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Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) 4 months, 2 hours ago

Poll: Favorite Comic Runs VOTING: Andy Diggle's GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE vs. THUNDERBOLTS (136 votes)

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE 60%
THUNDERBOLTS 21%
I love both of them 4%
Sorry, I'm not a fan of either one 3%
I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read either and won't be able to before Friday 13%

Welcome to the Favorite Comic Runs' spotlight, Andy Diggle!

This week, we're taking a look at two thoroughly awesome runs by the writer: THUNDERBOLTS (#126-136) and GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE. During his time with the infamous Marvel team, Diggle created a whole new roster for the group, brought Mr. X into the book, gave Songbird a bit of attention, and even included a crossover with Deadpool. And over at DC, Diggle revealed Oliver Queen's action-packed time on the island. This limited series showed us how Oliver transformed himself into Green Arrow and had fantastic artwork by Jock and David Baron. Both of Diggle's runs beg to be read, but we want to know which one you prefer and why. Do you love the chaos that went down in THUNDERBOLTS or is GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE too iconic to lose?

Want to re-read these runs before picking a side? Don't worry, there's no rush at all! Voting will remain open until this Friday morning (ET). That should be a good amount of time for you to leap back into these runs to refresh your memory or even experience them for the first time. After giving it some proper thought, be sure to vote and then share your thoughts with a post. Make it awesome enough and there's a chance we'll feature it in the updated article.

Check the homepage this Friday to see which run takes the prize and why. In the meantime, feel free to make future match-up suggestions in the comments below or tell us via Twitter.

#1 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

Still haven't read either one but I've read his Hellblazer and The Losers run and I enjoyed both.

I think you'd like The Losers, k4tz.

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#2 Posted by Squalleon (4610 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Green Arrow because I haven't read Thunderbolts.

Nice to see the new options, especially the "I didn't like either" it was really necessary last week :-P

#3 Posted by Wardishy (709 posts) - - Show Bio

Kudos to you, Gregg, for including a wider variety of options. I've never really had need of them but I know others have been asking for them.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33426 posts) - - Show Bio

Still haven't read either one but I've read his Hellblazer and The Losers run and I enjoyed both.

I think you'd like The Losers, k4tz.

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Year One is IMO the best Green Arrow story ever told.

#5 Posted by The_Tree (7465 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#6 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8616 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_tree said:

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.

This.

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#7 Edited by dondave (37432 posts) - - Show Bio

Year One

#8 Posted by Wolverine08 (42244 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_tree said:

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.

This.

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#9 Posted by micah (1382 posts) - - Show Bio

Thunderbolts was spectacular, but I'm going with Year One. Its the quintessential Green Arrow story.

#10 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8616 posts) - - Show Bio

@billy_batson said:

Still haven't read either one but I've read his Hellblazer and The Losers run and I enjoyed both.

I think you'd like The Losers, k4tz.

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Year One is IMO the best Green Arrow story ever told.

Have you read Longbow hunters?

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#11 Posted by derekvang (207 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going with Green Arrow: Year One because I haven't read Thunderbolts yet but I thought Year One was a really great book telling Oliver's past and origins and showing how he became GA and all.

#12 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33426 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@billy_batson said:

Still haven't read either one but I've read his Hellblazer and The Losers run and I enjoyed both.

I think you'd like The Losers, k4tz.

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Year One is IMO the best Green Arrow story ever told.

Have you read Longbow hunters?

Yep, sure have. It's up there but Year One is better IMO.

#13 Posted by AmazingWebHead (2414 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow's origin story was written by Andy Diggle? I can not believe I didn't see that before!

#14 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow's origin story was written by Andy Diggle? I can not believe I didn't see that before!

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#15 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow's origin story was written by Andy Diggle? I can not believe I didn't see that before!

The character was named after him.

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#16 Posted by guyver 0 (25 posts) - - Show Bio

GA:Year One. While his run on Thunderbolts was good it wasn't long enough to be truly great. And Jock drew GA: Year One plus it also gave us Arrow and the character of Diggle.

#17 Edited by GraniteSoldier (7784 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read either. I'll now go perform Japanese ritual suicide.

#18 Posted by modunhanul (407 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only read Green Arrow Year One and some of his Hellblazer series, but I really liked Green Arrow Year One. I was really sad when Andy Diggle left DC...

#19 Posted by AmazingWebHead (2414 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n said:

@amazingwebhead said:

Green Arrow's origin story was written by Andy Diggle? I can not believe I didn't see that before!

@amazingwebhead said:

Green Arrow's origin story was written by Andy Diggle? I can not believe I didn't see that before!

The character was named after him.

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My point exactly

#20 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33426 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read either. I'll now go perform Japanese ritual suicide.

You need to read Year One NOUW

#21 Edited by Xwraith (18188 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#22 Posted by GraniteSoldier (7784 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33426 posts) - - Show Bio

@granitesoldier: It's the best Green Arrow story bar none shortly followed by Longbow Hunters.

#24 Edited by GraniteSoldier (7784 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: I haven't read much Green Arrow but I guess if I were to start the beginning would be a good place haha.

#25 Edited by Accept (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Thunderbolts. Why? It has Deadpool!

#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33426 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Edited by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio
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#28 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8616 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill said:

@jonny_anonymous said:
@billy_batson said:

Still haven't read either one but I've read his Hellblazer and The Losers run and I enjoyed both.

I think you'd like The Losers, k4tz.

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Year One is IMO the best Green Arrow story ever told.

Have you read Longbow hunters?

Yep, sure have. It's up there but Year One is better IMO.

Year One is my second favorite Green Arrow story and I see why it could be someones favorite,

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#29 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6336 posts) - - Show Bio

GA:YO

#30 Posted by mak13131313 (562 posts) - - Show Bio

I had to go with Green arrow.

#31 Posted by javancain16 (136 posts) - - Show Bio

ummmm i would of voted for losers if it was on this list

#32 Posted by Perfect 10 (1059 posts) - - Show Bio

Im going to assume those freaking out over how great year one is havent read anything with green arrow before that mini cause "greatest green story" lol yeah him coming back from the DEAD, him DYING, the drama with his kid, his girl black canary being raped and beaten yeah none of those are 'quintessential' arrow stories at all. lol newbies

#33 Posted by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

ummmm i would of voted for losers if it was on this list

But it's not. NOW CHOOSE! :D

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#34 Posted by javancain16 (136 posts) - - Show Bio