Oliver Queen just survived quite an ordeal. He lost his company, and has now just gotten it back. Yet upon his return, Seattle is being invaded by hawks. He’s probably thinking: “Just great.”
However with his commitment to justice, he won’t just let this occur. He finds himself alongside Hawkman on this ride with Carter being a fugitive from Thanagarian justice. Not only that, a woman who is seemingly in love with him is caught up in this. Ollie is able to save them from Hawkman but not until the woman named Emma is kidnapped. Luckily, they are able to rescue her but things aren’t going quite good on the business front. The transfer of Ollie’s stocks back to Seattle has been stopped by the Chinese government, and Suzie Ming is looking into what’s going on. Worse yet is that Emerson (currently in charge of Q Corp) has something to do with it, and knows more than he is letting on to the situation. However, Ollie has hawks to deal with first.
While I am not a fan of crossovers that seemed forced (and this definitely does), Ann Nocenti does an incredible job with Ollie’s story still. She keeps the focus on him even with hawks in the background, and brings Ollie’s heroism to light which has been difficult to see sometimes with the problems plaguing him. However, his responses to them have made him more of an interesting character nonetheless.
Freddie Williams really nails Ollie and his world. I am totally fine with him permanently taking over for Harvey Talibao (who did a great job), and will like seeing him round out the final issues (albeit sad) of Nocenti’s run.
Luckily, she’s doing a great job on Catwoman, and I am sure Katana will be awesome too.