Graphic Novel Review: Green Arrow, Quiver by Kevin Smith


Kevin Smith’s Quiver does what now becomes rather normal in the DC universe: resurrects the title’s classic hero. Oliver Queen has been assumed dead after trying to stop Hal Jordan when he went mad and was under the influence of Parallax and began destroying everything in sight. He has been brought back and must reassume his role as the protector of Star City. He must battle a demon-obsessed madman, as well as some of his own demons (even seeing heaven for a bit) in order to fully gain his footing in the world. He reconnects with those most dear to him and he takes on the mantle of a hero once more.

Quiver is a really excellent story. It’s exciting and filled with many twists and turns that I did not see coming. I knew some of the backstory as to why Queen was gone, but I’d never read a Green Arrow comic (aside from The New 52‘s #1). It was good to get some back story and context. I really liked it. He’s a lot like Batman, but more personable and charismatic. I love Green Lantern, too, so I really appreciated that connection. I’ll certainly read more Green Arrow in the future.

The original Green Arrow, Oliver Queen, reemerges after years of being assumed dead. But many people, including Black Canary, his ex-lover, Arsenal, his ex-partner, Connor Hawke, his son and temporary successor and Batman, the Dark Knight Detective, want to know how Green Arrow survived the airplane explosion and where he has been. Using strong characterization and engaging dialogue, comic and screenplay writer and movie director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, BATMAN: CACOPHONY) successfully resurrects one of the world’s classic heroes. (Via Comicvine)

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