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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More of Always a Bridesmaid Week

Nothing wrong with being a Bridesmaid of course. Most of my favorite...nay ALL of my favorite characters could be classified that way.


Joining Martian Manhunter in that particular tier, is none other than Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow. A member of the Justice League, although not a founding member. Originally conceived as a Batman knockoff, with his own Arrow-Cave, Arrow-Car and plucky sidekick. Ollie was actually rather bland, all things considered way back when. Then they decided to give him a cause and a lot of liberal guilt. He got a lot more interesting, although he really DID tend to call poor Hal a Nazi waaaay too often.

Ok, he's taken a few people out over the years. Permanently, but man...they DESERVED it! That old Justice League is just too judgemental. Things are always a lot less exciting when Ollie isn't around.

Ollie is for the "little guy", and abhors the "fat cats". He also can't seem to keep it in his pants, and has a way of messing up his private life with dull regularity. But what the heck, he's fun in a bizarre sort of way, especially when he starts ranting. And who wouldn't love someone with a boxing glove arrow, a tiny vacumn arrow, and a dead cat arrow?

Not the women, apparently. He's got Black Canary, although they seem to be on the outs lately. But that won't last. He's got a couple of sidekicks, and a slew of illegitimate children, but that doens't slow him down. He likes to play Robin Hood and he shoots people with pointy sticks.

He may be a Bridesmaid, but he's the kind of Bridesmaid that has a HELLUVA good time at the wedding.


At 5:39 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

I always figured Hal likes to keep Ollie around because he can always look at Ollie and think, "I'm glad that's not ME." ;-)

At 11:55 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Heh. There is that aspect of course. Next to Ollie, Hal starts to look like the sane one.

Gigantic asshole or not, I have to admit to a certain fondness for Oliver.

At 4:42 PM, Blogger CATR's Chris said...

Ollie has always been an interesting character. When the rest of the League talked like the same person, he always had a different angle and an insight the others weren't able to see.

I don't like at all the way they ended his relationship with Black Canary. It didn't make sense to me at all. And I'm disliking even more this new "Robin Hood" direction. I think Ollie is way more than that, but it looks like I might be one in a few.

The Green Arrow & Black Canary series got killed by this writer (whose name escapes me) and his stupid Cupid character that got pushed so badly in the storyline and messed things up ruining the books appeal.
**rant over**

At 12:18 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

The Green Arrow and Black Canary series, WAS pretty awful. I love the characters, so I WANTED to like it, but still...sometimes you just have to cut your losses.

The whole split with Dinah is stupid. There is also a bit more to divorce than simply taking off your ring and stomping out the door. And, by the way, what a wonderful way to help your spouse, by abandoning him at his lowest!

They'll get back together eventually. They always do.


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