[Lantern Corps] Green Lantern / Green Arrow - Week 5 [10/11 - 10/18]

Greetings @LanternCorps!

We’re reading through Green Lantern / Green Arrow, doing 2 issues a week. Please avoid spoiling anything from issues beyond this week. If you missed last week, you can check it out here

This week’s issues are:

Feel free to use any, all, or none of the questions below as discussion starters.

  1. Did you have a favorite issue?
  2. Was anything surprising to see?
  3. What do you think of Speedy’s story?
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Apologies for missing last week. My PC decided to stop working and I’m still in the process of fixing it.

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Ah yes, these are some issues I’ve been looking forward to getting into. These are some history-making comics here – the story of Speedy getting into drugs is what started to weaken the massive juggernaut that was the Comics Code Authority to the point where it would become a rubber stamp within a couple decades and then completely disappear not long after.

I’ve never anticipated more seeing someone get addicted to smack. :rofl:

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No worries – life gives you lemons sometimes. Or as someone else said it best:

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Oh, dang. I’ve missed some weeks here. I’ll catch up!

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It’s all a bit Afterschool Special, but it’s still a significant historical landmark.

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I enjoyed them both, but I think 84 was more enjoyable. Though, 85 absolutely could have done it had the ending not been spoiled by the cover and obvious hints.

Not particularly. I suppose the way the girl ended the story in the first issue was unexpected, but the rest seemed to just flow.

It’s pretty iconic, which unfortunately makes it lose it’s edge. So many copycats and remakes of the story soften it’s original impact. It’s definitely still a good story, and really adds depth and humanity to the character.