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Woo! First post to the new community. I did come here to post some scans of Golden Age Black Canary, but I saw [insanejournal.com profile] uadlika asked for some scans from Snow Birds Don't Fly, so of course I had to.

Oliver Queen is having a bad day. He references something about Dinah talling him she's "not going to be home when [he calls] anymore..." which I guess means she's [gasp] decided to have a life of her own or something. So he's moping, then he gets set upon by wannabe muggers. Which should be nothing for the Green Arrow, except this happens:

He struggles off to a hospital, where he decides this is the kind of thing you call your best friend about:

There follows four pages of the horrors of withdrawal, the squalor of addiction-related poverty and how racism drives people of colour to drugs. Then:

There follows: PLOT. Ollie is a hothead, Hal doesn't tell him to shut up. They both end up accidentally taking junk, and Roy rescues them.

Dinah doesn't actually appear until the next issue. The issue is 25 pages long, so I'm hoping 8 pages of it is OK; I didn't want to leave any of this out:

After Ollie shows off his coping skills, he goes a-beating up bad guys, leaving his apartment free for one of Roy's friends to break in, OD and die. Hal, meanwhile, puts two and two together regarding what Roy was talking about and goes looking for him.

Time -and plot - passes. The OD'd friend of Roy's has a funeral.

I'll be back later in the week with some scans of Dinah's mother, who is just as awesome and has just as bad taste in men.

Date: 2009-07-12 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com
You've got to love Ollie's reaction to having a crossbow pointed at him.

"Ha, you're threatening me with a weapon that last saw common use in the middle ages? What are you going to do, shoot me with a wooden projectile propelled by some sort of string, as opposed to gunpowder? That's the lamest thing I ever-- MY GOD! He's shot me somehow! Who knew that such a thing was possible?"

Date: 2009-07-13 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
I have ALWAYS found that bizarre. Ollie of all people should understand not just that, but why that guy in CRECY says, again and again, "I hate fucking crossbows." Ollie would know that he might as well have just had a gun pointed at him.

In retrospect, this Ollie doesn't age well. He's basically an arrogant idiot who never thinks things through. But then the whole point of this particular storyline is that Ollie is irresponsible and not as observant as he thinks he is. And if you lead it into the Zen retreat stuff at the end, really, doesn't that become the arc of the series--the humbling of Ollie? Hal only changes in that his view starts to include the local. If you go back and look, it turns out that HAL is the reasonable one who's willing to listen, and Ollie the one who's set in his ways and kind of selfish. (but consider which of them was rich till recently and a whole new level of Ollie hoves into view)

And frankly, the "orange, blue, brown skins" thing at the start of the series might itself be questionable. "What did I do? I saved EVERYONE'S skins on the PLANET a buncha times, that's all." Why not ask this of Superman?

Date: 2009-07-14 08:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenn_el.insanejournal.com
A-MEN!Been saying that for years! There is NOTHING more color or gender or whatever-blind than simply saving the Earth. The art, though, CANNOT be surpassed! It is and always has been, awesome.

Date: 2009-07-13 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
You can almost see his stinkface. What a maroon. I mean, the crossbow has killed more people than nuclear weapons!

Date: 2009-07-13 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
Longbows won at Crecy, but only because the crossbowmen (a) were Genoese mercenaries, and (b)did not have their pavises(a kind of shield) to fire behind. So all they had to do was get in formation and suddenly a sky full of arrows showed why it sucks to be near the French in a war.

Otherwise, they were fucking deadly. I'm just wondering, is Ollie this arrogant? What, the arrow wouldn't dare strike him because the crossbow--at point-blank range--is old?


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