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Green Arrow #25Green Arrow #25
The Prodigal
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino, Denys Cowan
Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo,
Matt Hollingsworth

Letterer: Rob Leigh
28 Pages, $3.99

Long time no see, well-written comic! Where have you been all this time?

Green Arrow #25 is one of the numerous November comics sacrificed on the altar of Batman’s Zero Year-– DC’s latest “event”… Where the publisher keeps forcing its comics to integrate foreign plots from other titles in an attempt to coerce more money from its customers. It’s just another unnatural, wrong-headed stunt– which mostly breeds awful and despicable stories for the duration of the dedicated “crossover” month.

Despite all odds and everything it had going against it, Green Arrow #25 is quite the wonder. And let me be clear: Turning a dumb marketing gimmick into a masterfully kinetic and fun read like GA #25 is definitive testimony to Jeff Lemire’s talent. His writing…

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