I am a big fan of director, writer, and actor, Kevin Smith. I think it is safe to say most people know him from his movies like Clerks, MallRats, Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl, Cop Out, and Red State. Kevin Smith wrote most of those movies and he has also been known to write comic books from time to time. The latest comic I read was in the form of a graphic novel called Green Arrow: Quiver. It takes his ten issue run of Green Arrow comics and puts them together into an overall story arc called Quiver.
Smith wrote a great story here and I am happy to let everyone know I was very much entertained right from page one. I have to admit that I did not know a whole lot about Green Arrow, aside from the obvious, when I started reading Quiver, but now I am excited to pick up more Green Arrow books and see where this character goes in the future. I think it is a true testament to Kevin Smith’s writing ability that someone like me, who only picked up the book because I knew of the writer, by the end of the 10 issues had turned me into a fan of the Green Arrow.
There are lots of references going on in this book to lots of different events that have happened in the DC universe. Most of which I knew about and some I did not. But the way it is written is in such a way that even if you don’t know anything about DC’s history you are still going to enjoy this book. When references are made you are not going to feel lost. You are just going to think “oh, so that happened.” and move on with the story.
Green Arrow: Quiver was a very entertaining read for me. Even after I finished it I still think about the storyline a lot and have discussed it with several of my girlfriends at length. I don’t think you are going to be able to take much away from the story that can inspire you as far as story ideas or plot devices for use in your tabletop roleplaying campaign. But don’t let that stop you from checking out this awesome graphic novel.
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