Green Arrow #46 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on November 06, 2018

Writers: Julie and Shawna Benson
Artist: German Peralta
Colourist: John Kalisz
Letterer: Deron Bennett
This is the most fun issue of the new run yet. It's a shame that the Benson's run is going to come to and end in December, with just two issues left. It's a shame because with a little time, I think they might have been great for this book.
And I love this German Peralta art. I've seen his stuff but I'm struggling to remember exactly where I did, but I was so impressed here. Some of his action is Javier Fernandez-esque, but in a more clear and readable way. His characters and faces are also much more realistic and just read better for me. Combine this with some excellent John Kalisz colours, and you have a gorgeous book. Kalisz and Peralta are a much, much better fit than Kalisz and Fernandez, so I pray to the comic gods that Peralta is the new permanent artist of the series; I believe he's drawing the new run by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly too.
This plot moved a lot more quickly than I was expecting. The identity of the Citizen is revealed and it's not a twist at all since they seem to be a brand-new character, unless my spotty Green Arrow knowledge isn't helping. There's simply a lot more energy and tension in this issue than before, and maybe it's because the book really slowed down after Roy's death in that small issue nobody read.
Overall this was pretty fun. There are still a few kinks that the writers have to work out but they're on the right track here. The art is a massive improvement and is one of the best-looking issues of the week.

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