What to read?

#1 Edited by MrMiyagi (3 posts) - - Show Bio

So I decided to read some Green Arrow last night and my friend said I should start with Green Arrow: Year One...
Well I've read all six of those issues and now I'm not sure where to pick up and start reading again.

So where do I go from here? What should I read next?

#2 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

try Meltzer's or Smith's run on the character

#3 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

green arrow and black canary!

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#4 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

i;d reccomend the Silver Age set of Green Arrow / Green Lantern: Hard Travelling Heroes

Amazing read

M

#5 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"green arrow and black canary!
"
why do you hate newcomers?
#6 Posted by Darkchild (41015 posts) - - Show Bio
Methos said:
"i;d reccomend the Silver Age set of Green Arrow / Green Lantern: Hard Travelling Heroes

Amazing read

M
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WOW just finished that a few days ago. It truly was an awesome read
#7 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
"pixelized said:
"green arrow and black canary!
"
why do you hate newcomers?
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it's good now.
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#8 Posted by Sovereign Vance (735 posts) - - Show Bio

LMFAO..MrMiyagi!!!

#9 Edited by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern/Green Arrow Hard Traveling Heroes was good, as were Smith and Meltzer's runs on the character.

But the number one Green Arrow storyline in my book is Grell's Longbow Hunters.

Stay far far away from anything that has Judd Winnick's name on it though.

#10 Posted by MrMiyagi (3 posts) - - Show Bio
Zoom said:
"Green Lantern/Green Arrow Hard Traveling Heroes was good, as were Smith and Meltzer's runs on the character.

But the number one Green Arrow storyline in my book is Grell's Longbow Hunters.

Stay far far away from anything that has Judd Winnick's name on it though."
Really? The Judd Winnick stuff is pretty bad?
#11 Posted by SUNMAN (7256 posts) - - Show Bio

just stay away from green arrow and black canary, everything else is decent. 

#12 Posted by Hawkingbird (350 posts) - - Show Bio

Your mileage may vary with Winick's stuff. Try a couple of floppies before you get a trade.

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

I enjoyed Green Arrow:Quiver

#14 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
SUNMAN said:
"just stay away from green arrow and black canary, everything else is decent. "
negative
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#15 Posted by Hawkingbird (350 posts) - - Show Bio

Also: You might want to try The Longbow Hunters. It set the status quo for Green Arrow Volume 2, which ran for 100 issues starring Ollie. If you like TLH, you can get some floppies for cheap.

#16 Posted by SUNMAN (7256 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"SUNMAN said:
"just stay away from green arrow and black canary, everything else is decent. "
negative
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LOL
#17 Edited by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio
MrMiyagi said:
"Zoom said:
"Green Lantern/Green Arrow Hard Traveling Heroes was good, as were Smith and Meltzer's runs on the character.

But the number one Green Arrow storyline in my book is Grell's Longbow Hunters.

Stay far far away from anything that has Judd Winnick's name on it though."
Really? The Judd Winnick stuff is pretty bad?"
Oh yeah.  The Judd Winnick stuff is awful.

Judd has a talent.  He can create comic characters.
He also has a weakness.  He can't write other people's comic characters worth crap. 

So while Winnick does introduce Constantine Drakon, who is pretty cool, he also is constantly making Green Arrow, Connor, Black Canary, etc say and do things that they would never do under any other writer.  And being a guy who has read about 3/4ths of the Green Arrow comics out there, it pisses me off a lot.  Plus, he just didn't write any good stories.  Everything he does on the book just seems pointless or ridiculous.

Example: He gave a character AIDS.  Three issues afterwards, they never talked about it again.  It might as well have never happened.  This character is still around.  Presumably still has this life threatening disease.  But Winnick already gave the audience his two cents on AIDS so he doesn't feel it needs to be brought up again.

Example 2: Winnick lets Dr Light and Meryln destroy most of Star City.  One year later, the city inexplicably has a modern day Berlin wall.  Green Arrow's solution?  Green Arrow has Batman make a trick arrow that turns the concrete wall into water that smells like milk and honey.  I shit you not.  He doesn't just break down the wall that should have never been there.  He asks his friend to make a deus ex machina device for him.  And he does it.  We're expected to believe that not only can Batman change concrete into nice smelling water but he actually took time out of his day (note: Batman protects his city from dozens of crazies, trains several young heroes and is part of two super teams) to freaking make such a worthless and complicated device for Green Arrow.

Judd Winnick did not write a single good story while on GA or GA/BC.  Not one.

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