Victorian Squid wrote:This took me completely by surprise. First off, the cover with Ollie curled up in a fetal position is pretty hilarious. I didn't actually know much about any iteration of Count Vertigo to begin with and I haven't liked a Green Arrow comic book in ages.
The lack of creator credits on the cover made for some interesting blind reading. Immediately, I was struck by the artwork, very detailed, expertly putting the reading in the Count's POV in the flashbacks of his childhood creating a lot of empathy in the reader. What th--?! This was actually a great read, I would give this a high score if I were actually reviewing it.
Only after I finish do I read the end credits, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino...oohhhhhh, no wonder it was better than the average bore!
I picked Green Arrow up on a whim when Lemire took over and it has been surprisingly great. Kinda odd that 2 of the best books from the Big 2 are about archers with no powers. That being said, I still didn't pick up this issue.