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Green Arrow TP Vol 01 The Midas Touch (Green Arrow (DC Comics Paperback)) [Paperback]

Dan Jurgens , Various , J.T. Krul
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30 May 2012 Green Arrow (DC Comics Paperback) (Book 1)
In this title collecting the first six issues of the DC Comics - The New 52 event, Oliver Queen is armed with cutting-edge weaponry and illegally gained intel (courtesy of his team at QCore)! As Green Arrow, he's shooting first and asking questions later

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (30 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401234860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401234867
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 16.3 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A perfect example of a sharply written, and sophisticated, superhero title." -" Complex Magazine"

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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blandness prevails 12 Oct 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Oliver Queen is a billionaire playboy by day, daring vigilante known as Green Arrow by night... hey wake up! I know, it's kind of cliché to have the superhero be a billionaire playboy what with the far more popular Batman and Iron Man already representing that niche but look, Green Arrow's different: he has a bow and arrow! Hmm. Ok, how to interest the reader... he puts different pieces of tech on the end of his arrows so they do different things, say an ice arrow or an airbags arrow. No? How about a series of nondescript villains he fights? Yeah you're right, this book is kind of lame.

Having read Andy Diggle's far superior Green Arrow book "Year One" I knew how Queen became Green Arrow but for those coming to this character cold, you're never told so you'll have to figure it out yourself. The book is divided into 2 storylines: the first, written by JT Krul, has GA take on a team of bad guy supervillains who broadcast their misdeeds online - saucy (and riddled with plot holes)! The second, written by Keith Giffen, involves some kind of Toxic Avenger knockoff and a ninja.

As expected, GA takes `em all down by shooting various tech at them embedded in the tips of his arrows. In between naps I looked up to read Oliver Queen getting lectured by his CEO about running his company. Because that's what you want to read about in a superhero comic - corporate rules.

This isn't the worst superhero comic book but it is undeniably bland. Even the great George Perez's artwork can't save this snooze-fest as Krul or Giffen fail to show the reader why Green Arrow is a superhero they should care about or even why he's a semi-famous character who's recently been given his own TV show. With no large storyline, interesting villain, or particularly original character in the driving seat, Green Arrow is a limp and disappointing start to the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Start 24 Jun 2013
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While I can understand a lot of GA fans not liking this story it is a brilliant jumping on point for new comers to both Green Arrow and DC in general. Unlike Batman or Green Lantern no back knowledge of GA is required with this book, its a completely new slate and fresh perspective.

Before the New 52 I had read very little DC comics and had never read a GA title before. However, being a fan of sci-fi and comics in general I did have a passing knowledge of the character.

The Midas Touch does away with the middle aged archer and reshapes Oliver Queen as a younger, 'greener' (no pun intended), man. Oliver is more fitting of WB's Smallville or recent Arrow series rather than his previous comic book counterpart. He his a man trying to do what is right while juggling a lifestyle he doesn't really want.

The only downside to the book is there is no hint at Oliver's back story, whether his origins of being ship wrecked on a deserted island will stand is unknown. And that is the problem with this story, wheres Green Lantern just continued on from its previous saga, GA is completely new and without any back story to the character or his surroundings it leaves both newcomers and fans alike a little lost and disjointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok but nothing special 14 April 2014
By M.O.Q
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The new green arrow for the the 52 is sadly very average. It's a shame but the it appears that dc did not have a great plan for Ollie. If you after a bog standard superhero comic this might be worth checking out. Nothing special.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Price Fixing? 27 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Why are there so many variations in price for dc new 52 products? This was three pounds yesterday but is over 5 today. There are no overheads nor supply demands as it is a digital product. Consumers are being ripped off with this price and all others that vary from hour to hour. Be a supershoppa and demand answers! This product may be alright but reviewers think the pricing structure is villainous!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a terrible story but wrong for the New 52 26 Mar 2014
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DC Comics relaunched their entire line of superhero comics a couple of years ago under the banner of 'The New 52'. This collection is the first six issues of the relaunched Green Arrow. One of the intentions of the New 52 was to provide a jumping on point for teens to get into superhero comics. In this collection the writer has paid lip service to this notion by having a much younger than usual Green Arrow battle thoroughly modern baddies who upload videos of their crimes to the internet. And yet this attempt at a modern take on GA and his foes is completely undermined by the writers frankly bizarre decision to have GA constantly moaning and griping about how kids today celebrate the bad guys in popular culture and play too many violent video games! The finale of the first arc is literally GA lecturing the audience from a podium about the perils of modern technology. For a comic that is trying to attract young people these decisions on the part of the writer seem absolutely baffling. The art is very good,but it's not a particularly modern or exciting style. If you removed the cover you could easily think you were reading a comic from the 80s or 90s. Overall it's not a terrible collection but as a relaunch designed to pull in new readers it's just too old and stuffy in its outlook.
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1.0 out of 5 stars WTF happened. 31 Dec 2013
By J Dodd
I cannot extend my sadness enough at how horrible I found this book. I've been a fan of Green Arrow for a long time now, The Kevin Smith/Judd Winnick series is in my opinion one of the best runs ever in comics and something DC should be proud of.
But this is horrible.
I know the New 52 is a jumping on point for new fans, but this is so badly done. No back story whatsoever, 2 random 'sidekicks' who we know nothing about (kind of GA's Lucius Fox and Oracle) who are plain annoying, along with the worst enemies going. We've gone from epic clashes in the past like Deathstroke and Solomon Grundy to a gang of Nobodies who film themselves F'ing stuff up to broadcast online and them some stuttering Swamp Thing type cast off (who was given the worst and briefest on-page back story I've ever seen, and it made no sense) with his robo-ninja girlfriend. And for the new readers, there's no indication at all how any character came to be here, Oliver Queen included.
Maybe I should move on from the old stories and embrace the new, but looking at the amount of creative teams involved in the first two volumes of this series, it seems that DC knew themselves that it was a pretty bad start. The art kind of stinks too :(
Such a shame, I hope it gets better.
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