Dan DiDio On DC’s Plans For GREEN ARROW

- Advertisement -

This week’s Green Arrow #50 officially marks the end of the series’ Rebirth incarnation that started back in 2016. Now we have word from DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio that plans are underway for a new series that will make the Emerald Archer “part of the bigger DCU.”

DiDio spoke on video to “DC Daily” about Green Arrow‘s end and eventual new beginning.

“It’s a milestone issue – it’s also the last issue, which is kind of interesting. The book is still performing well for us, but we decided to end the story there because we wanted Green Arrow to play very intricately in a lot of the stories and events that are about to take place across the DCU.”

green arrow 50

Comic series are ended and restarted regularly, so you may be wondering what the news is here. Let’s go back to February, when Green Arrow co-writer Jackson Lanzing went on Twitter to discuss DC’s surprise decision to end the book. He wrote that initial plans were for him and Collin Kelly to do “a long run”:

- Advertisement -

dc comics green arrow

The pair apparently had full support from DC to wrap up old Green Arrow story threads (including some from Heroes In Crisis) before moving on into their new, long form adventures. Lanzing continued:

dc comics green arrow

Now, in DiDio’s words:

“We didn’t want to run in two sepArate directions. So we’re bringing one story to close and let this other chapter going [sic]. But to be very frank with you, we will have another Green Arrow book. He’s one of my favorite characters.”

green arrow 50

DiDio used the transition from a Green Lanterns series to Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s Green Lantern as an example of his thought process here:

“Every once in a while you need to do a reset. You saw that with ‘Green Lanterns’ to ‘Green Lantern’ with Grant Morrison, so I feel that with Green Arrow we wanted to… show how he’s part of the bigger DCU again, then spin him out.”

You can watch DiDio’s entire “DC Daily” interview here; his Green Arrow comments come around the 7:40 mark.

Have you been picking up Green Arrow? Are you looking forward to seeing what DC’s new plans are for the character? Lets us know in the comments!

Save 50% on graphic novels, statues & more!
Kevin Sharp
From alternating Batman & Green Lantern as childhood Halloween costumes, to getting punched in my adolescent heart by Love & Rockets, to playing convention sidekick to the legendary Len Wein, I feel like the comics medium & characters are part of my DNA.


If you want your BUSINESS to be part of something bigger than itself, you might be a good fit to partner with Monkeys Fighting Robots.

Dan DiDio On DC's Plans For GREEN ARROW 2


Dan DiDio On DC's Plans For GREEN ARROW 3

Are you a creator looking for a review of your book?
Use the form below to end us a message.

Are you a fan of the website and have a comment, question, or concern? Drop us a line, and we will gladly answer all your questions.


Monkeys Fighting Robots is looking for passionate writers to drive the site’s coverage of the comic book industry. Authors will be responsible for a particular niche, providing reviews, opinion and news coverage, while building a reader community using his or her multimedia storytelling skills. The best candidates have solid writing skills, WordPress knowledge, and are engaged on social media. Do you love comic books and have a strong opinion, then we would like to speak with you.

Dan DiDio On DC's Plans For GREEN ARROW 4


COMIC REVIEW DIGEST, sign up today! At Monkeys Fighting Robots, we strive to talk about ALL aspects of a comic book, instead of just giving you a recap of the story.
  • Did you notice how epic the colors were?
  • That was a wicked panel layout by the artist!
  • What was the letterer thinking?
  • How did this comic book make you feel?
  • Most importantly, should you buy it?

Every Wednesday you will receive an email with our latest reviews and analyses, as well as our original comic strips and exclusive editorial content.
Thanks for signing up!