The entire Green Arrow run of New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lemire is now collected in its entirety in this all-new Essential Edition trade paperback graphic novel!
Oliver Queen thought he had it all figured out. As the heroic archer Green Arrow, he'd finally found a sense of purpose, friends to aid him, even a place on the Justice League of America. But now he's not even sure where he came from... or whom he came from.
As Green Arrow discovers that his stranding on a desert island was more than just an accident, there seem to be more sinister forces at work behind all these sudden revelations. The Queen family is embroiled in a war generations old. A war of clans. A war of outsiders.
Acclaimed creative team Jeff Lemire (Animal Man) and Andrea Sorrentino (I, Vampire) take Green Arrow on his most challenging adventure yet. Collects Green Arrow #17-34, Green Arrow Futures End #1 and Green Arrow Secret Origins.
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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.
"Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino hit the bullseye perfectly with Green Arrow. Sharply written and featuring beautiful artwork, this is another hidden gem in the New 52 crown." --Craveonline
"Great writing, awesome artwork, fun premise and looks of cool action? Yep, Green Arrow's got it all."--IGN
"Sorrentino is quickly headed for superstar status with his work on Green Arrow, and his partnership with Lemire---who is also a skilled visual storyteller---is pushing the artist to new levels of excellence." --A.V. Club/The Onion
"This is most certainly going to be one of the best looking books of the year if Sorrentino keeps getting scripts from Lemire that show off his best work." --Comic Book Resources