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Green Arrow (Volume 4) #32
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by
Federico Dallocchio

 

Wow. Just wow. I mean this whole mess isn’t Krul’s fault, he is a good writer who was thrown into the worst DCU story since Countdown (Or even when Cassandra Cain was turned into a killer – okay that was even worse then this) but this is jsut awful. It is not that I hate that they made Green Arrow kill Prometheus. It’s the way the other heroes acted about it. This guy murdered Lian Harper and led to the death of thousands of Star City innocents – in real life no one would be upset about this. Barry Allen comes off as a huge prick – I resent that Barry came back to life, and this makes me hate it even more cause the character is written as completely unlikable. Black Canary leaving Green Arrow is equally retarted – yes he has hurt her in the past but I thing she should have stood by him through all of this. It is so strange. It is like the DC editors want us to hate all of their characters. Black Canary could have gone to work with the Birds of Prey again without ending her marriage (although I doubt they are getting divorced so much as separated). That being said, this is the end of this volume of Green Arrow and maybe after all this crap a fresh start is needed. I can’t say that I am uninterested in the new direction of Green Arrow in the forest. Could be rather interesting.

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Green Arrow (Volume 4) #31
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Federico Dellachio

First of all in the Source blog I swore they said this issue was being drawn by the guy who did last issue – guess not. I wish it was but this guy wasn’t bad. Anyways, can I just say that Cry for Justice and Lian Harper’s needless death was the FUCKING DUMBEST THING DC has done in a while. It was awful and took away one of the greatest things about the character of Roy Harper and was the perfect example of Fridging. Green Arrow’s decision to go crazy after it is equally dumb and seemingly comes out of nowhere. This isn’t Ollie at all. Krul went from starting out great on this book to total shit. Barry Allen is acting like a total jerk in this too, since when does he not like Ollie? How would even know to tell Connor Hawke about any of this, he has never met Connor?! Dinah is not talking to Ollie like a wife at all. This issue was weak…really weak. Krul can do better but instead he is stuck with this awful left over plot that makes no sense. It’s awful.

Vigilante 2 and 3

Vigilante (Volume 3) #2
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi

It’s interesting that the Vigilante asked the same question at the end of this issue that I did: what makes him any different from the Electrocutioner? I don’t know but I suppose Wolfman will tell us…or maybe he won’t. Maybe there is no difference. I don’t know but I know I enjoyed this issue more then the first. Still isn’t as good as I suppose it could be though. I look forward to seeing Nightwing next issue.


Vigilante (Volume 3) #3
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi

Now this is more like it. I rather enjoyed this issue. The art is sometimes a little hard to farther but I am intrigued by the Vigilante – Dorian’s past. He seems to not like violence toward children and women which makes me think he was a family man or something like that. Maybe a former mobster? I am not sure. He definitely was a criminal as he says he is atoning for something. He also knew the former Vigilante – Adrian Chase. I liked his fight with Nightwing in this issue and I like the nice continuity references to the going ons in Gotham. This series is shaping up well and I am actually looking forward to the Deathtrap crossover now.