Bye

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #29
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton

 

Norton’s art has been the lowpoint of this book for all of the Kreisberg run and it doesn’t really improve in what in what I think is Kreisberg’s last issue here. The art made the story muddled and confusing. Did Cupid revert to her normal state because she got shot with the arrow? Is Lt. Hilton now going to be Green Arrow’s Two-Face, but called Hilt? The final page of Speedy saying bye seemed appropriate as Star City is going to get phased into another dimension in Cry for Justice and this takes place before that mini, I imagine Speedy will be taking care of Lian while the city is in a different dimension. The months ahead should be more interesting for this title.

Super-Stalker

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #28
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton and Renato Guedes

 

Too bad this whole storyline hasn’t been hampered by awful horrible art, because when it all comes together here it actually makes Cupid to be a very interesting super villain. A woman given an experimental serum by the military to make her more aggressive has the side-effect of causing her to become incredible violent and obsessive. She is the true Super-Stalker. I like the idea if not the execution. Mike Norton’s art and the inker are just plain awful on this book. I can not wait for it to change.

Back Stories

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #27
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton and Renato Guedes

Norton’s art is better then it has been here but it is still a chore to look at. I did like this issue as we get some backstory on Cupid – apparently she worked for some assassin organization and she wasn’t so crazy before. Interesting. Kreisberg’s run ends in a couple issues so he better explain a lot soon.

Ugly Comic

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #25
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton

Co-Feature by Kreisberg
Art by Renato Guedes

This is one ugly book! What has happened to Norton’s art – has the inker changed! I can barely look at this comic. It is awful. In one panel, Dinah’s hair is short and the next it is long! What the hell! We find out that Cupid was a woman who murdered her husband and her real name is Carrie. It was funny to see her kidnapping men and dressing them up like Green Arrow. Other then that there was nothing great about the main feature because I didn’t want to look at it! The Co-Feature is about Speedy telling bedtime story to Lian Harper and it was cute and it was a sight for sore eyes to see Guedes’s art after the horror that was the main feature art.

The Return of Speedy

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #24
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton

Meh I really don’t feel like much happened in this issue. But at least we get the return of Speedy! It seemed weird that she was just written out of the book. Maybe Kreisberg felt he needed room to introduce Cupid? I don’t know but she’s back and sporting a black costume. This could be a coloring error because there is no mention of the change by Black Canary when she sees her. Weird. I hope it’s explained soon. Oh and I hate the art in the back-up.

Awkward Marriage

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #23
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton

I really like how the co-features in this book are working with the plots tuly overlapping. It made sense since it is about a married couple – of course their lives overlap. The main story was only okay, but the real meat of the issue was the Black Canary back up and her talk with Wildcat. Kreisberg really understands Dinah. I definitely underestimated him at the beginning of his run. He is getting a real handle on her. The art (the inks) on the main story was not too my taste and was just confusing and jarring for a Green Arrow story. I didn’t like the lay out of the panels either. Cupid looks like she is becoming a regular member of the supporting cast, and while I miss Speedy, I don’t mind if Cupid stays around. She is so creepy fun.

Focusing On Dinah

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #22
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton

This is probably the best issue since Kreisberg took over the book. I really enjoyed seeing Dinah talking to Wildcat about wanting to be a hero when she grows up in the flashback and all of the main story with Black Canary. Giving so much attention to Dinah kind’ve makes up for his previous issues where he seemed to be turning her into a damsel-in-distress character. The back-up Green Arrows story was very sad. One thing is Dinah’s asking of Ollie to give up being Green Arrows seems so weird and forced. He has only been slightly more violent, why is she acting like this? In fact, he really didn’t do anything violent in this issue. It is odd.