Bronze Age GREEN ARROW

SamyMerchi
Golden Age
Joined: 8:20 PM - Aug 05, 2005

2:52 PM - Dec 12, 2005 #1

So I'm toying with the idea of binding the various Green Arrow back-ups outside his main titles (GL/GA and JLA). I find these back-ups devilishly difficult to find, and I have my doubts about them ever being reprinted in color.

So. Any advice? Particularly, am I missing any key issues below? (GL/GA and JLA are intentionally omitted, except for very key stories.)

GREEN ARROW in ACTION COMICS
Elliot S! Maggin

GL #087: "What Can One Man Do?" (13 pages)

WF #210: "World of Faceless Slaves!" (24 pages)

AC #421: "The Headline Maker!" (8 pages)
AC #424: "The Candy Kitchen Caper!" (8 pages)
AC #426: "The Wrong Side of the Tracks!" (7 pages)
AC #428: "The Plot To Kill Black Canary!" (8 pages)
AC #431: "The Case of the Runaway Shoebox!" (7 pages)
AC #434: "Zatanna's Double Identity!" (7 pages)
AC #436: "Young Man With A Drum!" (7 pages)
AC #437: "Magic is Bustin' Out All Over!" (20 pages)
AC #440: "Little Dog Lost!" (6 pages)
AC #441: "Mystery of the Wandering Dog" (6 pages)
AC #444: "The Black Canary is Dead!" (6 pages)
AC #445: "Find Black Canary, Dead... or Alive!" (6 pages)
AC #446: "Billion-Dollar Bust!"(5 pages) 138
AC #449: "Green Arrow's Amazing Arsenal!" (2 pages)
AC #450: "A Gremlin In The Works" (5 pages) 145
AC #451: "The Day The Dreaming Dies" (5 pages)
AC #452: "When Madmen Rule the World!" (5 pages)
AC #455: "Junkman--The Recycled Superstar!" (18 pages)
AC #456: "Bail Out the Nutty Kid" (5 pages)
AC #457: "Flight of the Nutty Kid!" (5 pages)
AC #458: "Masquerade of the Nutty Kid!" (5 pages)

JOKER #4: 18 pages

Total 206 pages

GREEN ARROW in WORLD'S FINEST
Various

DC SUPER-STARS #17: 10 pages

WF #244: 20 pages
WF #245: 20 pages
WF #246: 20 pages
WF #247: 20 pages
WF #248: 20 pages
WF #249: 20 pages
WF #250: 16 pages
WF #251: 20 pages
WF #252: 19 pages
WF #253: 18 pages
WF #254: 20 pages

GL #100: "Beware the Blazing Inferno" (17 pages)

WF #255: 20 pages
WF #256: 20 pages
WF #257: 10 pages
WF #258: 10 pages
WF #259: 10 pages
WF #261: 10 pages
WF #262: 7 pages
WF #263: 10 pages
WF #264: 8 pages
WF #265: 11 pages
WF #266: 8 pages
WF #267: 8 pages
WF #268: 10 pages
WF #269: 8 pages
WF #270: 8 pages
WF #272: 8 pages
WF #273: 8 pages
WF #274: 8 pages
WF #275: 8 pages
WF #276: 8 pages
WF #277: 8 pages
WF #278: 9 pages
WF #279: 9 pages
WF #280: 9 pages
WF #281: 9 pages
WF #282: 9 pages
WF #283: 8 pages
WF #284: 8 pages

Total 507 pages

GREEN ARROW in DETECTIVE COMICS
Joey Cavalieri

DETECTIVE #521-525, 527-567: 46 issues * 7 pages = 322 pages
GREEN ARROW (vol.1.) #1-4: 4 issues * 23 pages = 92 pages

Total 414 pages

I'm particularly thinking about beefing up the first volume somehow. Maybe including the JLA issues around 70ish where Ollie gets his new look and the DeLeon origin, and Dinah's crossing over from Earth-2. What do you think?

Now if only I could afford hunting down all of these... --
Samy
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chasdom
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chasdom
Modern Age
Joined: 2:06 AM - Nov 29, 2005

6:51 PM - Dec 12, 2005 #2

Not much to add here, other than if you finish this, I would be so jealous.

I used to have a number of these issues, and would photocopy the Green Arrow stories with a regular B&W photocopier and keep them separate. Such an ominous portent of this "binding" thing that I just discovered.

Suggestions:
Start with the bearded Oliver:
Justice League of America #75 (Black Canary officially joins)
Brave & The Bold #85
(I never remember which order these two go in)

then:
Brave & The Bold #91 (Canary only)
Green Lantern #87 (back-up)
Brave & The Bold #100 (both GA & BC)
Adventure Comics #418 & 419 (8 pages each, BC solo)
Flash #217-219 (back-ups, generally part of the GL/GA story, but GA is really the focus, so... ?)

And then Action Comics #421 and so forth.

You can look at this to see if you have all your bases covered.* There's more issues of Brave & The Bold to cover, at the very least.

One other thing I remembered is that one of the issues of Detective Comics is a full-length story with GA & BC teaming up with Batman and Catwoman.

Good luck! Seems to me there's a lot of $10+ books there that you are only going to get 6-8 pages out of, so I can't see this project in my near future.

--chasdom

*I'm tired of looking at it, it makes my eyes hurt!
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jsub7
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jsub7
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Joined: 10:59 PM - Sep 30, 2005

5:40 PM - Feb 27, 2006 #3

Sigh

I want to do this someday also...but yeah, that's a lot of issues to track down... hopefully those Actions, World's Finest and others can be found in $1.00 bins...

That said if any of you are interested I can provide scans of most of the Action Comics backups (missing 6 of the issues).

Here are the pages from Action Comics 421 as an example... www.geocities.com/jsub7/action/

Let me know and I'll take the time to upload the other issues I have. Jerro
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SamyMerchi
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Joined: 8:20 PM - Aug 05, 2005

3:57 AM - Feb 28, 2006 #4

Thank you, I appreciate the offer. However, I think I won't embark on this project for a couple of years yet, personally. I hope somebody will though. --
I make comics!
Retroactive Comics - old school superheroes, old school stories! No gritty, no trenchcoats, no decompression!
First issue aiming for late 2006.
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11:56 AM - Aug 16, 2007 #5

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newsboy
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Joined: 11:36 PM - May 15, 2009

5:12 PM - Feb 26, 2017 #6

*Bump* Bump * BUMP*

Come on DC, make this happen. Given the success of Arrow on TV, i can't believe we haven't gotten this collection yet!

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