Multiple Eisner Award nominee Jeff Lemire takes his indie-infused superhero-style to Seattle as the new writer of “Green Arrow.” DC Comics announced earlier this week that Lemire, who is currently writing “Animal Man” and “Justice League Dark” for the publisher, will be joined by “I, Vampire” artist Andrea Sorrentino as the new creative team on Oliver Queen’s solo series, beginning with February’s “Green Arrow” #17.
Lemire, who admits he never really connected with the Emerald Archer in the past, has developed a great appreciation for the character while writing him these last few months and reading some classic Green Arrow stories from the last 25 years, namely Mike Grell’s “Longbow Hunters” and Andy Diggle and Jock’s “Green Arrow: Year One.”
Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp in 1941, Green Arrow has never quite reached A-list status, but his popularity is certainly on the rise. The “Arrow” television series, starring Stephen Amell, is an early-season hit for the CW, and the character is set to join Geoff Johns and
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