Monday, February 20, 2012

More Fun Monday!!

More Fun Comics #82- August, 1942

For the fist time, Green Arrow and Speedy are not sharing the cover with the stock art head of The Spectre, nor is there any mention of Aquaman or Johnny Quick. I'd say our heroes have arrived. Or I would if it wouldn't take another 40 years for GA to get his own title!

And so begins Speedy's willingness to experiment with recreational pharmaceuticals.

"Time to get down to Earth, you in the tin pants!"- Yeah, well at least he's wearing pants, Ollie!

The (obvious) idea of teaming the Battling Bowmen up with Robin Hood and his Merry Men is such a natural it was done again in the Silver Age and once more in the early 90's!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day from The ArrowCave!

Happy V.D. from G.A. !

Okay, so G.A. has to share a Valentine with That Other Guy. But hey, at least he's on some merchandise somewhere.

This was the only image used on any of the valentines as well as the tiny temporary tattoo that came with them. Seems the card manufacturers were enamored of this piece of stock art:

It is pretty sharp.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Green Arrow is the MAC #7

Mackin' on Supes' Main Squeeze!

I thought, with this being Valentine's day week and all, that we'd go with posts that show the Emerald Archer's more... romantic side.

While making out with the girlfriend of a guy who can burn you to a cinder with a dirty look may be dangerous, it's not all that hard. After all, as Lana Lang knows all too well, Lois will spread 'em for anything in tights.

Now, now, calm down! Actually Lois is kissing Green Arrow (and Batman and Aquaman) for a very good cause which is fully laid out in Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #29.

I've already used the wonderful cover to this for an earlier post and this issue is a particular favorite of mine. I know it's a big hit with my wife as well. That's no surprise though. Not only is she a huge Lois Lane fan, I'm pretty sure the inside of her imagination looks like this 90% of the time:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Ballad of the Yellow Glove- Green Arrow Style!

For those of you who follow my friend Rob Kelly's awesome tribute blog The Aquaman Shrine, you may recall a semi-recurring feature "The Ballad of the Yellow Glove" which recants numerous instances where Aquaman's gloves or, more commonly just one glove are colored yellow- long after they had been changed definitively to green.

Today, my friends, I submit to you that this yellow glove is an insidious interloper who travels trhoughout the pages of various comics series, making our heroes look foolish. Behold!:

Back to Aquaman where you belong!

Monday, February 6, 2012

More Fun Monday!

More Fun Comics #81, July, 1942.

"The Adventure of the Bankrupt Heroes"

Although the Spectre is the only other star to get his face on the cover, Aquaman is prominently mentioned on the banner, suggesting a resurgence in his popularity.

Admittedly, I only get a half hour for lunch, but it's hard for me to drive to Taco Bell and back in that time. These guys solve a crime and take down a mob of assassins in less than an hour! Come to think of it, they didn't get to eat, though.

Notice that Green Arrow is finally blonde and Speedy is finally a redhead. Also, Speedy's hat has gone back to being yellow except for on page two, where it's red.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Geek Arrow

You know you're a real superhero when you're on Sheldon's shirt. Thanks to Rob Kelly of The Aquaman Shrine for spotting this for me!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Trick Arrow Tuesday! #10 - "Specialty" Arrows

Frankly, I'm not sure I want to live in a world where someone felt that Green Arrow's Trick Arrows would be taken more seriously by someone who doesn't go for that sort of thing if only they were referred to as "Specialty" arrows. I suppose the sort of person who goes for calling them Specialty Arrows rather than Trick Arrows is the sort of person who felt they needed a "scientific" explanation of how these wonderfully entertaining yet preposterous goodies worked in the first place.


Monday, January 23, 2012