History ComicBook / GreenArrow

19th Sep '17 11:48:19 AM kkhohoho
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* FreudianExcuse: In one retcon, Oliver was shown to have suffered ParentalNeglect as a child. As an adult he became a stereotypical bored rich man who spent most of his time avoiding responsibility. After losing all his money he lost the one thing that made him happy, and tried to compensate for it by gaining the love of the masses as a hero for the poor and downtrodden of society. When in reality, he just wants to be loved, but even when he has friends and a family, and he doesn't know how to genuinely hold on to them and gradually drives them away with his jerkass attitude. He doesn't care about social ills, he wants to play the hero so people will love him. He wants love, but he's not very good at returning it in healthy ways.
1st Sep '17 10:33:46 AM CosmicFerret
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** Sometimes with Barry Allen, TheFlash.

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** Sometimes with Barry Allen, TheFlash.Franchise/TheFlash.
9th Aug '17 10:06:41 AM AndyLA
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* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: Green Arrow sometimes uses his teeth to draw back his bowstring.

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* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: Green Arrow sometimes uses his teeth to draw back his bowstring.bowstring, mainly if he has one arm immobilized.
9th Jul '17 10:26:52 AM Arrowhead
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For the rest of The {{New 52}} era, the book would be written by urban fantasy author Benjamin Percy. Percy would remain on the series as it became ComicBook/GreenArrowRebirth. The new series has proved popular, restoring many elements of the classic series - primarily the romance between Green Arrow and ComicBook/BlackCanary, Oliver's status as a social-justice warrior and [[BadassBeard his trademark goatee]]. The new series has also discarded [[PutOnABus most of the supporting cast]] introduced during The {{New52}} run, save for the characters created by Jeff Lemire like Emiko Queen and hacker Henry Fyff. The new series is focused on Oliver and Dinah's efforts to fight The Ninth Circle - an [[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSyndicate uber-capitalist cabal]] tied to an AncientConspiracy, with designs on taking over America through [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil human trafficking]] and CorporateWarfare.

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For the rest of The {{New 52}} era, the book would be written by urban fantasy author Benjamin Percy. Percy would remain on the series as it became ComicBook/GreenArrowRebirth. The new series has proved popular, restoring many elements of the classic series - primarily the romance between Green Arrow and ComicBook/BlackCanary, Oliver's status as a social-justice warrior and [[BadassBeard his trademark goatee]]. The new series has also discarded [[PutOnABus most of the supporting cast]] introduced during The {{New52}} run, save for the characters created by Jeff Lemire like Emiko Queen and hacker Henry Fyff. The new series is focused on Oliver and Dinah's efforts to fight The Ninth Circle - an [[[http://tvtropes.[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSyndicate uber-capitalist cabal]] tied to an AncientConspiracy, with designs on taking over America through [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil human trafficking]] and CorporateWarfare.
9th Jul '17 10:26:21 AM Arrowhead
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After Lemire and Sorrentino left, the book was briefly taken over by Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski, who are - in addition to being comic book writers - writers for Green Arrow's TV show adaptation ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Their six-issue run was not well-received - partly due to the trouble anyone would have had following Lemire and Sorrentino and partly because of their efforts to make the book more accessible to fans of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' while simultaneously restoring more elements of the pre-''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Green Arrow'' comics. Even the most generous critics agreed they tried to accomplish too much, too quickly, reintroducing homeless teen Mia Dearden as a potential sidekick for Oliver while simultaneously trying to reestablish Oliver's friendship with Hal Jordan, bringing Arrow's BreakoutCharacter Felicity Smoak into the comics, throwing all of Oliver's support team except for John Diggle and setting up a new arch-enemy for Green Arrow in the form of CorruptCorporateExecutive John King.

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After Lemire and Sorrentino left, the book was briefly taken over by Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski, who are - in addition to being comic book writers - writers for Green Arrow's TV show adaptation ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Their six-issue run was not well-received - partly due to the trouble anyone would have had following Lemire and Sorrentino and partly because of their efforts to make the book more accessible to fans of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' while simultaneously restoring more elements of the pre-''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Green Arrow'' comics. Even the most generous critics agreed they tried to accomplish too much, too quickly, reintroducing homeless teen Mia Dearden as a potential sidekick for Oliver while simultaneously trying tryng to reestablish [[PutOnABus throwing out]] all of Oliver's friendship with Hal Jordan, support team except for John Diggle, bringing Arrow's BreakoutCharacter Felicity Smoak into the comics, throwing all of reestablish Oliver's support team except for John Diggle friendship with Hal Jordan, reintroducing homeless teen Mia Dearden as a potential sidekick and setting up a new arch-enemy for Green Arrow in the form of CorruptCorporateExecutive John King.
9th Jul '17 10:21:32 AM Arrowhead
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For the rest of The {{New 52}} era, the book would be written by urban fantasy author Benjamin Percy. Percy would remain on the series as it became GreenArrowRebirth.

The most familiar version of Green Arrow to television viewers aside from ''Arrow'' is probably the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' version, where he was brought in instead of the ExiledFromContinuity Batman, already operating as a superhero in a non-skintight costume. Black Canary and Mia Dearden also made appearances.

Alternately, Green Arrow was a major, if secondary, character in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' animated series, where in his first appearance, he defeated a giant, radioactive robot that cleaned the clock of Franchise/GreenLantern, Captain Atom, and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. He remained as the conscience of the Justice League, echoing the politically relevant series from the 1970s.

He also showed up several times in WesternAnimation/TheBatman and WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold. He appears as a minor supporting character in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', voiced by Alan Tudyk of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fame. His sidekicks, Red Arrow and Artemis, play far more prominent roles. He also stars in a fifteen minute feature, ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseGreenArrow'' (co-starring Black Canary), that appears as part of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'' DVD, along with ComicBook/TheSpectre and ComicBook/JonahHex.

In 2008, a Green Arrow live-action film titled ''Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max'' was announced. Penned by David S. Goyer (writer for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'') and Justin Marks (writer for ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''), the film would involve Green Arrow being sent to an [[TheAlcatraz high security prison]] for a [[ClearMyName crime he didn't commit,]] forcing him to [[EnemyMine team up with supervillains]] in order to escape. No other news had been made since then.

In early 2012, it was announced that TheCW would be producing a TV series called ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', to be based on the Green Arrow characters with Oliver being played by Creator/StephenAmell. It debuted in November 2012 and drew a huge viewing audience. The success of ''Arrow'' led to spinoffs in what has become known as the Series/{{Arrowverse}}.

In October of the same year, he was revealed to be a playable character in the fighting game ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', both in traditional form and a DLC skin of the the current TV version, with the likeness and voice of Stephen Amell.

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For the rest of The {{New 52}} era, the book would be written by urban fantasy author Benjamin Percy. Percy would remain on the series as it became GreenArrowRebirth.

ComicBook/GreenArrowRebirth. The most familiar version new series has proved popular, restoring many elements of the classic series - primarily the romance between Green Arrow to television viewers aside from ''Arrow'' is probably the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' version, where he was brought in instead and ComicBook/BlackCanary, Oliver's status as a social-justice warrior and [[BadassBeard his trademark goatee]]. The new series has also discarded [[PutOnABus most of the ExiledFromContinuity Batman, already operating as a superhero in a non-skintight costume. Black Canary supporting cast]] introduced during The {{New52}} run, save for the characters created by Jeff Lemire like Emiko Queen and Mia Dearden also hacker Henry Fyff. The new series is focused on Oliver and Dinah's efforts to fight The Ninth Circle - an [[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSyndicate uber-capitalist cabal]] tied to an AncientConspiracy, with designs on taking over America through [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil human trafficking]] and CorporateWarfare.

Green Arrow frequently appears in other Creator/DCComics media. He first
made appearances.

Alternately,
an animated appearance in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/Superfriends Superfriends]] during the "Wendy and Marvin" era, though he didn't make the jump to be part of later series despite having an action-figure in the associated ''Super Powers'' line by {{Kenner}}.

Green Arrow was a major, if secondary, character in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' animated series, where in his first appearance, he defeated a giant, radioactive robot that cleaned the clock of Franchise/GreenLantern, Captain Atom, and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. He remained stayed on as the conscience of the Justice League, echoing the politically relevant series from the 1970s.

He also showed up several times in WesternAnimation/TheBatman and WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold. He appears as a minor supporting character in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', voiced by Alan Tudyk Creator/AlanTudyk of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fame. His sidekicks, Red Arrow and Artemis, play far more prominent roles. He also stars in a fifteen minute feature, ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseGreenArrow'' (co-starring Black Canary), that appears as part of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'' DVD, along with ComicBook/TheSpectre and ComicBook/JonahHex.

Green Arrow's most prominent live-action media appearance is in TheCW series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', where Oliver is played by Creator/StephenAmell. It debuted in November 2012 and drew a huge viewing audience. The success of ''Arrow'' led to a series of spin-offs and what has become known as the Series/{{Arrowverse}}.

Green Arrow is also fondly remembered by fans of the series ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', where he was played by Justin Hartley. Black Canary and Mia Dearden also made appearances on the show.

In 2008, a Green Arrow live-action film titled ''Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max'' was announced. Penned by David S. Goyer (writer for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'') and Justin Marks (writer for ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''), the film would involve Green Arrow being sent to an [[TheAlcatraz high security prison]] for a [[ClearMyName crime he didn't commit,]] forcing him to [[EnemyMine team up with supervillains]] in order to escape. No other news about the project had been made announced since then.

In early 2012, it was announced that TheCW would be producing a TV series called ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', to be based on the Green Arrow characters with Oliver being played by Creator/StephenAmell. It debuted first appeared in November 2012 and drew a huge viewing audience. The success of ''Arrow'' led to spinoffs video game in what has become known as the Series/{{Arrowverse}}.

In October of the same year,
''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueTaskForce''. He was also in ''/VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes''. More recently, he was revealed to be a playable character in the fighting game ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', both in traditional form (voiced by Creator/AlanTudyk) and a DLC skin of the the current TV version, with the likeness and voice of Stephen Amell.
Creator/StephenAmell. He returned in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'', once again voiced by Creator/AlanTudyk.


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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: As a modern-day Robin Hood and ChaoticGood poster-boy, Green Arrow is frequently depicted as believing this.
** In the ''ComicBook/GreenArrowRebirth'' books, the fact that The Ninth Circle abducts homeless people and sells them off to the highest bidder angers Green Arrow far more than their attempts to kill him and frame his secret identity for murder.
9th Jul '17 9:44:53 AM Arrowhead
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A fourth volume of Green Arrow began publication in September 2011 as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. The new book is set in Year One of the new DC Universe and has taken Oliver Queen back to his roots as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob, traveling the world and going wherever a hero is needed. After several creative team changes that did little to garner interest in the volume, the book was taken over by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, which primarily dealt with setting up a MythArc focusing on Oliver's battles with Komodo, a man connected to his father, and an ancient collection of warrior clans known collectively as the Outsiders (which, save for a few members, has little to do with the pre-New 52 superhero team of the same name that Ollie was once part of).

The run proved generally popular and successful, before the creative team left and the book was taken over by Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski, who're also two of the main people behind Green Arrow's TV show adaptation ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. This run, meanwhile, so far seems to be trying to do two things: Bring in the most popular elements of ''Arrow'' into the comics (notably dropping the previous supporting cast save for ''Arrow'' CanonImmigrant John Diggle (who was introduced into the comics during Lemire's run), and bringing in Arrow's BreakoutCharacter Felicity Smoak, resulting in creating the same PowerTrio the show uses), and bringing back elements from the Green Arrow book that have been missing since the reboot, including Oliver's mouthy liberal views and reintroducing Mia Dearden.

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A fourth volume of Green Arrow began publication in September 2011 as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. The new book is set in Year One of the new DC Universe and has taken Oliver Queen back to his roots as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob, traveling the world and going wherever a hero is needed. After several creative team changes that in its first year did little to garner interest in the volume, series, the book was taken over by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, which primarily dealt with setting up a MythArc focusing on Oliver's battles with Komodo, a man connected to his father, and an ancient collection of warrior clans known collectively as the Outsiders (which, save for a few members, has little to do with the pre-New 52 superhero team of the same name that Ollie was once part of).Sorrentino.

The Lemire/Sorrentino run proved primarily dealt with setting up a MythArc focusing on Oliver's battles with Komodo, a man connected to his father, and an ancient collection of warrior clans known collectively as The Outsiders. (It should be noted that, apart from the presence of Katana, these Outsiders had no relation to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders The Outsiders]] superhero team.) The series was generally popular well-received by fans and successful, before critics, though some felt that Lemire's mythology developed had little connection to the creative team left classic series mythos despite reintroducing characters like Count Vertigo and Shado. This run also was notable for introducing Emiko Queen (Oliver's half sister - the product of a tryst between his father and Shado) and bringing [[CanonImmigrant John Diggle]] into the DC Universe.

After Lemire and Sorrentino left,
the book was briefly taken over by Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski, who're also two of the main people behind who are - in addition to being comic book writers - writers for Green Arrow's TV show adaptation ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. This run, meanwhile, so far seems Their six-issue run was not well-received - partly due to be trying to do two things: Bring in the most popular trouble anyone would have had following Lemire and Sorrentino and partly because of their efforts to make the book more accessible to fans of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' while simultaneously restoring more elements of ''Arrow'' into the comics (notably dropping pre-''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''Green Arrow'' comics. Even the previous supporting cast save most generous critics agreed they tried to accomplish too much, too quickly, reintroducing homeless teen Mia Dearden as a potential sidekick for ''Arrow'' CanonImmigrant John Diggle (who was introduced into the comics during Lemire's run), and Oliver while simultaneously trying to reestablish Oliver's friendship with Hal Jordan, bringing in Arrow's BreakoutCharacter Felicity Smoak, resulting in creating Smoak into the same PowerTrio the show uses), and bringing back elements from the Green Arrow book that have been missing since the reboot, including comics, throwing all of Oliver's mouthy liberal views support team except for John Diggle and reintroducing Mia Dearden.
setting up a new arch-enemy for Green Arrow in the form of CorruptCorporateExecutive John King.

For the rest of The {{New 52}} era, the book would be written by urban fantasy author Benjamin Percy. Percy would remain on the series as it became GreenArrowRebirth.
9th Jul '17 9:20:37 AM Arrowhead
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Originally an AdventurerArchaeologist, Oliver Queen was an expert on UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans, who mastered the bow as part of his studies on ancient hunting techniques. He met [[KidHero Roy Harper]] while on a dig, discovering that Harper had survived the plane-crash [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan which killed his parents]]. Also surviving the crash was the family's [[NativeGuide Native American manservant]], Quoag, who taught Roy how to use a bow and live off the land.

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Originally an AdventurerArchaeologist, Oliver Queen was an expert on UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans, who mastered the bow as part of his studies on ancient hunting techniques. He met [[KidHero Roy Harper]] while on a dig, discovering that Harper had survived the plane-crash [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan which killed his parents]]. Also surviving the crash was parents]], along with the family's [[NativeGuide Native American manservant]], Quoag, who taught Roy how to use a bow and live off the land.
bow.
9th Jul '17 9:19:03 AM Arrowhead
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Originally an AdventurerArchaeologist, Oliver Queen was an expert on UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans, who mastered the bow as part of his studies on ancient hunting techniques. He met [[KidHero Roy Harper]] while on a dig, discovering that Harper had survived the plane-crash [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan which killed his parents]] along with the family's [[NativeGuide Native American manservant]], Quoag, who had taught Roy how to use a bow.

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Originally an AdventurerArchaeologist, Oliver Queen was an expert on UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans, who mastered the bow as part of his studies on ancient hunting techniques. He met [[KidHero Roy Harper]] while on a dig, discovering that Harper had survived the plane-crash [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan which killed his parents]] along with parents]]. Also surviving the crash was the family's [[NativeGuide Native American manservant]], Quoag, who had taught Roy how to use a bow.
bow and live off the land.
9th Jul '17 9:16:40 AM Arrowhead
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** Emiko Queen is one for Damian Wayne from Franchise/{{Batman}}. Both were trained as assassins for the purpose of killing a family member who was a superhero and both wound up becoming snarky teen sidekicks to said hero, who complained about not being allowed to kill. She's developed a personality under Benjamin Percy, though now she's said to be an expy for ComicBook/KateBishop from {{ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, which is ironic considering Kate was said to be an expy for Mia Dearden when the Matt Fraction hawkeye book first came out.

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** Emiko Queen is one for Damian Wayne from Franchise/{{Batman}}. Both were trained as assassins for the purpose of killing a family member who was a superhero and both wound up becoming snarky teen sidekicks to said hero, who complained about not being allowed to kill. She's developed a personality under Benjamin Percy, though now she's said to be an expy for for ComicBook/KateBishop from {{ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, which is ironic considering Kate was said to be an expy for Mia Dearden when the Matt Fraction hawkeye ''Hawkeye'' book first came out.
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