In sober fact, I hope Lemire will deliver something close to the O'Neill run in part because there is such a sad lack of sociopolitical commentary in the New 52.
Some GA fanboy BLASTED me for that comment because I was ranting how terrible the comic is.
The sad truth is beauty is in the mind of the beholder and one man's trash is another man's treasure. So there are people out there with a different taste for this comic. They may love bad editing and poor writing...it happens.
Honestly the GA comic is just awful. It started out boring and plain and then they brought in the worst comic writer I have ever had the displeasure of reading (in my opinion). Her name is Ann Nocenti. She writes disjointed and clunky action, dialogue that will make you roll your eyes, and the story is loosely strung together at the best of times.
The comics are (for me) the lowest overall quality DC produces. Epically poor writing and mediocre art. That is to say for the first 12 or so issues...I refuse to go near ANY comic that has Ann Nocenti in the credits. It may have improved...But as for the first 12 issues....It's best to save your money for the Arrow season 1 blueray.
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The world was blessedly free of honest men and wonderfully full of people who believed they could tell the difference between an honest man and a crook. -Terry Pratchett
I gotta agree with everyone else here. The New52 took everything unique and interesting about Ollie and tore it away, leaving him as just a generic archer-guy.
I say check out issue 17 in a few months, when Lemire takes over. I have high hopes for his run given his current work (Animal Man is superb) and the art looks just as good.
In the meantime.....Quiver, Hard Travelling Heroes, Year One, and Longbow Hunters are all worth reading. Actually, I would say Kevin Smith's full run, not just the opening Quiver arc, is worth checking out. My personal favorites are Year One and Longbow Hunters. The Arrow show is heavily influenced by those series (especially Year One) so you should enjoy those. I have no idea how the digital Arrow tie-in comic is.