read a couple of reviews of the seventh and final issue, as well as DC's promotion of the storyline to follow it:
(Spoilers, obviously...I'll throw up an image to put some space between the spoilers and any spoiler-sensitive eyes in the reading audience)
—Why didn't Lian Harper return as a Black Lantern to mess with Roy Harper in any of the Blackest Night Titans tie-ins...besides the obvious reason that it might have spoiled the ending of Cry? (And why didn't Roy's right arm return as a Black Lantern)?
—If they had to kill someone close to Green Arrow in order to make him the dark, grim and gritty urban hunter of men that he was during Mike Grell's run on the title—i.e. regress the character to a previous status quo—why not kill Speedy II or Green Arrow II?
The former is DC's second blond, teenage girl archer (after Arrowette), and is closer to Green Arrow and someone he'd feel more directly responsible for. The latter is DC's second blond, male archer codenamed "Green Arrow," and is obviously much closer to Green Arrow Oliver Queen than Lian, his not-really-granddaughter (I love Conner Hawke personally, I should note, but he sure seems more redundant than Lian, and DC's not doing anything at all with him anyway).
Lian's not going to be starring in her own monthly comic any time soon, naturally, but her existence made Roy Harper the only single father superhero in the DCU that I can think of off the top of my head. Without her, he loses one of his biggest defining factors.
—You know how in movies and stuff you'll see gambling boats or drug usage or something, and they'll show the police or coast guard or whoever unable to intervene because the boat is floating in international waters or outside U.S. territory and thus the law doesn't haven't jurisdiction? Well, is it really murder if you shoot someone in the head with an arrow in the Phantom Zone/Ghost Zone/White Martian Sub-Space...? They weren't even in the same universe as the United States or any earth government, so can anyone accuse Green Arrow of breaking a law there?
—Is it murder to kill a dude who's committed a grand act of terrorism, like partially obliterating an entire city? Like, I'm pretty sure the U.S. government would deem Prometheus an "enemy combatant" and have no qualms about dropping a bomb from a Predator drone on him.
—Should Green Arrow even be able to get the drop on Prometheus, under any circumstances? Prometheus is basically Batman, only with some technological augmentation that makes him a threat to the whole Justice League. Green Arrow couldn't ever take Batman, ergo he shouldn't be able to take Prometheus, right? (Did I do my math right?)
—Is the Justice League really going to be all that upset with Green Arrow for killing a bad guy if Batman Bruce Wayne and Superman aren't around? Barry Allen killed a dude, Hal Jordan killed everyone in the universe (except for Superman and about a dozen other superheroes) in his attempt to un-make and re-create all existence in Zero Hour, hell, even Dick Grayson beat the Joker to death at the climax of The Joker's Last Laugh (Don't worry; the mass-murdered was successfully resuscitated to kill/sell comics again). Black Canary watched Green Arrow put some arrows into thugs before, she's going to be mad this time? The superhero community has apparently made their peace with the fact that Green Arrow has killed some folks before, are they really going to attempt to bring him to justice now?
—Did Brad Meltzer pay James Robinson an ungodly amount of money to write Cry, just so Identity Crisis won't forever be known as the most melodramatic, logic-defying, mean-spirited-for-mean-spirited-ness' sake Justice League story?