Saturday, July 31, 2010
Green Arrow #2 - DC
It seems like this lady who's taken over Queen Industries, really has a hard on for Ollie. Or as she calls him, 'the bastard son'. Ollie's set up camp in the forest. I'm not sure where, but it looks like it's in the subway or sewers that were left behind when all the buildings, and people were destroyed. He's found a tree . . obviously from the cover, with a White Lantern symbol on it. He doesn't know what it means, but he assumes that's where the power came from to turn this desolation into a forest over night. It's also probably what's putting a stop to anything electrical or technologically based within it's borders. Including Hal's ring, when he comes to visit. But the men, the private security, that Queen industries keeps sending in to kill Ollie have adapted. But Ollie's got a couple of advantages on his side. First he's used to working, and living, in this type of surrounding. Secondly, there's something about the forest that turns a person around when they're trying to navigate through it. And finally . . Hal's come to visit. His ring isn't working, but . . he's still a pretty good hand-to-hand combatant. And when the first wave's back-up arrives, Ollie slingshots him out of the forest so that he can help out from above. But eventually Ollie's going to have to face this woman who's taken over his father's company. Although if you ask me she seems more infatuated with Robert Queen than necessarily his company. Anyways, it's going to be hard for him to talk to anyone, because . . at the end of the book someone appears to have used Ollie's tricks against him. The issue ends with the secretive assailant planting an arrow straight in the center of Ollie's forehead. Kind of like he did to Prometheus. I'm wondering if the forest, or whatever power is behind it, will come to his aid. We see a guy on the second page, whom also seems to have made the forest his home. I'm guessing it's him, but . . we don't know anything about him. Yet. Anyways, I thought it was a good issue. It gave us a little more of the semantics of what's going on here. And I think JT Krul and Vicente Cifuentes are doing a great job creatively. Of course I have to praise Mauro Cascioli beautiful covers. They're a work of art.