Good as this is, for my money the best part of the book is the scene where Lemire develops new villain Kodomo. Parallels between Malcolm Merlyn from the Arrow TV show are inevitable, given that both villains are archers who favor dark costumes with concealing masks and both are corporate raiders when they aren't out killing people according to their mysterious agenda. Where the characters differ - and what makes Kodomo instantly interesting in the brief glimpse we see of his typical day at work - is that Kodomo does not hide his double life from his young daughter. Indeed, he makes a special effort to see that she is as much a part of his life as his business and his assassinations and he seems to be training her to join both sides of the family business.
Andrea Sorrentino was a bold choice of artist for this book but so far he's proven to be a fitting one. There is not one panel in this book that is not precisely sketched and then perfectly inked. Colorist Marcelo Maiolo also deserves high praise for making this comic look as good as it does.
If this book has a flaw, it's that some of the drama does ring a bit false. The cliffhanger on the final page falls flat since we know from the opening scene of this book that Ollie has survived the action so far long enough to escape from Seattle. Still, that does not diminish the excitement of the ride as we proceed to that point and this is still the best Green Arrow has been in a long while.
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