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Zazu

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J.H.

Subj: He's a proud graduate of the Geoff Johns school of Retcon
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 08:45:43 am EDT
Reply Subj: Red Arrow or Arsenal
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 at 03:33:24 am EDT

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Since Roy is calling himself Red Arrow now, who should use his old moniker "Arsenal"? I was thinking he could give it to Conner Hawke, since he's currently sans code-name.

Actually it's Brad Meltzer that's calling Roy the Red Arrow. Roy should still be Arsenal. "Red Arrow" lacks imagination. Of course there's a lot of that in DCU lately. Having him just use the bow and arrows is a waste. Over the last few years Winick expanded Roy's character a lot in the Outsiders. This Red Arrow moniker sets the character back decades. Roy moved out of Ollie's shadow a long time ago. Arsenal utilized everything at his disposal as a weapon. In a fight only Batman should be more dangerous. But Meltzer's Roy Harper seems like he gave up the Speedy identity last week. But this doesn't surprise me. Meltzer usually throws away a character's history to suit his own taste. Just look at the awful Identity Crisis. I'm glad he's off the JLA.

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> Since Roy is calling himself Red Arrow now, who should use his old moniker "Arsenal"? I was thinking he could give it to Conner Hawke, since he's currently sans code-name.
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> Actually it's Brad Meltzer that's calling Roy the Red Arrow. Roy should still be Arsenal. "Red Arrow" lacks imagination. Of course there's a lot of that in DCU lately. Having him just use the bow and arrows is a waste. Over the last few years Winick expanded Roy's character a lot in the Outsiders. This Red Arrow moniker sets the character back decades. Roy moved out of Ollie's shadow a long time ago. Arsenal utilized everything at his disposal as a weapon. In a fight only Batman should be more dangerous. But Meltzer's Roy Harper seems like he gave up the Speedy identity last week. But this doesn't surprise me. Meltzer usually throws away a character's history to suit his own taste. Just look at the awful Identity Crisis. I'm glad he's off the JLA.

It's the same with Geoff Johns, so I'm sure plenty of people will drool with delight that Roy is using the Red Arrow alias. GJ has washed away many characters' development for the sake of giving things a "Silver Age" feeling.


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