Why Green Arrow is Awesome

Tonight I'm writing about one of my favorite heroes, Green Arrow, as part of my blog series, "Why ____ is Awesome."

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1. Good ol' Bow & Arrow

I'm a big fan of arrows. I don't know why. Maybe because they aren't noisy like guns and have room for creativity. Ollie is the best archer in the DC Universe and I love seeing him shoot arrows. Writers have the chance to give him loads of different arrows for the readers' enjoyment. I find myself wowing more at Green Arrow's amazing accuracy feats with the arrow, than people shooting guns.

2. Team-Ups

Green Arrow is a generally likable guy who can interact well with others. I loved his friendship with Hal Jordan (read Green Lantern/Green Arrow!), with Barry Allen. He and Harley made a great on-panel duo in Injustice. He plays off nicely with Batman, and has great chemistry with Black Canary. Ollie also has a decent relationship with his son, Connor Hawke.

3. Supporting Cast

Green Arrow has a strong family. I like characters that have a "family" in comics. It really makes them stronger characters. The family includes Black Canary, Roy Harper, Mia Dearden, and Connor Hawke. Along with his family, his supporting cast includes his villains. He's never been one to have a well-known rogues gallery, and it is quite small. However, I personally like it because it has loads of potential. Villains like Count Vertigo, Merlyn, Onomatopoeia, Brick, Clock King, Komodo, and Cupid are interesting and should be explored more. Add in Deathstroke, Doctor Light, and sometimes the League of Assassins, and you could have a great rogues gallery.

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4. Black Canary

One of the most charming blondes in comics, and Green Arrow has her. They have fantastic chemistry and are always fun to see. Ollie truly cares for his "pretty bird."

So many feels
So many feels

5. We Understand Him

Ollie is relatable. And by that, I don't mean that we all can connect with his archery skills, his badassery, or his wealth. What I mean is that Ollie is human and it's easy to root for him. Like most street level heroes, he has absolutely no superhuman powers. He's made many mistakes in his vigilante career and isn't perfect. He's humble and down to earth. He's not afraid of voicing his concerns, which can be hilarious because we understand him. Ollie, angry, killed Prometheus and had to deal with the consequences. Green Arrow is just someone who wants to help people.

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I should also probably mention that green is my favorite color and no one rocks facial hair better than Green Arrow!

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You forgot the biggest reason

"No hero wears a beard and 'stache better"

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Growing up I was a big fan of all things Robin Hood. The crappy Kevin Costner movie, the Disney animated feature, I also had that book on tape, I dressed up as Robin Hood for Halloween, got an archery set for Xmas one year. Something about a guy dressed in green firing arrows has always captured my imagination. How could I not love Green Arrow?

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I'm glad to finally see my favorite hero in this series.

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Growing up I was a big fan of all things Robin Hood. The crappy Kevin Costner movie, the Disney animated feature, I also had that book on tape, I dressed up as Robin Hood for Halloween, got an archery set for Xmas one year. Something about a guy dressed in green firing arrows has always captured my imagination. How could I not love Green Arrow?

How could anyone not love Green Arrow?? :)

@xwraith said:

I'm glad to finally see my favorite hero in this series.

I'm glad that you're glad! haha. I love Green Arrow

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I've always found him interesting any good stories for me ?

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@kgb725 said:

I've always found him interesting any good stories for me ?

Of course.

You can with the current New 52 series by Lemire, which is great, starting from issue #17 to now.

Green Arrow: Year One

Green Arrow: Quiver

Green Arrow: Sounds of Violence

Longbow Hunter

Into the Woods

and the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series

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I really miss the beard and family.

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@the_tree: me too! though I do like Lemire's GA

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@batmannflash: There are some things I don't like about it, but Lemire and Sorrentino are consistently killing it, making Green Arrow my favorite DC book. I just like to imagine that The New 52 is showing Ollie's earlier adventures and that he'll eventually grow to become the older, more awesome Ollie I knew and loved. It helps lessen the pain of the New 52.

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@the_tree: yeah I'm pretty sure that's what's happening. He will slowly become older and more like his Pre-52 self

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Great blog post!

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Great post! Makes me even more interested in Green Arrow.

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@batmannflash:

I am just bumping up your thread because I am a new fan and also think GA is awesome.

My favourite colour is also green and two of my favourite five heroes of all are Hulk and Green Lantern., so quite a green theme really....! GA by Jeff Lemire. Bought my first copy on weds and love it. The art reminds me of a Bendis Dardevil comic...

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Hawkeye >>>

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this is awesome