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Favorite Comic Runs RESULTS: Andy Diggle's GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE vs. THUNDERBOLTS

The awesome and evil Marvel team or Green Arrow's gripping and updated origin story? The winner is...

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.

The_Tree

"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."

Xwraith

"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.

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Posted by HushoftheWind

How do you not vote for Andy Diggle's Arrow year one? i mean c'mon now. Hell if you take out Andy's first name and the Green away from Arrow, what are you left with? Diggle and Arrow one of the best on screen duos that ever graced the silverscreen in awhile now lol

Posted by Saren

Hell if you take out Andy's first name and the Green away from Arrow, what are you left with? Diggle and Arrow one of the best on screen duos that ever graced the silverscreen in awhile now lol

Mind = blown

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Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Year One is the best Green Arrow story ever told.

Edited by Master_Thief

@saren said:

@hushofthewind said:

Hell if you take out Andy's first name and the Green away from Arrow, what are you left with? Diggle and Arrow one of the best on screen duos that ever graced the silverscreen in awhile now lol

Mind = blown

you..... you do it!!!!

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Green Arrow: Year One is one of my favorite DC Stories.

Posted by johnny_blaze

Green Arrow:Year One made me want to become a writer.

Posted by longbowhunter

I would like to gave seen Year One go up against the Losers.

Edited by StMichalofWilson

I'm suprised there aren't any Diggle puns here. Aside from the first one.

Also Green Arrow: Year One is a good choice

Posted by patrat18

I would like to gave seen Year One go up against the Losers.

"Losers" will well loose.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Wow, I'm honestly shocked.

Edited by Xwraith

I actually got quoted?!

It worked.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18
Posted by AmazingWebHead

I'll be sure to read it, then.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

I'm more of a Marvel fan mostly because DC is in such a crappy rut and DC has been in a rut for a few years but my favorite character is Green Arrow so even if it's biased Green Arrow Year One was an amazing comic.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@thewalkingdeadpool18: I just figured a Marvel book with so many popular characters written in such a clever way would completely crush a Green Arrow story.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@thewalkingdeadpool18: I just figured a Marvel book with so many popular characters written in such a clever way would completely crush a Green Arrow story.

But this was the best Green Arrow ever told.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

@captainmarvel4ever:

But the Green Arrow book was amazing and Thunderbolts is a great concept the few writers do anything with the conept. Thunderbolts has a great team but it was a mediocre book and Green Arrow Year One was amazing.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@thewalkingdeadpool18: I've never read either, and I kind of assumed the GA book was better because I've heard a lot of buzz about it, but I just assumed people would vote for the Marvel book with the cool characters. Heck, I almost considered voting for GA just because I thought he didn't stand a chance.

Posted by SuperCow

Green Arrow Year One was amazing, and the show Arrow obviously drew many elements from it.

G.A. really needs more like it.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@jonny_anonymous: I've never read either, and I kind of assumed the GA book was better because I've heard a lot of buzz about it, but I just assumed people would vote for the Marvel book with the cool characters. Heck, I almost considered voting for GA just because I thought he didn't stand a chance.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@captainmarvel4ever: Well if you ever decided to read Green Arrow read Year One and Longbow Hunters.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever
Posted by Teerack

Man, remember back when Thunderbolts had substance?

Posted by Fetts

Honestly, Green Arrow: Year One is one of my favorite comic books I have ever read. The plot, the pace, the intensity, the surprises, the art… All of it was some of the most superb stuff I've ever seen. I was really into this when I read it and I genuinely enjoyed it.

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Posted by Mapuia_Ralte

Sadly, I missed this poll but looks like I wasn't needed much. Green Arrow Year One was a great read, indeed.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I think I'll reread Year One now.

Posted by RisingBean

Green Arrow: Year One is one of my favorite DC Stories.

This and the Sounds of Violence arc for me.

Edited by The_Tree

I got selected!

Eyyyy!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous