Green Arrow: Crawling Through The Wreckage

April 30, 2007 | Trades


Green Arrow: Crawling Through The Wreckage
Judd Winick, Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
DC Comics
$15.99/$12.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

They took him out and blew up half his city — now Oliver Queen’s got two ways to get even.
As the vigilante/superhero Green Arrow, Queen helps clean up the streets after a devastating attack by several of his enemies left many homeless and tore the economic heart out of his beloved Star City.
And to spur that economy, millionaire Oliver Queen has become Mayor Queen and is actively finding ways to revitalize the community — including rejecting a multi-billion dollar project that would have turned the city into nothing but condos and casinos and would further wound the poorest locals.
That rejection leads to the hiring of an assassin to “take care” of the mayor and the would-be murderer in question just happens to be Green Arrow’s old nemesis, Deathstroke.
Can the hero save the mayor from the world’s deadliest killer and still manage to keep his identity safe?
This first “One Year Later” Green Arrow book by writer Judd Winick (Outsiders) and the art team of Scott McDaniel (Nightwing) and Andy Owens (Batman), is clearly a response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and while it’s hard to swallow the slightly preachy message, watching GA and Deathstroke go toe-to-toe for 22 pages is worth buying any book.

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