Sunday, January 31, 2010

Crisis On Earth-Blog: The DC Challenge

Crisis On Earth-Blog: The DC Challenge

Welcome to Dispatches From The Arrowcave! I'm your guest host, Frank Lee Delano. Since November of 2007, Adama has crafted this blog, devoted to everyone's favorite Emerald Archer. Whether it be comics, toys, convention scenes or more, Adama has trained his sights (and yours) on all things Green Arrow. Unfortunately, Adama hasn't been able to update very regularly of late, and rather than leave you wanting, has graciously allowed me the chance to make you all an offering.

Today, a wealth of bloggers are taking part in "Crisis On Earth-Blog: The DC Challenge!" The greatest (and not so) heroes in DC Comics are the subjects of puzzles, quizzes, interactive original stories, and more. Each blog also contributes to a meta-challenge, helping you get closer to scans of obscure art and even more blogging fun than most folks can handle. We hope you'll take on the DC Challenge, starting right here with two trivia questions and the first part of a serial crossing over into other blogs. Also, I recommend taking advantage of Adama's break by catching up on his archive of fantastic posts! Enjoy!

Question #1: After an assassination attempt was made on former Green Arrow Connor Hawke, who did Ollie summon to take his son to the hospital?

A) Doctor Fate
B) The Flash
C) Superman
D) Plastic Man
E) I Don't Know

Question #2: Neal Adams was the artist who redesigned Green Arrow in the 1960s, giving Ollie Queen his trademark goatee. Which of the following characters did Adams co-create?

A) Batgirl
B) Man-Bat
C) Sgt. Rock
D) Firestorm
E) I Don't Know

...And now, here's the beginning of Green Arrow's story...


Life was pretty damned good for Ollie Queen. Sure, he wasn't a millionaire anymore, so the specialty shafts he fired with peerless precision as the urban vigilante Green Arrow just weren't as spectacular as they used to be. Didn't matter though, because his career as a heroic modern day super-archer was riding high. He felt good about having returned to the Justice League of America, alongside his pretty bird of a partner, Black Canary. His ex-kid sidekick Speedy had turned loose of a drug habit, and was now turning the tables on the pushers that once hooked him.

After another night on the streets, defending the little guy against the titans of evil, Ollie was satisfied with his place in the world. He was just one doorlock away from returning to his apartment, and more importantly his bed, for some well earned zzz.

Once inside, in the darkness, the Emerald Archer detected an intruder. Drawing an arrow with stunning swiftness, Green Arrow cocked back a bolt and aimed. A figure emerged from the shadows-- lean, young, and strawberry blond. "Oliver," he said, almost in inquiry. "Father?"

"Like hell," answered Ollie.

The intruder was decked out in green and brown, with a full quiver strapped to his back. A practical costume for any crusading archer in the not-too-distant future. "My name is Connor. My mother is Sandra Hawke, and you're my dad."

"Moonday Hawke? You're full of it. It's only been a few years since I was with her."

"And a couple decades for me. I'm from the future, dad. Someday, I'm going to take your place, but right now, I need your help to get home."

It was all too much, and yet, something in Ollie wanted to believe that this was all true. Another son, like Roy...

Just then, the phone in Ollie's apartment rang.

Answer the Phone?
Hold Position?

Crisis On Earth-Blog: The DC Challenge

Crisis On Earth-Blog: The DC Challenge

Great. I put my trust in you, and what happens? You make me look like an idiot by answering questions wrong? You get me killed by making bonehead plays? What are you, secretly C.I.A., trying to ruin my rep? You work for The Man, pig? You passing over these links, looking to "investigate" my teammates?

The Anti-Didio League of America
The Aquaman Shrine
The Atom: Tiny Titan
Being Carter Hall
Comics Make Me Happy
The Continuity Blog
Crimson Lightning
Dispatches from the Arrow Cave
El Jacone's Comic Book Bunker
Firestorm Fan
Girls Gone Geek
I Am The Phantom Stranger
The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Justice League Detroit
Once Upon a Geek
Pretty, Fizzy Paradise
random picture day
Reilly2040's Blog
Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
when is evil cool?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas folks!

I know it seems like I only get on here for holiday wishes these days, but Merry Christmas anyway :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksiving 2009!

Happy Thanksgiving guys. Eat tons of turkey, enjoy the parades and football games, and try not to trample anyone to death going after that big sale.

I couldn't find any GA Thanksgivng material, but here's some delicious Hostess pies to tide you over:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ollie Watch: 10/28

Hey guys! We have a couple GA appearances in this weeks comics.

Blackest Night #4: The dead continue to rise in the 4th of 8 issues in this mini. Green Arrow makes a very brief appearance, where he is seen fighting alongside Black Canary against a tide of undead. He appears again slightly later, when Barry Allen warns everyone to keep their emotions in check, as the undead are attracted to them. He then adds "That means you, Arrow." Poor Ollie, he'll never be able to live down his temper, will he?

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #10: Green Arrow joins The Atom in battle against a giant, mutated Batman! I love Green Arrow's appearances in this comic, and apparently so do the writers! Batman even refers to GA as his best friend at one point. Thanks for all the GA love, guys!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister

Holy crap! I just saw the newest episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, featuring Neil Patrick Harris as the Music Meister and a singing Aquaman, Black Canary, Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta, Clock King and GREEN ARROW! More later, but try to catch it ASAP if you missed it!

Monday, October 19, 2009

DC Character T-Shirt

Greetings, gentle readers! I was off fishing with a group of friends over the weekend (including Ljacone of Comic Book Bunker fame) and while shopping for odd and ends, I came across this:

As you can see, they managed to cram quite a few characters onto the front of the shirt. The fact that it contains so many of my favorites makes me wonder if the manufacturer is reading my mind :) The characters they excluded, namely Wonder Woman, confused me at first, until my roommate noticed that the images are all men! I's wager that there's a similar shirt in the Ladies section with the Ladies of DC!

Of particular interest to us here at the Arrowcave is the image on the top right, Green Arrow.
Here's a close-up of the image:

I have no idea who the artist on these might be, since I'm especially bad at this (maybe someone out there can help me out?) but the image is very dynamic and attractive. You can see Ollie drawing his bow to down a bad guy off screen!

As an added bonus, we get a double shot of GA family awesomeness. Toward the bottom of the shirt, we have Roy Harper in his Red Arrow costume! Here's a closer look:
Again, we have an archer drawing his bow to fire off screen. I was very surprised to see Roy on an item of merchandising, especially in his Red Arrow costume. Its not something you see everyday!

You can bet that I'll be wearing this shirt with pride from now on!