Once the action of the issue starts, it is incredible. Marc Guggenheim's script is action-packed and well-paced. And do I really need to explain the beauty of Mike Grell's artwork when I can just show you a scan and let you see for yourselves? I think not, but I will anyway. It's always a joy to see Grell at work but there's a special resonance to this issue, seeing him draw this new version of Shado - a character that he created for the Green Arrow comics. I'm still curious as to why she has a Japanese name when she's Chinese in this universe but I'm hoping this point will be explained at some point in the future.
EDIT NOTE: Marc Guggenheim himself contacted me on Twitter and said that Shado's mother is Japanese. So there you go.
You're not likely to find a better bargain this week for $1.00. With artwork by one of the greatest artists in comics history and a script by one of the most prolific writers of superhero stories in Hollywood, you know this is going to be a quality product. I declare this book a must read for all Arrow fans!