We find out how Green Arrow became good enough to handle slade 1 on 1 in a sword fight. . The next arc is Red Hood and Brick verse Batman and Green Arrow. The fight between Brick and Batman was funny aswell as entertaining and so was Ollie verse Red Hood.
While he may have had some more ideas, it's certainly time for the book to end--after DC's Identity Crisis (not to mention One Year Later), Green Arrow really lost its way, with lots of crossovers ruining any ongoing stories for Conor and Mia.
Both Queen and Wayne have God/Protector complexes and are fond of gritting their teeth while talking about "MY CITY!" But where Batman is known more for being like 50 brains working all at once to understand and take down endless colorful villains, some of the most important points Green Arrow fights for are "needle exchanges, free clinics, drugs counseling, and low-income housing." His stories tackle some very important, relevant issues that IRL capitalistic societies consistently fail to address.
3 issues are devoted to Ollie's time on a remote island where he enhances his skills and learn to fight dirty... Karate kid waste of time.
The Marshall Islands are still a lovely place, but the island shown in this book would've fit in better somewhere in Polynesia or Melanesia, rather than Micronesia.
This book is the culmination of Judd Winicks Green Arrow run, After this he would take the series in what i thought was an excellent direction, In which Green Arrow would team up with Black Canary. I think this was a truly excellent Green Arrow run, A very solid run that built upon the Kevin Smith's legacy, During this run we have seen Ollie become surrounded by very interesting characters, over Smith's and Winick's run we have seen the introduction of a new Speedy, Ollie has reconciled with his estranged son and finally here we see him reunited with arguably the greatest love of his life, Black Canary.
Winick hits a couple meta balls out of the park, involving Red Hood surviving blown-up buildings and the always funny @#$% Batman reference (thank you, Frank Miller). Not to mention arguments between Green Arrow and Batman about who is the worse "father." Connor Hawke gets back. the new, improved Arrow team cannot get themselves out of this villainous trap but must rely on totally out of nowhere deliverance by the Justice League.
Judd Winick takes his turn with the Emerald Archer in this volume of Green Arrow.
i love the character from the beginning of Quiver, straight through to the end in Vol 9.
I really enjoy pretty much everything about the island experience. The interaction with Bats is pretty cool (just yell, you know he's stalking you anyway).
Born February 12th, 1970 and raised on Long Island in New York, Judd began cartooning professionally at 16 with a single-paneled strip called Nuts & Bolts. In August of 1988, Judd began attending the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor bringing Nuts & Bolts with him, butturning it into a four-panel strip and creating a cast of characters to tell his tales. Nuts & Bolts ran in The Michigan Daily 5 days a week from my freshman year (freshperson, or first-year student, as they liked to say at U of M), until graduation in the spring of 1992. Getting by doing spot illustration jobs, Judd actually had Nuts & Bolts in development with Nickelodeon as an animated series. Along the way Nuts & Bolts was given a weekly spot in the San Francisco Examiner. They moved out in June of 1994, a couple of days after O.J.'s Bronco chase in L.A. The show began airing a week later. Along with the weekly San Francisco Examiner gig, Judd began doing illustrations for The Complete Idiot's Guide series through QUE Books.