Green Arrow Toon Soon

Posted by No_name_here (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

Everybody’s favorite pale-skinned, cloak-wearing embodiment of divine vengeance got his turn.

Soon, everybody’s favorite grotesquely-disfigured, occult-encountering cowboy gets a turn, too.

And, after him, everybody’s favorite hot-tempered, left-leaning, goatee-rocking emerald archer gets his.

 He probably won't look like this...

Hot on the heels of the Spectre’s spot in the JUSITCE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS DVD (and the announcement that Jonah Hex would, likewise, get animated), comes the revelation that Warner Bros. animation’s giving Green Arrow his own SHOWCASE ‘toon.   The scoop comes from Alan Burnett’s interview at Comics Continuum, wherein he also reveals that there’s a fourth Showcase in the works, but - - that diabolical tease - - he won’t reveal which character, just yet.

 Probably more like this...

This whole SHOWCASE razzmatazz is smart, in my eyes.   Certain characters in the DC mythos work splendidly in the comics, but they’re either too strange (like the Spectre) or don’t have a strong enough gimmick (Green Arrow) to sustain their own feature ‘toon. GA’s got his trick arrows and his political bent, but that’s not as easy to grasp as, oh say, a space cop with a special ring that can… construct (see, I’m learning) anything he thinks of.  Also, the PG-13 ratings of these DVDs allows for edgier content, as is GA's wont.

Or maybe like this, if thing gets really crazy?

My curiosity’s been piqued, as well.   Steve Niles wrote the Spectre short and Joe Lansdale’s writing Jonah Hex’s.   Will WB Animation follow that streak and land another comics writer to script Oliver Queen’s adventure?   If so, who would do it?  Judd Winnick, perhaps? Maybe Chuck Dixon? Or even Denny O’Neal?  

Who do you, oh maniacal Comic Vine community, want to write this adventure?   And, while we’re at it, what other characters deserve their own SHOWCASE

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

#1 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I would be lying if I said im not looking forward to this!

#2 Posted by Namor1987 (1879 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet I will be watching or getting this

#3 Posted by HaHaManHV (234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow: Agreed. I think this could be great 
 
As for other characters who deserve this, how about Flash? I mean come on, the guy screams animation. Outfit wise, gimmick wise, villain wise. If you go for material similar to John's run on the title or even some of the older stories like the Death of Zoom, you could make a great animated short, movie, etc. Honestly though, Flash should have his own cartoon, bottom line.
#4 Posted by joshmightbe (24085 posts) - - Show Bio

i think captain marvel would be suited for a kids show as for the showcase how bout teen titans
#5 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
" i think captain marvel would be suited for a kids show as for the showcase how bout teen titans "
That would work, even when he turned back to human form (billy or Freddy) it should work well in the Titans. 
 
@HaHaManHV said:
" @Final Arrow: Agreed. I think this could be great  As for other characters who deserve this, how about Flash? I mean come on, the guy screams animation. Outfit wise, gimmick wise, villain wise. If you go for material similar to John's run on the title or even some of the older stories like the Death of Zoom, you could make a great animated short, movie, etc. Honestly though, Flash should have his own cartoon, bottom line. "
I still remember the Flash series from back in the day, I loved that show, i still remember the episode with Sand Man in it (JSA) it would make a great cartoon series. I think that and Green lantern would tie in well with a Green Arrow cartoon as all these characters have a strong bond in comics as well making it easy for cross overs.
#6 Posted by CaptObtuse (44 posts) - - Show Bio

Psst...Denny's last name is actually spelled "O’Neil".  Because of his long time association with superstar artist Neal Adams, they were sometimes "Bennifered" or "Brangelinized" as "Denny O'Neal Adams", but the man's name is Denny O'Neil.

#7 Posted by Bandito (187 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain Marvel would be great for a kids show.  So would Metal Men, I think.  Make it like Disney's The Gargoyles was, back in the day. 
 
As for more showcase shorts:  Everybody!  As much as they can!  Aquaman, Atom Strange, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Hourman, Sandman, Batgirl, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, etc.

#8 Posted by HaHaManHV (234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow: In my dream world, there is a TV show for every DC character, or at least more of a cohesive universe, kind of like JLU but with more exposure for the lesser characters. If they had a GL cartoon, Flash cartoon, GA and all of that, I would be able to die happy. I really feel like there is so much potential for shows that they just  don't utilize enough.
#9 Posted by Chane (539 posts) - - Show Bio

So how long are these showcase things?

#10 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds great....
#11 Posted by johnny_spam (2028 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chane:
Ten minutes but one is going to be twenty.
#12 Posted by Bandito (187 posts) - - Show Bio

The twenty to twenty-two minute length short sounds practical.  That way they can release it to syndicated television, put it on Cartoon Network or something as a half-hour show.  That'll get them added exposure from people who might not buy the DVD.

#13 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio

Nooooooo. 
Green Arrow is annoying. ¬¬
Black Canary can do better.
 
 xoxo
Angel.

#14 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio
@AngelFrost said:
" Nooooooo. 
Green Arrow is annoying. ¬¬
Black Canary can do better.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
"
0_o I use to like you :p.
#15 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow said:
" Well I would be lying if I said im not looking forward to this! "
god....... 
 
@AngelFrost said:
" Nooooooo. 
Green Arrow is annoying. ¬¬
Black Canary can do better.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
"
Black Canary is a total slapper, Green Arrow can do better
#16 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" Well I would be lying if I said im not looking forward to this! "
god....... 
 
@AngelFrost said:
" Nooooooo. 
Green Arrow is annoying. ¬¬
Black Canary can do better.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
"
Black Canary is a total slapper, Green Arrow can do better "
Thats why im marrying you XD.
#17 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow: ;p love you too babe!
#18 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

" @Final Arrow said:

" Well I would be lying if I said im not looking forward to this! "
god....... 
 
@AngelFrost said:
" Nooooooo. 
Green Arrow is annoying. ¬¬
Black Canary can do better.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
"
Black Canary is a total slapper, Green Arrow can do better "
:O No she is not. ¬¬  
Green Arrow is a complete and utter jerk, an arrogant pig.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
#19 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow:  Well I'm sorry things had to be this way. :P
#20 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio
@AngelFrost said:
" @.Mistress Redhead. said:

" @Final Arrow said:

" Well I would be lying if I said im not looking forward to this! "
god....... 
 
@AngelFrost said:
" Nooooooo. 
Green Arrow is annoying. ¬¬
Black Canary can do better.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
"
Black Canary is a total slapper, Green Arrow can do better "
:O No she is not. ¬¬  
Green Arrow is a complete and utter jerk, an arrogant pig.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
"
OMG is not.
#21 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio
@AngelFrost: yeah i can't talk to someone who hugs and kisses at the end of their post... ;)  
 
and he is not a pig, Canary is a terrible character
#22 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

" @AngelFrost: yeah i can't talk to someone who hugs and kisses at the end of their post... ;)   and he is not a pig, Canary is a terrible character "

Then don't talk to me. [: simple. 
Canary, terrible? That word would be better suited to Green Arrow, he's a cocky brat and not in a funny way like Deadpool either. ¬¬  

 xoxo
Angel.
#23 Posted by Namor1987 (1879 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" Well I would be lying if I said im not looking forward to this! "
god....... 
 
@AngelFrost said:
" Nooooooo. 
Green Arrow is annoying. ¬¬
Black Canary can do better.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
"
Black Canary is a total slapper, Green Arrow can do better "
Green Arrow is the best IMO & he can do better
#24 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio
@Namor1987: thank you :) nice to see a man agreeing 
 
@AngelFrost: agree to disagree then
#25 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead.:  Probably.
 
 xoxo
Angel.
#26 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio
@AngelFrost said:
" @.Mistress Redhead. said:

" @AngelFrost: yeah i can't talk to someone who hugs and kisses at the end of their post... ;)   and he is not a pig, Canary is a terrible character "

Then don't talk to me. [: simple. 
Canary, terrible? That word would be better suited to Green Arrow, he's a cocky brat and not in a funny way like Deadpool either. ¬¬  

 xoxo
Angel.
"
Im just wondering where your getting terrible from. I like BC and Ga (old School) their history is great, the only beef I have (kinda) with BC is that she accused GA of Cheating on her way back in the day with Shado, where in fact he was raped by the woman. I like GA's past and the things he has done for his city, over all his story is actually one of the best, one of the first comics to deal with drug abuse and male rape. Also his recent side kick bring a new swing to HIV and living with the problem. dont get me wrong he is not perfect but I would not say his series is terrible.
#27 Posted by Namor1987 (1879 posts) - - Show Bio

 @.Mistress Redhead. said:

" @Namor1987: thank you :) nice to see a man agreeing 
 
@AngelFrost: agree to disagree then "
ps I wanna marry too 
 
@ Final Arrow: Can we share her lol jk
#28 Edited by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio
@Namor1987 said:

"   @.Mistress Redhead. said:

" @Namor1987: thank you :) nice to see a man agreeing 
 
@AngelFrost: agree to disagree then "
ps I wanna marry too   @ Final Arrow: Can we share her lol jk "
I killed a man once..... 
 
 
@AngelFrost said:  
 
LOL ignore me, when it comes to GA im a bit of a fan boy XD.
#29 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio
@Namor1987 said:
"  @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Namor1987: thank you :) nice to see a man agreeing 
 
@AngelFrost: agree to disagree then "
ps I wanna marry too   @ Final Arrow: Can we share her lol jk "
so many things wrong with this comment.... I am going to walk away and ignore it.. 
#30 Posted by Namor1987 (1879 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow said:
" @Namor1987 said:
"  @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Namor1987: thank you :) nice to see a man agreeing 
 
@AngelFrost: agree to disagree then "
ps I wanna marry too   @ Final Arrow: Can we share her lol jk "
I killed a man once..... "
I'll take that as a no btw you think Green Arrow can outshine Hawkeye?
#31 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow getting his own show could be cool. I'd like it to be a spin-off of "The Batman" cartoon, that Green Arrow was cool.
#32 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio
@Namor1987 said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" @Namor1987 said:
"  @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Namor1987: thank you :) nice to see a man agreeing 
 
@AngelFrost: agree to disagree then "
ps I wanna marry too   @ Final Arrow: Can we share her lol jk "
I killed a man once..... "
I'll take that as a no btw you think Green Arrow can outshine Hawkeye? "
After his year training on the Island I think he has a good chance, but it's a tough call.
#33 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow:  I'm not saying the series is bad, I just have never really liked Green Arrow. He hasn't really caught my attention like Black Canary does. And I love Mia, she is one of my favourite comic characters.
#34 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Green Arrow, it'll be nice to see what they do with this.

#35 Posted by The Clock King (42 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still all for The Question getting a showcase of his own

#36 Posted by Namor1987 (1879 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Namor1987 said:
"  @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Namor1987: thank you :) nice to see a man agreeing 
 
@AngelFrost: agree to disagree then "
ps I wanna marry too   @ Final Arrow: Can we share her lol jk "
so many things wrong with this comment.... I am going to walk away and ignore it..  "
I was kidding but you're awesome as hell & 1 of my favorite mods I always think of Red Monika & Red Sonja when I see your name
#37 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio
@Namor1987: lol its ok and thank you :)
#38 Posted by Namor1987 (1879 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Namor1987: lol its ok and thank you :) "
As 1 of my favorite wrestlers Zack Ryder says "WOO WOO WOO...YOU KNOW IT" lol
#39 Posted by Decept-O (7270 posts) - - Show Bio

While I've not seen nor been able to afford these DVDs and the like it is a great idea Warner Bros. has going.  Green Arrow is a character I love to hate to love.  Wonder if Supes will show up?  He's a great foil to Superman.  
 
It stands to reason they will show more characters so I won't try to speculate who'd be next but the more the merrier!  OK, I will add if they did a JSA character round-up, that'd be sweet just so I can have Dr. MId-NIte!
#40 Posted by SigersonLTD (134 posts) - - Show Bio

Mike Mignola.

#41 Posted by Emerald Warrior (182 posts) - - Show Bio

...."  that can… construct (see, I’m learning)..."  love it! hahaha! 
 
Green Arrow... COOL! I want Aquaman, Huntress, Hawkman and Martian Manhunter on the showcase thing! =)

#42 Posted by NightFang (9634 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow is so awesome, It's about time other A & B-list heroes take over!

#43 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

nice! i love all these animated movies!
 
i want to see a Flash one. and or a Green Lantern Animated Series

#44 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

This can be a great thing, here's me hoping that Mike Grell writes the story for it!

#45 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

they did so well with him on JLU that this should be good.  I really liked what Bruce Timm did with him. 
#46 Posted by MemnochZERO (146 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree, Green Arrow rocked every JLU episode he was on and if there were any JLU version of characters that give GA a run for his money on the awesome factor it's Huntress and Question. Green Arrow has also made Smallville a LOT more interesting. And then there's the comics, I mean, take your pick, anything from the 1960s to the present is great stuff. Hell, I think he could support is own full length DC animated film. 
As for other showcases a few that spring to mind are: 
Zatanna 
Doom Patrol (I'd love to see a full length Morrison era movie, too) 
Catwoman 
Bird of Prey 
Swamp Thing 
The Question 
Power Girl 
Secret Six
#47 Posted by greenenvy (632 posts) - - Show Bio

Great  news for him yesss cant wait for that. I am owning this defiently but why are so many green comic book heroes getting treatment what the hell.
#48 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

Throw Kevin Smith in as writer!
#49 Posted by .Longshot. (5264 posts) - - Show Bio

This. Kicked. ASS!
#50 Posted by PowerHerc (78161 posts) - - Show Bio

The cartoon short was pretty good, except for the washed-out color.   
Green Arrow and Black Canary are the best couple in comics.  Alway will be.

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