Comic Review: Arrow: Dark Archer #4

I enjoyed meeting 19 year-old Merlyn (I’m assuming John Barrowman provided pictures for reference), and I’m looking forward to what this all means for show canon.

Synopsis: After Merlyn’s captor is revealed, Malcolm begins his confession…

Review: Issue #4 began a new sub arc in this twelve issue limited series. The upside is that the confusion I expressed in my last review has been addressed. The Barrowmans are retconning and giving readers two separate secret organizations and two separate sets of characters. The downside is that it took four issues of exposition and flashbacks to circle back to the beginning of issue #1 and begin the tale in earnest. That means they’ll likely have to embellish relatively little plot with a great many structural flourishes. That said, I enjoyed meeting 19 year-old Merlyn (I’m assuming John Barrowman provided pictures for reference), and I’m looking forward to what this all means for show canon.

Written by

Carole E. Barrowman

John Barrowman

Pencils by

Daniel Sampere

Inks by

Juan Albarran

Colors by

Kyle Ritter

9.7
Arrow: Dark Archer #4
  • Story, Art
  • Pacing
  • Story
    9
  • Art
    10
  • Lettering
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.

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