Green Arrow and Black Canary

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Green Arrow and Black Canary

Variant cover art for Green Arrow and Black Canary #1
Art by Cliff Chiang
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date December 2007 – 2010
Number of issues 32
Main character(s) Green Arrow
Black Canary
Connor Hawke
Speedy
Red Arrow
Creative team
Writer(s) J. T. Krul
Penciller(s) Federico Dallocchio
Inker(s) Ruy Jose
Letterer(s) Sal Cipriano
Colorist(s) Michael Atiyeh
Creator(s) Judd Winick
Cliff Chiang
Editor(s) Adam Schlagman
Collected editions
The Wedding Album ISBN 978-1-4012-1841-6

Green Arrow and Black Canary was a comic book ongoing series published by DC Comics starring superheroes Green Arrow and Black Canary.

Publication history[edit]

The first issue (December 2007) was written by Judd Winick with art by Cliff Chiang.[1] The series spun out of Green Arrow/Black Canary: Wedding Special (November 2007) by Winick and artist Amanda Conner.[2] With issue #7, Mike Norton replaced Chiang.[3] With issue #15, Andrew Kreisberg replaced Winick.[4]

According to the announcements of upcoming titles at DCComics.com, the title will revert to Green Arrow beginning with issue 31;[5] After the events of Justice League: Cry For Justice, wherein Green Arrow killed the villain Prometheus for destroying Star City (which killed Roy Harper's daughter), Black Canary took Green Arrow's not telling her as a sign he wants to be alone and left him, supposedly ending the marriage.[6]

This series ended in 2011 when DC relaunched its entire universe. Green Arrow went to Star City in his own solo series while Black Canary currently stars in Birds of Prey.

Characters[edit]

  • Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) - The daughter of the original Black Canary, trained against her mother's wishes to become one of the best fighters in the world, along with her trademarked "Canary Cry" sonic scream. The wife of Green Arrow
  • Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) - Playboy billionaire turned contemporary Robin Hood, trained to be one of the greatest archers in the world. The husband of Black Canary, and the father of Connor Hawke.
  • Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) - Oliver Queen's biological son, he replaced his father after his death and they now share the name.
  • Speedy (Mia Dearden) - The newest sidekick to use the name, after living on the streets, she was taken in by Oliver and eventually trained.
  • Red Arrow (Roy Harper) - Green Arrow's original sidekick and first Speedy, grew up to be Arsenal and now has a new codename.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Dead Again[edit]

After Black Canary murders "Green Arrow" on their wedding night, it is discovered that it was actually Everyman posing as him. Black Canary and Speedy, along with Connor Hawke venture to Themyscira on a hunch that Green Arrow may be a captive of the Amazons.

Family Business[edit]

Green Arrow, Black Canary and Speedy travel to Europe to hunt down who is responsible for wounding Connor Hawke. Along the way they join up with Batman, Plastic Man Dodger and encounter a new League of Assassins.

A League of their Own[edit]

The missing Connor Hawke is found and it is discovered that this League of Assassins is a fake, tricked by a disguised Shado to fight Green Arrow. Shado's son Robert, who is also Green Arrow's son was diagnosed with cancer, to cure him she employed Dr. Sivana to abduct and experiment on Connor. In the end Connor is rescued but possess nothing of his former self, acting differently, abandoning archery and apparently gaining healing abilities. Speedy leaves to pursue a relationship with Dodger and Connor Hawke leaves to rediscover himself.

Tough Love[edit]

A new villainess named Cupid begins killing Green Arrow's enemies to gain his love and approval. She kills Brick and several other low level villains and attempts to kill Merlyn as well. Oliver's and Dinah's marriage is put to the test as Green Arrow becomes increasingly more violent and ignores Black Canary's warnings.

A music teacher is deafened by Black Canary's Canary Cry and becomes the hypersonic villain known as Discord.

Starting with July's issue, #22, the title gets divided into a Green Arrow and Black Canary double feature.

Repackaging as Green Arrow[edit]

During the events of the "Blackest Night" the series for issue 30 was retitled Black Lantern Green Arrow for a Blackest Night tie-in[7] before switching to simply Green Arrow as part of the Rise and Fall storyline which is aftermath of Justice League: Cry for Justice.[8][9][10] The series picked up loose ends of Green Arrow killing the villain Prometheus[11] and the destruction of Star City as well as Black Canary leaving Green Arrow for not telling her of his actions assuming he wants to be alone.[12] A new Green Arrow series is set to debut from J. T. Krul and artist Diogenes Neves.[13]

Collected editions[edit]

Also relevant is the lead-up to this series "Road to the Altar", see Green Arrow Collected Editions

Title Collects Date ISBN
Vol. 1: The Wedding Album Wedding Special, #1-#5 October 2008 ISBN 978-1-4012-1841-6
Vol. 2: Family Business #6-#10 January 2009 ISBN 978-1-4012-2016-7
Vol. 3: A League of Their Own #11-#14, Green Arrow Secret Files #1 May 2009 ISBN 978-1-4012-2250-5
Vol. 4: Enemies List #15-#20 December 16, 2009
Vol. 5: Big Game #21-#26 June 9, 2010 ISBN 978-1-4012-2709-8
Vol. 6: Five Stages #27-30 November 2010 ISBN 978-1-4012-2898-9
Justice League: Rise and Fall #31-32, Justice League: Rise and Fall Special,

the Rise of Arsenal #1-4

March 2011 ISBN 978-1-4012-3013-5

Reception[edit]

IGN gave the first issue a 5.7 out of 10. Issue #15, the first issue of Kreisberg's run, received a 7.5.[14]

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