38 Facts About Green Arrow


Green Arrow is a superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Green Arrow's real name is Oliver Jonas Queen, a wealthy businessman and owner of Queen Consolidated who is a well-known celebrity in Star City.

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Green Arrow uses this position to hide the fact that he is the Arrow.

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Sometimes shown dressed like the character Robin Hood, Green Arrow is an archer who uses his skills to fight crime in his home cities of Star City and Seattle, as well as alongside his fellow superheroes as a member of the Justice League.

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At the time of his debut, Green Arrow functioned in many ways as an archery-themed analogue of the very popular character Batman.

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Green Arrow enjoyed moderate success in his early years, becoming the cover feature of More Fun, as well as having occasional appearances in other comics.

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Green Arrow was not initially a well-known character outside of comic book fandom: he had appeared in a single episode of the animated series Super Friends in 1973.

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Green Arrow retooled the concept into a superhero archer with obvious Batman influences.

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Green Arrow began as a back-up feature in More Fun Comics, but within four months the Green Arrow and Speedy replaced Doctor Fate and the Spectre as the cover feature.

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Green Arrow was one of the few DC characters to keep going after the Golden Age of Comic Books.

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Green Arrow's longevity was due to the influence of creator Mort Weisinger, who kept him as a back-up feature to the headlining Superboy, first in More Fun Comics and then Adventure Comics; since Superman-related titles were all but guaranteed success during this period, Green Arrow endured the 1940s and 1950s relatively unchanged, outlasting most of his Golden Age contemporaries.

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In sharp contrast to the socially-relevant tales which preceded it, this story centered on emotional themes, with Green Arrow struggling to deal with the guilt of having killed a man.

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In May through August 1983, Green Arrow appeared for the first time in his own comic book, a four issue limited series.

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In 1985, the Earth-Two Green Arrow died in the Crisis on Infinite Earths, still wearing red boots and gloves.

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Under Grell, Green Arrow abandoned the use of his trademark gadget arrows and relocated from Star City to Seattle, Washington.

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Green Arrow's resurrection is eventually used by the grandfather of Stanley Dover in an attempt to gain power over the monster that Dover accidentally bound to his grandson, Dover intending to take Oliver's body- possible only due to his lack of a soul- and use his access to the JLA's resources to find the monster.

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Green Arrow picked up a new sidekick, Mia Dearden, who would become the new Speedy, under Oliver's tutelage.

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Meltzer's single storyline for Green Arrow featured Oliver and his former sidekick, Roy Harper, reuniting and going on a cross-country road trip to pick up old possessions of Oliver's, most notably a spare Green Lantern power ring entrusted to him by Hal Jordan many years earlier.

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Meltzer's storyline would continue into the mini-series Green Arrow Lantern: Rebirth, which featured Oliver's attempts to use the ring against Sinestro- presumed dead for several years- before the ring is reclaimed by the reborn Hal Jordan.

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Mia Dearden, the new Speedy, was revealed to be HIV positive and attempts were made to expand Green Arrow's Rogues Gallery with Merlyn the archer, Constantine Drakon, as well as Danny Brickwell joining the cast of existing Green Arrow villains such as the illusion-casting Count Vertigo and the enigmatic Onomatopoeia, the latter of whom, himself, was a relatively recent addition.

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Green Arrow has a new costume, which appears to be a combination of the classic Neal Adams costume and the Mike Grell Longbow Hunters costume.

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Green Arrow is exiled from Star City's remains as a result, choosing to live in the mysterious forest which has grown at its centre.

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Green Arrow makes scarce allusion to his former partnership with Roy Harper, but Roy's memories in Red Hood and the Outlaws establish that the pair fell out badly, leading Oliver to expel him from Q-Core, as well as prompting Roy's own downward spiral.

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Green Arrow is based in Seattle and supported in his vigilante activities by a small team of close friends who are tech geniuses.

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Elements from Green Arrow were removed, and characters created by Lemire, such as Emiko and Henry Fyff, were restored to major roles.

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Percy's first arc depicts Green Arrow confronting a racist serial killer using drone-like security technology in Seattle to systematically target criminals and potential criminals based on computer profiling and police data.

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Green Arrow's supporting cast has changed wildly over the course of the series, but has tended to include his sidekick Speedy and his fellow superhero and main romantic interest, Black Canary.

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The New 52 reboot of Green Arrow has introduced a number of new supporting characters for Oliver, including ex-Queen Industries technology experts Naomi Singh and Henry Fyff, and his archer half-sister Emiko Queen who later takes up the code-name Red Arrow.

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The Green Arrow of the 1940s, like all Golden Age characters at that time, resided on Earth-Two and was a member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory and All-Star Squadron along with his sidekick Speedy.

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Golden Age Green Arrow perished during DC's landmark event Crisis on Infinite Earths, which destroyed all the planets of the Multiverse and rebooted the DC universe with a single Earth.

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On Earth-3, an evil equivalent of Green Arrow is a member of the supervillain co-op called the Crime Society of America.

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Green Arrow has a cameo as Bruce Wayne's society friend in Dean Motter's Batman: Nine Lives.

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Green Arrow married his longtime love Dinah Lance and they have a daughter, Olivia Queen aka Black Canary II.

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Green Arrow appears in League of Justice, a The Lord of the Rings–inspired fantasy where the character is renamed "Longbow Greenarrow": a mysterious wizard resembling Gandalf.

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When Batman was killed during the Apokoliptian invasion, Red Green Arrow continued to guard the Codex that contained the DNA of every animal, plant, and organism in an underwater fortress built by Bruce Wayne.

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Green Arrow retains his many unique arrows and demonstrates expert archery skill, along with skilled use of a crossbow with many trick arrows.

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Series, titled simply Green Arrow, follows the story of former playboy billionaire turned vigilante Oliver Queen after he is rescued from a presumably deserted island, where he was shipwrecked five years earlier.

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Green Arrow is tasked alongside other allies such as a reformed Harley Quinn to take down a group of supervillains formed by Gorilla Grodd known as "The Society".

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