Oliver Queen Gets Into Bed With Donald Trump…

It's not like DC Comics' Green Arrow has never shied away from politics. He has the kind of politics that in most of the world would make him a centrist but in the USA makes him one of the ctrl-left.

24_07And in the most recent issue by Ben Percy and Otto Schmidt has seen him taking down a policeman who was a little overactive with the grabbing hands and the pepper spray…

24_08…by shooting him through the hand, probably damaging nerves and tendons along the way, so he'll never use his right hand again.


Meanwhile, also in Seattle, a businessman-turned-politician called Nathan Domini is making himself heard. Repeating his words. Appealing to populist fear. In a rather familiar fashion. The speech patterns aren't exact but the language choice is… well… beautiful, folks, really beautiful.


24_10And disposing of a protestor who criticizes his hypocrisy in making these claims.

24_11And he's looking for a favour. Basically, firebrand leftwing ex-mayor Oliver Queen wants to get into bed with DC's Donald Trump equivalent.

Who says this isn't the golden age of comics again?

Green Arrow #12 was published this week by DC Comics.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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