Thursday, August 03, 2017

Credit Where Credit is Due

I've given writer Benjamin Percy a lot of grief for his work on Green Arrow and he's deserved it.

That's why I feel it important for me to say:

This week's issue of  Green Arrow is one of the best comic books I have ever read.

Lex spared no expense on his "Steel" costume for the annual Rutland Parade.

And easily one of the best SUPERMAN stories I have ever read.

Oh, sure, the plot devices are a bit hokey, even for comics (like computer programs that can subliminally affect your emotions).  But the characterization is spot on.  They say you can most easily see a character's, um, character by means of their interaction with others.  And this story does a clear and elegant job of making clear who Green Arrow, Superman, and Lex are in just that way.  Green Arrow stories aren't supposed to make my heart swell with hope and joy; this one did.

Artist Juan Ferreyra also deserves kudos for his visual storytelling.

I could give you many examples, but this one should suffice.


and I can't believe I'm writing this...

give Benjamin Percy and what he's currently doing a chance by reading this week's Green Arrow (#28).