Green Arrow : Year One, Paperback
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Written by Andy Diggle Art and cover by Jock How did socialite Oliver Queen become the brave hero known as Green Arrow?

Find out in this trade paperback volume collecting the 6-issue origin miniseries!

The creative team behind the critically acclaimed Vertigo series THE LOSERS reunites to explore Ollie's time on an island where he's forced to fight for his life against dangerous drug dealers and find his true calling as one of the DCU's bravest heroes.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 - 160 pg, FC , $14.99 US


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: DC Comics
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  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9781401217433



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It's always interesting to see how each new generation sees basically the same origin story of these heroes. Here we find the playboy Oliver Queen trying to find something that makes him feel. Instead he gets knocked out, thrown overboard from his boat, and washes up on an island. From there he transforms himself into Green Arrow (with some help and some trials).The art was okay and I really liked the writing. It was a good telling of the Green Arrow origin story. It made him not just a Batman clone which I think had been a problem with the Green Arrow character on occasion in the past.

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