Thursday, March 30, 2006

Oliver Queen, The Emerald Archer....... and The Mayor

Green Arrow (Volume 3) #60
Written by Judd Winick
Art and Cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens

So Green Arrow has made the jump one year later and he is the mayor of Star City now. I think this is totally in character as Oliver Queen has always been a political guy. Some people are complaining that it is stupid that nobody would realize the mayor and Green Arrow are one and the same because of his facial hair. Yes, it is unrealistic, but everyone would notice that Clark Kent and Superman are the same in real life but this is comics so get over it. Not that comics shouldn't have some realism in it. Star City seems to be in a similar place as New Orleans is right now and segregation in the city is also commonplace in real life. I like how Judd is dealing with these type of issues here and in Outsiders. Green Arrow is the perfect place to make social commentary in because well he's Green Arrow, that's what he's known for. So now that I think of it, this is probably one of the best fits for Judd Winick. I would like to see where this goes with Oliver Queen as mayor, there are so many possibilities. So I think all in all, this is not the best OYL title but its pretty good. Oh, and I dig the new Green Arrow Costume even though its never shown in the interior of the book!

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