Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Sean Izaakse
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 26, 2023
Oliver Queen embarks on an epic adventure as he finds himself transported to a mysterious and alien realm, while his loyal family tirelessly searches for him.
In the aftermath of the Dark Crisis, Oliver Queen’s journey leads him to an exotic world, a realm quite out of this world. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Roy, Connor, and Dinah are engaged in a relentless pursuit of Gotham’s criminal underbelly. In an intriguing twist, Roy uncovers a personal connection with one of the city’s vigilantes. This connection ultimately sets the stage for a heartwarming reunion.
Regrettably, the reunion is abruptly cut short when a sudden teleportation whisks one of them away to the same enigmatic planet where Oliver now resides. The Green Arrow heroically steps in to orchestrate a daring rescue mission. A perplexing revelation unfolds as the newcomer realizes that Oliver adamantly refuses to leave the alien realm and is preventing their return.
The Story: An enthralling and entertaining premiere issue, boasting an enigmatic core mystery that will tantalize fans. The narrative not only serves up exhilarating action but also delves into compelling character moments for both Oliver and Roy. I greatly appreciate how the story immerses itself in the essence of who Oliver is, both as a solitary hero and when united with his allies. The prevailing theme of family beautifully weaves through the issue, promising to yield further development and emotional resonance in the future.
The Art: The visual aesthetics maintain a high standard throughout the issue, enhancing the reader’s immersion. The environments are vividly depicted, providing a mesmerizing backdrop to the characters’ adventures, and the action sequences are visually electrifying, delivering a captivating spectacle.
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