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For the first time, DC collects the early 1940s tales that introduced the crime-fighting archer known as Green Arrow, who today stars in the hit CW TV series Arrow. In these original adventures, millionaire industrialist Oliver Queen battles crime with the help of his young ward, Speedy, taking on corruption and crime in Star City, including villains like Bull’s-Eye, the Voice, the Skylark and many more. Green Arrow was one of the few DC characters to keep going after the Golden Age of Comics. His longevity was due to the influence of creator Mort Weisinger, who kept him as a back-up feature to the headlining Superboy.
Just after their initial appearance in More Fun. GA and Speedy took over the cover spot as the title's top feature with #77 and starred there until #99. Then they started their long career as a back-up feature in first More Fun, then World's Finest (which starred Batman and Superman), and then on to Adventure, giving up the cover spot to the more popular Superboy as he began HIS career in comics.
Since Superman-related titles were all but guaranteed success during this period, Green Arrow endured the 1940s and 1950s relatively unchanged, outlasting most of his Golden Age contemporaries. As a result, he avoided being revived and "re-imagined" for the Silver Age, as The Flash and Green Lantern were.
However, that's before Neal Adams came into the picture. His tales pairing of GA and Green Lantern are today some of the most collectible and finest comics of the Bronze Age. They brought a realism to comics, with stories of drugs and poverty, that had never before been seen in comics...especially code-approved comics! Later on, artist Mike Grell revived the hero with a long run of well drawn issues. Jack Kirby even came on board in the late 1950s, before moving to Marvel, to produce a run of GA. But we're getting ahead of ourselves...these boys aren't in this collection, here we have the very earliest stories from the 1940s.
Most of these stories never before collected. Forword by Roy Thomas.
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Item Code GAGA01H Publisher DC Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781401277208 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x11 # Pages 700pg Color Full Color
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