History ComicBook / GreenArrow

31st Jul '16 10:55:05 AM nombretomado
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While never a major hit in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Green Arrow and Speedy sold decently, and were members of the [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]], DCComics' second superhero team. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the pair was moved to ''Adventure Comics'' along with ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. As pet characters of editor Mort Weisinger, they were published continuously as backups to the Superboy feature all the way from 1946 to 1960. GA and Speedy then jumped to ''World's Finest'' until 1964. During this time period, Green Arrow changed very little, sticking to short, fun stories in which he used trick arrows to thwart criminals and save lives. Perhaps the best remembered stories are the short run in 1958 by JackKirby. Green Arrow also became a member of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueofAmerica JLA]] during this period, whilst Speedy went and joined the ComicBook/TeenTitans.

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While never a major hit in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Green Arrow and Speedy sold decently, and were members of the [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]], DCComics' Creator/DCComics' second superhero team. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the pair was moved to ''Adventure Comics'' along with ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. As pet characters of editor Mort Weisinger, they were published continuously as backups to the Superboy feature all the way from 1946 to 1960. GA and Speedy then jumped to ''World's Finest'' until 1964. During this time period, Green Arrow changed very little, sticking to short, fun stories in which he used trick arrows to thwart criminals and save lives. Perhaps the best remembered stories are the short run in 1958 by JackKirby. Green Arrow also became a member of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueofAmerica JLA]] during this period, whilst Speedy went and joined the ComicBook/TeenTitans.



After some years of being teamed with Green Lantern or appearing in back-up stories, in 1983 Green Arrow got his own mini-series for the first time. It sold decently, but was not followed up until 1987. As part of its new "mature readers" line, DC gave writer[=/=]artist Mike Grell the chance to reinvent Green Arrow again in ''The Longbow Hunters'' mini-series, followed by an ongoing series. Some radical changes were made, moving GA from the fictional Star City to Seattle, discarding the trick arrows for the most part, removing Black Canary's sonic scream and generally avoiding the more comic-booky elements of TheDCU. This series also became notorious for the scene in which the assassin Shado rapes Oliver Queen, though it was [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale mistakenly referred to as an affair]] by other writers in the years to follow.

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After some years of being teamed with Green Lantern or appearing in back-up stories, in 1983 Green Arrow got his own mini-series for the first time. It sold decently, but was not followed up until 1987. As part of its new "mature readers" line, DC gave writer[=/=]artist Mike Grell the chance to reinvent Green Arrow again in ''The Longbow Hunters'' mini-series, followed by an ongoing series. Some radical changes were made, moving GA from the fictional Star City to Seattle, discarding the trick arrows for the most part, removing Black Canary's sonic scream and generally avoiding the more comic-booky elements of TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. This series also became notorious for the scene in which the assassin Shado rapes Oliver Queen, though it was [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale mistakenly referred to as an affair]] by other writers in the years to follow.



Shortly afterward, Green Arrow briefly starred in a third volume of his solo series, which was one of several new DCComics tying into the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline. Following the events of ''Cry For Justice'', a seemingly [[LostWoods enchanted forest]] grew up in the middle of the Star City. Oliver Queen has moved into the forest, continuing to fight the various powers trying to take advantage of the recent disaster - [[DirtyCop corrupt cops]], [[SleazyPolitician local politicians who are more interested in building a new Entertainment District in the wreckage than helping all the people left homeless by the recent disaster]] and a CorruptCorporateExecutive who has taken over Queen Enterprises.

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Shortly afterward, Green Arrow briefly starred in a third volume of his solo series, which was one of several new DCComics Creator/DCComics tying into the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline. Following the events of ''Cry For Justice'', a seemingly [[LostWoods enchanted forest]] grew up in the middle of the Star City. Oliver Queen has moved into the forest, continuing to fight the various powers trying to take advantage of the recent disaster - [[DirtyCop corrupt cops]], [[SleazyPolitician local politicians who are more interested in building a new Entertainment District in the wreckage than helping all the people left homeless by the recent disaster]] and a CorruptCorporateExecutive who has taken over Queen Enterprises.
19th Jul '16 2:42:06 PM morenohijazo
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* DefectorFromParadise: The titular character was resurrected without a soul, as well as any memories of his past during his [[DarkerandEdgier more cynical]] years. He seemed to get along fine without it and his soul rested peacefully in Heaven. However, his lack of a soul made him [[DemonicPossession a gateway for possession by powerful demons]], which would be a very bad thing for the entire world. He eventually convinced his soul (still in Heaven at the time) to come back to his body to save his son from being killed by demonic conjurers.
3rd Jul '16 5:55:25 PM Doug86
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While never a major hit in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Green Arrow and Speedy sold decently, and were members of the [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]], DCComics' second superhero team. After WorldWarII, the pair was moved to ''Adventure Comics'' along with ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. As pet characters of editor Mort Weisinger, they were published continuously as backups to the Superboy feature all the way from 1946 to 1960. GA and Speedy then jumped to ''World's Finest'' until 1964. During this time period, Green Arrow changed very little, sticking to short, fun stories in which he used trick arrows to thwart criminals and save lives. Perhaps the best remembered stories are the short run in 1958 by JackKirby. Green Arrow also became a member of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueofAmerica JLA]] during this period, whilst Speedy went and joined the ComicBook/TeenTitans.

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While never a major hit in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Green Arrow and Speedy sold decently, and were members of the [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]], DCComics' second superhero team. After WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the pair was moved to ''Adventure Comics'' along with ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. As pet characters of editor Mort Weisinger, they were published continuously as backups to the Superboy feature all the way from 1946 to 1960. GA and Speedy then jumped to ''World's Finest'' until 1964. During this time period, Green Arrow changed very little, sticking to short, fun stories in which he used trick arrows to thwart criminals and save lives. Perhaps the best remembered stories are the short run in 1958 by JackKirby. Green Arrow also became a member of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueofAmerica JLA]] during this period, whilst Speedy went and joined the ComicBook/TeenTitans.
6th Jun '16 3:55:08 AM lalaTKG
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*** AffirmativeActionLegacy: Connor is 1/4th African-America and 1/4th Korean, while Emiko is half-Japanese.

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*** AffirmativeActionLegacy: Connor is 1/4th African-America African-American and 1/4th Korean, while Emiko is half-Japanese.
6th Jun '16 3:46:40 AM lalaTKG
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** Completely averted after Oliver turn his identity public though.

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** Completely averted after Oliver turn made his identity public public, though.
28th May '16 9:54:00 PM ablackraptor
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** Following ''Flashpoint'' his age is given as 25-26, and by Wally West's claim that everyone had ten years of their lives taken away, would imply that Ollie prior to Flashpoint was 35.



** In the New 52, it's clear that Emiko is one for Damian Wayne.

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** In the New 52, it's clear that Emiko is one for Damian Wayne. After character development, she also seems to become one for either [[Film/KickAss Hit Girl]] (being the angry unsocial vigilante forced to go to a school) or ComicBook/KateBishop (the snarky-but-supportive dark haired younger sister figure of a [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} blonde archer]]).


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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Wargs. They're carriers of the Blood disease Lukos, a degenerative disease that gives them increased adrenal glands and causes swelling of the frontal lobe, while also causing their fingers and teeth to sharpen and their muscles to grow. The longer they stay unmedicated, and the more emotionally charged they are, the worse they mutate, some gaining fur, glowing eyes, and in some cases even wolf-like snouts. The medication available seems to regress these physical developments, but as a result, the infectee becomes extremely fatigued, leaving them unable to do much physical work.


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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Essentially the motivation of the Berserkers gang in Ben Percy's run. As a Warg (basically a carrier of the werewolf-like STD Lukos), they've been hunted down and treated like lesser beings, with the Patriots actively trying to kill them all and the government's response being to drug them into a state of submission so they can't defend themselves. If the world wants to treat them like rabid dogs, then they might as well act like it.
18th May '16 11:37:27 PM Anicomicgeek
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* FollowTheLeader: The Arrowcar, Arrowsignal, Arrowcave... it's no wonder Batman asks, "Did you '’ever'' have an original idea?"
** Gloriously lampshaded in a story in which another character discovers the abandoned Arrowcave under the former Queen mansion, and realizes that Oliver Queen must secretly be... Batman! Ultimately results in Ollie fighting the bad guys of the story ''in a Batman costume'', complete with very visible beard.
** Taken to new lows in one Judd Winick issue of ''Green Arrow / Black Canary'', where it is basically said that the only reason Oliver Queen adopted Roy Harper was to "keep up with the Joneses" after Bruce Wayne took in Dick Grayson. Also an example of a CriticalResearchFailure as Green Arrow was working with Speedy before Batman had Robin, according to ''JLA: Year One''.
** Mocked by Harley Quinn in the ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' comic where she said that "arrows don't live in caves; they're inanimate objects, they don't live at all". She suggests he calls the place "The Quiver" instead, and Ollie ends up admitting that's a better name.
** The tie-in comic for ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' states that in the show's continuity, Ollie did indeed decide to take on Speedy as a sidekick after seeing the positive reception Batman and Robin were getting. It's implied that ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and ComicBook/MartianManhunter took on Aqualad and Miss Martian for similar reasons.
** As mentioned in the Expy section, Emiko was very clearly inspired by Damian Wayne, to the point that she could arguably be called a DistaffCounterpart.
18th May '16 11:37:27 PM Anicomicgeek
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9th May '16 8:50:36 AM Spindriver
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* ChickMagnet: Oliver Queen since the end of the Grell series.
** Roy Harper and Connor Hawke have also drawn more than their share of female attention, though the latter didn't take advantage of it.

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* ChickMagnet: Oliver Queen since the end of the Grell series.
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series. Roy Harper and Connor Hawke have also drawn more than their share of female attention, though the latter didn't take advantage of it.



* DisappearedDad: His "relationship" with his son Connor. He also stopped being there for Roy for a few years, which led to his infamous drug habit. In ''Fall Of The Green Arrow,'' both of them turn him away when he asks for their help, calling him out on his selfish behavior toward them.

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* DisappearedDad: His "relationship" with his son Connor. He also stopped being there for Roy for a few years, which led to his infamous drug habit. In ''Fall Of The Green Arrow,'' both of them turn him away when he asks for their help, calling him out on his selfish behavior toward them. Remember, FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent...



* LegacyCharacter / CompositeCharacter: Connor Hawke, Green Arrow II. Mia, Speedy II. Black Canary was turned into one of these by a {{Retcon}}, rather than face [[LikesOlderWomen Oliver Queen]] dating a woman technically old enough to be his mother.

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* LegacyCharacter / CompositeCharacter: LegacyCharacter[=/=]CompositeCharacter: Connor Hawke, Green Arrow II. Mia, Speedy II. Black Canary was turned into one of these by a {{Retcon}}, rather than face [[LikesOlderWomen Oliver Queen]] dating a woman technically old enough to be his mother.



* ThickerThanWater: In the original storyline where Connor Hawke was revealed to be Oliver Queen's long-lost son, Oliver didn't take the news well since Connor had concealed the fact from him and the only reason Ollie found out was that a Parallax-possessed Hal Jordan accidentally mentioned the fact. Granting that Ollie's paranoia was somewhat-justified (he was a wanted man at the time), Ollie's desire to abandon his son was treated like a grievous flaw.

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* ThickerThanWater: In the original storyline where Connor Hawke was revealed to be Oliver Queen's long-lost son, Oliver didn't take the news well since Connor had concealed the fact from him and the only reason Ollie found out was that a Parallax-possessed Hal Jordan accidentally mentioned the fact. Granting that Ollie's paranoia was somewhat-justified (he was a wanted man at the time), and FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent, but Ollie's desire to abandon his son was treated like a grievous flaw.
26th Apr '16 4:12:09 PM Mullon
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In October of the same year, he was revealed to be a playable character in the fighting game ''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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In October of the same year, he was revealed to be a playable character in the fighting game ''InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', both in traditional form and a DLC skin of the the current TV version, with the likeness and voice of Stephen Amell.



** Mocked by Harley Quinn in the ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' comic where she said that "arrows don't live in caves; they're inanimate objects, they don't live at all". She suggests he calls the place "The Quiver" instead, and Ollie ends up admitting that's a better name.

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** Mocked by Harley Quinn in the ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' comic where she said that "arrows don't live in caves; they're inanimate objects, they don't live at all". She suggests he calls the place "The Quiver" instead, and Ollie ends up admitting that's a better name.
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