Thursday, October 30, 2008

Green Arrow Says: Do Your Civic Duty

Well, cats and kittens, your humble correspondent took advantage of Georgia's early voting option today. It took 4 hours in line to get it done, but I've done my civic duty!

Green Arrow and I say you should make sure to vote too!

And hey, just think, after Tuesday you won't see anymore annoying campaign posters like these:

On second thought...those are pretty cool.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ollie Watch: 10/29/08

DC Decisions #4: Again with this thing. I'll give it to DC though, they at least managed to get it out before the election...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spotlight:: Adventure Comics #257

Issue: Adventure Comics #257

Title: "The Arrows That Failed!"

Credits: Unknown (writer) Lee Elias (art)

Cover Date: February, 1959

Synopsis: A gang of criminals manage to sneak a strange chemical into Green Arrow and Speedy's quivers during a celebration.

The next day, they commit a brazen robbery. Of course, GA and Speedy arrive to stop them, but the arrows they fire at the gang's car mysteriously veer off course when they get close. Puzzled, GA and Speedy retreat.

Again, the crooks commit a robbery, this time on a furrier, and again the duo's arrows veer off course. Fortunately, Ollie and Roy are able to improvise a bow and arrow from a rubber tube and a street sign, denying the crooks their loot.

For the fourth time, Speedy and GA come against the crooks, but this time they have a surprise, an oven arrow! Seriously, an oven arrow. This cooks off the chemical the crooks has placed on their car, deactivating it. They had apparently stolen the solutions for the police lab. The chemicals were magnetic. The gang had dumped a positively charged batch on the quivers, and then coated their car in the same! Once the arrows got close to the car, they were repelled.

Pretty fancy science for a bunch of petty crooks, eh?

Thoughts: Typical Silver Age plausible sounding science? Check. Bizarre arrows? Check.

Color me satisfied.

Note: I know I said last week that I would continue the GL/GA series, but after having moved a bunch of junk around in preparation for a roommate moving in, your humble correspondent has mixed up all his long boxes. As soon as I locate the proper box, off we'll go!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Live!

Sorry guys, I know I haven't updated in a while. I feel really bad about that. I made a commitment when I started this blog, and I'm not upholding it. Life has unfortunately conspired against me the past couple weeks. I've been ill and work has been kicking my geeky butt. Fortunately, that's all past me now, and I'll start regular updates again tomorrow, with the second half of the "Speedy is a Junkie" plotline from Green Lantern/Green Arrow!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bad Me

Bad Correspondent, BAD! Sorry guys, I'll have a Trick Arrow for you tonight, and then we'll resume our regular schedule on Monday. Damn my poor memory. I blame old age.