February 6th will mark the release of Green Arrow #17, the highly anticipated beginning to Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s take on the Emerald Archer. DC has teased fans with two wonderful preview images, but most information on Green Arrow #17 has been kept under wraps, aside from a few interviews given by Lemire and Sorrentino.
It appears as if DC’s tightlipped approach to marketing the release of Green Arrow #17 has worked. Fans have been clamoring for any information about the book and today DC finally decided to satisfy readers’ appetite by showcasing some more of Andrea Sorrentino’s amazing artwork.
Update From DC:
Back in October, DC Comics gave you a taste of writer Jeff Lemire’s interpretation of Oliver Queen when he co-wrote the back-up story in JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 with Geoff Johns. And starting next month, Lemire’s new writing duties on GREEN ARROW kick off with issue #17, further expanding his gritty and noir take on the Justice League of America member.
“The challenge for me, when taking over the title at issue #17, was really to try to approach it as if it’s a first issue, so that it’s completely accessible to new readers,” explained Lemire. “Everything you need to know about the character and his world is established in a simple way in that first issue. So you can jump on really easily.”
As for Komodo, the new villain Ollie will be facing off against?
“He’s another archer whose skill level is clearly better than Oliver’s,” Lemire teased. “He’s Oliver’s physical better in every way when we open the series. He’s someone who seems very specifically hell-bent on destroying Oliver Queen/Green Arrow. The reason for this started to come up … and it has something to do with Oliver’s father … ”
GREEN ARROW #17 shoots into stores on February 6.
All images are courtesy of DC Entertainment
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