Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special otherwise know as YUCK

I worried that I wasn’t really participating in the wider dialog about comics… So maybe that’s why I picked up the Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special. Basically, I went back on my resolve to not buy new comics from the big 2 unless it’s really something I want like say Captain Carrot. Was I feeling left out? Maybe, but It’s hard to talk about comics when most of Marvel and DC offerings are off the table. Now though, after reading this so-called Wedding Special, I’m permanently cured of wanting to be on the comics’ bandwagon ever again. I’m thoroughly convinced that my desire to wait for the trade if the buzz is good is the correct method after this piece of garbage.

The DC thought process must have been something like this: “how can we make this wedding different from all other comics weddings that have come before? Oh, I know, kill off one of the main characters. That will really surprise ‘em! OK, let’s kill off Black Canary to get Ollie all upset… …oh wait, everybody thinks DC hates woman so we better kill of the Green Arrow instead. Oh, and it’s totally cool if woman have stripper parties and but men shouldn’t” Barf

Total Crap!

DC (the whole company and all of it’s titles) has jumped the shark IMO. It probably happened during Infinite Crisis but definitely by Amazons Attack and Countdown… I’m just glad I wasn’t paying attention, because this doggy doo is supposedly what passes for a comic book story nowadays. What-a-joke…

“Hey Time/Warner you have dipshits running DC Comics into the ground.”


Don Snabulus said...

Time/Warner? That explains a great deal.

Dean Wormer said...


Most of the comic in question.

ladybug said...

Geez, that cover looks like an idiot's idea for porn movie concept!

TV is drowning in "Reality TV" and other low-brow moronic content, too bad comics seem to be following in their footsteps...

Kinda like Tom Petty says in his song
"The Last DJ" -
As we celebrate mediocrity
All the boys upstairs wanna see
How much you'll pay
For what you used to get for free

Arkonbey said...

Ladybug is right. That is certainly a terrible cover.
For some reason, GA's boots really bug me.

Swinebread said...

snab - I'm sure it does

dean - yeah, the crappy parts oh wait, the whole thing is crappy

LB - Reality TV... it is kinda stupid like that.

arkonbey - could it be because the laces are on the back of the boots?

Arkonbey said...

That is dumb, but I'm talking about those leather leg-warmer's Arrow's got going on.

Looking at it again, I can't help picturing: "Oh, Jeez! Wrong arrow! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Oh, God, I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"

"Starman" Matt Morrison said...

In fairness, the idea that Ollie wouldn't want a stripper party totally makes sense given his characterization in the last few years.

He's grown up. Mostly. He nearly lost his one true love and that rid him of any desire to even look at another woman ever again. And given his reputation in the past and the fact that his name has become synonmous with "cheating scumbag" in the comics and in the real world, I can see him going out of his way to make sure that he appears to be totally on the up-and-up from now on.

That being said; this comic DID stink. But that's par for the course from Judd Winick writing Green Arrow and Black Canary, I'm sad to say.

Romanticide said...

Hey! I found your link on "when fangirls attack" =)

I’m permanently cured of wanting to be on the comics’ bandwagon ever again
You took the worst comic to satisfy your curiosity... Every time I hear Judd Winick is going to write a comic I treat it like the plague...
The only thing I could sugest you is to pick another tittle, not all comics are as shitty as this one, really. But, at the end is your choice.

rob! said...

what the hell were they thinking?

Swinebread said...

arkonbey - Yeah, I just blanked Ollie out because he looks just awful.

matt - I'll make sure I'll steer away from Real Word Winick form now on.

romanticide - it's also an issue of econmics. The trade is cheaper and re-saleable, of course I'll support a title I want to survive but i'm at the end of my rope.

rob! - I'm totally clueless...