Monday, December 10, 2012

Manic Monday--Oliver Queen: The Definitive Article

See, we've been doing it wrong all these years!

Just look at these panels from More Fun Comics #73 (1941), and tell me what the one constant is:

Did you see? It was always "THE Green Arrow"!! Not just Green Arrow!! No, it is always, always THE Green Arrow!!

So to heck with the discussion debate of THE Batman versus just plain Batman. This is Green Arrow, and he's a TV star!! So shouldn't we get it right?

Heaven knows why they changed. But somewhere along the line they dropped the THE. And you'd think that would be the worst of it.

But now, thanks to the CW series, we've gone from THE Green Arrow to Green Arrow to Arrow. I suspect next will be Arr. Or just Ar.

So fight the power!! Every time you talk or write about Ollie, make sure you call him THE Green Arrow. If nothing else, it will make you feel superior to all the fake geek boys who don't know hos true history!!


Siskoid said...

If anyone can sort it out, Captain Jack can.

(Re: Latest episode trailer)

De said...

I know it makes me a bad fan, but I've been enjoying Arrow.

Mr. Whiskas said...

I've liked Arrow too. I like that they leave out all the "arrow only goes through bad guys shirt sleeve to in him against the wall" stuff. And re-imagining the Royal Flush gang as bank robbers with playing card themed masks was neat.