New Green Arrow creative team announced
Green Arrow is my favorite comic book character ever, so, as a big fan, I absolutely adored the most recent run by Benjamin Percy, Juan Ferreyra, Otto Schmidt (with Stephen Byrne sometimes). When it was announced they were leaving, I was a little heartbroken and worried but also, in a way, excited about who would be taking over next and what they would bring to the character. Well it was announced today that Green Arrow will now be written by Julie and Shawna Benson of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, with art by Javier Fernandez of Nightwing with covers by Alex Maleev.
“As we mourn the loss of our beloved Birds, hope in the form of an arrow has struck us through the heart with the opportunity to take on Oliver Queen,” said Julie Benson and Shawna Benson. “Ollie’s made a few appearances alongside the Birds since we began writing at DC with Rebirth, and we can’t wait to continue making our mark on the 77-year old marksman this summer. And we won’t be leaving our ladies behind! Black Canary, aka Ollie’s “Pretty Bird,” will continue to star in GREEN ARROW.”
The first issue by the Bensons will be in Green Arrow Annual #2 in May, we will get a couple fill in issues before then.