Wednesday, June 15, 2011

DC Relaunch: Green Arrow - Richer than YOU!




Written by JT Krul
Art by Dan Jurgens

TF: JT Krul? Really? Still?

DM: How many rich guys can DC support? Will there be an Arrow Car? Will Ollie have all the deadbeat dad angst?

TF: Green Arrow is one dude who could totally pull off being the Jack Burton of superheroes. When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall zombie grabs your neck, looks you crooked in the eye and he asks if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ole' Oliver Queen always says at a time like that: ‘Have ya paid your dues, Ollie?’ ‘Yes sir the check is in the mail.’"

DM: You just described Hawkeye, who may be the Jeff Jarrett of superheroes.

TF: “Just remember what ole' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ole' storm right square in the eye and he says, ‘Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.’"

DM: Now you’re doing Blue Devil. Is he in JLA Dark?

TF: The science is settled, people. Blue Devil is the Jack Burton. Ollie can’t be Jack Burton AND a millionaire.

DM: Ollie cannot be both but he can totally be Robert Downey Jr. I mean he doesn’t have to invent stuff. He just runs a company that made him rich like Dead Ted Kord. All he has to do now if live the life of an unappreciative jag off for our reading pleasure. Like Guy Gardner but with good credit and hot ex girlfriends and the son he never knew about. Of the relaunches announced to the point we’re at, I’m willing to give this one a shot but man, JT Krul must be an awesome Blackjack player.

DM: You know what you have to do to make Green Arrow really good? Hire Chuck Dixon. HOLY CRAP! I just figured it out. Green Arrow should be Burn Notice with arrows! Remember the Dixon run back in the day when Connor Hawke shows up? He had a sloppy sidekick like Bruce Campbell didn’t he? Black Canary is Fiona...

TF: Connor’s under the same bus as Wally West. Because DC can have 3,600 Green lanterns, 10 guys who run fast, and Batman United Nations, but Oliver’s the only guy who can shoot an arrow.

DM: Yeah it runs counter to what DC up top is going for. Our Hal Jordan issue is that the other 3,599 GLs are more interesting than him. Ollie is interesting by himself but he has a damaged ex sidekick (who was a GREAT single dad) and a son who really stepped up and carried the ball. This is what a supporting cast should look like. Lets hope DC isn’t shelving them.

2 comments:

Nikki said...

So how many rich white guys are there that run R&D firms in the DCU?

Doc Midnight said...

Well Bruce Wayne, Ollie Queen, Ted Kord, and Tex Tyler come to mind. They love their scientists/industrialists. I know I'm missing a few.