Will The Makers Of The Arrow TV Show Take The Green Arrow Comic Back To The Pre-52?

green-arrow35DC Comics has told the LA Times about an upcoming creative change to the Green Arrow continuing series.

Writer Jeff Lemire (whose DC Exclusive deal recently concluded) leaves the comic with #34 in September, replaced in October by the executive producer of the TV series Arrow Andrew Kreisberg and one of its writers Ben Sokolowski.

And artist Andrea Sorrentino will also be gone too, replaced by Daniel Sampere.

With a back-to-basics approach, the LA Times reports it will find "Oliver Queen back in Seattle on an adventure involving a mystery woman" and that the comic won't be an adaptation of the TV show but "stocking the quiver with things that have worked on "Arrow" and in comics past" including characters.

And most specifically (and inspiring this article's headline) "We really want to bring the old-school Oliver Queen voice back to the character… In other words, the opinionated, liberal Robin Hood-esque hero that has fallen through the cracks a bit, both in the comics and TV models."

Or in other words, the Pre-52 Green Arrow, before the New 52 relaunch that saw the character rebooted, juvinated and losing the beard (and some of the politics.) Despite the TV series, the Green Arrow comic has suffered in sales, and recent positive reviews of Lemire and Sorrentino's run may not have been enough to save it…


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