Dan DiDio On DC’s Plans For GREEN ARROW

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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.”

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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”:

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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:

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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.”

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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!



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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.