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Green Arrow


Cover to Green Arrow vol. 2, #60 (May 2006).
Art by Scott McDaniel Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) is a DC Comics superhero. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Scott McDaniel is a comic artist who had drawn numerous Marvel Comic books including the Fall from Grace story line in Daredevil Comics. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941)
Created by Mort Weisinger
George Papp
Characteristics
Alter ego Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen
Team
affiliations
Justice League
Green Arrows of the World
Justice League Elite
Queen Industries
The Outsiders
Notable aliases The Emerald Archer, Battling Bowman, Arrow, GA, formerly Mayor Queen
Abilities
Master archer;
arsenal of trick arrows;
Master martial artist
Master swordsman

Green Arrow is a fictional character, published by DC Comics. Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941. His secret identity is Oliver Queen, billionaire and former mayor of fictional Star City; he is best known to his associates as Ollie. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... More Fun Comics was a DC Comics title which began as New Fun Comics in February 1935 and changed to More Fun with its seventh issue. ... Mortimer Weisinger (1915-1978) was an American magazine and comic book editor. ... George Papp (1916-1989) was a U.S. cartoonist and comic book artist. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... Justice League Elite was a 12-issue comic book limited series published monthly by DC Comics in 2004 and 2005. ... Queen Industries is a fictional business organization in the DC Comics universe. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Trick Arrows Trick arrows are fictional spearheads found in the world of comic book superheroes. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Swordsmanship refers to the skills of a swordsman, a person versed in the art of the sword. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... Mortimer Weisinger (1915-1978) was an American magazine and comic book editor. ... More Fun Comics was a DC Comics title which began as New Fun Comics in February 1935 and changed to More Fun with its seventh issue. ... For other uses of this term, please see Secret identity (disambiguation). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Star City is a fictional city that appears in stories published by DC Comics, best known as the traditional home of the superheroes known by, or affiliated with, the shared alias of the Green Arrow. ...


Dressed like Robin Hood, Green Arrow is an archer, who invents trick arrows with various special functions, such as a glue arrow, a net arrow, explosive arrow, time bomb arrow, grappling arrow, fire extinguishing arrow, flash arrow, tear gas arrow, cryonic arrow, or a boxing-glove arrow. For other uses, see Robin Hood (disambiguation). ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Trick arrows are fictional arrows found in the world of comic book superheroes. ...


Throughout his first twenty-five years, Green Arrow was not a significant hero. In the late 1960s, however, writers chose to have him lose his fortune, giving him the then-unique role of streetwise crusader for the working class and the disadvantaged. In 1970, he was paired with the more law-and-order-oriented hero Green Lantern in a groundbreaking, socially conscious comic book series. Since then, he has been popular among comic book fans and most writers have taken an urban, gritty approach to the character. The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ...


His son Connor Hawke also used the moniker Green Arrow for a time after the death of Oliver Queen. Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) is a DC Comics superhero. ...

Contents

Publication history

Inspirations

Aside from the obvious allusions to Robin Hood, the Green Arrow character itself was inspired by a few different sources, including Edgar Wallace's novel The Green Archer (and the 1940 Columbia Pictures serial of the same name based on the novel), and Fawcett Publications' earlier archery-themed hero Golden Arrow. A Centaur Publications archer hero named simply Arrow preceded all of these characters. Green Arrow's Arrowcar was yellow in color and shaped reminiscent of the land speed record holder from 1929, the British Golden Arrow. The name Oliver Queen likely alluded to Ellery Queen, a popular fictional detective (and mystery writer) of the time. For other uses, see Robin Hood (disambiguation). ... The Mixer (1927), 1962 Arrow paperback edition. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Serials in television and radio are series, often in a weekly prime time slot, that rely on a continuing plot that unfolds in a serial fashion, episode by episode. ... Fawcett Publications was an American publishing company founded in 1919 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota by Wilford Hamilton Captain Billy Fawcett (1883-1940). ... Golden Arrow is a fictional character who had his own strip in Fawcett Comics Whiz Comics comic book series, from 1940 to 1953. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Arrow was a fictional superhero originally published by Centaur Publications. ... Ralph DePalma in his Packard 905 Special at Daytona Beach in 1919, courtesy Florida Photographic Collection For the album Land Speed Record by the band Hüsker Dü, see Land Speed Record (album). ... Frederic Dannay (left), with James Yaffe (1943) Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel (David) Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (October 20, 1905–September 3, 1982) and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (January 11, 1905–April...


Green Arrow was also created as an archery-themed version of the earlier character Batman, as several similarities between the two characters can be spotted, especially in Green Arrow's earlier incarnation: Green Arrow had a teen-aged sidekick named Speedy just as Batman has Robin; Green Arrow and Batman were/are both millionaire playboys in their secret identities; Green Arrow had an Arrowcar and an Arrowplane similar to Batman's Batmobile and Batplane; Green Arrow had the Arrowcave while Batman had the Batcave; Green Arrow was summoned by the Arrow-signal, just as Batman is summoned to police headquarters by the Bat-signal; in the Golden Age stories, Green Arrow had a clown-like archfoe named Bull's-Eye who was a thinly-disguised version of Batman's archfoe, the Joker. Some of these similarities have been explained in-continuity as inspired by a meeting between Green Arrow and Batman in their early careers, after which Green Arrow looked toward Batman as an inspiration (which has been parodied in the story arc "Quiver" when Batman asks whether Ollie ever had "an original idea in his life"). Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... For other uses, see Sidekick (disambiguation). ... Speedy is the name of two DC Comics superheroes, both of whom have served as teenaged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... The Joker redirects here. ...


Secret origins

"My Poor Ward" Green Lantern vol. 2, #86 (Nov. 1971). Cover art by Neal Adams.
"My Poor Ward" Green Lantern vol. 2, #86 (Nov. 1971). Cover art by Neal Adams.

Green Arrow has had several official "secret origins" attributed to his character, but most versions agree that Oliver Queen began as a wealthy playboy who lived like Robinson Crusoe on a semi-deserted Pacific island, after having been washed overboard during an ocean cruise. Forced to hunt for survival, Queen developed his natural archery skill to a peak level. When criminals (originally pirates, but later changed to drug-runners) came to the island, he captured them and returned to civilization. The Longbow Hunters gives this origin a humorous twist, as Queen recounts that the "drug runners" were two ordinary guys with a small boat growing pot on the island. He claims that when he reached civilization, and the story got out, the media and urban myths trumped it up to something else entirely. Image File history File links GreenLantern86. ... Image File history File links GreenLantern86. ... Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American comic book and commercial artist best known for his highly naturalistic style of illustration. ... For other uses, see Robinson Crusoe (disambiguation). ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...


Green Arrow's code against outright killing is established firmly, with the development of trick arrows to subdue or outwit opponents. Perhaps the most mature origins tale came from Mike Grell's four-part 1992 limited series, Green Arrow: The Wonder Year. Grell portrayed Oliver Queen as a thrill-seeker who inherits his family business at a very young age. Changed by his sojourn on the island, Ollie decided to take up crime fighting as a means of rebelling against his responsibilities. During his first adventure in Star City, Oliver Queen meets an old flame, Brianna Stone, a former college radical who warns him if he continued to carry his bow, he would one day have to use it for real. Grell's limited series also established Queen's attraction toward dangerous women. Mike Grell (born 1947) is a comic book writer and artist. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ...


In the most recent, and current official version of his origin from Andy Diggle and Jock's Green Arrow: Year One, Ollie is a rich, thrillseeking activist, who after a drunken rant at a party goes for a voyage on his yacht with his bodyguard/thrill seeker guide Hackett. He has had some practice as an archer, and is the recent owner of a Howard Hill bow. However, Hackett is working for the leader of a secret and powerful heroin smuggling operation. Hackett leaves Ollie for dead, and he later wakes up on a deserted island. Forced to use his archery skills to survive, he eventually learned of the smuggling operation being housed on the island he had washed up on. Upon learning of the slave like conditions of the inhabitants, he begins to take down the large group of smugglers. He eventually returns to civilization, changed by his experiences on the island. In the final part of the story, Ollie claims that a mutiny or a group of pot dealers could be used as a cover story for his action, making reference to the original origin, as well as Mike Grell's. Andy Diggle is a British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD. His most recent works include The Losers, Swamp Thing, Adam Strange and Silent Dragon. ... Look up Jock, jock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Howard Hill (November 13, 1899 - February 4, 1975) was an archer who was unofficially refered to as the Worlds Greatest Archer. He is the only person to win 196 archery field tournaments in succession. ...


During his early days, Oliver Queen also befriended a boy living with a Native American tribe, Roy Harper Jr., whom he nicknamed Speedy when the youth collared a criminal before Green Arrow could. Harper eventually becomes Queen's adopted son, as well as Green Arrow's sidekick. Speedy, who would eventually become the grown-up hero Arsenal, battled a heroin addiction in Green Lantern vol. 2, #85-86 (Sept. & Nov. 1971). He now is an active member of the Justice League of America and operates under the name "Red Arrow." Speedy is the name of two DC Comics superheroes, both of whom have served as teenaged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a. ... Roy Harper is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Oliver and Warlord

Oliver bears a striking resemblance to Mike Grell's Warlord, Travis Morgan. According to an interview with Grell and editor Mike Gold, this began as a joke when someone suggested to Grell that he could only draw one type of character. [citation needed] Grell incorporated the joke into his run on Green Arrow, when Travis Morgan shows up in Seattle in issue #27. After being attacked on sight by half the Seattle underworld population (all of whom mistake him for Green Arrow), Morgan shows up at Queen's house and lands him on his ear, declaring, "Whatever you've been doing to piss these people off... cut it out!!" Finally appearing on-panel together, Grell illustrates that while there is an uncanny resemblance, Travis Morgan is significantly taller than Oliver Queen, and seemingly several years older. Mike Grell (born 1947) is a comic book writer and artist. ... The Warlord was a sword and sorcery comic book published by DC Comics from 1976 - 1989. ... Mike Gold was an American literary critic, associated with the left wing. ...


In Aquaman vol. 3, #75, Aquaman accidentally passes through a dimensional portal that leads to Skartaris, the world of Warlord. When he meets Travis Morgan, he mistakes him for Oliver back from the dead (This was during the time Oliver had passed on before he was resurrected by Hal Jordan).


During Kevin Smith's Green Arrow run, during the Quiver story arc, Deadman pokes fun at the resemblance as well. When Ollie's body meets Deadman for the first time, Deadman forgets that Ollie's soul made the chili for poker night and says to Hal Jordan that it must have been Warlord who made the chili. For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Deadman (disambiguation). ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ...


Fictional character biography

Beginnings, 1941–1968

Created in 1941 by writer/editor Mort Weisinger and artist George Papp, who remained with the series for almost twenty years, Green Arrow and Speedy first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 (cover-dated November 1941). Mortimer Weisinger (1915-1978) was an American magazine and comic book editor. ... Speedy is the name of two DC Comics superheroes, both of whom have served as teenaged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a. ... More Fun Comics was a DC Comics title which began as New Fun Comics in February 1935 and changed to More Fun with its seventh issue. ... Periodical cover date refers to the date displayed on the covers of magazines. ...

More Fun Comics #91, May-June 1943. Green Arrow's original costume. Art by Cliff Young.
More Fun Comics #91, May-June 1943. Green Arrow's original costume. Art by Cliff Young.

Another Weisinger-created character called Aquaman also appeared for the first time in that issue, and these two back-up features continued to run concurrently in More Fun Comics until the mid-1940s, and then in Adventure Comics from 1946 until 1960. Green Arrow and Speedy also appeared in various issues of World's Finest Comics until issue #140 (1964). The Green Arrow and Speedy feature was one of five back-up features to be promoted in one of the earliest team-up books, Leading Comics. Image File history File links More_fun_comics_91. ... Image File history File links More_fun_comics_91. ... Cliff Young (1922—2 November 2003) was a former athlete, best noted for his Marathon win at 61 years of age. ... Aquaman is a fictional character, superhero in DC Comics. ... Adventure Comics #296 Adventure Comics is a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1935 to 1983. ... Worlds Finest Comics was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1941 to 1986. ... Leading Comics is a comic book published during the 1940s and early 1950s. ...


Green Arrow was one of the few DC characters to keep going after the Golden Age of Comic Books. The longevity of the character was due to the influence of creator Mort Weisinger, who kept Green Arrow and Aquaman as back-up features to the headlining Superboy feature, first in More Fun Comics and then Adventure Comics. Aside from sharing Adventure Comics with him, #258 featured an encounter between a younger Oliver Queen and Superboy. The Green Arrow and Speedy feature had a relatively undistinguished publishing history, though the main exception in this period was a short run in 1958 by artist/writer Jack Kirby. Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds...


The character during this period was largely an archery-based imitation of Batman and actually much of his equipment followed suit, having an Arrowplane, Arrowcar, and an Arrowcave. Most of this was dropped with the character's later redesign and they were gone completely by the time he moved to Seattle post-Crisis. Queen developed an "Arrowcave" of sorts starting with Green Arrow vol. 3 #2, in his home. This was destroyed by Dr. Light in Green Arrow vol. 3 #58. The original Arrowcave still exists, and is the last-known location of the monster Solomon Grundy before Infinite Crisis. The character's writers have played with his originally derivative nature when Batman learned of Queen's imitations and responded "Good lord man, didn't you ever have an original idea back then?" Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ...


Green Arrow was made the first non-charter member of the Justice League of America in 1959, a team which guaranteed the character being continually featured, in some way or another, until 1998. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ...


Neal Adams and Dennis O'Neil, 1969–1983

In 1969, artist Neal Adams decided to update the character's visual appearance by giving him a short, goatee-like beard and costume of his own design in Brave and the Bold #85. Inspired by Adams' redesign, writer Dennis O'Neil followed up on Green Arrow's new appearance by completely remaking the character's attitude in the pages of Justice League of America #79 (cover-dated November 1969), giving his personality a rougher edge like that of Marvel Comics' archery-themed hero Hawkeye. This revision was explained by having Oliver Queen lose his fortune and become an outspoken and strident advocate of the underprivileged in society and the political left wing. For instance, he once saved a child's dog playing in a railyard, but instead of feeling satisfaction, he brooded on the larger problem of how the child had nowhere in the city to play safely. Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American comic book and commercial artist best known for his highly naturalistic style of illustration. ... A traditional goatee, notice the mustache par does not touch A goatee is a beard formed by a tuft of hair on the chin and a moustache around the upper lip. ... Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ... Periodical cover date refers to the date displayed on the covers of magazines. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, a longtime member of the Avengers. ... Left wing redirects here. ... Chicago and Northwestern Railways Proviso Yard in Chicago, Illinois, December 1942. ...

Green Lantern vol. 2, #76 (April 1970). Cover art by Neal Adams.
Green Lantern vol. 2, #76 (April 1970). Cover art by Neal Adams.

In short, he became a kind of superheroic hybrid between Robin Hood and Abbie Hoffman. In addition, the Green Arrow began a long running romantic relationship with Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance). As a member of the Justice League, he became an argumentative figure who often acted as the team's political conscience. Cover of Green Lantern #76 This work is copyrighted. ... Cover of Green Lantern #76 This work is copyrighted. ... Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American comic book and commercial artist best known for his highly naturalistic style of illustration. ... For other uses, see Robin Hood (disambiguation). ... Abbott Howard Abbie Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a self-identified communo-anarchist,[1] social and political activist in the United States, co-founder of the Youth International Party (Yippies), and later, a fugitive from the law, who lived under an alias following a conviction for dealing... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ...


In the early 1970s, he became a co-feature with Green Lantern (aka Hal Jordan) in the latter's series in an acclaimed, but short-lived series of stories by O'Neil and Adams that dealt with various social and political issues in which Green Arrow spoke for the left-wing while Green Lantern was an establishment conservative figure, half-heartedly serving existing institutions of government and law. Where Oliver Queen advocated direct action, Hal Jordan wanted to work within the system; where Queen advocated social change, Jordan was more concerned about dealing with criminals. Each would find their beliefs challenged by the other. Queen convinced Jordan to see beyond his strict obedience to the Green Lantern Corps, to help those who were neglected or discriminated against. The duo embarked on a quest to find America, witnessing the corruption, racism, pollution, and overpopulation confronting the nation. Writer Denny O'Neil even took on current events, such as the Manson Family cult murders, in issues #78-79 ("A Kind of Loving") where Black Canary falls briefly under the spell of a false prophet who advocates violence. For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... Charles Milles Manson (b. ...


It was during this period that the most famous Green Arrow story appeared, in Green Lantern vol. 2, #85-86, when it was revealed that Green Arrow's ward Speedy was addicted to heroin. In his zeal to save America, Oliver Queen had failed in his personal responsibility to Speedy — who would overcome his addiction with the help of Black Canary. This story prompted a congratulatory letter from the mayor of New York, John Lindsay. Unfortunately, the series did not match commercial expectations, perhaps because of its mature topics, and Neal Adams had trouble with deadlines, causing issue #88 to be an unscheduled reprint issue; the series was cancelled with issue #89 (April-May 1972). Roy Harper is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ... This article is about the American politician. ...


The duo were moved to the back-up feature in The Flash, issues #217 through #219. The socially-relevant themes would continue, as the story opens with Ollie killing a criminal (albeit accidentally). Ollie shed himself of the remaining trappings of his super-heroic life (including crashing the Arrowplane into a mountain) and withdrew to an ashram monastery. He would find no peace there, and returned to the outside world at the request of Hal and Dinah. This storyline would prove very important to the character in the 1990s. After this three-part story, Green Lantern continued as a solo back-up in The Flash, while Green Arrow's solo stories began appearing in Action Comics. The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... An Ashram (Pronounced aashram) in ancient India was a Hindu hermitage where sages (See Rishi) lived in peace and tranquility amidst nature. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ...


In 1976, the Green Lantern title was re-launched starring both Hal Jordan and Ollie Queen, and the Green Arrow/Green Lantern partnership returned to more traditional superhero storylines. Denny O'Neill resumed writing the characters, while Adams-influenced artist Mike Grell drew the feature. After the title moved to solo Green Lantern stories, solo Green Arrow stories began appearing in the World's Finest title. The solo stories were frequently written by Elliot S! Maggin. Mike Grell (born 1947) is a comic book writer and artist. ... Elliot S! Maggin is an American writer. ...


In his solo series, Oliver Queen would land a job as a newspaper columnist, which allowed him to articulate his political beliefs in a more public field. In World's Finest #255 (1979), Queen ran for Mayor of Star City and lost in a close vote. Although there was reason to believe that the election had been fixed against him, Black Canary chose for him not to contest the results legally, effectively ceding the race to his opponent. A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. ...


In May through August of 1983, Green Arrow appeared for the first time in his own comic book (Green Arrow vol. 1), a four issue limited series of murder and betrayal that established potential for a full series. It was in this miniseries that Green Arrow would gain a running rivalry with the supervillain Count Vertigo. The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Count Werner Vertigo is a DC Comics supervillain. ...


Longbow Hunters

Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1, the gritty redefinition of the Green Arrow. Cover by Mike Grell.
Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1, the gritty redefinition of the Green Arrow. Cover by Mike Grell.

In 1987, DC Comics launched the character into a new ongoing title as part of their mature audience comic line. Written and illustrated by Mike Grell, the revamp was launched with the controversial "Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters" mini-series. In this three-issue prestige format limited series, a routine adventure against a group of drug runners led to tragedy as Black Canary was captured and brutally tortured, with the implication that she was sexually assaulted as well. In response, Green Arrow murders his girlfriend's attacker rather than capturing him and forcing him to stand trial for his crimes. The mini-series would also introduce the enigmatic female Japanese archer, Shado, whose family suffered in a World War II internment camp. Image File history File links Acap. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x608, 70 KB)Cover of Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1 This image is the cover of an individual issue of a comic book. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x608, 70 KB)Cover of Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1 This image is the cover of an individual issue of a comic book. ... Mike Grell (born 1947) is a comic book writer and artist. ... Prestige format is a term coined by DC Comics but now in wider use to refer to a square-bound comic book with cardstock covers. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Shado is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Jerome War Relocation Center in Jerome, Arkansas Japanese people heading off to an internment camp. ...


Under Grell, Green Arrow would abandon the use of his trademark gadget arrows and relocate from Star City to Seattle, Washington. Per the series now being part of DC Comics' mature audience line, the series took on a more gritty, violent, and urban tone with Green Arrow often using deadly force against his enemies. Grell would write the series for the first 80 issues, downplaying the super-hero aspects of the characters and isolating Green Arrow from the rest of the DC Universe. Green Arrow abandons his mask while Black Canary mysteriously seems to lose her sonic scream power (a plot hole that was ultimately explained away by later writers, who reasoned that her injuries sustained during "The Longbow Hunters" left Canary unable to use her powers for several years). While crossover specials were conceived to allow other writers (most notably Denny O'Neil, who wrote Batman and the mature audience comic "The Question") to use Green Arrow, Mike Grell deliberately downplayed all super-hero ties towards Green Arrow, to the extent of having longtime Green Arrow friend Hal Jordan only appear in the series in civilian form. Seattle redirects here. ...


In place of the super-hero community, Grell created his own supporting cast: besides Shado (who ultimately had a one-night stand with Oliver, when he was injured and delirious), Grell introduced Seattle Police Lieutenant Jim Cameron as a foil for the character, due to his disgust for Green Arrow's vigilante actions as a hero, which included killing criminals. Other Grell-introduced characters included renegade CIA agent Greg Osborne, who begins to monitor Oliver Queen's activities. Also mercenary Eddie Fyers is initially introduced as Oliver Queen's adversary, but he becomes a companion of necessity when Green Arrow is forced to leave Seattle after he is falsely accused of aiding terrorists. The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ...


Grell's run would end on the sour note of Green Arrow and Black Canary breaking up; though their relationship had survived both the revelation that Black Canary's "The Longbow Hunter" injuries left her unable to have children as well as the revelation of Oliver's one-night stand with Shado (which led to her pregnancy), Dinah finally leaves Oliver when she catches him kissing a Green Arrow groupie he had reluctantly allowed to stay in the couple's home.


Once Grell left the series, DC almost immediately began restoring Green Arrow to the mainstream DC Universe. His ongoing series (now written by Kelley Puckett and drawn by artist Jim Aparo ) was removed from the "Mature Audience" line (which had evolved into "Vertigo") and Green Arrow began appearing in various super-hero titles, most notably Green Lantern #47, which had Oliver aiding Green Lantern in rescuing his longtime girlfriend Carol Ferris and her family from one of Hal's enemies. Several months later, Oliver's return to the fold of super-heroes was made official with the 1994 DC Comics mini-series "Zero Hour". As one of the small group of heroes who survives the Parallax entity's (who had possessed Hal Jordan) utter destruction of the DC Universe, Oliver's willingness to kill finally reaches it's breaking point when he is forced to shoot his longtime friend in the chest to prevent the Parallax entity from recreating the universe in it's warped image. In doing so, Oliver buys his fellow heroes the time needed to restart the universe naturally, but Hal Jordan is lost in the chaos and presumed killed. Oliver then destroys his bow and arrows, realizing what he had become in his years of exile and distraught over his failure to save Jordan from becoming a murderer via the Parallax entity. Kelley Puckett is a comic book writer. ... Jim Aparo James N. Jim Aparo (1932-July 19, 2005) was a comic book artist best known for his work on various Batman stories for DC Comics. ...


Connor Hawke

Connor Hawke and Oliver Queen on the cover to Green Arrow Secret Files & Origins #1 (Dec 2002). Art by Matt Wagner.
Connor Hawke and Oliver Queen on the cover to Green Arrow Secret Files & Origins #1 (Dec 2002). Art by Matt Wagner.

In the wake of Jordan's apparent death, Oliver Queen returns to Star City, attending a meditation retreat in order to try and find meaning in his life, having lost his one true love and, presumably, murdered his best friend. There he meets a young monk named Connor Hawke who, along with Grell's supporting cast member Eddie Fyers, teams up with Oliver for an adventure. Shockingly, Connor is revealed to be Oliver Queen's son, conceived during Queen's retreat to a monastic commune several decades earlier. Oliver quickly accepts his new son and begins to train him as his new sidekick, a decision aided by Connor's own natural skills as an archer and a fighter. Meanwhile, Oliver's guilt over "murdering" his friend Hal Jordan is cured when Jordan turns up alive (but still controlled by Parallax) as Oliver teams up with his fellow Justice League members to try and stop Hal from murdering his replacement as Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner. Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) is a DC Comics superhero. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (507x780, 89 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (507x780, 89 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) is a DC Comics superhero. ... Mage: The Hero Defined cover by Matt Wagner Grendel: Devil Tales cover by Matt Wagner Matt Wagner (born 1961) is an American comic book writer and artist best known as the creator of two irregular series, Mage and Grendel. ... Star City is a fictional city that appears in stories published by DC Comics, best known as the traditional home of the superheroes known by, or affiliated with, the shared alias of the Green Arrow. ...


But as Oliver begins to build a new life for himself, fate would bring everything crashing down. In Green Arrow vol. 1, #100-101, Queen would infiltrate a group of eco-terrorists known as the Eden Corps and sacrifice his life in order to prevent the group from detonating a bomb that would destroy the city of Metropolis. In the wake of his father's death, Connor would assume the name "Green Arrow" (which he still shares with his father, upon his resurrection). The series, now written by Chuck Dixon, would continue until issue #137, when the series was canceled. Metropolis Skyline, as seen in Smallville. ...


During this time, DC planted the seeds for Oliver's revival during the 1996 crossover "The Final Night". In the storyline, it was implied that Hal Jordan (now having regained control over his mental capacities) resurrected Oliver from the dead prior to Hal heroically sacrificing his own life to save the planet Earth at the end of the storyline by way of reigniting the Sun.


Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, and Ande Parks, 2000–present

Promotional for Green Arrow vol. 2, #1 cover, art by Matt Wagner.

In 2000, Oliver Queen is revived in a new series, Green Arrow (vol. 2), written by Kevin Smith and illustrated by Phil Hester and Ande Parks. Picking up the thread from "The Final Night", Smith reveals that Hal's resurrection of Oliver was a flawed one, in that Hal opted to resurrect Oliver in a form that had no memory of the events of "The Longbow Hunters" mini-series or of the subsequent events that followed up until his death. Oliver quickly returns to crime fighting, but is evidently traumatized by the experience of resurrection. He lives as a vagabond in the back alleys of Star City, creating a costume and weapons from garbage and castoff material. Oliver is found, confused and delirious by Stanley Dover (a possible pun on the expression "standover man" -- one who extorts from people who are on the edges of legal society), who takes him to his home to recuperate. Dover, while appearing altruistic, is a practitioner of black magic, and recognizes Oliver's body as lacking a soul. Download high resolution version (442x684, 376 KB)Cover to Green Arrow #1. ... Download high resolution version (442x684, 376 KB)Cover to Green Arrow #1. ... Mage: The Hero Defined cover by Matt Wagner Grendel: Devil Tales cover by Matt Wagner Matt Wagner (born 1961) is an American comic book writer and artist best known as the creator of two irregular series, Mage and Grendel. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Phil Hester (born 1966 in Iowa) is an American comic book artist, penciller and writer. ... Ande Parks (born 0ctober 1, 1964) is a professional American comic book artist, known for his work as an inker and writer in the industry. ... Stanley and His Monster was a comic about a boy, who instead of having a dog as his companion, had a monster. ...


Dover soon realizes that Oliver believes it to be several years earlier, and decorates his home appropriately (old computers, etc) to ease Oliver back into reality. In the meanwhile, Oliver is being attacked by monsters. The Demon Etrigan attempts to destroy Queen, and finally explains that his soulless body acts as a gateway for demons wishing to enter the world. In addition, his lack of a soul makes him a target for Stanley Dover's calling of "The Beast with no name." Dover was a Satanist looking for a way to capture souls, which brought him into contact with mystics Jason Blood and the Magus Burgess, who had imprisoned Neil Gaiman's Sandman character. Dover stole the book "The Magdalene Grimoire" from the Magus and used it in attempts to summon the beast while holding his infant grandchild, to which it bonded instead of him. The beast escaped the grandson's control, and Dover is unable to find it. He intends to transfer himself into Queen's younger, healthier body as part of his overall plan for power and immortality, and search for the Beast from the Justice League Watchtower. Connor Hawke locates Oliver, but is caught in the fight for Oliver's body. Queen's soul finally makes the decision to return to Earth to help his son Connor Hawke fight a mass of demons. Dover is defeated and actually consumed by the Beast, who then leaves of his own accord. Queen also finds himself independently wealthy again, as Dover had transferred all his financial assets to Queen in anticipation of taking over his body. He also picked up a new sidekick, Mia Dearden, who would become the new Speedy under Oliver's tutoring.[1] The Demon is a DC Comics superhero series created by prolific comic book writer-artist Jack Kirby. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Demon is a DC Comics superhero series created by prolific comic book writer-artist Jack Kirby. ... Neil Richard Gaiman (IPA: ) (born November 10, 1960[2]) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ... A statue of the sandman of Sandmännchen at Filmpark Babelsberg The Sandman is a character in popular Western folklore who brings good sleep and dreams by sprinkling magic sand onto the eyes of children. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... Mia Dearden is a DC Comics superhero, the second character to take the mantle of Green Arrows sidekick Speedy. ...


After the resurrection storyline, Smith wrote a second and shorter arc involving a super-powered serial killer named Onomatopoeia that sought to claim Connor Hawke as his latest victim. Smith then left the title, with Brad Meltzer taking over as writer. Meltzer went on to write the mini-series "Identity Crisis", which heavily featured Green Arrow as one of the story's main characters. During the mini-series, Meltzer had the Justice League fight Deathstroke the Terminator, culminating in Oliver stabbing Deathstroke in his empty left eye-socket when he effortlessly defeated the team in combat. Brad Meltzer (b. ... This article is about the DC Comics series. ...


Meltzer's single storyline for Green Arrow featured Oliver and former sidekick Roy Harper reuniting and going on a cross-country road trip to pick up old possessions of Oliver's, most notably a spare Green Lantern power ring entrusted to him by Hal Jordan many years earlier. The story also revealed that Oliver knew all along that Connor Hawke was his son and was even present at his birth, but that Oliver ultimately abandoned Connor and his mother due to his fear of becoming a father. Roy Harper is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ...

Queen with the rest of the Justice League Elite- Flash, Manitou Raven, Menagerie II, Sister Superior, Major Disaster, Kasumi, and Coldcast.

During this time, Queen was briefly recruited into a new Justice League by an emergency program created by Batman in the event of the death or loss of the League; other members of this team included the Atom, Hawkgirl, Major Disaster, Faith, Firestorm and Jason Blood, with Nightwing as the leader. Shortly after this team disbanded, Queen was recruited by the newly formed Justice League Elite- a superhero 'black ops' team created to eliminate metahuman threats to the population before they went public- to act as a tactical advisor and political left-winger. During this time, Queen had a brief affair with Dawn, the wife of the team's magical expert Manitou Raven, but the relationship ended shortly after the team disbanded following their confrontation with the spirit of Manchester Black as he tried to drive his sister to destroy London. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the science fiction author, see Wallace West. ... Manitou Raven was a superhero from the fictional DC Universe. ... Menagerie is a name shared by two anti-heroes in the DC Universe. ... Vera Black, alias Sister Superior, is a fictional character from DC Comics. ... Major Disaster is a former DC Comics supervillain and reluctant amoral superhero. ... Cassandra Cain is a fictional character in the DC Universe, and the most recent Batgirl. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... // History The Atom introduced during the Silver Age of comic books in Showcase # 34 (Sep-Oct 1961) is physicist and university professor Ray Palmer (named for real-life science-fiction writer Raymond A. Palmer, who was himself quite short). ... Hawkgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines all owned by DC Comics and existing in that companys DC Universe. ... Major Disaster is a former DC Comics supervillain and reluctant amoral superhero. ... Faith is a superhero in the DC Comics universe who first appeared in JLA #69 (October 2002). ... This article is about the Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein version of Firestorm. ... The Demon is a DC Comics superhero series created by prolific comic book writer-artist Jack Kirby. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Justice League Elite was a 12-issue comic book limited series published monthly by DC Comics in 2004 and 2005. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Manitou Dawn is a fictional superhero character in the DC comics universe. ... Manitou Raven was a superhero from the fictional DC Universe. ... Manchester Black is a fictional character, an anti-hero in the DC Comics universe. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Meltzer's storyline would continue into the mini-series "Green Lantern: Rebirth", which featured Oliver Queen discovering the existence of the Parallax entity and how longtime Green Lantern enemy Sinestro was responsible for it corrupting Hal Jordan and turning him into a murderer. During the battle, Sinestro mocks Oliver over his jadedness and use of lethal force, even upon Hal Jordan. This forces Oliver to use his spare Green Lantern ring to shoot an emerald energy arrow into Sinestro, wounding him, although it takes a great deal of effort as his cynical willpower cannot properly use the ring. In the end, Oliver is able to keep Sinestro occupied so that Hal Jordan could be purged of the Parallax entity and resurrected, with the spare ring serving as Hal's new power ring.


Meanwhile Judd Winick would take over as Green Arrow writer, with much controversy as he introduced a story line where the new Speedy Mia Dearden tests positive for HIV. Less controversial was Winick's attempt to create a new Rogues Gallery for Green Arrow, including Merlyn the archer, Constantine Drakon the Greek martial artist, Danny Brickwell or the Brick the meta-human mob boss to go along with existing Green Arrow villains, the illusion-casting Count Vertigo, and the enigmatic Onomatopoeia. Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Rogues gallery is a police collection of pictures of criminals and suspects kept for identification purposes. ... Merlyn is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Constantine Drakon is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Brick is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy to Green Arrow. ... Count Werner Vertigo is a DC Comics supervillain. ... Onomatopoeia, from the cover to Green Arrow #13. ...


The last issue before DC Comic's "One Year Later" depicts Green Arrow in a showdown with Merlyn on the rooftops of Star City. As Green Arrow is about to win, Dr. Light detonates a series of explosions destroying a large portion of the city while a horrified Green Arrow looks on. This gives Merlyn the opportunity to throw Green Arrow on his back, who is then pierced through the chest by arrows previously embedded in his quiver. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... One Year Later event logo. ... Star City is a fictional city that appears in stories published by DC Comics, best known as the traditional home of the superheroes known by, or affiliated with, the shared alias of the Green Arrow. ... Doctor Light is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ...


Queen survives Merlyn's attack, but remained in critical condition. He is transported to a remote island along with Connor and Mia for treatment, and uses his recuperation time to retrain with several expert instructors, including a sensei known as Natas, one of the people who initially trained Deathstroke. Natas is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke (and originally simply the Terminator) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ...


"One Year Later"

In the 2006 "One Year Later" jump after the events in Infinite Crisis, Oliver Queen is the newly elected mayor of Star City, continuing his fight on the streets and through the system. He also has a new costume, which appears to be a combination of the classic Neal Adams costume and the Mike Grell Longbow Hunters costume. At the onset, it seems Mayor Queen is most interested in the "shock value" of his office, although his controversial decisions and statements are actually meant to draw attention to and benefit the devastated Star City. He uses an open interpretation of the town charter to perform same-sex marriages in Star City as both a political statement and a way to boost the local tourist economy. He also exercises the power of his office to do things such as blackmail corrupt businessmen, or have the Star City SWAT unit back up his actions as Green Arrow while publicly condemning his alter ego. (He also used his connections to enable his longtime friend and former lover Black Canary to bring a young Vietnamese girl, Sin, into the country to be raised by Canary.) One Year Later event logo. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


During the year long hiatus, Queen also amassed a large personal fortune by manipulating stocks of companies he sees as unscrupulous. While never stated outright, it appears Oliver Queen is now worth billions. The former gangster Brick now fights crime in Star City and allies himself with Green Arrow, although he evidently still traffics in drugs and prostitution. Deathstroke returns as well, looking for a rematch from the events in Identity Crisis. Deathstroke loses the rematch and makes the observation that during the one year absence, Green Arrow has become a much better fighter and now carries a sword which he wields proficiently. Brick is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy to Green Arrow. ... Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke (and originally simply the Terminator) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... This article is about the DC Comics series. ...


Following the battle with Deathstroke and his subsequent imprisonment, Green Arrow begins a battle with Red Hood (Jason Todd) that leads him to ally himself with Batman. Brick's friendship with Queen was short-lived as well, as it appears that he has sided with Todd. The Green Arrow defeats Jason in a sword fight, however Jason escapes and kidnaps Speedy. After the battle, the newly elected mayor suffers a political scandal: a revelation that he has been secretly funding superhero team the Outsiders, who are currently seen as terrorists. This leads to a recall election. Jason Peter Todd is a fictional character published in stories by DC Comics. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ...


Oliver recently sponsored his former sidekick Roy Harper for membership in the Justice League of America. He declines to accompany the League on its first adventure, fearing that he would not want to leave the group. In a private conversation with Hal Jordan, Oliver admits that he misses the League "every damn day", but that he understood that Roy needed to be a member more than he did.


Amidst the scandal and the recall election, Ollie reunites with his former lover Black Canary in dispatching a failed attempt by Deathstroke to kill Oliver. Following the fighting, Ollie publicly apologizes for any wrongs he committed to the city, taking down the wall that splits the city and resigning as mayor. The current Green Arrow (Vol. 2) series was ended with issue #75 in June 2007, which ends with Ollie proposing to Dinah (Black Canary), but no answer given.


Black Canary

After the end of the ongoing series, DC Comics published a 4 part bi-monthly Black Canary miniseries, in which Green Arrow teams up with Black Canary to help get Sin into school and a new life. However, the league of assassins come after her and take her. In a desperate move, Green Arrow has Sin apparently killed and lets an Assassin go so that they can tell the others Sin is dead. It is later revealed that Green Arrow had worked out a plan to have Sin escape and go with his son Connor to a new hiding spot so that she could grow up safe. This selfless act convinces Dinah that Ollie has changed, and she accepts his proposal. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...


Marriage

Following the miniseries, DC Comics published a three issue arc revolving around the Green Arrow/Black Canary wedding that tied into that month's Countdown stories. These are: The Black Canary Wedding Planner, JLA Wedding Special, and The Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special. During the wedding of the two, the cadre of superheroes in attendance are attacked by an array of villains led by Deathstroke, whose rivalry with Green Arrow has become something of a personal vendetta as months pass. The heroes are victorious and ceremony is completed. As Ollie and Dinah are preparing to consummate their marriage, the groom's eyes go blank and he attacks his bride. Dinah defends herself, but due to the vicious nature of Oliver's attack, she is forced to use deadly force to protect herself, stabbing Oliver in the throat with an arrow. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...


Green Arrow/Black Canary

Following the events of the wedding, Black Canary places the body of Green arrow in cryostasis. She does not believe that although the body appears to be Oliver, it is not him. She fights with Connor who acts as her moral compass. After several heroes attempt to convince her that she needs to bury him and move on, Dinah ultimately is able to get Batman and Dr. Mid-Nite to autopsy the body in order to prove that the person she stabbed (and possibly married) was a fake and that Ollie was still alive and held captive. Ultimately it was proved that the "Ollie" Dinah had killed was in some part the former Infinity, Inc. member and Lex Luthor minion Everyman, who recently was re powered by Circe. Dinah tries to trace back to think of who would create this deception and remembers an out of the ordinary "Athena" and her Amazons asking her to join them. Meanwhile, on the island of Themyscira, surrounded by Amazonian warriors, the "real" Oliver Queen (very battered and extremely bruised) swears "When my wife finds out about this...you big bitches are gonna be in some very deep @#$%!" Infinity Inc. ... Everyman is a fictional supervillain published by DC comics. ... Granny Goodness is a follower of Darkseid in Jack Kirbys Fourth World meta-series published by DC Comics. ...


Oliver has been announced as one of the members of Batman's newest Outsiders team. The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ...


Powers and abilities

  • Green Arrow is considered one of the best archers in the world.
  • He claims to be able to shoot 29 arrows per minute (stated in the Sound of Violence story arc)[clarify]
  • He has a wide-variety of trick arrows, ranging from bola arrows to time-bomb arrows to his infamous boxing-glove arrow. In recent years he has used these arrows sparingly, preferring the time-tested simple arrow.
  • Green Arrow has shown the ability to shoot an arrow down the barrel of a gun, pierce a drop of water as it leaves a tap and shoot almost any part of the human body; although he aims only to wound and not kill when he shoots.
  • In a flashback sequence encompassing issues 66-68 (while he was recovering from said injuries on an island), he hired some of the best martial arts instructors in the world to come and train him and his companions.
  • While initially an inferior fighter and prominent non-martial artist, in recent continuity he has trained to become a proficient martial artist in several forms of hand-to-hand combat including judo, kickboxing and karate, although not on a level with Black Canary. He is also very proficient with a sword, as evidenced by a battle with Deathstroke in issue #62.

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Enemies

Prominent enemies of Green Arrow include:

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Other versions

Green Arrow has had many alternate versions of himself over the years.


Green Arrow of Earth-Two

There was an Earth-Two version of Green Arrow who was a member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory and All-Star Squadron in the 1940s along with his sidekick Speedy. Aside from their origin, having been trained on a mesa top together, their history nearly parallels the history of the Earth-One version up until the point when Green Arrow and Speedy, along with their teammates, were thrown into various periods of time during a battle with the Nebula Man. He and his teammates were later retrieved by the Justice Society and the Justice League in order to assist them in saving Earth-Two from the machinations of their old foe the Iron Hand. Years after returning to the present, Green Arrow came out of retirement until he died during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Laws Legionaires) is a fictional team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... The All-Star Squadron is a DC Comics fictional superhero team that debuted in Justice League of America #193 (August 1981). ... Speedy is the name of two DC Comics superheroes, both of whom have served as teenaged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Nebula Man is a fictional character in DC Comics. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of fictional superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ...


A retcon was made, in Crisis on Infinite Earths, that the Earth-Two Green Arrow had brown hair, as opposed to Earth-One's Green Arrow having blonde. Similarly, the Earth-Two Speedy has blonde hair as opposed to Earth-One's Speedy having red.


Dark Knight Returns

Oliver Queen was a major player in Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and the sequel Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Despite missing an arm, Queen still proves to be an effective archer (he grasps the nocks of his arrows in his teeth) and still sports his anti-government views. This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... The premiere issue of the series Spoiler warning: The Dark Knight Returns (known as DKR by fans) is a superhero comic book story published by DC Comics between 1985 and 1986, starring Batman. ... The Dark Knight Strikes Again is a Batman graphic novel by Frank Miller. ...


The death scene in Green Arrow #100-101 pays tribute to Miller's story, where Oliver Queen resurfaces as a hard-bitten old revolutionary missing one arm. Never on the best of terms with Queen, Superman intends to rescue Green Arrow by removing his arm, but Queen refuses to let him, thus bringing about his apparent death. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


In Dark Knight 2, Queen's situation has improved to the point where he's been fitted with a robotic arm. He is usually seen debating with the right-leaning Question on a point/counterpoint news program. “Right wing” redirects here. ... The Question is an American comic book superhero. ...


Kingdom Come

A similar version of the Green Arrow, but with both arms, would later appear in Mark Waid and Alex Ross' Kingdom Come, where Oliver Queen has joined forces with Batman and also shows some enmity towards Superman. Although Oliver is politically opposed to Superman (though this might have been feigned for the benefit of Lex Luthor), in the final battle, the two work together, and Queen dies with Canary in a nuclear explosion (as revealed in Maggin's novelization.) Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. ... Nelson Alexander Alex Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book painter, illustrator and plotter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. ... The cover to Absolute Kingdom Come by Alex Ross (2006) Kingdom Come is a comic book limited series published in 1996 by DC Comics, written by Mark Waid and painted by Alex Ross. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and a prominent member of Supermans rogues gallery. ...


The Nail/Another Nail

In the alternate reality of JLA: The Nail, Queen was crippled in a fight with Amazo, leaving him bitter at the metahuman community. Later on, in the sequel JLA: Another Nail, his brain was, somewhat ironically, transplanted into Amazo, but Queen/Amazo was then forced to give his life to save the world from a pan-dimensional creature that was damaging the time lines. Amazo is a fictional android from DC Comics. ...


Doom That Came to Gotham

Oliver Queen also appears in Mike Mignola’s Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, where he is portrayed as a latter day Templar equipped with magic arrows dipped in the blood of Saint Sebastian. He is killed in issue two by Poison Ivy. Mike Mignola (born in Berkeley, California on September 16, 1960) is a American comic book artist and writer. ... For other uses, see Knights Templar (disambiguation). ... Sebastian redirects here. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ...


Superman/Batman

In the Superman/Batman "Absolute Power" story arc, Green Arrow is one of the few superheroes not killed or converted to a totalitarian regime under Superman and Batman by Cosmic King, Saturn Queen and Lightning Lord. He calls Superman and Batman the Hitler twins and appears to be one of the few heroes in operation whatsoever, still active in Star City. He puts up a good fight against Batman and stuns Superman with a kryptonite arrow but is eventually burnt alive by his heat vision. Later in the arc, after time travel puts things back to normal, Superman and Batman discuss the necessity of Ollie's "cantankerous" personality and strong leftist political views active amongst the superhero community. Superman/Batman is a monthly comic book series published by DC Comics that features the publishers two most popular characters: Superman and Batman. ... Cosmic King is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics. ... Saturn Queen is a fictional character owned by DC Comics. ... Lightning Lord is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics. ... This article is about the fictional substance. ... Heat vision is a superhuman power, best known as one of the powers possessed by the DC Comics character Superman, in which beams of intense radiation are projected from the eyes. ...


The 52

Main article: List of DC Multiverse worlds#The 52

In DC's weekly series 52, the publisher established a new 52-Earth Multiverse. On Earth-3, an evil equivalent of the Green Arrow is a member of the supervillain co-op called the Crime Society of America. On Earth-15, Roy Harper has replaced Ollie as the Green Arrow.[2] The Kingdom Come (Earth-22) and Dark Knight Returns (Earth-31) stories and their variations of Ollie were later amalgamated into the 52-Earth Multiverse. // Traditionally, the numbered Earths were spelled out as words rather than with numerals—e. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ...


Other appearances

Other appearances of Green Arrow include an appearance in League of Justice, a The Lord of the Rings-inspired fantasy where the character is renamed "Longbow Greenarrow", a mysterious wizard resembling Gandalf. Also, in JLA: Age of Wonder, Green Arrow is seen as an opponent of the inventor's consortium run by that book's Superman, defending ghetto communities against oppression, much as he does in the present day. Green Arrow has also appeared in the Justice League Unlimited spin-off comic book. This article is about the novel. ... For other uses, see Gandalf (disambiguation). ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ...


In Amalgam Comics, Green Arrow is combined with Hank Pym to form Goliath. Also, Connor Hawke is combined with Hawkeye to make Hawkeye. Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... Yellowjacket. ... Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) is a DC Comics superhero. ... Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, a longtime member of the Avengers. ...


In other media

Main article: Green Arrow in other media

Throughout the years, Green Arrow has appeared in media other than comic books. ...

Trade paperbacks and hardcover collections

The team-up run of Green Lantern & Green Arrow from the early 1970s has been collected on numerous times: as two trade paperbacks in 1992-1993, then as a hardcover slipcase collection in 2000, and again as two trade paperbacks in 2004, but with the 2004 edition of the second volume reprinting a never-before-reprinted back-up solo story starring Green Lantern from The Flash (Vol. 1) #226 (and not collected in any of the previous Green Lantern/Green Arrow collections).


The trade paperback edition of The Archer's Quest (#16-21) was released as Volume 4 in the series after Straight Shooter (#26-31) was released as Volume 3. The hardcover editions of Quiver, The Sounds of Violence, and The Archer's Quest were never numbered.

Title Material collected
Original
The Green Arrow by Jack Kirby Adventure Comics #250-256
Showcase Presents: Green Arrow Vol. 1 Adventure Comics #250-266, 268-269
The Brave and the Bold #50, 71, 85
Justice League of America #4
World's Finest #95-140
Green Lantern/Green Arrow Collection Vol. 1: Hard-Traveling Heroes (SC, 1992) Green Lantern (vol.2) #76-82
Green Lantern/Green Arrow Collection Vol. 2: More Hard-Traveling Heroes (SC, 1993) Green Lantern (vol.2) #83-87, 89
The Flash (vol. 1) #217-219
The Green Lantern/Green Arrow Collection (HC slipcase, 2000) Green Lantern (vol.2) #76-87, 89
The Flash (vol. 1) #217-219
Green Lantern/Green Arrow Vol. 1 (SC, 2004 edition) Green Lantern (vol.2) #76-82
Green Lantern/Green Arrow Vol. 2 (SC, 2004 edition) Green Lantern (vol.2) #83-87, 89
The Flash (vol. 1) #212-219, 226
Green Lantern: Emerald Allies (featuring Green Arrow) Green Arrow (vol.2) #104, 110-111, 125-126
Green Lantern (vol. 3) #76-77, 92
Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1-3
Green Arrow Vol. 1: Quiver (HC and SC) Green Arrow (vol.3) #1-10
Green Arrow Vol. 2: The Sounds of Violence (HC and SC) Green Arrow (vol.3) #11-15
Green Arrow Vol. 3: Straight Shooter Green Arrow (vol.3) #26-31
Green Arrow Vol. 4: The Archer's Quest (HC and SC) Green Arrow (vol.3) #16-21
Green Arrow Vol. 5: City Walls Green Arrow (vol.3) #32, 34-39
Green Arrow Vol. 6: Moving Targets Green Arrow (vol.3) #40-50
Green Arrow Vol. 7: Heading Into The Light Green Arrow (vol.3) #52, 54-59
Green Arrow Vol. 8: Crawling From The Wreckage Green Arrow (vol.3) #60-65
Green Arrow Vol. 9: Road to Jericho Green Arrow (vol.3) #66-75

Footnotes

  1. ^ Smith, Kevin. Phil Hester. Ande Parks. Green Arrow: Quiver, Trade Paperback. New York, NY. DC Comics. 2002.
  2. ^ Countdown #24

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