she takes a step back to enjoy a life of routine activities, the only thing that gets her attention is the bombing of her apartment that gets her friend hurt. Now she's jumped back into the dangerous life she left to find she didn't know much about her life to begin with, but what family doesn't have skeletons in their closet?
Bruce Wayne is a millionaire playboy who has dated countless women. But does that mean that he is a straight character? Read our analysis to find out how Batman became the most popular asexual character in comics!
As Rhodey leads an investigation on Madame Masque's presence in the Tokyo Stark tower, Doom interrupts Tony and Amara's breakfast. While the art falls a bit short in this issue, Brian Michael Bendis continues with some stellar storytelling.
Top Cow celebrates the return of THINK TANK by giving the first four issues away for free. To find out more, check out the article!
In the wake of SECRET WARS finally finishing, Miles Morales’ latest adventure begins in the pages of SPIDER-MAN #1! In the hands of the creative team that brought him into existence, Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Miles is no longer living in the Ultimate universe. He is now a permanent resident of the 616, wait, I mean Earth Prime! Does the excitement carry over after Ultimate Spider-Man was cancelled almost eight months ago? Let’s find out!
A lot has happened in the series so far, and with the death of a prominent character in the last episode, no one is safe. How do the remaining heroes deal with the fallout? Has their quest to defeat Vandal Savage ended before it's really truly begun? Read our review to find out!
It was a pretty slow news week as far as comic book movies are concerned. We’ve hit February, one month closer to summer, that much closer to blockbuster season. Nevertheless, here’s what you may have missed this week.
In this weeks issue of BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL, we learn the conclusion of last week's fight between Batman and Orphan. Meanwhile in the present, Blue Bird learns something that will change her forever.