OK, so between classes I've been reading through Showcase Presents: The Green Arrow Volume 1. First off, this tpb is HILARIOUS! I love the old, super dramatic, 1950's way of comic book storytelling, and that is in full effect here. Thus far, I've read about 18 different GA stories. I just wanted to list the MANY trick arrows Ollie(or other archers)has used so far in this tpb. Luminescent Arrow- Illuminates a target
Vine Arrow- Releases a vine to wrap up a target
"Big Ben" Arrow- A time bomb arrow
Lava Arrow- Duh, it spews lava
Jujitsu Arrow- Grabs someone with a "Jujitsu leg hold", whatever that means...
Heli-Spotter Arrow- A mirror arrow that rotates in the air
Spotter Arrow- Places a falcon's hood over someone
Boxing Glove Arrow- THE famous arrow with a boxing glove attached
Flashlight Arrow- Shines some light on a situation
Rope Arrow- Helps GA and Speedy reach lofty heights, or wraps up their enemies
Umbrella Arrow- It's an umbrella attached to an arrow... What more can I say?
Mummy Arrow- Wraps up foes in mummy wrapping
Boomerang Arrow- Usually used to grab stolen loot and bring it back to GA
Rain Arrow- An arrow with a shower head attached...
Cable Arrow- Used to wrap up heavy objects with steel cable
Cocoon Arrow- An arrow that weaves a cocoon around a target
Jet Arrow- A jet powered arrow
Firecracker Arrows- Used to blow up small objects
Chain Arrow- Wraps a chain around an opponent
Acetylene Arrow- Produces cold, harmless heat
Balloon Arrow- Explodes to distract GA's foes
Plastic-Net Arrow- Wraps someone/thing up in a gooey plastic net
Parachute Arrow- Produces a small parachute when fired
Short-Circuit Arrow- Short circuit's electrical objects
Aqua-Lung Arrow- Used to breath underwater...
Radio Arrow- Allows GA to communicate with others via a two way radio
Fountain Pen Arrow- Leaves a trail of ink behind an object
Dry-Ice Arrow- Leaves a trail of dry ice
Flare Arrow- Lets up a warning flare
Two Stage Rocket Arrow-??? I read the comic and I don't know what it did!
Net Arrow- Unfurls a net over someone/thing
Siren Arrow- Lets out a loud scream
Drift Wood Arrow- Arrows that have drift wood attached to the ends
Tear Gas Arrow- Releases a barrage of tear gas
Smoke Screen Arrow- Releases a blinding wave of smoke
Arrow-Bomb- A bomb attached to an arrow
Arrow-Mine- A underwater mine attached to an arrow
Fan Arrow- Fires a fan that disperses any smoke around
Drill Arrow- An arrow with a drill head attached
Fake Uranium Arrow- Gives off waves that simulate radiation... OOOOOK...
Bazooka Arrow- Arrows that explode like bazooka shells
Oven Arrow- Causes an object to become red hot
Ink Arrows- Arrows that explode with ink
Ring Arrow- Wraps a ring around GA's foes
Tumbleweed Arrows- Fires tumbleweeds that stir up dirt and sand. NOW, I've seen it all...
Hoop Arrow- Form a hoop to wrap up someone
Sun Arrow- Causes a ball of blinding light
Gun Arrows- Arrows that fire bullets
Ice Cutting Arrow- An arrow that, you guessed it, cuts through ice
Avalanche Arrow- An arrow with a snowball attached, which could create a snow slide on a hill
Harpoon Arrow- Used to harpoon objects out at sea
Buzz-Saw Arrow- Cuts through any tree
Antler Arrow- An arrow with moose antlers attached... Why???
Handcuff Arrow- Fires an arrow with handcuffs attached
That's a lot of trick arrows, and I'm not even half-way through this tpb yet!!!!! Where does Ollie find the time to create these arrows AND fight crime? And why would anybody need an Antler Arrow?!?!