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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.

Oh, Ollie. Who the hell let you near teenagers?

Date: 2009-07-13 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mari_redstar.insanejournal.com
It took me several minutes of consideration before I worked out that "Do the big funnies at him" probably meant "make fun of him". Without context I never would've gotten it.

I always forget just how very obvious Roy is here. "Gee, Green Arrow, what could make an upstanding young man turn to drugs? Well, I dunno, maybe if this upstanding young man was somebody's sidekick, say, and their mentor kept ditching him to go hang out with his boyfriend, for instance, maybe they'd turn to heroin to kill the loneliness and daddy issues. Hypothetically. By the way, our neighborhood's been hit with grafitti taggers again- somebody painted I'm on drugs, for God's sake, what the hell do I have to do to make you remember I exist?! right across our front door."

...At least it appears to have occurred to Ollie to feel a little weird about, y'know, having had no idea where the teenager he's responsible for even is. For a month. Without having done anything about it. (Around how old is Roy here, anyway, seventeenish? I would say eighteen, since he heads off on his own at the end with no objection from anyone, but ha, like Ollie would care, and Dinah didn't know his real name, did she, so she probably wouldn't know his age either.)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
And what are the laws regarding wards? Because THAT'S WHAT ROY IS. He is to Ollie what Robin was to Bruce, precisely.

I mean, neglecting him and running around the country, after, ahem, losing his fortune without any apparent new source of income. That's the kinda thing that gets Family Services on your ass, fast.


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