GREEN ARROW : The Emerald Archer

GREEN ARROW : The Emerald Archer GREEN ARROW : The Emerald Archer

"Tell your friends there's a hunter on the streets. This is my town now, and creeps like you are an endangered species." --GREEN ARROW
Know Your CBM Character - GREEN ARROW. Who he is? What are his powers and abilities? Who played him in live media.

Feature Opinion
By PollMaster - Apr 27, 2011 05:04 PM EST
Filed Under: DC Comics
Source: DCMU

Oliver Queen is GREEN ARROW. Former Billionaire Playboy. Former Star City Mayor. Lover of Black Canary. Mentor to many other superhero archers. Fighter for the "little guy". Deadly accurate with a bow and arrow. A hunter. A modern day "Robin Hood".

GREEN ARROW is a DC Comics character created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941. Originally developed as an archery-themed analogue of the very popular Batman character, writers at DC have developed GREEN ARROW into a voice of left-wing and progressive politics very much distinct in character from Batman, with his own supporting cast.

First Appearances
1941: GREEN ARROW first appeared in More Fun Comics #73. His design is based on Robin Hood. His original costume was a plain long green shirt with a black belt running around his waist, a green tights, red gloves and boots, a domino mask, and the black strap of his quiver running across his chest.

Classic Look
It was in the 1960s that we get this classic look of GREEN ARROW. It is a good update of his previous costume, and a stronger "Robin Hood" design with the laced tunic shirt. By this time GREEN ARROW is also sporting a beard.

Though at times the laces are missing, whether this is due to artist interpretation or GREEN ARROW just forgot where he placed them.

The 80s came and an update to his old costume is needed, so he added sleeves and a hood, and completely removes the laces on his chest.

The costume above with a domino mask

For a time in the 90s he was dispensing justice in regular clothes, which barely has any green color on it (maybe we could call him No Color Specific Arrow).

When he finally decide to go back in wearing a costume, he did not veer much away from his previous designs. He just added some brown to complement the green in his costume, and gold braces (to complement his hair?). He also dispensed his domino mask for something similar to what the Ninja Turtles are wearing (Turtle Power!). Oliver Queen did not wear this costume for long, and his son - Connor Hawke who also goes by the name GREEN ARROW, looks much better on it.

In the Final Crisis storyline, GREEN ARROW was forcibly inducted into Darkseid's Justifier, by wearing this ridiculously looking helmet.

Black Arrow
The Blackest Night event made our Emerald Archer into a Black Lantern for a brief moment.

GREEN ARROW of the Forest
In the events of Brightest Day we now see a forest in GREEN ARROW's protected city. He now truly is a modern Robin Hood. His costume now has different shades of green to blend in better on his surrounding.

GREEN ARROW Flashpoint


GREEN ARROW, Oliver Queen, first live adaptation is in Smallville where he is played by Justin Hartley. He has been featured heavily on the last few season of the series. His characterization in the show is a bit of an amalgamation between the comics GREEN ARROW and Batman, specifically his relationship with the show's Clark Kent (future Superman).

Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.

Oliver Queen's powers, if any, remain unknown. It has been rumored that GREEN ARROW may in fact be a metahuman. The Department of Extranormal Operations has a classified dossier on Queen, wherein they indicate such a possibility, but as of yet, this information has not been confirmed nor denied.

Aviation: He used to own and fly his own airplane called the Arrowplane. He still has some skill in flying different types of planes.

Cooking: GREEN ARROW's Chili is one of the hottest foods on the planet.

Master Archer: Oliver Queen is perhaps the finest archer ever known. He claims to be able to shoot 29 arrows per minute. He has a wide-variety of trick arrows, ranging from bola arrows to time-bomb arrows to his infamous boxing-glove arrow. In recent years he has used these arrows sparingly, preferring the time-tested simple arrow. GREEN ARROW has shown the ability to shoot an arrow down the barrel of a gun, pierce a drop of water as it leaves a tap, and shoot almost any part of the human body; although he aims only to wound and not kill when he shoots.

Master Martial Artist: He is proficient in several forms of hand-to-hand combat including Judo, Kickboxing and Karate.

Master Swordsman: Ollie is also very proficient with a sword, though it is not his preferred weapon of choice.

Acrobatics: He has displayed on many occasions that he is an expert in acrobatics, and often uses this skill while evading enemy fire.

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Deadpool101 - 4/27/2011, 6:23 PM
HAWKEYE !!! thanos!! iron man!!
SageMode - 4/27/2011, 6:25 PM
His modern costume is the best.
I agree @RamonSuarez. He would play a great GW
Ryden - 4/27/2011, 6:28 PM
If you've not done him yet then Nick Fury would be cool to see, he's been through quite a few changes.

Or the Joker, but I imagine you've done him by now.

Check out my INVINCIBLE IRON MAN FAN-CAST in Fan-Fiction people!
Illuminatus - 4/27/2011, 6:36 PM
I would appreciate an article on Nova. Please and thank you.
TheStranger - 4/27/2011, 6:37 PM
I don't think either of the 2 poll choices would be good for him tbh...
Otcet - 4/27/2011, 6:43 PM
where in the site can I find all articles about all CMC series¡¡¡
SageMode - 4/27/2011, 6:46 PM
Please do Spawn. wouldnt Flashpoint GW be named Green Bullet instead? Lol
AlReg - 4/27/2011, 6:53 PM
God I hope Green Arrow has a good future with better comic stories and maybe a movie he deserves more.
golden123 - 4/27/2011, 6:54 PM
@frogsplash46: The other choice wasn't much better. If better at all.
DBeck - 4/27/2011, 7:10 PM
Wholeheartedly agree with Illuminatus. An article on Buckethead would be SPECTACULAR!
RyanLantern77 - 4/27/2011, 8:09 PM
Ollie is a [frick]in badass
bigshow2312 - 4/27/2011, 8:29 PM



This do has to play GA in a live action adaption

Matt Damon
TheManWhoLaughs - 4/27/2011, 9:05 PM
Please do Spawn. He is such an underated character and a complete badass.
MarkV - 4/27/2011, 10:24 PM
Fascinating that Batman has become a right leaning libertarian character. If you scratch a right or left winger you often find an anti government "individualist." They are not as different as you might imagine.
bixby4u - 4/27/2011, 11:02 PM
Don't forget about the year one storyline and The Dark Knight Returns costume. Plus you mention that he doesn't aim to kill, but he has in Grell's Longbow Hunters and Prometheus in the Cry For Justice storyline. I still thank you for producing these great articles.
scandalini13 - 4/27/2011, 11:10 PM
Omega Red plzzzzzzz
therj00 - 4/27/2011, 11:21 PM
roy harper
Ichaos - 4/28/2011, 2:25 AM
I always wondered why Green Arrow ever bothered wearing that dinky mask. I mean it doesnt disguise him anymore than if he were wearing heavy eye shadow. Especially with the tell tale beard.
VictorHugo - 4/28/2011, 5:35 AM
His greatest power is his opinion. He´s at his best when he is talking some sense into some real overpowered naive heroes.
marvel72 - 4/28/2011, 7:03 AM
never been a fan of the green arrow,but i do like that last picture of the green arrow with the guns.

hawkeye better. :P
SoulAllFlush - 4/28/2011, 7:53 AM
The Smallville Green Arrow is perfect in every way except the costume. Well, and the goatee but you know, a younger Green Arrow so we can ignore that.

Would love for Justin Hartley to continue on with the role, providing he wanted to of course. Although I would equally enjoy an older interpretation of the character.
Superdan2012 - 4/28/2011, 7:54 AM
Ryan Phillips is the Green Archer and thats who I chose ?
TheHulk63 - 4/28/2011, 8:23 AM
I think there is some artifact "black widow" text left at the top of the page
bixby4u - 4/28/2011, 9:03 AM
That last picture is artwork for the upcoming Flash-point storyline.
SageMode - 4/28/2011, 11:09 AM
PaulRom - 4/28/2011, 12:27 PM
Ewan McGregor or Garret Hedlund for Green Arrow!
@PollMaster I really wanna see you do Green Goblin, Joker and Deadpool in the near future. :)
Twenty23Three - 4/29/2011, 9:57 AM
would still like to see Justin Hartley sport the beard in smallville
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