Green Arrow: Future's End #1 is not that comic. It is, however, damn close. This vision of the New 52 Green Arrow five years from now is everything I've always felt Oliver Queen should be as a character and Jeff Lemire captures that outlaw aesthetic perfectly. The only problem is that as good as this story involving Ollie's efforts to unite The Outsiders in the wake of his impending death is, I really want to see the stories that lead up to this point.
Still, I cannot judge a comic for what I want it to be and not what it is. Thankfully, the script for this book is good and Lemire does a fine job of explaining things for those readers who haven't been reading Future's End.. And the artwork by Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo is as good as ever. I don't know if I'll jump back into Future's End to see how the rest of this tale plays out but this issue was a welcome glance back to my favorite hero as I remember him.