Friday, October 24, 2008

Green Arrow and Black Canary #13

Overall- I have liked this comic from issue #1 and although I will admit the last issue really, really came out of left field(Dr. Sivana???Wha-huh???), I've enjoyed the series as a whole.

This issue was really no different. I liked it. I wasn't in love with it, but I liked it. The date with Speedy and Dodger was OK, even though I don't know how realistic Dodger's reaction was when Mia told him she was HIV positive. His first reaction is to make out with her? That was a wee bit odd...

Speaking of odd, Conner finally seems to be up and about, but remembers very little about his past. Not only that, but when a butcher knife accidentally stabs him through the foot(don't you just hate when that happens?), he pulls the knife out, experiencing no pain. On top of that, the wound closed up immediately after the removal of the knife. Needless to say, Ollie and Dinah figured that he should probably get checked out by some professionals. Yeah, I'd have to agree with them on that one!

I like Conner, I always did. In his own way, he's like the anti-comic book archer. By that, I mean if you look at the characters of Roy Harper, Oliver Queen and Clint Barton, the big three in comic book archery, they all are representative of the same personality type. Brash, attention seeking, womanizing, loud-mouths. Conner is like the polar opposite of the conventional archer prototype. He's more low key, thoughtful and not anything like the other three when it comes to the opposite sex(except for that weird thing with Shado...).

Anyway, I'd like to see Conner return to his former regular self. I don't think we need "Super-Conner" running around with a healing factor and other powers. That is if this is the real Conner and not a clone... I HATE clones... Anyway, on that note, I'd give this issue a 6 1/2 out of 10.


  1. I like your thoughts about Conner here X-Man. Picking up on that similar, archer, personality type is pretty perceptive.

    I've always thought of Ollie as an angry, uber-liberal superhero. I suppose it's the same reason I find his character so attractive.

    I too have followed GA/BC from the jump, through the good, and not so good issues. I was bummed when after Conner was rescued he was right back where he started (in a bed healing up). I was glad to at least see him up and about in this issue. Also, the cover art of Dodger & Mia walking arm in arm amongst the chaos was one of the best things I've seen all year.

  2. I've always had a bit of a soft spot in my heart for the various archer characters in both DC and Marvel, I guess because they are SO human.

    The archers aren't born with super powers, they have to work the hardest out of all their teammates, to prove they belong. I think that is probably why the archers I mentioned share the same personality type, they are ALWAYS trying to prove they belong.

    Back to GA/BC though, in a perfect world, Conner gets fixed up(and isn't a CLONE!)and along with Ollie, Dinah, Speedy and maybe even Dodger form a new Team Arrow!

    Oh, and by the way, you are the first person to ever comment on my blog, so a huge THANK YOU for that!!!