Review: Arrow season 2.5 Issue #2 (Blood part 2: Descent) (DC Comics)


Publisher: DC Comics
Written by: Marc Guggenheim
Pencils by: Joe Bennett
Inks by: Craig Yeung
Review: Kate @ All That Geek.

In issue one we left Roy falling unconscious from a plane at 30,000 feet, will Oliver save him in time?

Spoiler alert: He does. With the help of a handy new arrow which opens like a parachute.

With the boxing arrow in issue one, and now the parachute arrow, I’m now keeping a tally as to how many elaborate and creative arrows Marc Guggenheim has come up with for these comics. I’m expecting great things.

As Oliver takes Roy to safety and tends to his gunshot wound, issue two gives us a look at where the TV series left us with Quentin Lance. Seeing him in the previews for season 3 of Arrow, we know he survives, but I’m glad the inbetween parts have been addressed without us having to suffer the tedious hospital drama on screen.

We also see Caleb again (the young man introduced in issue one) now presumably homeless and finding comfort in the bottom of a bottle. He is picked up by a well dressed stranger who you instantly know is up to no good. He takes Caleb to a rundown building – “a refuge for the lost” – where he shows him their saviour and who will be our main villian for the comics.

There isn’t a lot I can say about issue¬†#2 that wont feel like I’m repeating myself from my review of issue one. Once again its a wonderful read, penned by Arrow writer Marc Guggenheim with more story to sink your teeth into. There are some great moments from Felicity, where she awkwardly offers Oliver her bed for the night – which feels exactly like it would play out on screen.

Just like issue one I love the full page action panels, particularly where Oliver jumps out of the plane. The artwork again is just fantastic and the colours have that dark moody feel from the show without being dull.

If you’re not reading Arrow Season 2.5 you’re missing out. But if you are reading it, tell me what you think in the comments below!

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