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spiderprince

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J.H.

Subj: Meltzer had no intention to place him under GA's shadow
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 05:54:24 pm 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.

> 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.

Legacy heroes are a big thing at DC and I'm sure they wanted to continue something like that with Roy. Have him stick to his roots, yet become his own man in the process. Didn't you remember the talk with Hal and Ollie about how Roy is so good. He's much more than just arrows and soon he'll surpass Ollie is what was said. Its really just a change of names thats taken place, and personally I like it more than Arsenal.


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