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Green Arrow #5 (of 12)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

Past, present, and future Oliver Queens fight for who gets to return home! But at what cost?!

Arsenal and Black Canary are joined by an unlikely ally in their hunt for Amanda Waller, and they uncover a large piece of the Dawn of DC puzzle!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    Green Arrow is right down the center in terms of being a must-grab comic. This is another spotlight Dawn of DC title that needs more attention and love over the course of this 12-issue maxi-series.

  • 95


    It’s nice to see that in a DC landscape where continuity can often be played very fast and loose, with inconsistencies in events and characterization more likely to be met with a half-hearted shrug and an apathetic disinterest, we still get books like this, who not only give a damn, they reward you for giving a damn.

    That’s the respect for your readers, respect for your fans, respect for your characters, that makes for not just good comics, but GREAT comics.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Green Arrow does not have the rogues gallery of other DC heroes, but he does have some key enemies—but none of them match up with what we see here. And there’s no time to dwell on it, as Ollie winds up in the days right after he returned from the dead—complete with art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks, which does an amazing job of returning us to the feel of those exciting comics by Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer, and Judd Winick. We get some other interesting subplots this issue, including a great scene between Cheshire and Roy Harper that sheds a little light on Lian and her story, as well as on Amanda Waller’s larger plan. But the main story moves so fast and furious, in an almost disorienting manner, that we are kept firmly grounded in Ollie’s story as he races through time. This is probably the most cosmic and epic GA story of all time, and it’s a testament to the creative team that it works so well.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85

    Caped Joel

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    Keeping up with the series, it’s easy to get more and more excited for the next issue. With every cliffhanger, comes another great addition to the linear storyline that is almost at the forefront of the Dawn of DC initiative.

  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An exciting, entertaining and thrilling adventure from Williamson. The story is filled with great action. I continue to be impressed with the side story as well and its repercussions for Oliver. I enjoyed the action throughout the story and how Williamson utilizes not only Oliver, but the twists that happen in the plot that bring everything to a great cliffhanger.

    The Art: All of the artists deliver fantastic art throughout the issue. The action is visually thrilling and I love the different looks of Oliver that are used towards the end.

  • 83

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Green Arrow #5 will definitely keep you interested from start to finish with the crazy, dynamic twists. However, I can’t help but wonder where this story is going and why. All we get is Waller. Okay… but what does she get out of this and why? If we don’t get more soon, I may have to call this series quits. We can only hang in there for so long without any direction or purpose. Sure, the mystery has worked to this point as well as the curve balls thrown in this story. But, at some point, we need answers.

  • 80

    Joshua Williamson, Sean Izaakse, and the team continue to deliver another surprise-filled issue of Green Arrow. Just as we’re about to find out what the deal is with Old Man Queen, another curveball is tossed at us with the Legion of Green Arrows. And what is Amanda Waller cooking up? There’s a lot to like, including seeing the returns of Phil Hester and Ande Parks on Green Arrow.

  • 70

    Comic Book Revolution

    Green Arrow #5 is a solid issue that delivers some strong character work for Oliver Queen. Oliver tackles his Multiverse journey that stays with the type of character he is. Though the limitations placed on the other characters involved not named Oliver Queen is a mixed bag. While some like Black Canary and Arsenal maximize their screen time others are just forgotten. Having a better balance with other characters’ involvement would improve the story of this series.

  • 65

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 55

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Green Arrow #5 delivers the big reveal about Old Man Ollie from the future for a memorable development. Unfortunately, the reveal isn’t surprising, and it invalidates most of the rest of the mini-series. The story makes little progress beyond the big reveal, and the art is weirdly inconsistent.

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