SuperFriends Team Member
|Real name:||Oliver Queen|
|AKA:|| The World’s Greatest Archer |
The Emerald Archer
|Base:||Hall of Justice|
|Weaponry:||Bow and Arrow|
|Played by:||Norman Alden|
|“||Staunch member of the Justice League of America...||”|
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.
- ↑ 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)