Green Arrow #17

Writer: Brad Meltzer Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 1969 Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 9, 2002

    The explanation for why Oliver decided to use Shade as his cleanup man doesn't really hold together all that well if one examines the idea too closely, as unless Roy, Dinah & Oliver all suffered untimely deaths at the exact same time, then it makes little sense for Oliver to have entrusted this job to an outside party. Still, Shade hasn't exactly been making a parade of guest-appearance since Starman ended, so I really shouldn't be taking issue with Brad Meltzer's reasons for using the character, as it's a bit annoying to see James Robinson's memorable work on this character didn't result in the character becoming a regular part of the DCU. In any event, the issue also has itself some delightful scenes between Roy & Oliver, and older fans will probably get a kick out of the return to the Arrowcave. Plus, Brad Meltzer offers up another surprise guest-star from the page of Starman, to guarantee my return next month. I'll give you a hint, he was born on a Monday. Read Full Review

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