Oliver Queen thought he had it all figured out. Having survived a deadly shipwreck and a trial of survival on a mysterious island, he returned to Seattle with a brand-new altruistic attitude. As Green Arrow, he reinvented himself as a crime-fighting vigilante on a heroic crusade.
Now being hunted by a master archer named Komodo, Queen is starting to question the details of his time spent on the island--and the connection it has to his long-dead father. Once the murky secrets of his past become clear, how will Oliver Queen handle the responsibility and burden of being Green Arrow?
Green Arrow's origin story gets twisted in knots by creator Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and Andrea Sorrentino (I, Vampire). Green Arrow: War of the Clans collects stories from Green Arrow #17-34, Green Arrow #23.1, Green Arrow: Futures End and Secret Origins #4.
The DC Essential Edition series highlights the best standalone stories the medium has to offer, featuring comics' greatest characters. Green Arrow: War of the Clans is a seminal, groundbreaking tale for Green Arrow that transcends the printed page. For new readers and longtime fans, this is a definitive entry point to the DC Universe's vast library. Start with the Essentials.
About the Author
Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed monthly comic book series Sweet Tooth, published by DC/Vertigo, and the award-winning graphic novel Essex Country, published by Top Shelf. He also has written Animal Man, Justice League United, Teen Titans: Earth One, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and Superboy for DC Comics. In 2008 Jeff won the Schuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist, and the Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association's prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. In 2010, Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. In 2013 Lemire published the graphic novel The Underwater Welder (Top Shelf). He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son.
“Green Arrow’s got it all.” —IGN
“Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino hit the bull’s eye perfectly with Green Arrow. Sharply written and featuring beautiful artwork, this is another hidden gem.” —CraveOnline
“Writer Jeff Lemire, artist Andrea Sorrentino and colorist Marcelo Maiolo have delivered a remarkable run on Green Arrow.” —A.V. Club