Does Green Arrow just have bird groupies?
Unless Annie can also be a guy's name! I've been burned by that before!
Issue #7 begins with Green Arrow reading memos from Queen Industries on top of a roof in Seattle. After a bit, he becomes frustrated with the task and throws the memos up in the air. Is he really this careless about his secret identity? Does Batman leave Waynetech corporate memos at crime scenes along with a batarang? And I'm also not so sure I like the new artist, Harvey Tolibao.
Looking a bit goofy in the first panel.
Green Arrow as a Teenaged Girl
I hate my life.
Split in two, neither half free.
The maddening thing
About a double life
Is that you end up with no one
To talk to but yourself.
And that guy ain't listening.
Queen's made us a slave
To narcoleptic meetings
And pointless reports.
Surely man was happier
Before the invention
Of the memo.
What's that line from King Lear?
"Nothing will come of nothing."
Sometimes I wonder...
Why not jettison Queen
And live just as
So I guess Green Arrow is now an angsty 15 year old girl! Which is cool. Seven issues in and he has a third personality! But that's okay. This is a comic book universe! As long as the costume and the super powers remain the same, it's still the same character!
That's all just the first page, though. So I'm jumping to conclusions already! But even if he does act like a teenaged girl throughout, it'll be better than his macho bullshit in J.T. Krul's run. Much, much better. Profoundly better! SO MUCH BETTER!
Is that a little strong? Okay, okay. Back to the story.
As Green Arrow is reading his poem on the roof, a rain of hundreds of tiny arrows suddenly falls on him! He shoots some kind of parachute arrow to block the little arrows as he says, "Awww! So cute!"
"OMG! Kawaii! Want!"
How would you know what a sensei teaches girls, hmm Green Arrow? Teenaged girl much?
Hubba hubba! Oh, wait. It's probably a trap, right? A sexy, sexy trap!
You're not helping dispel the 'teenaged girl' rumour, GA! Although, to be fair, I think Kitlers are the cutest widdle tings!
These girls have made a whole slew of new arrows for Green Arrow to use. But they want him to come with them to Canada to check out their lab. I knew they were trouble! CANADA!
They're so adorable! How much trouble can they be?
On the way to Canada, Skylark seduces Green Arrow. As they're removing clothing and hopping into bed, Skylark says, "We have six of these." Okay, boobies, right? Yeah, yeah, lots of other things. But boobies probably! Skylark says, "Three of these." Mouths? Tongues? Vaginas? Belly buttons? And then Skylark says, "Twelve of these." Um. Fuck. What? Oh my God. Twelve of what?! Maybe they only have 12 toes between them? WHAT COULD THEY POSSIBLY HAVE TWELVE OF? Teeth?!
Then they land and walk into Skylark's father's mansion. It's huge! It's got everything! And then they turn on him and knock him out with a drugged miniature arrow!
Oh no. You mean it was all a trap?! Who could have guessed?!
The three girls tell Green Arrow that they're playing Daddy's game. "Whichever one of us loves him the best inherits the kingdom. He knows his Shakespeare." So the King Lear quote on the first page was fitting for the ending here. As one Skylark mentions this, one of the others storms off and Skylark says, "She's the rebel. Can't stick with the triplicate." So let me guess. The one that just stormed off is Cordelia. The other two are Regan and Goneril. Hee hee. Goneril. That name always makes me chuckle.
Meanwhile, Skylark had remotely sent Green Arrows jet away and crashed it into the Pacific. Naomi and Jax are trying to stall reports of Oliver Queen being dead (even though they don't actually know if he died or not) because if it gets out, Emerson will take over Queen Industries. But they're not very successful.
Maybe he just crashed on a desert island where he'll learn to fire his bow even betterer!
The art is a little goofy and not to my tastes at all. But I can always look past the art if I'm enjoying the book. I think this issue is worth moving Green Arrow up two ranks. I won't normally give comics two rung jumps but if they're at the bottom of the heap, sometimes it's necessary to move them ahead of the other crap quicker.