Sunday, March 28, 2010

COMIC REVIEW: Rise and fall of Green Arrow and Green Arrow #31 (DC)


This has to be one of the saddest books I've read in a long time. The Justice League one shot takes place right after the end of Cry For Justice. Cry For Justice was a 6 part series DC put out right around the time Blackest Night was hitting. The last 2 books being the most powerful of the series, paints the picture for these books.


As Rise And Fall begins, we start with some flash backs from Green Arrow. One of which was him putting an arrow threw Prometheus' head. At the end of Cry For Justice he does the same but with good reason. He literally had to pull his granddaughters body out of a collapsed building that Prometheus caused. Now I ask you, what would you do in his place? The Flash (Barry) and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) learn the truth and set out to confront GA on the murder of Prometheus. Face to face with his friends and wife he starts to explain why he did it, but just as he does he uses a device to escape, to hunt down the man that planted the device for Prometheus.

Green Arrow #31 picks up right where Rise And Fall leaves off. With GA on the "run" trying to finish what he started. Green Lantern and the Flash are trying to find him before he kills again. The Flash comes off as a bit of a jerk throughout the book. We all know Barry is a Cop but to see him be so cold took me back a little bit. After a little bit of searching GA finds his man but unfortunately he gets away. These books are a must read if your a fan of the DCU or just a fan of powerful stories. This one is a bit of a tear jerker, I'll tell you that.

Big Rick
Staff Reviewer

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