Saturday, March 5, 2011

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Green Arrow #9

BAD THING: The sudden appearance of the Phantom Stranger at the end of last issue is COMPLETELY POINTLESS. Nothing changes as a result of him being there. He shows up, says something about how things are getting bad but he can't help. And then he buggers off. Ollie even hangs a lampshade on it!

GOOD THING: Thankfully, Krul DOES do something with his cameo characters from last issue, with Poison Ivy being on hand to determine that The Demon Etrigan is doing something unnatural to the forest. Which is kind of a no-duh given what we know about what is going on in the forest that she doesn't, but it's still nice to see that Chekov's Gun being fired.

The Final Verdict: A filler issue in which nothing much happens that couldn't have happened in a few pages last issue. At least the artwork is nice and there's some well-blocked fight-scenes worthy of Mike Grell himself. That doesn't save this issue from feeling like padding for the Trade Paperback.

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