This Wednesday, January 9th, Green Arrow #48–written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, illustrated by Javier Fernandez, colored by John Kalisz, and lettered by Deron Bennett–hits newsstands, part 1 of “This Is Not Normal,” with Count Vertigo transforming Seattle into a surrealist nightmare. And in our EXCLUSIVE preview of the issue, it’s clear that the weight of both recent events and the state of Oliver Queen’s Star City are beginning to take a toll on the Emerald Archer.

The entire creative team is adept at creating an atmosphere that’s equal parts noir and emotional pathos that feels right at home in Ollie’s world. And the tenderness that is shown between Black Canary and Green Arrow is touching and gut-wrenching.

GREEN ARROW #48 cover by Kevin Nowlan

GREEN ARROW #48 variant cover by Neal Adams

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Green Arrow #48 is on sale Wednesday, January 9th, from DC Comics.

From the official issue description:

Count Vertigo stages a jailbreak and turns Seattle into a surrealist maelstrom that threatens to consume the entire city. But when Ollie learns Vertigo’s true motivations, the Emerald Archer’s fragile psyche will be ripped to shreds. Is Ollie throwing himself into the hero game because of a death wish? Not if Black Canary has anything to sing about it.