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Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Midas Touch (The New 52) Paperback – June 5, 2012
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If you like ANY of these Green Arrow stories and the wonderful character of Oliver Queen that was developed in them, run run RUN away from Green Arrow: The Midas Touch as fast as you can.
The book has a younger Oliver Queen running around with a bunch of high-tech gadgets and his own li'l version of Oracle helping him out. In fact, he's got a whole team talking in his ear as he fights crime. And, he's fighting outlandish supervillians here.
Dinah/Black Canary is nowhere to be found. Green Arrow's facial hair is nowhere to be found. In fact, there's really nothing here that remotely resembles the Green Arrow that we all grew up with and enjoyed. Instead, we have a early 20's hip Green Arrow with a high-tech bow that folds up into a tiny little thing that fits in his hand. It's silly, it's goofy, and it's just not Green Arrow.
It makes me sad, because I really love most of the New 52 and I hate that this is the Oliver Queen that I have to deal with inhabitting the new DC Universe.
Honestly, if you've ever been a Green Arrow fan over the years, make sure to avoid this like the plague.
Not that it really matters, because this set of bad guys is quickly wrapped up in favor of a mysterious pair of other crooks that have....well, some kind of connection to Ollie. Who knows? who cares? If the missed chances in the first half hadn't scared me off the book, the flat dud of the second would have.
One of the biggest disappointments I've read in a long time.
The good. Plenty of action, decent artwork, and a good mix of gadget arrows to regular arrows. I liked the message that we need to put down our gadgets and do more.
The bad. It is really hard to show much action when fighting with a bow. It is either him drawing the bow or the results pretty much. Even worse was the bad guys fighting. It seemed all they could do was throw punches for the most part. Did they have powers, and what were they? More focus would have been nice. The whole playbook slacker in charge of a major corporation is getting to the point of being overdone. I know it has always been his cover, but do we really to focus on it so much? While I liked his message about doing more and that if it is trash, just turn it off, it also seemed a little preachy and hypocritical. I mean we are reading a comic book that focuses on a lot of fighting (and in my case on a kindle).
This was a nice collection to serve as a new starting point for Green Arrow or for long time fans. Could be better if he got a decent villain base.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got it because I love the show. It's nothing like the show. It doesn't talk about his back story really either.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I did not mind the dialogue at all and found it fun to read and even made me laugh a few times. However, I was a bit disappointed in the artwork and that is the only thing that I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emmanuel Caballero
Let me start off by saying I'm brand new to reading comics. Reading this was my second experience in the new 52 line. Read morePublished 3 months ago by alex
I love the Green Arrow! This has always been one of my favorite comics. I however just did not like this one as much as I had expected.Published 3 months ago by Hillary
*Book source ~ Library
Green Arrow/Oliver Queen is having problems with some villains who think it’s ok to sow destruction and live stream it. Read more
A poorly written story and dialogue coupled with unappealing art and an inaccurate depiction of the star character make this a less than ideal start to The New 52 run for Green... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeanine Ferris
Good read, but has quit a few problems, but I will continue to read the seriesPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer