‘Green Arrow’ No. 24 first look: Count Vertigo, Shado face off

Sept. 28, 2013 | 7:00 a.m.

Cover for "Green Arrow" No. 24, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino. (Andrea Sorrentino / DC Comics)

Page 1 of "Green Arrow" No. 24, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino. (DC Comics)

Page 2 of "Green Arrow" No. 24, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino. (DC Comics)

Page 3 of "Green Arrow" No. 24, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino. (DC Comics)

Page 4 of "Green Arrow" No. 24, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino. (DC Comics)

A black-and-white variant cover for "Green Arrow" No. 24, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino. (Andrea Sorrentino / DC Comics)

This post has been corrected, as detailed below.

If you’re a fan of the CW’s “Arrow” but have never read the “Green Arrow” comic series on which the TV show is based, now might be a good time to start.

“Green Arrow” No. 24 offers readers a potential jumping-on point, with plenty of character descriptions and explained back story. The comic centers on Oliver Queen, a young man born into wealth and privilege. His life changes after he’s stranded on an island for three years, and upon his return to Seattle he puts his survival skills to good use as a vigilante superhero.

In recent issues, Green Arrow has faced off against Komodo, a brand new supervillain who is part of an ancient clan of warriors called the Outsiders, as well as Count Vertigo, a super-powered mercenary. Fans of the series will also recognize Shado, Naomi and Henry. Issue No. 24 also debuts a character — the city’s mysterious new crime lord.

Hero Complex readers get an exclusive first look at the new issue, which is slated to hit shelves Wednesday, Oct. 2. Preview the first four pages in the gallery above by clicking the links below.

Cover | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Variant cover

“Green Arrow” is written by Jeff Lemire (“Sweet Tooth”) with art by Andrea Sorrentino, the Italian artist best known for his work on “I, Vampire.” Lemire and Sorrentino took over the series from Ann Nocenti and artists Freddie E Williams and Rob Hunter earlier this year. So far, Lemire and Sorrentino’s run has been well received by fans and critics.

Check out the preview and let us know what you think in the comments.

[For the record, Oct. 1, 1:45 p.m.: A previous version of this post referred to artist Andrea Sorrentino as "her." Sorrentino is totally a dude.]

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Comments


3 Responses to ‘Green Arrow’ No. 24 first look: Count Vertigo, Shado face off

  1. Lanteaddicted says:

    To me, Its more exciting to watch CW ARROW w/o reading the comic book called "Green Arrow" first. But that's just my opinion.

  2. theapplefour says:

    The CW Arrow story is nothing like this comic book version, it is based on earlier versions. The only characters of similarity are Green Arrow and Shado, but even Shado is different. There is no Naomi or Henry characters.

  3. Cruze says:

    If arrow fans cant even buy and read their own comic book, ie the Arrow Tv comic tie in that was cancelled after a few issues, do you really think they are going to bother with a new 52 comic book that has different mythology from the show, I think not. DC's attempt at synergy sucks and people love things for free anyway.

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