hey comic anon! sorry for responding so late. Just as a general note I’ve been starting college so I have been extremely busy as of late. Hopefully I’ll have a bit more free time soon, but we’ll see lol.
anyways, on to the good stuff!
alright, i mentioned the new 52 reboot vaguely in case you already knew about it , but i’ll be more clear. its no secret that comic sales haven’t been the greatest in recent years. so, in 2011, the execs at DC decided “you know, having a 75+ years of comics makes for great history, but it can be intimidating for new readers who want to jump in to see issue #235. let’s reboot the whole universe so we start with a fresh clean slate and as an added bonus everything will be new and modern!” and so it was done.
sounds like a great idea, right?
nottt really. it was very confusing what was still canon and what was not (especially with the batfam stuff, but that’s a whole other story), on top of most of the writing and creative decisions are just goddam terrible. GA year one therefore wasn’t really kept, but the reboot gives a decent enough backstory for oliver (and even fleshes out the mythology, but, spoilers)
yes! sorry for not making this clear, but #17 is a PERFECT starting point. you really don’t have to know anything other than that Oliver has been the Green Arrow, has created his own secret tech division of QC, and Naomi and Fyffe are a part of that. if you read it and some stuff still doesn’t make sense, feel free to ask! (though some things might be spoilers, in which case my lips are sealed)
since the reboot sometimes breaks very far from what happened in the pre-reboot (preboot) some things that are very famous haven’t happened yet, and to my knowledge i do not believe dinah (black canary) and ollie have even met…
they obviously have met before in the preboot, and there are a lot of great preboot comics with them in it, so if you are looking for that i definitely have some links!
no problem!!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeee talking about comics so this is fun for me! i’m just so excited to see more people get interested in comics, because they can be really great.