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“A perfect example of a sharply written, and sophisticated, superhero title.” – Complex Magazine

About the Author

J.T. Krul is an American comic book writer whose first comic work was at Marvel Comics, writing X-men Unlimited. He has since made quite a name for himself in the comic industry, writing the majority of books at Aspen MLT including Fathom. His recent projects include Captain Atom, Green Arrow, Teen Titans, Blackest Night: Titans, Titans, Justice League: Rise And Fall for DC Comics.
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Product Details

  • Series: Green Arrow (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401234860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401234867
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 12, 2012
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Of all the DC characters to get rebooted in the New 52, I kind of looked forward to seeing something new done with Green Arrow, especially with JT Krul at the helm. I've always liked Krul, regardless of whatever flack he's gotten over the past couple years, and I always dug his take on Green Arrow too. Sadly though, this new take on the character leaves a lot to be desired. It's just so unbelievably boring and banal. This new take on Ollie Queen finds him as not being a man of the people (yet) and instead as the head of Queen Industries. He takes on a group of sadistic, super-powered baddies, yadda-yadda-yadda. There just isn't a whole lot to admire here, ranging from the cruddy dialogue to the stiff looking artwork (that features George Perez on inks) to the new look of Green Arrow, which looks like the Justin Hartley-played version from Smallville. Call me old fashioned, but I kind of miss the Robin Hood look. Anyway, The Midas Touch is a disappointing new direction for Green Arrow, but hey, after this, there's really nowhere to really go but up...right? Let's hope so.
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I really enjoy Green Arrow. Mike Grell helped me learn all about Oliver Queen first in Long Bow Hunters and then in his 80 issue run on the title. Then, I enjoyed learning more about Oliver reading Green Arrow: Year One and then reading the Kevin Smith books. I next went back and got the Green Arrow/Green Lantern books from the 70's.

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.
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The first half of this story had the potential to be really good stuff. The plot, poking as it does at celebutantes, and reality shows,, could have been relevant, intelligent, and action packed all in one. In practice, it shows little interest in anything but the action part of the equation, and it keeps the story fairly generic stuff. I mean seriously, we don't even have an old-fashioned moment of self doubt with Ollie realizing he might have something in common with these thrill-seeking rich kids(at least, I think they're supposed to be rich kids. The origins of these guys are really only mentioned in detail on the back cover description- another flaw in the writing).

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.
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Not good at all. The writing is so "middle of the road", reading it is a chore. And the art is so dated and boring. Nothing about the story gets my attention, nothing about the art suits the character... both art and writing did each other a disservice by existing. If any of the two were any better, the book would have been easier to read but I am honestly so SHOCKED they made THIS comic along with the relaunch of the New 52. With other great books out there, it's a shame they treated Green Arrow like some terrible B-Lister not worthy of attention.

One of the biggest disappointments I've read in a long time.
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A hero is best defined by his villains. What would Batman be without the Joker? Or Superman with no Lex Luthor? So who are the villains that the Green Lantern takes on? Well, the first group is a super powered pack who biggest wish is to have the most views of their posted criminal videos. (They do criminal acts and record them, not pirate other people's videos.) Then he fights a robot and a walking toxic waste dump. Not the stuff of legends I am afraid. I get that Green Arrow is the "common man" of the superhero community. He deals with the bad guys that are "too small" for the likes of Superman. Still , he could have gone up against something better than wannabes with (maybe) superpowers.

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.
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