Favorite Comic Runs exists for one simple reason: to compare, contrast and ultimately praise two pieces of work by the same writer. This week, Andy Diggle was selected and we chose one of his runs from Marvel and one from DC. Did you side with his exciting and action-packed time on THUNDERBOLTS (#126-136) or his 6 issues that updated Oliver Queen's origin story in GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE? The people of Comic Vine have spoken -- well, typed and clicked -- and they've decided to side with...
Green Arrow's limited series!
Before praising Diggle's work with Oliver Queen, let's take a quick look at the poll's results.
- GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE 60%
- THUNDERBOLTS 21%
- I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read either and won't be able to before Friday 13%
- I love both of them 4%
- Sorry, I'm not a fan of either one 3%
13% haven't read either?! We'll explain in a moment why GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE begs to be read, but his work with THUNDERBOLTS was a total blast, too. He had a thrilling departure of the previous characters on the team, created an engaging dynamic with the new group, and even had an absurdly entertaining crossover with Deadpool. It's fun stuff and you should really consider giving it a read at some point.
Anyway, GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE took a hefty lead, and despite how enjoyable his THUNDERBOLTS is, it's understandable why Ollie's journey received that much of a boost. The writer's telling of Oliver Queen's transformation from a spoiled dude to a focused and caring man is an adventure that'll pull you right in and have you completely hooked. It's a story you'll absolutely want to finish in one sitting. The character-driven experience is packed with some great bits of action. Additionally, the visuals by Jock and David Baron are terrific and full of memorable panels. Honestly, you don't even need to like Green Arrow to appreciate this limited series. And the best part of all? When all is said and done, it just may turn you into a fan of the Emerald Archer. Let's see why a couple of Comic Viners sided with GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE.
"Green Arrow: Year One. It's the quintessential modern-day Green Arrow origin, and its ideas are still being borrowed to this day, nearly seven years later. Diggle and Jock were also at the top of their game."
"I picked Green Arrow: Year One.
People who know me know that my favorite character is Green Arrow. When I first became interested in the character, I went asking for some recommendations, and Year One was at the top of everyone's list. Although it was not the first Green Arrow I read, once I did, it easily became my favorite Green Arrow story (at least until The Outsiders War came along).
One of my favorite aspects of Oliver Queen is his transformation from a self-centered, spoiled, careless playboy to a more compassionate man, and this transformation is at the center of Year One. Andy Diggle was able to masterfully display this - with each passing issue/chapter, you can see Ollie changing even more.
I also have to give Mark "Jock" Simpson's art credit. Year One features what I feel some of the best battles Green Arrow has taken part in, and the cinematic quality of Jock's art was a major factor in this opinion."
What was YOUR favorite moment in GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE? Share it with us below. If it's a big spoiler, please be sure to use the appropriate spoiler tags! Do you want to suggest a future match-up for this segment? Tell us below or via twitter.