A couple of weeks ago, we took a gander at just how good a journalist Oliver Queen was during his "former billionaire writes a column for a major metropolitan newspaper" phase. We were all pretty impressed, actually.
Well, now it's time to see how Oliver performs under actual pressure.
A "stoolie" gave him a hot tip about a secret mob drug deal, which allowed Green Arrow to put a kibosh on the operation.
But it also attracted the attention of the police...
Now, you'd think that the editor of a major metropolitan newspaper would support his star reporter protecting a source. Surprisingly, though, George Taylor of the Daily Star apparently skipped that day in journalism school...
And so, the police take the next step...
Anyway, as he is wont to do when actual thought weigh upon him, Oliver heads for his Deserted Island Of Solitude:
Now he's finally come to a decision:
Apparently, they never had Woodward and Bernstein on Earth-1.
But his real reason for giving in?
Dinah, who's seemingly had a change of heart, talks Oliver down...
Serious question: did this ever happen to Clark Kent? I mean, there has to have been a story where Clark was forced to choose between revealing a source or doing jail time, but he can't do the jail time because Superman is needed and...They MUST have done that story, right?!? Anyone?!?
From World's Finest Comics #274 (1981)