Comic Book A Day – Day 39 – Green Arrow #0 (2012)

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The deadly Green Arrow and his deadly pouches of hot dogs!

Lest you should think I’m blindly loving all New 52 Zero issues, enter: Green Arrow #0!

To me, Green Arrow might be the most changed character in the New 52.  I’m basing this off of very limited facts mind you, as I stopped reading the series (which I was very excited about) after issue #1.

Green Arrow beard

Where have you gone Oliver Queen?

Old school GA was a goatee (actually Van Dyke) wearing, liberal leaning, badass who was part Robin Hood, part Zen martial arts master and part pain in the ass to Hawkman.  I loved that character and oh so wanted to see that SuperMax movie based on him.

Now we get this Hawkeye knock off.  I know the origin story is basically the same as the old school GA, but the writing, plotting and dialogue all just kind of suck.

Maybe I’m just pissed because I miss my Green Arrow, but considering how much I’m digging the new Superman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Wonder Woman, I’m going to go with “sucks”.

I’m giving Green Arrow #0 1 out of 6 possible Aarons.

Make Mine Hawkeye.

Aaron Haber


Aaron Haber wrote this and you can see him every night at his NYC Comedy Club.