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In these cult favorite stories from the 1980s, Green Arrow heads to Alaska to investigate a gang's activities at the behest of the CIA, only to run afoul of the mysterious archer known as Shado. The two are forced to work together to stay one step ahead of Yakuza killers while trying to learn who set them up. Collects the 1988 GREEN ARROW #7-12 In these cult favorite stories from the 1980s, Green Arrow heads to Alaska to investigate a gang's activities at the behest of the CIA, only to run afoul of the mysterious archer known as Shado. The two are forced to work together to stay one step ahead of Yakuza killers while trying to learn who set them up. Collects the 1988 GREEN ARROW #7-12


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In these cult favorite stories from the 1980s, Green Arrow heads to Alaska to investigate a gang's activities at the behest of the CIA, only to run afoul of the mysterious archer known as Shado. The two are forced to work together to stay one step ahead of Yakuza killers while trying to learn who set them up. Collects the 1988 GREEN ARROW #7-12 In these cult favorite stories from the 1980s, Green Arrow heads to Alaska to investigate a gang's activities at the behest of the CIA, only to run afoul of the mysterious archer known as Shado. The two are forced to work together to stay one step ahead of Yakuza killers while trying to learn who set them up. Collects the 1988 GREEN ARROW #7-12

30 review for Green Arrow Vol. 2: Here There Be Dragons

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dirk Grobbelaar

    Not bad at all – but it didn’t give me same warm glow as its predecessors (Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters - Green Arrow, Vol. 1: Hunters Moon). What does make this collection memorable is that it features the sequence dealing with the reappearance of Shado, something which leads to a surprise reveal later in the series. This Green Arrow series was part of the DC “New Format / Suggested for Mature Readers” imprint, which has gone on to become Vertigo. It’s gritty and violent and quite good. Mik Not bad at all – but it didn’t give me same warm glow as its predecessors (Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters - Green Arrow, Vol. 1: Hunters Moon). What does make this collection memorable is that it features the sequence dealing with the reappearance of Shado, something which leads to a surprise reveal later in the series. This Green Arrow series was part of the DC “New Format / Suggested for Mature Readers” imprint, which has gone on to become Vertigo. It’s gritty and violent and quite good. Mike Grell really managed to transform Oliver Queen from cheesy Robin-Hood-alike to troubled vigilante. This series was my introduction to Green Arrow back in the day and is still the version I prefer. Recommended to fans of 80s comics and anybody following the evolution of the character. 3.5 Stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Enter the Green Arrow a few decades back when a hero could be a hero without fighting superhero's to make it interesting. In this second collection of the series of Green Arrow our reluctant and human hero does go to Alaska to stop a drugsring even if it is altogether another product he stops being smuggled. And the second hero lasted 4 installments and is an re-acquaintance with Shado from the initial mini series that relaunched this more mature version of the Green Arrow. And it involves her b Enter the Green Arrow a few decades back when a hero could be a hero without fighting superhero's to make it interesting. In this second collection of the series of Green Arrow our reluctant and human hero does go to Alaska to stop a drugsring even if it is altogether another product he stops being smuggled. And the second hero lasted 4 installments and is an re-acquaintance with Shado from the initial mini series that relaunched this more mature version of the Green Arrow. And it involves her background, the Yakusa and a treasure map. The story ends rather different than you might expect, Oliver is the grown up man he never wanted to be but he does it in style and courage. I am really enjoying my re-discovering this old series with whom I discovered the Green arrow for the first time. Well written and well drawn comic that is spectacular enough without any superhero's being around. The good stuff.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    I have always liked the version of GA that Mike Grell rebooted in the late '80s-- uman stories rather than superhuman. While seeking more intel on organized crime, Ollie heads for Alaska but stumbles on a smuggling ring. Theh he discovers that the past has a way of catching up to you, as an old 'frenemy' of Oliver has figured out who he is, where he lives, and how to draft him into the search for a hidden fortune. I have always liked the version of GA that Mike Grell rebooted in the late '80s-- uman stories rather than superhuman. While seeking more intel on organized crime, Ollie heads for Alaska but stumbles on a smuggling ring. Theh he discovers that the past has a way of catching up to you, as an old 'frenemy' of Oliver has figured out who he is, where he lives, and how to draft him into the search for a hidden fortune.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Green Arrow deals with the Yakuza and an old flame. Nice story intersecting with the political climate in the Philippines for the time this story was written. I just came back from the Philippines for work a few days ago so it made things more real even if it's now history. MY GRADE: B. Green Arrow deals with the Yakuza and an old flame. Nice story intersecting with the political climate in the Philippines for the time this story was written. I just came back from the Philippines for work a few days ago so it made things more real even if it's now history. MY GRADE: B.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Martin

    I'm really enjoying this series! Smart writing, with mature themes, such as honor and overcoming trauma; and real-world situations, such as drug trafficking, assassinations, the Yakuza. Each new story builds on events past, from The Longbow Hunters on, so we see the characters evolve, and we meet new ones as well. More, please. On to Green Arrow, Vol. 3: The Trial of Oliver Queen. I'm really enjoying this series! Smart writing, with mature themes, such as honor and overcoming trauma; and real-world situations, such as drug trafficking, assassinations, the Yakuza. Each new story builds on events past, from The Longbow Hunters on, so we see the characters evolve, and we meet new ones as well. More, please. On to Green Arrow, Vol. 3: The Trial of Oliver Queen.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joni

    Esta es la continuación del arco anterior The Longbow Hunters que compila del siete al doce del Green Arrow de 1988. Los primeros dos números no están dibujados por Hannigan y tampoco aportan mucho, una historia medio pelo sobre traficantes del afrodisíaco polvo de cuerno de rinoceronte con mafia china de por medio, predecible dibujada sin mucho atino y coloreada con cuestionable buen gusto. Cuenta como relleno entre el TLH y el de los últimos cuatro de este segundo vólumen Here There Be Dragons Esta es la continuación del arco anterior The Longbow Hunters que compila del siete al doce del Green Arrow de 1988. Los primeros dos números no están dibujados por Hannigan y tampoco aportan mucho, una historia medio pelo sobre traficantes del afrodisíaco polvo de cuerno de rinoceronte con mafia china de por medio, predecible dibujada sin mucho atino y coloreada con cuestionable buen gusto. Cuenta como relleno entre el TLH y el de los últimos cuatro de este segundo vólumen Here There Be Dragons. Esta es otra historia sin mucha originalidad donde vuelve Shado, la arquera japonesa. Oliver es chantajeado para buscarla porque dicen que tiene en su poder un mapa robado a los Yakuza que dicho sea de paso la buscan para matarla por esto y le piden recuperar este mapa de tesoros. Está bien dibujada y destaco al final una secuencia muda de nueve páginas que son una genialidad.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    We've had the palette cleanser, and now it's time to get back to the nitty gritty. This second volume of Mike Grell's Green Arrow reintroduces Shado to the story and brings Green Arrow face to face with the woman who saved his life. But first, dog sledding! The first two issues of the volume are a two-parter about Ollie tracking down a drug smuggling ring almost completely by accident. I do enjoy when coincidence drives the engine of a story, and this one all comes together neatly and tidily jus We've had the palette cleanser, and now it's time to get back to the nitty gritty. This second volume of Mike Grell's Green Arrow reintroduces Shado to the story and brings Green Arrow face to face with the woman who saved his life. But first, dog sledding! The first two issues of the volume are a two-parter about Ollie tracking down a drug smuggling ring almost completely by accident. I do enjoy when coincidence drives the engine of a story, and this one all comes together neatly and tidily just in time for doggies. But of course, Here There Be Dragons is the main draw here. It's the first four part story of the series so far, and it's actually fairly quiet for the most part as Oliver reconnects with Shado, who has found herself on the run from the Yakuza. They're an intriguing pair, and the chemistry is unmistakable. We also get a lot of flashbacks to Shado's past, which help explain how and why she is the person she is today, which drives home the emotional beats in the present too. The twist at the end of the story is a little obvious, but it doesn't ruin the overall experience. I'm probably not going to mention the art on this series going forward, since even the fill-in artists seem to have very similar styles both here and in the following volume that I've already read at this point. It's great, it's moody, and it's packed full of hand-drawn natural detail that you rarely get these days. Oliver's life may be complicated, but throwing Shado into the mix just makes things even worse for him - which of course makes it even better for us.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    Ollie heads to Alaska to investigate a drug trafficking case, while hoping to catch the beginning of the Iditarod. Then he’s recruited by Osborne to track down Shado who’s holding a map of secret treasure buried in the Philippines. I liked the first story and loved the second. The Alaska arc is well-told, but pretty slight in the grand scheme of things. The scene between Ollie and Dinah at the beginning is the best part. Meanwhile, Shado’s return from The Longbow Hunters is more than welcome, es Ollie heads to Alaska to investigate a drug trafficking case, while hoping to catch the beginning of the Iditarod. Then he’s recruited by Osborne to track down Shado who’s holding a map of secret treasure buried in the Philippines. I liked the first story and loved the second. The Alaska arc is well-told, but pretty slight in the grand scheme of things. The scene between Ollie and Dinah at the beginning is the best part. Meanwhile, Shado’s return from The Longbow Hunters is more than welcome, especially since she’s given loads more backstory and personality. The sequence in Japan is fantastic, as are all the fight scenes. I mentioned in my review of the first volume that Grell lets the artists tell the story when needed, and that holds true here. His economy of language stands out for the time; sometimes there are five pages in a row with no dialogue, where the art communicates more than exposition ever would.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Julio Hernandez

    well it was an interesting book i thought it would take longer to read but it did not

  10. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    The Powderhorn Trail (#7-8). This story is about stolen cars and smuggling — pretty much the urban crime elements of some of the less interesting Grell Green Arrow stories. But the storytelling is more problematic. The first issue uses a different writer for the Black Canary scenes, which is interesting in theory, but results in a muddy story. Then the second issue goes really big-screen with lots of wordless overview panels which totally undercut the storytelling [3/5]. Here There Be Dragons (#9 The Powderhorn Trail (#7-8). This story is about stolen cars and smuggling — pretty much the urban crime elements of some of the less interesting Grell Green Arrow stories. But the storytelling is more problematic. The first issue uses a different writer for the Black Canary scenes, which is interesting in theory, but results in a muddy story. Then the second issue goes really big-screen with lots of wordless overview panels which totally undercut the storytelling [3/5]. Here There Be Dragons (#9-12). This is probably what every Green Arrow fan was waiting for since the beginning of Mike Grell's Green Arrow series: the return of Shado and a new long-form story that was up to the heights of The Longbow Hunter. Overall, "Here There Be Dragons" is wonderful. It gives piles of background and characterization to Shado and really develops her as a three-dimensional character. It also continues in the theme of Grell's real-world stories, but by using the ongoing threats of the Yakuza and the CIA makes it feel like a much more organic narrative than most of these real-world thrillers. Overall, a great arc with a great ending. [4+/5].

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ben

    Ollie, Ollie, Ollie. Can't leave a past lover alone, can you. Great classic story. I love how Grell showed a hero that had convictions and passion to do what is right, but yet still struggled with his own demons and made mistakes. Humanizing the hero makes it easier to relate to them. This is not your old squeaky clean hero. Grell led the way for authors to accept that heroes need to be written as complex characters and sales showed that the audiences wanted to read stuff like this. This may be Ollie, Ollie, Ollie. Can't leave a past lover alone, can you. Great classic story. I love how Grell showed a hero that had convictions and passion to do what is right, but yet still struggled with his own demons and made mistakes. Humanizing the hero makes it easier to relate to them. This is not your old squeaky clean hero. Grell led the way for authors to accept that heroes need to be written as complex characters and sales showed that the audiences wanted to read stuff like this. This may be from the 80's, but it still hits the mark in the present day. Love it!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    This harkens back to the days when Green Arrow didn't fight super villains and was grounded more in reality. These old Mike Grell stories are golden and still hold up. This harkens back to the days when Green Arrow didn't fight super villains and was grounded more in reality. These old Mike Grell stories are golden and still hold up.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

    El primer arco narrativo, el de Alaska, fue un ejercicio panorámico. Hubo muchos paneles mudos y eso ayudó a ponerme en ambiente y a sentir más vida en los alrededores de Oliver Queen. Me gusta más ahora que no se le ven las pupilas en los ojos de Flecha Verde con el antifaz puesto. Deja esa trama con Dinah inconclusa, lo cual rompe con el formato de dos fascículos por arco. El segundo arco fue un retorno al inicio de la serie con Longbow Hunters. Me encanta lo sublime que es cada composición y El primer arco narrativo, el de Alaska, fue un ejercicio panorámico. Hubo muchos paneles mudos y eso ayudó a ponerme en ambiente y a sentir más vida en los alrededores de Oliver Queen. Me gusta más ahora que no se le ven las pupilas en los ojos de Flecha Verde con el antifaz puesto. Deja esa trama con Dinah inconclusa, lo cual rompe con el formato de dos fascículos por arco. El segundo arco fue un retorno al inicio de la serie con Longbow Hunters. Me encanta lo sublime que es cada composición y lo hermoso de cada trazo. Fue, como secuela a Hunters, una exploración más profunda al personaje de Shado y su viaje que podría crear su propia serie. De verdad no tengo mucho que decir porque la inmensa calidad que encontré en Longbow Hunters la encontré aquí.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Peter

    I found the first few issues of Here There Be Dragons a bit of a drag. The storytelling felt a little haphazard and not up to Mike Grell's normal standards. However, as soon as Shado entered the picture, things went right back to normal, echoing the same quality found in The Longbow Hunters and Hunter's Moon. I think one of the best things about this series so far is the lack of supervillains. Oliver confronts real, human threats and social injustices and it makes his campaign against crime all I found the first few issues of Here There Be Dragons a bit of a drag. The storytelling felt a little haphazard and not up to Mike Grell's normal standards. However, as soon as Shado entered the picture, things went right back to normal, echoing the same quality found in The Longbow Hunters and Hunter's Moon. I think one of the best things about this series so far is the lack of supervillains. Oliver confronts real, human threats and social injustices and it makes his campaign against crime all the more captivating.

  15. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    A solid followup of the first volume (Which I mostly loved). Things are a little bit sillier in this volume. Well the first arc. I wasn't feeling it much at all. Could be the outdated art is sometimes making fight scenes look awful. However, I don't think that is it, because I loved the final fight scenes in this volume. Also having Shado back is a big plus, she's badass, and makes Ollie better. Overall if you enjoyed volume 1 you should enjoy 2, even if it's not as good. A solid followup of the first volume (Which I mostly loved). Things are a little bit sillier in this volume. Well the first arc. I wasn't feeling it much at all. Could be the outdated art is sometimes making fight scenes look awful. However, I don't think that is it, because I loved the final fight scenes in this volume. Also having Shado back is a big plus, she's badass, and makes Ollie better. Overall if you enjoyed volume 1 you should enjoy 2, even if it's not as good.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shell Hunt

    Good old Oliver Queen is at it again in Alaska and Hawaii. I'm take it or leave it in the first story. The Iditarod doesn't interest me at all and the story didn't have much of a pay off. I really enjoyed the second one with Shado and the Yakima trying to find money for the Philippine government. Shado is a fun character and a really good "sidekick" for Green Arrow. The story does a really good job intertwining fighting and personal experiences. I mostly loved this one. Good old Oliver Queen is at it again in Alaska and Hawaii. I'm take it or leave it in the first story. The Iditarod doesn't interest me at all and the story didn't have much of a pay off. I really enjoyed the second one with Shado and the Yakima trying to find money for the Philippine government. Shado is a fun character and a really good "sidekick" for Green Arrow. The story does a really good job intertwining fighting and personal experiences. I mostly loved this one.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Greg Peterson

    Volume two was much more palatable then the first collected trade for me. Again these are my opinions but the good story is often times hindered by “edgy” content that seems gratuitous. Given the time in Comics this is understandable why. This is very much a review in the context of how this book holds up to me today not how it was in the context of the late 80s.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rob McMonigal

    Blech. I'm done with this set of reprints. Grell's writing is overwrought, the art falls apart here (even Hannigan and Giordano's sections are not as good as last time), and the Exotic Asian Woman(TM) trope is for the birds. Dinah might as well not be in this at all. Really don't see why this series is so well loved. Blech. I'm done with this set of reprints. Grell's writing is overwrought, the art falls apart here (even Hannigan and Giordano's sections are not as good as last time), and the Exotic Asian Woman(TM) trope is for the birds. Dinah might as well not be in this at all. Really don't see why this series is so well loved.

  19. 5 out of 5

    José

    Oliver Queen junto a Shado siempre es una buena combinación. Ya tenemos un personaje formado con él, así que estos números se centran más en ella, en "El dragón". Definitivamente, ha sido una lectura que he disfrutado demasiado. Quizás lo que me falta es que haya algún villano mucho más desarrollado y no sea tan genérico (tiran de los Yakuza). Aun así, lo he disfrutado muchísimo. Oliver Queen junto a Shado siempre es una buena combinación. Ya tenemos un personaje formado con él, así que estos números se centran más en ella, en "El dragón". Definitivamente, ha sido una lectura que he disfrutado demasiado. Quizás lo que me falta es que haya algún villano mucho más desarrollado y no sea tan genérico (tiran de los Yakuza). Aun así, lo he disfrutado muchísimo.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Adam Greven

    Not as good as the previous volumes but still solid. There is quite a bit of action going on, several pages at a time with no dialogue. The Green Arrow continues to get bloodier and further down the rabbit hole as he tracks down Shado and the Yakuza. Still very grounded, no super villains or super powers, which will always keep the Green Arrow as one of my favorites.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Zachary King

    More great GA work from Grell, Hannigan, and co. Ollie tracks a drug ring to the Iditarod and pursues buried treasure with the mysterious Shado. The art in this book is amazing, with narrative potency in so many elegant silent sequences. I definitely see why this is a legendary run for the character!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Enigmaticblue

    I enjoyed this. I like it when my superheroes are also smart.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sean

    Maybe 4.5

  24. 4 out of 5

    Elise

    Shado <3 Also the Alaska story was amusing.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nicolas

    This run finds its groove quickly and just runs with it. I liked Shado and the Alaska plot, so this was good time. We discussed this run, plus the Green Arrow's complicated history in a special episode of the All the Books Show: https://soundcloud.com/allthebooks/ep... This run finds its groove quickly and just runs with it. I liked Shado and the Alaska plot, so this was good time. We discussed this run, plus the Green Arrow's complicated history in a special episode of the All the Books Show: https://soundcloud.com/allthebooks/ep...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mika Lietzén

    The second collection of Mike Grell's eighties' Green Arrow, includes issues 7-12. The first two-parter, The Powderhorn Trail, is basically filler; Black Canary's Saab gets stolen and Oliver chases smugglers in Alaska. The artists come and go; Ed Barreto does a great job, the other two fall flat. The story is weighed down by the uneven art and somewhat strangely paced storytelling. The titular four-parter is another beast entirely; Oliver hangs out with Shado somewhere in the east, fighting Yaku The second collection of Mike Grell's eighties' Green Arrow, includes issues 7-12. The first two-parter, The Powderhorn Trail, is basically filler; Black Canary's Saab gets stolen and Oliver chases smugglers in Alaska. The artists come and go; Ed Barreto does a great job, the other two fall flat. The story is weighed down by the uneven art and somewhat strangely paced storytelling. The titular four-parter is another beast entirely; Oliver hangs out with Shado somewhere in the east, fighting Yakuza and dealing with shady CIA operatives. Many an eighties action film could've been concocted from such exotic and explosive ingredients! Here, the storytelling is relaxed and atmospheric, with Ed Hannigan's art making a glorious return; there are numerous impressive spreads and several quiet sequences, a 9-pager without dialogue or effects in the finale being the crowning achievement to a story both excellently told and executed. So, a mixed bag; the warm-up is so-so, but the main feature is simply great.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    You can find my spoiler-free review here: https://www.nerdinthenoke.com/2018/12... You can find my spoiler-free review here: https://www.nerdinthenoke.com/2018/12...

  28. 4 out of 5

    Fugo Feedback

    Lo dejo como to-read provisoriamente porque no estoy seguro de haber leído la totalidad de los capítulos que componen este tomo, aunque tampoco lo descarto. Cuando me relea El Cazador Acecha, y después el tomo 1, seguro le toque el turno a este. ¡Así por lo menos tiene un rating el pobre taco abandonao!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tom

    I wish Goodreads operated with half-stars because this book is distinctly in the middle of 3 and 4 stars. It isn't quite as good as Volume 1 of the same series (Hunter's Moon), but is still well produced and sharply written. I wish Goodreads operated with half-stars because this book is distinctly in the middle of 3 and 4 stars. It isn't quite as good as Volume 1 of the same series (Hunter's Moon), but is still well produced and sharply written.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    While Grell's GA run was pretty uneven, Shado was an interesting character and I liked the dynamic between her and Green Arrow. While Grell's GA run was pretty uneven, Shado was an interesting character and I liked the dynamic between her and Green Arrow.

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