Justice League of America Team Member
|Real name:||Oliver Queen|
|AKA:|| The World’s Greatest Archer |
The Emerald Archer
|Base:||Hall of Justice|
|Weaponry:||Bow and Arrow|
|Green Arrow Gallery|
|“||Staunch member of the Justice League of America...||”|
Oliver Queen was a rich and spoiled party animal with ties to Queen Industries. While having a party on a yacht in the South Seas, Oliver was having sex with a woman, and he is caught by her jealous husband, who begins to attack him, coming after him with a gun, he starts shooting at him, and Oliver jumps overboard so he can't get shot.
He finds himself swept ashore to the uninhabited Starfish Island, there he has to learn how to survive, and he learns to hunt, find shelter, and all the other things essential for survival. Later, a large humanoid from another dimension going by the name of Xeen Arrow arrives on the island and gives him a bow and arrow, telling him he must become a crime-fighter. He quickly learns the skill of archery, and before long, a pirate ship arrives, and he fights off the pirates and takes their boat back home to Star City, where he becomes the Green Arrow.
Eventually he recruits a sidekick named Roy Harper, Jr. He calls him Speedy, and the two have numerous adventures together. Eventually, they go their separate ways, Speedy joins the Teen Titans and at some point Green Arrow joins the Justice League of America.
Green Arrow was once on an assignment in Bornego when suddenly the world's population of humans began to shrink to two-inches tall. This proved to be a plot masterminded by a certain Doctor Hiram Gulliver. This mad scientist had captured most of the Super Friends, and Green Arrow was the only other member that was left on Earth, as all other members were on a space mission. The Emerald Archer was the only one available to rescue the others, but he was also only two-inches tall. He stormed Gulliver's Castle like a Tom Thumb version of Robin Hood, and basically he saved the day, and he, and everyone else on Earth was returned to normal size. Afterward, he returned to his assignment in Bornego.
On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, billionaire Oliver Queen fell overboard from a yacht. Luckily, he was washed up on a deserted island where he was forced to learn how to hunt with a bow and arrow in order to survive. He also developed an arsenal of trick arrows, like the drill arrow, and the rope arrow, as well as making clothes of the leaves on the island. He eventually escaped from the island by overpowering some drug smugglers and handing them over to the authorities. Changed by his experiences, he decided to give something back to society, in as exciting a way as possible - becoming a crime-fighter, using his archery skills for good.[?]
He eventually began spending much time with Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern, traveling the country. Each would find their beliefs challenged by the other. Jordan wanted to work within the system and was more concerned about dealing with criminals; where Oliver advocated social change. Oliver convinced Jordan to see beyond his strict obedience to the Green Lantern Corps, to help those who were neglected or discriminated against.
Speedy, who did not go with the pair, dabbled with drugs while Ollie was away. This caused the two to go their separate ways.
After accidentally killing someone, Ollie shed himself of the remaining trappings of his super-heroic life (including crashing the Arrowplane into a mountain) and withdrew to an ashram monastery. He would find no peace there, and returned to the outside world at the request of Hal and Dinah.
Powers and Abilities
Being human / mortality
- Bow and Arrows: Green Arrow has a green Robin Hood-like bow, and also a substantial amount of trick arrows in his quiver.
SuperFriends Team Members
- Limited Collectors' Edition #C-41 (January 1976)
- Issue #3 (February 1, 1977)
- Issue #7 (October 1, 1977)
- Issue #8 (November 1, 1977)
- Issue #9 (December 1, 1977)
- Green Arrow first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941.
- He was created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp.
- In 1969, artist Neal Adams in the pages of the Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #85, decided to update the character's visual appearance by giving him a goatee beard and costume of his own design
- Inspired by Adams' redesign, writer Dennis O'Neil followed up on Green Arrow's new appearance by completely remaking the character's attitude in the pages of Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #75 (cover-dated November 1969), giving his personality a rougher edge.
- It is not sure if the SuperFriends Version was based on the Golden Age version of the character, or the Silver Age. Green Arrow's appearance is definitely modeled after his Silver-Age counterpart.
- Green Arrow was regrettably on only one episode the SuperFriends TV Series.
- This is Green Arrow's first animated appearance.
- The Green Arrow disambiguation page at the DC Database.
- Green Arrow at Wikipedia
- Green Arrow at dccomics.com
- Jayme Lynn Blaschke Unofficial Green Arrow Shrine!
- The Green Arrow at Don Markstein’s Toonpedia Website
- The Green Arrow at the Comic Vine
Appearances in Other Media
- ↑ His name was not given in the series.
- ↑ As seen in Cave Carson # 3 (2017).
- ↑ This is conjecture based upon the comics. They were never actually shown to be a duo, but we can assume they were.
- ↑ As seen in all three of his appearances in The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967).
- ↑ As seen in Gulliver's Gigantic Goof (1973).
- ↑ As seen in Gulliver's Gigantic Goof (1973).
- ↑ Picture from Limited Collectors' Edition #C-41 (January 1976)
- ↑ As revealed in Green Lantern, Vol.2 (starting in April of 1970 and ending in November of 1979), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Green Lantern, Vol. 2 #85 (August, 1971) and Green Lantern, Vol. 2 #86 (October, 1971), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Flash, Vol. 1 #217 (September, 1972) through #219 (January, 1973), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ This is from the Silver Age version of the character.
- ↑ As revealed in the Season 1 (1973) episode: Gulliver's Gigantic Goof.
- ↑ As revealed in the SuperFriends Comic Book, in the Limited Collectors' Edition #C-41 issue, published in January 1976.
- ↑ Go to DC Database for more on More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 (November 1941)
- ↑ Go to DC Database for more on Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #85 (September, 1969)
- ↑ Go to DC Database for more on Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #75 (November 1969)