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GREEN ARROW #1

(W) Ben Percy (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Juan Ferreyra

"THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN" chapter one

As Oliver struggles with how he can fight "the man" when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.

THEY SAID IT: "My touchstones are [former GA writers] Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell, while trying to make the series my own," says writer Benjamin Percy. "Green Arrow will be a politically and culturally relevant series. Expect stories that aim a broadhead into the zeitgeist, that are ripped from the headlines."

Item Code: APR160306 In Shops: 6/15/2016 SRP: $2.99

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#1 Posted by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks pretty cool.

Who the heck is that guy on the right of the cover?

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#2 Posted by jsphsmth (1258 posts) - - Show Bio

I like what Percy did to introduce Arrows existing supporting cast to all the new readers, but I wonder how many will show up looking for Diggle and Felicity.

I really hoping it doesn't sell out before I get to my comic shop, I should have added it to my pulls.

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#3 Edited by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

I like what Percy did to introduce Arrows existing supporting cast to all the new readers, but I wonder how many will show up looking for Diggle and Felicity.

I really hoping it doesn't sell out before I get to my comic shop, I should have added it to my pulls.

can't you just call them and ask them to add it?

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#4 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@theexile285: Don't know yet. He was the bad guy introduced last issue.

Looks good. I'm excited to read this. Cool to see Henry and Emiko back in the mix.

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#5 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

Man one would have hoped they would have used Rebirth's new costume designs as a way to ditch Black Canary's fishnets.

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#6 Edited by MrMazz (2002 posts) - - Show Bio

@theexile285: Drugs are bad and they've decided to turn Roy Harper heel

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#8 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (2623 posts) - - Show Bio

My god that art and coloring

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#9 Posted by Maddpanda531 (1635 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, this looks like a lot of fun. Can't wait for next week

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#10 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@drellassassin: What would you like to see supplant the fishnets?

I don't know, pants? I just cringe every time I see a supposed super hero fight crime in fishnets.

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@drellassassin: Get over it bra. Fishnets are the new pants.

Kinda wonder why this book isn't called Black Canary and Green Arrow or The Black & The Green! Damn this two week schedule.

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#14 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter said:

@drellassassin: What would you like to see supplant the fishnets?

I don't know, pants? I just cringe every time I see a supposed super hero fight crime in fishnets.

I love the fishnets. Much like Superman's cape and trunks, no they aren't logical, but they're important to the iconography of the character. That being said, I wouldn't be opposed to Dinah wearing pants if all the past designs weren't so ghastly.

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#15 Posted by dan12456 (3006 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay Emiko!

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#16 Posted by knightofthechronicle (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna fall in love with this book, I know it.

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#17 Posted by KorinY (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Emiko looks too old, she should be at least Damian's age, but everything else looks good

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#18 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@koriny: I noticed the that too. This kinda confirms what suspected last issue, they've aged Green Arrow up. And apparently Emi as well.

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#19 Posted by knightofthechronicle (1396 posts) - - Show Bio
@koriny said:

Emiko looks too old, she should be at least Damian's age, but everything else looks good

I know right? She's aged a good six years since she's been introduced

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#20 Posted by jayskee (4885 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally, the real Green Arrow is back

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#23 Posted by superhoodie (614 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait.

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#24 Edited by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrnoital: I fell off a half dozen issues into the previous run, but yeah I remember Emi being older. Didn't know she was in high school though.

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#25 Posted by Orlandozo (149 posts) - - Show Bio

That Cover is awesome

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#26 Posted by Vitalius (5172 posts) - - Show Bio

Everytime i see Emiko, i remember how cool how be to see Sin again.

@iaconpoint:She seems to be the other main characther on this so far. I wonder if she stay here until Birds of Prey and Batgirl will start.

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#27 Posted by Mrnoital (8104 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: yeah, I just took a look, in his first issue he picks her up from Dark Water High School

I also remember a joke about her killing the next kid to send her a dick-pic on snapchat

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#28 Posted by Mrnoital (8104 posts) - - Show Bio

@vitalius said:

@iaconpoint:She seems to be the other main characther on this so far. I wonder if she stay here until Birds of Prey and Batgirl will start.

Percy said this first story might as well be called Green Arrow and Black Canary, but moving on it'll probably have a rotating cast

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#29 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved the Rebirth issue, looking forward to this.

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#30 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrnoital: Ha! I do remember the dick pic thing.

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#31 Posted by kalorama (252 posts) - - Show Bio

Man one would have hoped they would have used Rebirth's new costume designs as a way to ditch Black Canary's fishnets.

True. But, sadly, the fishnets have moved beyond the realm of fan obsession to fan fetish and the creators apparently feel obligated to feed the beast. The thing is, even without the fishnets, BC's "costume" here would still be pretty awful. Booty shorts and unlaced work boots? Really?

If the fishnets are really so vital to the character that she can't do without them, then just put her back in her original costume. It's an anachronism but it's a nice visual design and the only one where the fishnets came anywhere close to making any actual design sense (in large part because the design is so old-fashioned). Every subsequent attempt to incorporate the fishnets into a "modern" design has come off looking like a Frankenstein-ish mishmash.

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#32 Posted by JewishDork (498 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see Emi in the book, she is a fun new character.

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#33 Posted by ObiWanKevobi (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Pizza Head

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#34 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio
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#35 Posted by galeme (1090 posts) - - Show Bio

Canary looks hot.

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#36 Posted by Vitalius (5172 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrnoital: Maybe. But as long Black Canary is being protyaeled in good way, i canr complain.

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#37 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2451 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay, they didn't forget about Emko.

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#38 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2451 posts) - - Show Bio
@kalorama said:
@drellassassin said:

Man one would have hoped they would have used Rebirth's new costume designs as a way to ditch Black Canary's fishnets.

True. But, sadly, the fishnets have moved beyond the realm of fan obsession to fan fetish and the creators apparently feel obligated to feed the beast. The thing is, even without the fishnets, BC's "costume" here would still be pretty awful. Booty shorts and unlaced work boots? Really?

If the fishnets are really so vital to the character that she can't do without them, then just put her back in her original costume. It's an anachronism but it's a nice visual design and the only one where the fishnets came anywhere close to making any actual design sense (in large part because the design is so old-fashioned). Every subsequent attempt to incorporate the fishnets into a "modern" design has come off looking like a Frankenstein-ish mishmash.

Honestly, fishnets are like typical fashion wear these days, so Canary rocking fishnets isn't as much of a problem now as some people may have thought it was 10 or so years ago.

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#40 Posted by kalorama (252 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, fishnets are like typical fashion wear these days, so Canary rocking fishnets isn't as much of a problem now as some people may have thought it was 10 or so years ago.

That's not even remotely true. And even if it were, it still wouldn't be an argument for them being part of action-ready superhero outfits. Flip-flops are "typical fashion wear" but you don't see Aquaman wearing them.

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#41 Posted by ScrappyDont27 (531 posts) - - Show Bio

Really need to pick up that Rebirth issue and this, Otto Schmidt is so good

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#42 Posted by Michiel1976 (26 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed the rebirth issue. Can't wait to pick this up.... Art and colours are great!

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#43 Posted by johnny_blaze (1357 posts) - - Show Bio

I want them to bring back George. And Percy already said that no characters from Arrow would be in this.

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#44 Posted by MaxSchreck (220 posts) - - Show Bio

I am glad Emiko is back! ^^

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#45 Posted by BuNKiTZ (260 posts) - - Show Bio

Emi is all grown up!? When the fuck did that happen!?

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#46 Posted by apg103 (210 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought that female ninja was Shado. Who is Emiko?

This looks like one of the better titles from the reboot.

But I'm still looking for Diggle and Felicity

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#47 Posted by iragulasuperbia (161 posts) - - Show Bio

Those dudes on the cover that Green Arrow is fighting - the ones with the hockey masks - could they hint at the appearance of Wild Dog?

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@apg103 said:

I thought that female ninja was Shado. Who is Emiko?

This looks like one of the better titles from the reboot.

But I'm still looking for Diggle and Felicity

Emiko is Shado's daughter. Shado looked similar during Lemire's run.

And you're more likely to see Diggle, since even Lemire had a solid place and characterization for him. Not in this arc though. Everyone is peeing their pants over Black Canary being back, so they'll likely try to minimize any sharing of the partner spotlight as much as they can.

You probably won't see Felicity for a long, long time though.

@kalorama said:
@thanosismad said:

Honestly, fishnets are like typical fashion wear these days, so Canary rocking fishnets isn't as much of a problem now as some people may have thought it was 10 or so years ago.

That's not even remotely true. And even if it were, it still wouldn't be an argument for them being part of action-ready superhero outfits. Flip-flops are "typical fashion wear" but you don't see Aquaman wearing them.

Superhero outfits. Exactly. Superheroes aren't real. They're not even always logical. They're just fishnets, my dude. Maybe she just happens to like wearing them.