Saturday, April 2, 2011

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Green Arrow #10

BAD THING: Ollie's become a supporting character in his own book. He even says as much at the start of the issue that his only purpose lately is protecting Galahad.

When they announced Ollie was getting his own solo title in the wake of Brightest Day, I'd hoped we'd be getting a lot more of the action we'd seen early on, with a hunted Ollie robbing the corrupt rich of Star City to provide for the neglected poor. But the subplot involving the power in the forest has completely subverted that for what seems like far too long.

GOOD THING: Thankfully, Galahad is an engaging character and the information we learn about his past... his true past, apparently... is finally giving us some answers, preventing the mystery from being as drawn out as it could have been.

The Final Verdict: There's not nearly as much Ollie fighting fat-cats as I would like. Still, the subplot involving Galahad and his connection to the forest does seem to be reaching resolution and the focus seems to be coming back around to Ollie, so I can ride this out for another issue before passing final judgement.

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