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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 5 Episode 13: ‘Spectre of the Gun’


On this week’s episode, we learn the secret origin of Wild Dog! Also, gun violence erupts in City Hall as Ollie learns there are some problems he can’t fight as the Green Arrow. “Spectre of the Gun” was directed by Kristin Windell from a script by Marc Guggenheim.

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‘Arrow’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 5 Episode 10: ‘Who Are You’


On this week’s episode, Laurel, the formerly deceased former Black Canary, is back from the dead! But how?! “Who Are You” was directed by Gregory Smith from a script by Ben Sokolowski and Brian Ford Sullivan.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Green Arrow Plus Aqua (1959)

Adventure Comics #267, DC Comics

Last week, I wrote about "Manhunt on Land," an Aquaman story where he drove around in a pickup truck full of fish to track down a sea crook who had taken to land for the express purpose of avoiding being dragged back to jail by Aquaman. That in and of itself is a solid premise, but what really makes it interesting is that it was a strange little rarity of the Silver Age: It was actually a crossover with a Green Arrow story in the same issue.

Sadly, the second half doesn't have the immediate hook of a pickup truck that's also an aquarium, but it's definitely a story worth talking about --- not just because of the unusual crossover element, but because it has one of the most shocking endings I've ever read. And for the Silver Age, that's saying something.

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What You Might Have Missed In DC’s April 2017 Solicitations

DC Comics
DC Comics

Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.

This month in DC’s April solicitations, we’ve got guest artists galore, fan-favorite team-ups and a clue towards the incoming return of a classic DC super-team.

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‘Arrow’ Boss Promises Answer to Talia al Ghul Flashback Mystery

Arrow Talia al Ghul Flashback Nyssa
The CW / Reunion Pictures

For the most part, Arrow has managed to keep continuity in order as the flashbacks interact with present day, though word of Lexa Doig’s Talia al Ghul appearing in Oliver’s Russian past raised a few questions. Thankfully, producers promise that Talia’s appearance won’t throw too many wrenches in the works, and might just give us a Nyssa-Talia meeting one day.

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This Magazine Kills Fascists: Social Justice Archery In DC Rebirth’s ‘Green Arrow’

Otto Schmidt / DC Comics
Otto Schmidt / DC Comics

This Magazine Kills Fascists looks at times that comic books and superheroes have dealt with tyrannical, corrupt and outright fascist world leaders — not because we think we can find a solution, but because art can provide inspiration in the face of oppression.

So far, this feature has focused on big villains, big world-altering plans, and how they reflect what's going on in the world today, but this week we're going to talk about a superhero comic being published right now that takes a stand against all that from a ground level. The current Green Arrow series, relaunched as part of DC Rebirth, is a rare superhero comic that challenges authority and addresses real world concerns of corruption, violence, and the exploitation of citizens by the moneyed elite.

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‘Arrow’ Boss Teases Talia Al Ghul and Prometheus Connection

Arrow Talia al Ghul Prometheus Identity
The CW / DC Comics

Among the myriad questions Arrow Season 5 still has to answer in 2017, the mystery of Prometheus’ identity may take us to a previously-inaccessible corner of the Batman universe. We know we’ll finally meet Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter Talia, but what might she have to do with the newest big bad to Star City? Allow producers to explain:

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First ‘Arrow’ 2017 Trailer Reveals the Truth About Laurel’s Return

Arrow 2017 Trailer Who Are You Black Siren
The CW

The Arrow midwinter finale may not have answered the big question about Prometheus, but producers still threw one major curveball with those closing moments. Now, the first trailer for Season 5's January return gives a spoiler-y answer to Laurel’s return, as well as some fallout from the finale’s big death.

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‘Arrow’ Explains ‘Flashpoint’ Connection to ‘2046’ Connor Hawke

Arrow Flashpoint Diggle Connor Hawke 2046
The CW

Two different methods of time-travel between The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow were bound to leave history a little screwy, something Arrow fans found out the hard way with a bizarre “Flashpoint” change. Granted, said timeline-tweak could have connected Arrow to the “Star City 2046” of Legends’ first season, producers now admit to some uncertainty with their take on John Diggle Jr. and Connor Hawke.

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: The Best Character Redesign of 2016


Check out the best redesigns of 2016, including our critics’ picks, listed in alphabetical order, and your picks of the runner up and winner in this category! This is the very best of 2016!

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