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Old 08-20-12, 12:59 PM
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Looking for Green Arrow discussion. What's good? What's not?

I'm just getting back into comics and somehow ended up digging Green Arrow even though I never read it before. I'm in the middle of Mike Grell's run in volume 2 (1988-1998) and have enjoyed it so far.

I pre-ordered the new TPBs of the Longbow Hunters and Green Arrow / Green Lantern.

Haven't decided if I'll bother with the new TV show or not.
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Old 08-20-12, 01:37 PM
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The 80s miniseries (4 issues) is well worth picking up, as is his backup run in Detective Comics. But Mike Grells GA run is the definite Gold standard.
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Old 08-20-12, 02:58 PM
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The current artist on Green Arrow (Tolibao) is crap! What's Mike Grell doing nowadays?
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Old 08-20-12, 03:32 PM
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Yeah i think you already made a list of the best.
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Old 08-20-12, 06:22 PM
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Didn't Kevin Smith do a GA run? I recall people liking it way-back-when. I never read too much on the character, but I recall a debate many years ago at who was better in hand-to-hand fighting between Arrow and Batman. It might have been in Wizard comics... and I think Arrow won it. That always bumped up his worth in the back of my mind.
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Old 08-20-12, 08:11 PM
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I think Smith's first arc is called "Quiver" though I don't remember much about it except he introduced the new Speedy.

How the heck did Wizard say Ollie would've beaten Bruce? Ever since Morrison's JLA run, Bats has been almost unbeatable.
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Old 08-21-12, 08:11 AM
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Ah, the hippie Batman.
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Old 08-21-12, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Navinabob View Post
Didn't Kevin Smith do a GA run? I recall people liking it way-back-when. I never read too much on the character, but I recall a debate many years ago at who was better in hand-to-hand fighting between Arrow and Batman. It might have been in Wizard comics... and I think Arrow won it. That always bumped up his worth in the back of my mind.
That's crazy to me. Maybe they were talking about Ollie's son (who took the mantle for a while when Ollie was dead)? He was described as a talented martial artist:

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Due to Connor's training in the ashram, he can mimic fighting styles that he witnesses, though this is a learned skill and not a metahuman power. Writer Chuck Dixon used the Brotherhood of the Fist storyline to establish Connor as being among the best hand to hand combatants in the world. One Year After Infinite Crisis, Connor furthered his training, and like his father and Mia, is able to wield a sword proficiently.
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Old 08-21-12, 08:58 AM
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Also, I meant to say that some of my favorite Green Arrow stories have been from Justice League Unlimited and some of the DC animated movies... he plays a pretty key role in several episodes, and I really like his characterization.
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Old 08-21-12, 10:19 AM
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Re: Green Arrow

i think youve got most of the classics covered. for more recent stuff, i really recommend the following four:

year one, by diggle and jock, is a great origin
http://www.amazon.com/Green-Arrow-Ye...ds=green+arrow

the kevin smith run as was mentioned earlier is pretty fun. quiver is part one
http://www.amazon.com/Green-Arrow-Qu...ds=green+arrow

sounds of violence is part two
http://www.amazon.com/Green-Arrow-So...5558393&sr=8-7

this was followed up by brad meltzer! check out the archers quest
http://www.amazon.com/Green-Arrow-Ar...+arrow+meltzer

after this judd winick took over and that was pretty hit or miss (although i liked the idea of ollie becoming mayor).

i hate the new 52 green arrow. i hate that he is young, is not a liberal \ environmentalist \ etc, is not green lanterns best friend, is not with black canary, and so on. ive checked it out under both its creative teams in the last year. they got rid of everything unique and interesting with the character.

hope you try some of these and hope you enjoy them!
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Apparently they've added the Huntress as a love interest to the new Green Arrow TV show. That's the thing about television, steal a character from Batman's family for Green Arrow simply because her name sounds vaguely related.
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Old 08-22-12, 01:51 PM
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I don't really have an opinion about it either way, but maybe they'll introduce the Birds of Prey into the show via Huntress, and get to Ollie/Dinah that way.
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Old 08-22-12, 02:21 PM
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Yeah, that's really odd considering they already have a ready-made female character with a history with GA, and an easily adaptable-to-TV costume. Unless they want a love triangle later on or something. I mean, it is still the CW, right?
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Old 08-29-12, 10:51 PM
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The current artist on Green Arrow (Tolibao) is crap! What's Mike Grell doing nowadays?
The new Arrow comic book.

http://mikegrell.com/news/?p=450

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Old 08-29-12, 10:57 PM
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Apparently they've added the Huntress as a love interest to the new Green Arrow TV show. That's the thing about television, steal a character from Batman's family for Green Arrow simply because her name sounds vaguely related.
They should of just added Shado. Unknown to the general public but a lot more interesting than Huntress.

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Old 10-01-12, 10:40 AM
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I just finished the Mike Grell run of Green Arrow v2. Strong overall; some arcs were better than others. Anything with Shado or Eddie Fyers was very good. The artwork also had its ups and downs. I preferred the art from the beginning of the run over the end.

Currently I'm reading The Longbow Hunters TPB and then probably The Wonder Year mini. Then I might put G.A. down for a while as I have a ton of other stuff I want to read. I was going to continue v2 - there are 50 or 60 issues after Grell's run ended - but peeking ahead didn't leave me with much enthusiasm.
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Old 10-01-12, 02:41 PM
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So how are you going through the backlog? Character by character?

I recently read all three Geoff John's Flash omnibus's (well, still working on the third one). Unlike team books or something like Invincible, I find that I get kind of burnt out marathoning a single character for a long period of time.
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Old 10-01-12, 07:38 PM
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So how are you going through the backlog? Character by character?
I usually just pick a TPB and go with that. There are so many collected volumes available out there that I just pick something that looks good.
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