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The Green Lantern/Green Arrow Collection, Vol. 2 (Green Lantern)

4.01  ·  Rating Details  ·  400 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Pairing the feisty Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) with the straight-laced Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), acclaimed writer Denny O'Neil addresses social ills, all while the Emerald Allies clash with several of their costumed foes. GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW: COLLECTION VOL. 2 features the award-winning story "Snowbirds Don't Fly," where Green Arrow's ward Speedy becomes addicted to ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by DC Comics (first published December 1971)
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Jul 17, 2008 Andy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: hokey Norman Lear supehero shmear
Dated 70's cheese in comics featuring Speedy, Green Arrow's chipper (well, formerly chipper) young ward turning junkie. He OD's of course, but pulls through in the end. Also inside: the very first black Green Lantern appearance straight from the ghetto ("Square" John Stewart)gettin' all blaxploitation on yo' ass and a pacifist hippie named Isaac who gets crucified a la Jeez.
Neal Adams' brilliant artwork tries to elevate the silliness but you can't help feeling like you're reading one of those d
Jan 10, 2016 David rated it liked it
I got this for our graphic novel book club, as part of our 70's comics month (nabbed the 1st 27 issues of Hero for Hire/Power Man and the Death of Gwen Stacy Spider-Man arc, too). After reading it, I've got to conclude that the Distinguished Competition wasn't quite as far along as Marvel at the time. Granted, all three books are full of 70's cliches and cheesy dialogue (and it's hard not to love the cover of "Snowbirds Don't Fly", with Green Arrow's speech bubble, "My ward, Speedy, is a JUNKIE! ...more
May 17, 2016 Raj rated it liked it
This is the second, and final, volume of the Green Arrow/Green Lantern stories by Dennis O'Neil et al. The stories in this volume get very political, tackling heavy issues of the day: drugs and pollution being chief amongst them, without the intergalactic and Great American Journey shenanigans of its predecessor.

The political stories look clumsy to 21st century eyes, where we're used to subtlety and nuance, whereas these very much hammer you over the head. But then could we be where we are now i
Victor Orozco
Oct 17, 2015 Victor Orozco rated it liked it
A continuation of the team-up of Green Lantern and Green Arrow leading up to the final issues of their partnership.

All I can say is I have my reservations about these two and the resulting popularity that came about the collections. I respect the fact that the writing of comic books has done in attempting to make things more relatable, but I read a comic book to escape from the dreariness not to embrace it.

I do love that it brings a better understanding and respect for the main characters but al
Jan 06, 2016 Devi rated it really liked it
If for nothing else, this collection is worth it for the legendary two-parter where it's revealed that Green Arrow's ward, Speedy, is a junkie. The cover is narmful and the writing can feel dated, but it showed how the Green Lantern/Green Arrow arc was really willing to tackle issues that weren't being tackled in comics.

Indeed, the arc can still manage to stand out as unique in its tackling of topics, with the introduction of John Stewart being a highlight here in showing the issues of racism. A
Oliver Hodson
Apr 08, 2015 Oliver Hodson rated it really liked it
This was much more even than the first few stories, and i thought that the famous speedy story stood up quite well. All the stories had this sort of helpless 'the problem is too big' morality that comes with awareness raising issues, but doesn't quite help to solve the problems.
The ferris toxic fuel/ test plane/ carol has been paralysed by a sixth sense kid but is still a remorseless capitalist who remembered she loves hal all in about 3 issues. As much as the issues helped bring humanity to the
Jul 19, 2012 Kathryn rated it really liked it
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Dec 22, 2008 John rated it liked it
Despite being a fan of the better-known comic heroes (Superman and Batman), Green Lantern and Green Arrow are two with whom I identified much easier than most. I could never relate to the millionaire Bruce Wayne, and while there are several reasons why Superman is comfortable, his powers and invulnerability always made him alien (not to mention that he was alien). I would have loved to discover that I was the last son of a dead planet, that sunlight made me powerful, and that I had all those coo ...more
Mar 27, 2015 Seth rated it really liked it
I liked this volume way better. The campiness was still there, but it was less prominent in this volume. I also feel like the social issues touched upon in this volume hit a bit closer to home then in the first volume. I can definitely see why Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams are widely considered to have some of the best GL/GA stories in the history of DC comics. I enjoyed them.
Feb 18, 2010 Kathleen rated it liked it
The Green Lantern/Green Arrow comics in 1970-71 focused on issues and remarkably manage to avoid becoming a Very Special Comic. When Speedy becomes addicted to heroin it is because Green Arrow is a crappy mentor who has abandoned his charge for a month. Green Arrow takes this development horribly, blaming Roy, going after the dealers, and never apologizing for his reaction. Meanwhile, Roy needs Black Canary and Green Lantern to support him while he goes through withdrawal.

These superheroes are
Jan 19, 2016 Kevin rated it really liked it
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Fantastic. I miss the old stories from the Silver Age that revolved around social justice topics. It is a bit dismaying to see how the issues of the 1970s are still being played out and fought today. Some progress is better than no progress...
May 28, 2015 Justin rated it really liked it
This volume was an improvement on the first. The plots are tighter and the guys aren't as naive and grumpy. I was actually able to immerse myself in their world rather than be kept at bay by poor writing.
Jedi Sunni
Mar 08, 2015 Jedi Sunni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Read a while ago,not remembering much but just skimming thorough I would most certainly read this again. Definitely worth while!
Aug 18, 2012 Joel rated it really liked it
This might qualify as a 'must-read', thanks to the two-part story on drugs, and the introduction of John Stewart as the latest Green Lantern. 40 years after they were written, these stories come off as way more laughable than they probably were intended, but I found them enjoyable on multiple levels.
Meghan Wilson
May 02, 2009 Meghan Wilson rated it liked it
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wow...well, it was about on par with the first volume except the "very special" issue about Speedy the "junkie". I dont mean to be insensitive, but it was hilarious!! The gripping drama of it all was side splitting...this is why I love comics .
Oct 05, 2009 Robert rated it it was amazing
A collection from the early 1970's, these comics while topical at the time are now even better - preachy, dated and unintentionally hilarious.
Nov 22, 2011 James rated it liked it
pretty awesome - don't see books like this much these days... A little idealistic & haughty, but the art is timeless.
Dec 05, 2012 Ian rated it liked it
Historically significant comics that are also amusing. Yay.
Sep 15, 2013 Phil rated it liked it
much better than the first volume
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Dennis O'Neil is a comic book writer and editor best known for his work on Batman, Green Arrow/Green Lantern, and The Question.

He also wrote a novel with Jim Berry under the pen name "Jim Dennis".
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