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Green Arrow #8 (of 12)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

Green Arrow hits the streets of Star City in search of a lost family member and runs into…Onomatopoeia?! After months of time-travel and space adventures, Oliver welcomes the more grounded adventure until BANG BANG BANG BANG!

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23 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    Green Arrow #8 has exceptional storytelling, artistic innovation, and seamless integration of lettering and visuals. This issue proves to be a must-read, promising an enthralling experience for both Green Arrow enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Don’t miss the heart-pounding encounter with Onomatopoeia in the streets of Star City!

  • 90


    Another great issue out of Williamson and the crew here. It’s been no secret that I’ve praised this book at every turn, and I really can’t apologize for that, so I won’t! This book just rocks, it’s hitting all the right marks, and I’m having the time of my life. For the first time in a long while I can safely say that DC is in a place where I’m liking almost all its output in regards to my favourite characters, something that I don’t think has ever been at-the-present aligned so perfectly in all my years reading comics. I say this every time, but I hope this book lasts for at least 100 issues, or at least until Williamson runs out of steam… because I would personally cry horrible, ugly tears if it didn’t, and you wouldn’t make me cry, would you, Joshua?

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This is a much smaller-scale story than Green Arrow has been involved in during the last year, and it calls back to Winick’s run in particular—with the presence of Brick, the infamous crimelord from Star City who has been working with Onomatopoeia to take advantage of the vacuum created by Amanda Waller’s war on superheroes. It all comes down to a tense showdown on a boat with a brilliant two-page splash page between Connor and the assassin that ends in a wildly unexpected way—until the big reveal comes. I knew how this issue was going to end, but I did not get the execution that Williamson and Hester pulled off. This was a great change of pace for the series, with a truly unexpected cliffhanger as well that puts the hunt for Roy Harper in a completely new light. This series has now been expanded to an ongoing, and it’s been so good that it’s richly deserved.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    Green Arrow #8 is a classic example of clever writing serving nothing but a boring plot as a subversion of expectation, while executed with grace, leads the book down a road that is monumentally less compelling than the potential of what was subverted.

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    The twist certainly will mark a drastic shift in how the story will play out and ensuring that Williamson’s run won’t be veering into predictable territory anytime soon.

  • 82

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Green Arrow #8 continues this new arc well adding a bit of clever twists and mystery into the title while keeping Ollie grounded. The time-traveling was a bit out of character and had its moments, however, this story feels more up to steam for Ollie. Moreover, the hooks are solid, the transitions are easy to follow, and the premise makes sense for the story moving forward.

  • 78

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Williamson crafts a dramatic and entertaining adventure in this issue. I like the mystery of the story and how it focuses on Connor as the main protagonist. The story has some interesting and well done reveals and twists throughout and ends on a great cliffhanger with the reveal of who is working for Amanda Waller.

    The Art: Hester has some dynamic art in the issue but the tone of the story needed something more visually interesting. Many of the panels felt flat.

  • 75

    Caped Joel

  • 60

    This was a fun ride with Connor Hawke on his revenge tour for the murder of his father, the Green Arrow. Of course, Oliver Queen is very much alive, but the subterfuge was worthwhile. The art helps carry the story as well, since Phil Hester is a veteran Green Arrow artist. An added bonus is we learn a little bit more about Amanda Waller’s greater plans for the meta-humans.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Green Arrow #8 begins the last third of the maxi-series with a formulaic detective noir murder mystery that ends with an intriguing surprise after the mystery is solved. Phil Hester’s art is tailor-made for detective noir visuals, and Williamson uses the story to create father/son bonding between Connor and Ollie, but the murder mystery is as formulaic as it gets.

  • 60

    Get Your Comic On

    Green Arrow enters a transitional period with the benefit of the legendary Phil Hester on board the creative team. A cool standalone mystery issue sets the scene for Oliver Queen’s latest challenge.

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